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Mystery clock

RichardF8

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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
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leeinv66

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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

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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

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Looks like a madman went crazy with a punch. It's probably going to need some corrective surgery and bushing work.
 

Douglas Ballard

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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

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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.
 

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