Anybody know anything about this beautiful art nouveau clock?
It is stamped 340 pat pend on back and is painted metal. The clock case itself is
stamped Oct 1902 . Thanks for whatever info you can give me.
Personally, I don't think this is an American clock, I think it is European, but that is just a feeling, I may be wrong.
It is possible that the maker's name is on the back of the movement. In order to have a look, unscrew the winder (wind it the opposite way to the way you wind the clock and it will just come off). Remove the three little screws and lift off the cover. Post a photo of the movement, even if there is no name, someone may be able to identify it.
Well, under the darkest part of the rust on the back of the case I finally noticed that it says "Made in USA" so that answers that question . No marks on the works which to my untrained eye look like a later replacement for whatever was there originally. I'm wondering if that unusual, non symmetrical design on the top center front of the clock is a clue- it's an unusual design.
Thanks Martin! The backs of those Western clocks are identical to my clock (as are the dials) so mine must be one of theirs but the styling is still so different, so much more refined and artsy for lack of a better word that I'm very surprised to learn it's a Western. Thanks again for your good research, it's much appreciated!