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Help in identifying KS 400 day clock

Mário Cardoso

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Good afternoon,

I have a KS 400 day clock that I would like to identify.

It belonged to my grandmother's brother and I suppose it's from the mid XX century.

Can anyone please help me?

Thank you for your assistance.

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KurtinSA

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Welcome to the message board! Very nice anniversary clock...nice dial and the columns have similar coloration. We usually compare the layout of the back plate to what is in the Repair Guide by Terwilliger. I can see that it is a full width plate, however I can't find an exact match. The closest I can see if plate 1404A which has a ca date of 1952. But I also notice that a pendulum guide cup just below the center of the pendulum is not there. The guide cup can into existence at varying times by manufacturer. The K&S you see stands for Kern and Sohne and it was reorganized in 1937. So the clock dates after that. If I had to guess, I'd say the clock is likely just after WWII, but because of the missing guide cup it could be late 1930s...doubt it was built at any time during WWII.

Hopefully a moderator can move this to the 400-day forum.

Kurt
 

Mário Cardoso

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Thanks.

I'm not very familiar with this subject so I didn't know of the existence of a specific forum for the 400 day clocks.
 

JTD

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Thanks.

I'm not very familiar with this subject so I didn't know of the existence of a specific forum for the 400 day clocks.
It's now in the 400 day section, not another forum, just another section.

JTD
 

Mário Cardoso

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Thks.

So if the plate is 1404A that puts the clock somewhere between 1951 and 1955.
But you mentioned that you couldn't find an exact match. Is this usual?
 

KurtinSA

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Yes, this sort of thing happens. The author did his best to locate and document all back plates but that is a very difficult task. That said, the guide is very useful. The first edition was 1953. It's been said that he did better with the clocks of his era but likely had more difficulty getting to all the designs going back 50 years or more.

Kurt
 

JTD

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I won't sell it but can anyone give me an idea of what is the worth this clock?

Thk you
These modern 400-day clocks don't fetch a lot of money. I don't know how the market is in Portugal but you might get about Euro 50 on a good day.

JTD
 

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