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Mystery Clock

Barry Armstrong

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I purchased this little ships clock last weekend because I thought it looked neat. The sales paper label was printed "E Carlstrom". I can only find an "AA" etched into the case. I'm not going to be able to open it up for a couple of months so this is all that I have to work with. An internet search for Carlstrom hasn't led to anything yet. Any ideas?

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Barry Armstrong

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I finally got a chance to open the case and to look at the movement. I could find no identifying marks anywhere on the clock (case or movement) except for the number "32" stamped on one plate (you'll see it in one picture). Any help would be appreciated (even a guess might be helpful).

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Kevin W.

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I am guessing its European made, sorry no idea as to the maker, looks very well made.
 

Burkhard Rasch

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please more pics of the platform:I have the idea this is an english-rectangled-lever.
Burkhard
 

shutterbug

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And not a ships clock in the sense of having ship bell strikes, anyway.
 

leeinv66

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I would also suspect it was English. And nos, not a ship's clock. It would be better described as a porthole clock.
 

Burkhard Rasch

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the escapement is a rectangled version of a (swiss) club footed anchor escapement;that said it does not rule out english/british origin,but it gives no positive clue to that question.Swiss platforms were bought by many makers in different countries.In general,this clock has an english appearance.In any case a good quality clock,congrats!
Best regards
Burkhard
 

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