I think it's a Kundo because of the pendulum

Ken M

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Pendulum # 37, but it's not plate 1317 like the book says. It looks like plate #1624. Serial # 28904. Can someone tell me the approximate date? Oh, and what looks like the original dome is destroyed. Not FedEx fault, ot was poorly packaged again. I'm getting real tired of losing these old domes due to incompetence.

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Not 1624, missing the suspension guard screws. Maybe 1617, but the hole for the click spring is wrong.
 

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Good day,

You may find that it is a Schlenker und Posner clock. I have one marked National Silver Company plate 1559, and it has the same pendulum as yours. John Hubby replied to my query in May 2018 to correct the data in the book. The back plate for 1559 looks like yours without the National Silver Company stamping.

Cheers,
Mike
 

Ken M

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Good day,

You may find that it is a Schlenker und Posner clock. I have one marked National Silver Company plate 1559, and it has the same pendulum as yours. John Hubby replied to my query in May 2018 to correct the data in the book. The back plate for 1559 looks like yours without the National Silver Company stamping.

Cheers,
Mike
Sure does! Thanks Mike. The construction is not like anything I've seen. Base is different. Looks to be in fine condition, sure wish the dome survived.
 

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It's a Schlenker and Posner. They are not properly identified in the books. SuP was founded in 1928 and made clocks for about 10 years before being purchased by Kern. They made about 37000 clocks. The pendulum is unique to SuP clocks.

Here's a link to John Hubby's presentation about them.


Eric
 

Ken M

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So this one was almost at the end of production, late 30's I would guess? Thanks for the link Eric.
 

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Video seems to have been uploaded 3-4 years ago.

Kurt
 
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There is plate, 1505, for Schlenker and Posner. That's it, just without the engraving. It's also listed as a JUF plate. Looks like that plate was used by others. John also states Schlenker and Posner were not manufacturers, they bought the parts.
 

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Eric has in his link showing the errata of the repair guide has indicated where all the plates should be listed by Schlenker & Posner.

According to John's plotting of the numbers, your clock should be late 1934.

Kurt
 

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Yea, I was relying on my memory when I figured the date, I thought it was 20xxx, when it's actually 29xxx. Thanks for clearing it up. 1934 is good, not much different than 1932 in my little world. Just got dome cleaning up the movement, not much to be done. I've been trying to get it running with no luck. I don't like how the exit pallet is dropping, but I'm not ready to go there yet.
 

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Well, I finally got it running, sort of. I'm only getting 180 rotation. Should fork go up or down?
 

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I'm mistaken, it was just coasting, not running. This clock is just reminding me how frustrating they can be. Being a pre WWII clock, I didn't expect this.
 

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Sounds like your down on total power. Pre war or not, any 400-day clock needs sufficient power to run. They are all marginal on power, so all of the possible power losses must be looked at to determine what the issue is.

Kurt
 

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The pallets were too deep. I think I'm getting close. Looks to be trying to run now, we'll see. They refunded $44 for the dome.
 

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On the shelf along with the likes of JUF, Harder and Huber. Pretty clock.

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