New Verge and Foliot Tower Clock

Discussion in 'Tower, Monumental & Street Clocks' started by Wade Hubble, Feb 14, 2020.

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  1. Wade Hubble

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    I got an email from my restorer in Germany. Last fall we loaded a Dutch tower clock that dates to about 1450 that weighs about 400 lbs. up a flight of narrow staIrs. We were lucky it didn't slide down and kill someone.
    He decided to sell and gave me first option. I now have one more tower clock in Germany that hopefully will be on it's way to the US next year. I'm excited but may have to rent a warehouse, lol. I hope you enjoy the pics.

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  2. klokwiz

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    Wade, very cool. I hope to own something like this one day. Is that an old Benz in background of photo four? Any idea what model? maybe 220? Joe
     
  3. Wade Hubble

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    Hi, it's an old Jaguar, it belonged to a fellow tower clock collector and restorer in Germany.
     
  4. klokwiz

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    Likely a MarkII sedan or coupe. similar bumper to the XK150 I once owned. Thanks Joe.
     
  5. DeanT

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    1450! That is ridiculously old.....wow
     
  6. Rick Alhadeff

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    Very nice! That last picture showing the escape wheel - the cross bar in front seems to have lettering on it. Have you been able to make out what it says?
     

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