ID Help with Composite Movement Clock

Duane Deppen

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I am hoping someone can help me ID this clock. I bought it from a woman who said it may have been in the family since it was built. She traced it back as far as 1820 and a great, great grandfather A. G. Taylor from the Pittsburgh area. Dial has a partial label with his name.

It has a composite movement that I can't find in any pictures. The base is die-stamped with what appears to be the initials ID on the front and a geometric pattern on the rear. The same pattern is stamped on the brass straps.

I will add pictures for your viewing pleasure:

clock1.jpg dial.jpg 11.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 5.jpg 6.jpg 7.jpg 8.jpg 9.jpg 10.jpg Pendulum.jpg
 

Burkhard Rasch

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Your pics show a black forest type movement in a -probably American made - case.These movements and shield dials were manufactured in a kind of cottage industry with many different jobs during the 19th cent. in the Black Forest region of south-west Germany and exported throughout the world. The little stamp front side of the lower board is probably that of the maker of the cage,the so called G´stellmacher . I´d put the movement slightly later , ca 1860-1880 because the moving parts -wheels and arbors- are all metal. The movement should be serviced proffessionaly before put into everyday use,and those ugly and horrible skrews that squeze in between cage and swing-out upper end of the strip plates should be replaced by metal pins with an eye inserted from outside and housed in a small recess of the top board . Otherwise a nice clock,congrats!
Burkhard
 
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