Please help identify this French clock

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  1. zyx123

    zyx123 Registered User

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    Hello,

    I am trying to identify this clock that looks to be French made of bronze, the pendulum is not original to the clock.
    The only marking on the clock are the logo on the movement (see pic) and "262 LR" stamped on the clock base.

    Can you help id the clock \ maker and possible date it?
    What is the clock style?
    What type of pendulum it should have?

    Thanks
    Sharon

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  2. tarant

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    G. Olier & E. Caron.
     
  3. KurtinSA

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    What's written below the 6 on the dial?

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  4. JTD

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    It might be, but I don't think Olier & Caron registered their mark until 1910 and this clock looks a bit older.

    JTD

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    I think it says 'France' but I am not sure.

    JTD

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    The pendulum is on backwards. Turn it round and let us see what the other side is like. It might be similar to the original.

    JTD
     
  5. zyx123

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    Here's more pic's
    I do not see any markings on the dial below the 6.
    besides the numbers on the pendulum do not match the movement it look too simple for the clock.

    Sharon
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  6. jmclaugh

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    It isn't a mark I've seen before and it doesn't match the one for Olier & Caron listed by Mikrolist. (see below). Ano possibility is Oudin-Charpentier but that's purely a guess based on the two letters. I agree the pendulum is not original. Date wise it looks late 19th or very early 20th C and the nearest style that comes to mind is that of a portico.

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  8. JTD

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    Sharon,

    If you Google O&C clocks you will see many similar to yours and you can see the sort of fancy pendulum they used.

    As for the 'word' under the 6, it seems just to have been a bit of dirt! It's vanished in your later photo.

    JTD
     
  9. zyx123

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    Someone told me that the dial and hands indicate the clock is from 1910-1920, he pointed me to "Tardy,- La Pendule Francaise" but I cannot verify his conclusions (I do not have that book or read french).

    Do you know of any information on clock dials styles and the period they were used?

    Sharon
     
  10. zyx123

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    Hi,

    It took me some time but I believe that I Identified the maker \ reseller logo.
    I found an 1909-1910 catalogue by O. Carry with the same mark, the address on the catalogue is 106, Rue Vieille-du-Temple Paris.
    Brian Loomes book 'Watch & Clock Makers of the World" has one entry for Cary: "Carry, O. Paris 1912".

    I will appropriate any help finding more information.

    Thanks
    Sharon

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  11. zedric

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    Congrats- that is good detective work, and clearly shows that the mark is for O. Carry
     

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