Jacob Wolf

term789

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A friend of mine showed me a picture of this grandfather clock made in Waynesburg, PA.

It has a painted dial and what looks like a tiger maple case.

It has a round dial on the face of the clock under the hour hands with a few numbers I can read, 7 , ? , 3, 6.
Any idea what they are for, doesn't look like its for a calendar day.

Any information on the maker and years of operation would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike
 

JTD

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Welcome to the board.

You are asking for maker and age and to know about a subsidiary dial but you don't show any photo of the clock, so it is hard to say anything constructive about it.

It would be very helpful if you could post photos of the clock in question and I am sure that there will be someone who can help you with the information you are looking for.

JTD
 

novicetimekeeper

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The lower subsidiary is the calendar date, then the numbers around the arch are the lunar date.

EDIT On your clock each advances by one tooth every 12 hours., so when adjusting the calendar date it is two clicks per day. Only do this when the drive is not engaged, if it is stiff leave for a couple of hours and try again.
 

jmclaugh

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Can't find a Jacob Wolf in my sources. Arabic numerals on a British painted longcase dial would suggest about 1800-30 but that dial looks so pristine it indicates it has been repainted though oddly the numbers on the calendar haven't.
 

JTD

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In my opinion at least the name and the town have definitely been repainted, not very skillfully.

JTD
 

harold bain

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Spittlers' and Bailey's Clockmakers and Watchmakers of America has Jacob Wolf as born in 1795, died 1865, Waynesburg, PA., Ca, 1817, Hanover PA, 1817-1820,and Uniontown, Md, CA 1818.
 

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Beautifully proportioned case and beautiful flamed maple case. Yes the dial is too new /pristine for a 150 yr old clock.
 

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Odd that they redid the dial, but not the calendar.
 

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285550.jpg 285551.jpg Here are 2 pictures I got of grandfather clock hope this helps.
RE: dial. Pristine doesn't bother me as much as how obviously and rather how poorly it was repainted.

It would be nice to see the entire case including the feet. The wood is wonderful. Refinished? New? That scrolled base (some call them "elephant trunks") is more typical of late Empire furniture:

empire chest.jpg

I kind of like it but not seen by many as a virtue.

RM
 

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