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Originally posted by pastimes:
srwilson, I am quite surprised there is no serial number on either clock. Up to today, all the GB westminster chime clocks I have documented (more than 100) have serial numbers, normally at the bottom of the back plate just behind the pendulum bob, or sometimes at the same position on the front plate of the clock (like Sooth's clock photo above).
Could you post a clear photo of the logo? Also of the full back plates with the pendulum removed if you could, that might provide more clues. For example, I've not yet documented any GB westminster without the pendulum mark, either P14 or P18.
One last question, is the word "Foreign" or "Foreign Made" on the dial just outside the minute ring at 6:00?
PS: I've enjoyed the chime recordings you have made!
Actually not. The springs on these clocks aren't any bigger or stronger than the ones in a Kienzle or Mauthe Westminster clock. FWIW, I think the gear reduction winding was done for two reasons:Hmmmmm ; Gear reduction winding arbors. Must have some massive springs to need that.