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Highly detailed, any idea of origin?

Darrmann39

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I got this very detailed clock. The bottom slides out the bottom and is held in by a hook. The 4 corners on the dial say Amerika , Afrika, Asia and not sure on your left. And top people bringing tidings to a king.


Missing the chains and weightsbut from what I've looke at itl

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The clock certainly looks of Dutch origin, helped by the spelling of those four words. I can’t tell what’s in the top left [?] corner. Try to find a name or date so members can reference this into how old it is and who made it.

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a verry nice friesian "Staart clock" , quiet early. There are people in the Netherlands that specialize in this kind of clock.You can obtain a chain and weight from them.Google with ""Friesian staart clock" or "schippertje clock".
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Darrmann39

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a verry nice friesian "Staart clock" , quiet early. There are people in the Netherlands that specialize in this kind of clock.You can obtain a chain and weight from them.Google with ""Friesian staart clock" or "schippertje clock".

Burkhard
Thanks.
 

Darrmann39

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a verry nice friesian "Staart clock" , quiet early. There are people in the Netherlands that specialize in this kind of clock.You can obtain a chain and weight from them.Google with ""Friesian staart clock" or "schippertje clock".

Burkhard
how early do you think?
 
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Burkhard Rasch

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first half of thre 19th cent (?) , but I´m not the specialist for this type of clock (allthough I have one of my own)
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Darrmann39

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first half of thre 19th cent (?) , but I´m not the specialist for this type of clock (allthough I have one of my own)
Burkhard
Thanks I was having a problem posting.
It seems with some weights it will run no problem. Very little pressure and both trains run. Just found out it's also an alarm. Found a connection for the weights and chains. Whew not real cheap. But I really like it.
I see most have top ornaments. This has no holes so this doesn't.
Thanks for your help
 

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Nice find! I think you would find the holes if the chimneys were there. It should have ornaments.
My thought would be early 19th, late 18th century.
Like others said google "staartklok parts" and you should find what you need
 

Darrmann39

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Nice find! I think you would find the holes if the chimneys were there. It should have ornaments.
My thought would be early 19th, late 18th century.
Like others said google "staartklok parts" and you should find what you need
Hmm I'll have to look closer It doesn't look like it had anything there. As a finish carpenter very familiar with wood. There is no fade marks, glue, screw holes or signs of anything being there. It only has 1/2 flat edges on top which wouldn't hold a chimney well like many of the others I'm seeing online. But hey I didn't even know what they were called before I came here lol.
 
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JB

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The top of the hood would be most likely be leather covered as well ...a lot can happen to a case in 200 years. Not sure what hide glue residue looks like a century later but I trust your observations. I've thought the same as you with one of my own Staartkloks. But countless examples suggest there should be ornaments..so I lean in that direction.
 
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