Is this an old clock?

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  1. clc

    clc Registered User

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    Hi All.
    Any idea how old this clock may be?
    I'm not experienced enough to tell, but seems not to be too old.
    I appreciate your feedback.
    Thanks,

    Carlos

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  2. clc

    clc Registered User

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    Here is another photo.

    Carlos

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  3. gleber

    gleber Registered User

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    It does appear to have some actual patina, but as for the style, it is possible that it is a reproduction. Bigger photos and some photos of the movement would be more conclusive. The colored printing on the dial does look like a reproduction to me, but again, the photo is small so I can't tell for sure.

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  4. Kevin W.

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    Yes difficult for me to tell as well. More pictures would help. A movement picture.
     
  5. Uhralt

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    I agree with the others: It might be old - or not. This clock style has been reproduced. A look at the movement will answer the question.

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  6. clc

    clc Registered User

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    Thanks for the replies.
    I have no access to the movement.
    Carlos
     
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  7. Chris Radano

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    I think it dates to about 1850. I've been looking at a lot of these online lately. And there are a lot of this type of clock out there. The older style was reproduced, "au coq" or rooster top piece. This one should be 19th century.
     
  8. jmclaugh

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    Looks like a Comtoise clock with an unusual and large version of an Ellicott pendulum.
     
  9. lpbp

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    Is it weight driven, we really need more pictures as has been discussed.
     
  10. brian fisher

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    the pendulum, repouse, and hands appear to be old. the rest is impossible to say with the photos you posted. the dial may or may not be a reproduction. it is odd that there are no weights hanging below the movement and i really cannot tell if there are winding arbors in the winding holes from what i can see in the pix.
     
  11. Ticktocktime100

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    Hi,

    I agree with Chris, it is a 19th century French comtoise clock which could be as late as 1880. Definitely not a reproduction, as reproductions do not have this kind of patina, and some, depending on the manufacturer, don’t even have winding holes. As it has been mentioned above, the clock appears to be missing its weights, but these can be obtained easily from Ebay.

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  12. clc

    clc Registered User

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    Here I'm attaching more photos of the weights and of the movement.
    I can't tell if the dial is factory painted or enameled. The numbers on the dial are embossed.
    The clock is running and the strike side works also.
    I hope that with the new information and photos you can determine the country and clock maker.
    Thanks
    Carlos

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  13. zedric

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    Very definitely an antique, from those photos. No one makes them like that any more!
     
  14. brian fisher

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    Those pix help out a lot. I would say this s one is 1870-1880 or so. As to the dial, it should be a piece of copper with porcelain paint on the front. The back side of an original dial should normally have flecks of paint covering it.
     
  15. JTD

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    The country is France (Mâcon is a town in central France). The name on the dial may be the maker but probably the retailer.

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