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Mantle Clock INFO

Florin21

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Hi, i have This mantle Clock but i don’t know the maker of it. Some info about it would much appreciated.

Thank you

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new2clocks

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Your clock is French, circa 1885 to 1910 or so.

We will need to see a good quality picture of the backplate without the bell attached.

Hopefully, a makers mark will show.

Regards.
 
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new2clocks

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With having a bell and count wheel, I'd say it might be earlier?
Mike,

For quite a few years, there have been some publications (credible publications) that have stated something to the effect that French clocks did not use countwheels after 1880 or some other arbitrary date.

However, with more knowledge of the information contained on the movement, we have seen countwheel French movements made past 1891 and possibly up to 1900 and beyond.

As far as bell versus gong usage, I believe some of these 1890 and later movements utilized a bell.

Regards.
 
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Ticktocktime100

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Hi,

A fine clock garniture, which I would place at the earlier end of the estimate provided above regarding the date, so roughly 1880-1890. The styles from 1900 onward changed considerably and displayed considerable modernity, such as the Art Nouveau movement for example. Clock garnitures such as this were still popular in the last quarter of the 19th century, but tastes mostly changed thereafter.

Regards.
 
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Mike Phelan

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Mike,

For quite a few years, there have been some publications (credible publications) that have stated something to the effect that French clocks did not use countwheels after 1880 or some other arbitrary date.

However, with more knowledge of the information contained on the movement, we have seen countwheel French movements made past 1891 and possibly up to 1900 and beyond.

As far as bell versus gong usage, I believe some of these 1890 and later movements utilized a bell.

Regards.
I wonder if it was due to the cost? Rack and snail would cost more to manufacture, and (maybe) a gong cost more than a bell?
 

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