New one. Anyone have a clue about its origin?

Discussion in 'Your Newest Clock Acquisition' started by Allan Fetherolf, Apr 8, 2019.

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  1. Allan Fetherolf

    Allan Fetherolf Registered User
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    Got this at an auction recently. Porcelain dial, beveled glass, brass overlay decoration. No ident anywhere. Just numbers on the back of the movement. I've never seen one like it.

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  2. Adam K

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    Standard french movement. No makers mark, The A or sometimes has an A1 for quality, 4 4 is pendulum length . Love these simple quality movements.
     
  3. Uhralt

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    Yes, definitely French. The movement should be taken apart and cleaned. Somebody (over)oiled it with some inappropriate oil.

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  4. Allan Fetherolf

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    I admit I gave the dispenser to hard a squeeze and got to much oil out, but it was not an "inappropriate" oil. It WAS a high quality clock oil. And the movement is running perfectly now.
     
  5. Isaac

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    I've read somewhere on here that the oil will run out of the oil sink and leave you with a dry pivot if you leave the oil on the plate like that. Not sure about the physics behind it.
     
  6. Uhralt

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    I wonder what the white residue on the plate is, where the oil has run down. Looks like solid particles that shouldn't be present in a clock oil.

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  7. Isaac

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    Could just be the camera light hitting a few small drips of oil along the path the oil ran down. Hopefully that's all it is.
     
  8. Allan Fetherolf

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    Yes, thank you, that is what it was.
     

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