New arrival by Würth

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  1. etmb61

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    This one arrived today, c1905.

    4922.jpg dial.jpg Celluloid dial.

    back.jpg plate.jpg pend.jpg Original pendulum. Also has the DRP for the Louis Wille pendulum. This is probably as close as I'll get to one of those.:(

    anchor.jpg Fancy cutaway anchor that shows up on Würth clocks occasionally.

    Eric
     
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    The quality of these old clocks shows through even in photos. Pendulum is beautiful.
     
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    That is a nice one. I particularly like the shape and proportion of the base but also the finials at the top of the columns.
    David
     
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    #4 KurtinSA, Sep 26, 2019
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    Another nice find! Can you expand a little on the Louis Wille pendulum? I think that's the first I've heard of that name. I have a Würth that is probably a year younger than yours and has the same pendulum, but there isn't a cover closing out the bottom...it's open. Should there be some kind of thin steel covering?

    Kurt

    -- update -- OK, I think you're referring to the temperature compensating pendulum that was seen around this time period...#7 in the repair guide. The "snake" pendulum is not that type of pendulum. I think this post has the pendulum you're referring to:

    Post Your W. Würth & Co. Clocks Here
     
  5. etmb61

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    Hi Kurt,

    Yes that's the Wille pendulum. So far I've only acquired one of the temp compensating pendulums (the Hauch chronometer). My goal is one of each. The Wille is probably the most difficult to find because it was only sold by Wurth, and only for a couple of years.

    I'm sure your pendulum 20 would have had a bottom cover as well. On the earlier ones it was made of zinc.

    Eric
     
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    lovely shaped anchor! Congrats!
    Burkhard
     
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