Old Tower clock from Marburg (and two bits of surplus)

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  1. Burkhard Rasch

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    We spent a weekend in Marburg,an old city in Hessen,Germany.In the museum of Marburg castle we found this nice old tower clock that had been in use in one of the gothic curches of the city for centuries.It´s made from wrought iron and I especialy love it since it has retained both its original escapement and oscilator (missing only the small weights on the foliot arms , but I´m sure they have them somewhere ,and they just don´t exhibit them because they might be stolen...)
    According to the museum the clock was made anonymously in the first half of the 17century.Enjoy!

    The surplus has something to do with two of my other fields of interest : music and medicine:
    see a giraffe piano made around 1850 and an anatomical figurine of a woman,careved in ivory in the mid 16-hundreds.
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    Quarter-striking, isn't it?
    Great that they didn't convert it to anchor. A beautiful one, thanks for sharing!:cool:

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  3. Burkhard Rasch

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    Aitor,thanks for the reply!Interestingly both count wheels count from 1-12:screwball:
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    Are you sure that both count wheels are divided from 1-12? o_O
    It looks to me that the right hand one (on the photo) seems to be divided in equal sections... Notwithstanding, you're the one that has been there and seen the real thing, not me!;)

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    Yes,I´m sure:Standing in front of the mvmt. the left count wheel has the 12,1 and 2-slot at ca 7 o´clock (pic 3) the right count wheel has the respective intersections at ca 3 o´clock, behind the fly (pic 2). I´ve scratched my head in vain, no idea...
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    :cuckoo:Game over for me too, Burkhard.... No doubt that double hour-striking train made full sense for the people who ordered the clock. Good if they could tell us...:=

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