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  1. oreel

    oreel Registered User

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    Maybe one of you knows what clockwork this is, dating etc. Somebody asked me if I could fix a clock and I gave the wrong answer :)Anyway w`ll see in due time. On one of the photos there is like an "H" at the bottom side and also a number, 3913 with 5 5 below.
    Looks a German clock clock to me although the outside is more French ?? IMG_1306.JPG IMG_1307.JPG IMG_1308.JPG IMG_1309.JPG IMG_1311.JPG IMG_1312.JPG IMG_1313.JPG

    Thanks for any advice
    Oreel
     
  2. Steven Thornberry

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    My first guess is French, with the "5 5" being the pendulum length in pouces and lignes (ca. 5 1/2 to 6 inches, I think).
     
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    jmclaugh Registered User

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    Yep I'd say French too, I think they are sometimes referred to as vineyard clocks, I think they were made from the early 19th C through to the early 20th C. The 5 5 is 5 and 5/12 French inches.
     
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    Also referred to as French Picture Frame clocks. With movements in the style of Morbier clocks.
     
  5. oreel

    oreel Registered User

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    Thanks to all sofar, any idea what the "H" stands for ?
     
  6. Burkhard Rasch

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    This is a variant of the Oreille de Boeuf clock (bull´ s eye).The mvmt. is the square variant of the (round) Pendule de Paris mvmt. a high quality french mass produced mvmt.Judging from the alabastre dial with applied enamel cartouches I´ d say 1880+-10.H could be a batch indicator(??).The dial is quiet fragile,so take care.These clocks also came with a completely other type of mvmt,the spring powered comtoise type which is called a Morez clock.
    A fine clock when restored!
    Burkhard
     
  7. oreel

    oreel Registered User

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    Thanks Burkhard and yes the alabastre is already damaged. I hope all other parts are in the box that came with the clock. Getting it working and running again will keep me of the street for some time:screwball:


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