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Thank you so much - since posting I found an excel sheet that showed a lot of LFS serial numbers and the 74,xxx would fit into the 192x time frame.Hi all!
I assume this movement was made in 1924.
43 - the length of the pendulum in centimeters.
Thank you so much - my customer will be very happy to hear all of this. His grandmother bought the clock in Zurich and he inherited it about 5 years ago when his mother died but did not know much about it. Sadly it has been abused a bit, but hopefully with some help I can get it back to normal for him.This model is in the catalogue of 1929 under the number 3793.
On the back wall of the case of this clock can stand the numbers 3793 and 128 (caliber movement).
This excel table is too small to help in dating. A feature of the LFS is the numbering in accordance with the type of movement (movement caliber).
Thanks - it will be interesting to see if the single hammer S3 is the same as for the 6 hammer movement. Since both are 128 I am hopeful.
Any idea what the purpose might be for the cardboard tubes? I was guessing that perhaps during assembly and testing they used the tubes to support the movement and not mar the posts and then simply left them in place.Cardboard tubes also could be found on late LFS clockworks... Like here on the attached photo.
I came by this rather by accident and if it is indeed a bit rare and special it should go to someone who could put it to proper use, even if that means just to fully research and document the movement.But to tell you the truth I have never seen LFS movement with internal count wheel. 116th caliber has normal rack and strike mechanics so this one you have showed us is really something rare and special!
Maybe Tatyana has something similar in her database. If not, I am sure she will keep an eye on that matter.
I have been preparing a full set of pictures now that both movements are here. These are all of 74965. You will see the snail in front of the hour wheel for the rack as usual, and a second cam behind it. The one behind the hour wheel controls the 1/4 hour striking by the two hammer set. To the left of the snail are several levers that affect how the rack functions at the 1/4 1/2 and 3/4 and then also move the two hammer set out of the way for the hour strike by the four hammer set. In one photo you can see my thumb lifting the lever to move the two hammers toward the back plate about a 1/4 inch. S3 on this movement would most likely have 10 pins on one side for the hour strike hammers, and an unknown number of pins on the other side for the 1/4 hour action on the two hammers. With S3 missing I am not able to actually make everything go through a full cycle.could you please show picture of 74965 movement from the rear, from the front and from the above. I just took a closer look at the pix you have provided (which do not show complete movement, j
ahhh - thanks so much for your help -Unfortunately I have only pics, nothing more. Maybe someone else could help.
The 128 is the "caliber" number of the movement indicating the type and size. The excel sheet that you cannot open indicates a date of about 1910 but others can perhaps get a bit closer. Can you post some pictures of the rest of the case and the dial?The mechanism number is 16.460 and on the back of the case I guess 128 is written.
Thank you very much for your quick reply. Here are some in dark with phone photos. The case is made of rosrwood and I think the glass is cristal.The 128 is the "caliber" number of the movement indicating the type and size. The excel sheet that you cannot open indicates a date of about 1910 but others can perhaps get a bit closer. Can you post some pictures of the rest of the case and the dial?
Your clock was made in 1912.
Here is the same model from St. Petersburg.
Thank you for your help.I haven't unfortunately movements LFS, this 128 caliber was produced during 25 years.
When sold this clock I thought it Lenzkirch, because on the dial is "Павелъ Буре" (this trading house specialized in sales Lenzkirch).
This clock belongs to my colleague Sergey from the Russian forum.
On the Russian forum a lot of information on LFS Датировка LFS - Часовой форум Watch.ru
Tom, it looks like the caliber number of your clock is 112. I found these pix on net auction today:fantastic. that is what I needed. Any chance of a closeup of S3? In particular I would like to know what the pin pattern is. Tooth and leaf counts would be great also. It looks like 6 pins for the bim bam, and the four hammer side with the pins straight through? Also what is the caliber number?