Large French portico clock for I.D

RoystonSmythe

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I have had this for a few years but due to several house moves it has been in storage. It is now up and running. I was surprised to find that it is a14 day movement. I am thinking Pendule de Paris circa 1880 but there is no maker. As you can see it is large and the original glass is almost perfect ( one small nibble at the base ) The inscription reads Leblanc a boulogne. I am assuming that this was the retailer but apart from one advertisement I can find no information on this name. has anyone any ideas about maker or retailer?

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macaw

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Thanks for posting this. The maker dates 1835 to late 19c per Brian Loomes Watchmakers and Clock Makers of the World. I recently restored one almost exactly like yours, and I didn't know it originally had a glass dome.
 

RoystonSmythe

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Thanks for posting this. The maker dates 1835 to late 19c per Brian Loomes Watchmakers and Clock Makers of the World. I recently restored one almost exactly like yours, and I didn't know it originally had a glass dome.
Thanks for that. Do you know if Leblanc is the maker or just the retailer ? The dome is spectacular, the largest that I have seen. Regards Roy
 

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