Is this a Gustav Becker?

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  1. clc

    clc Registered User

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    Hi all.
    Can you help ID this clock?
    Thanks,

    Carlos

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  2. new2clocks

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  3. clc

    clc Registered User

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    new2clocks, unfortunately I don't have access to get a photo of the movement.
    I am hoping someone could identify it from the attached photos .
    Thanks,

    Carlos
     
  4. Isaac

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    Could you take a picture of the gong block assembly? If you can’t get the movement out, maybe we can identify the gong and therefore identify who made your freeswinger. There should be enough room between the case and dial for you to take a picture of the rod gong.
     
  5. chimeclockfan

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    To really identify the clock we'll need high-resolution photos of the movement and gong. German gongs were often made by suppliers and are not always indicative of who made the rest of the clock, however some companies did utilize customary gongs which were never leased out to others.
    Freeswingers usually came with coiled gongs which struck the hours and halves, sometimes quarters - rod gongs on these clocks were not incorporated until the 1910's when Kienzle and Gustav Becker made freeswingers with the Westminster chime. These are fairly uncommon and were displaced by the more popular and easy to manufacture 'box regulator' during the 1910's.

    Regardless of this clock's maker, I think it looks very nice and appears to be well made.
     
  6. clc

    clc Registered User

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    Thanks, chimeclockfan
     

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