• The Bulletins and Marts are again available online. The network connectivity problem has been fixed. Thank you all very much for your patience.

Mystery clock

RichardF8

Registered User
Dec 28, 2013
12
0
1
Lakewood, CA
Country
Region
Picked this up today at a garage sale, not running and no clue as to why. I believe the top piece is missing on the case, the movement is marked 117/30 with 300 below. Has two arrows crossed also.
Any clue to what maker this might be?
Richard
Mystery2.jpg
Mystery1.jpg
 

leeinv66

Moderator
Staff member
NAWCC Member
Mar 31, 2005
10,466
350
83
Launceston Tasmania
Country
Region
Your clock is made by H.A.C (the HAMBURG AMERIKANISCHE UHREENFABRIK). I would guess it dates to around 1910 give or take ten years.
 

Dipsy

Registered User
Apr 26, 2013
302
2
16
South Africa
Country
Hi Richard,

It looks as if the pallet cock is not level and as a result the verge may be riding a bit too high?

Kind regards.
Etienne
 

shutterbug

Moderator
Staff member
NAWCC Member
Oct 19, 2005
47,827
2,289
113
North Carolina
Country
Region
Looks like a madman went crazy with a punch. It's probably going to need some corrective surgery and bushing work.
 

Douglas Ballard

Registered User
Dec 2, 2011
1,565
12
38
69
Alma, MI
Country
Region
The case is missing the pediment/crown, the top piece. You can find this from time to time on Ebay and there is a guy on Ebay, from England, who can custom make them for you.
 

soaringjoy

Registered User
Feb 12, 2009
7,238
37
0
Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia
Country
Region
It's a HAC No. 36 movement, one of their most common count wheel strike types.
117 should be bpm, 30 the number of EW teeth, and 300 is pendulum length in millimeters.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
169,753
Messages
1,481,670
Members
49,143
Latest member
Great Leslie
Encyclopedia Pages
1,060
Total wiki contributions
2,965
Last update
-