Hmm, to buy or not to buy, that is the question

Colo Tom

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Hiyall! :) Hope yer well. Anyone but me gonna be sooo glad when Autumn arrives.??

Ran across this at a garage/estate sale, still on the wall, but I kinda like it, works great
(after I leveled it for them) it wasn't level front to rear.
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Missing parts but still nice to look at, reeeeall mellow quiet soft gong.

But what is it:???:
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Burkhard Rasch

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that´s a German freeswinger (Freischwinger) -per the pendulum not being encased- by one of the big makers like HAC,Junghans and others.The gong base might reveal a trade mark or another hint to the clock brand . The cases were made by third party manufactueres and the clock firms bought them and put their mvmts. in.These usualy are of decent quality,if the clock runs no maior fault can be expected.Made IMO between 1900 and WW I,the decoration of dial and pendulum bob being art nouveau.If the price was right I´d go for it.HTH
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:) Many thanks Burkhard !! I called and it's still available. I gotta see if I have room to mount it, then maybe go get it tomorrow.
I like it!
Shine on! and thanks again for your help!
 

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Yes,it´s a verry decorative clock.Per the motive on both the dial and the pendulum bob I´d guess it could be a Kienzle,let´s see when You have it!Good luck!
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I only want to move it once, Barkhard, so they are holding it until the 3rd week of September while I make the best spot for it to hang.
I might even come across the pissing pieces with any luck.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch... 409876-dd5d3001e0ad8a2b94b40fb21cdf8908.gif
I picked up an Anno 1759 sawtooth weight driven door stop
Spent half the day cleaning and lubing and tweaking and twiddling, and twiddling and tweaking...
tighten the brass, loosen the brass... boy this thing is a real Emote_Hush.gif .. makes me want to just give it to someone I don't like, if ya know what I mean. crazy_125.gif

It was beginning to harsh my mellow, but I got it running, been going about 24 hrs now.
At first it lost about a minute an hr, now after adjust the "bob" about every 3-4 hrs, it's down to a minute slow in 3 or 4 hrs.

I wish I had a Moother-in-law/Father-in-law, this is what they'd get for Xmas cloud6.gif

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