Nice Walnut Case!

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  1. TheTickTockDoc

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    Hello Friends:

    I recently picked up this very nice walnut case. I don't know if it was a kit...or what? It's 57" long with a 12" dial space. Can't say that I've seen one like this before. The quality of the wood and the expertise in which it was put together is fist class....maybe it was made by some cabinet maker? I'd like to put a mechanical movement in it...but the pendulum length is a problem if I want to pull something out of another clock. Looks like about a 40" pendulum. Really no room in the neck for a weight. Any ideas? Have any of you seen anything like this? As always, thanks in advance for your suggestions and expertise. Best regards, Rich

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  2. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

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    Many interesting possibilities!

    Reminds me of a dachluhr??

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    Be fun to find a nice old weight driven movement?

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  3. Jim DuBois

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    If you might have a movement for this case, please let me know!
     
  6. TheTickTockDoc

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    The neck dimensions make it hard to put in a movement with weights. It's only 6" wide and 2 3/8" deep.
     
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    Is there a seatboard, or evidence of a movement having been mounted in the case previously?
     
  8. Willie X

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    You will be looking a long time to find a movement for that case. That case was built around the the movement.
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  9. TheTickTockDoc

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    There is not a seatboard. There has never been a movement in it. It was an unfinished project I am told. Putting a seatboard in is no problem....it's just that there's not enough room in the neck for weights. All of the other wall clocks I own, or have seen (ie Vienna regulators)...the pendulum is way too short to use in this case. I have this HM wall clock in which I can use the movement for a reference......the length of the pendulum is right...but there's no way to fit any weights into the neck. I may have to put in a quartz movement.........not really what I want to do.....

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  10. jmclaugh

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    So is there not enough room for a single weight and a pendulum to pass through the neck?
     
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    It's only 2 3/8" deep.....
     
  12. jmclaugh

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    Shame, spring driven then.
     
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    Yes....I think that's what it's going to have to be...now to find a movement with a very long pendulum......any ideas?
     
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    Hello friends: Just a follow up to this post. After an exhausting search, I decided to go with a Hermle 141/070 94cm movement along with an HPL 04-115 pendulum. Black Forest was very helpful working on the pendulum lengths, etc. It all fit with hardly any room to spare. I had to cut out some of the interior bracing so the pendulum wouldn't rub. Installed a dial pan, paper dial and the customer wanted the hands painted gold. Painted the dial glass like a store regulator and installed. The customer wanted no decoration on the middle glass that I installed, and I went with a Merrit's painted glass for the bottom. About 17.5 hours to finish.

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  15. JTD

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    I think it looks very fine indeed - you have done a great job.

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    Nice save. Thanks for sharing the solution.
     

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