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Actually, there are about 6 gears. The pallets are on an escapement that encircles the fairly large verge wheel. (sorry if I've used incorrect terminology, I'm a noob!) The larger central hand indicates hours, the upper is, as you suggested, a second hand. There is no minute hand, nor anything to drive it.lovely.... it's similar to the benjamin franklin clock: Founders Online: James Ferguson: Account of Franklin’s Three-Wheel Clock, [1758?]
not sure what you're calling the minute and hour hands, but if you look at the dial the bigger hand tells the time... and i think the smaller hand should be a second hand.
if/when you do take it apart, it would be cool to see the teeth counts for each gear and pinion... my guess is that is that there are only three gears altogether.
also curious about how much the weight and pendulum bob weigh....
This one caught my eye because the hour hand makes two revolutions per hour, and the minute hand once every two hours. The seller stated it runs a year between needing wound. I have not taken anything apart to find maker's marks, it's in a very delicate case...
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One like it (or the same one?) with photos:
Look at the "Price Search" items...schmitt-horan with some showing movementsBy Jove Holmes, I think you've done it.
No movement pix in the auction listing.
Could be the same clock. The OP's pix are dark. Hard to compare the wood grain of the case veneer which is almost like a fingerprint.
Notice that the auctioneer ventures no date. Outer back of the auction's clock is quite fresh looking.
Still, a wonderful clock.