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s91five0

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This clock was given to me by a dear friend. It also works. It belonged to his fathers father. When his father died he was 86. Here are a few pics. On the back of the movement its have LFS and the #20. 310627.jpg 310626.jpg
 
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philkeys

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Here is an LFS double door clock, serial # 15705 that I acquired and repaired several years ago. I made a new gathering pallet and used a strip of brass as a bezel around the dial glass. The upper door opens sideways and the bottom door opens up.

Phil Keys

I would post some pictures but I couldn't get them to upload.
 

philkeys

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Here are serial numbers of LFS clocks that I have seen:

1881 FLS in wheel logo
25 1883
284 tall case clock
418 box wall clock
694 box wall clock
731 massive wall clock
946 mantle alarm clock
1089 alarm wall clock bell on top
1292 1898? desk clock
1411 wall clock w horse on top
DRP 142125 1901 filed
1465
1963 tall case clock
2572 tall case clock
2621 box wall clock
3033 free swinger wall clock
3064 like 15705
3830
3874 grandfather clock
DRP 208878 1909
4195 grandfather clock
4437 round Postman's Alarm wall clock
5038
5830 Free swinger wall clock
5923 <1914 tall case clock
6200 >1911 chiming wall box clock
7765 1903 wall clock
8312 Free swinger wall clock
9657 Open well tall case clock
13122 1910-1920 grandfather clock
14218 Wall swinger
14524 Wall swinger
14545 grandfather clock
15705 1911 double door box clock
17787
32835 1910 desk clock
44412
50645 >1915 wall box clock
52684 1920's?
60604 1925 Mantle Clock
63791 "LFS Furwangler 15"" tall chiming oak Mantle Clock"
67484 "LFS Furwangler 15"" tall chiming oak Mantle Clock"
68319 Beehive mahogany mantle clock
71866 1910 time only mantel clock
74397 regulator
85035 1917 No. 105 tall case clock
89517 "D. R. G. M. mov't, barrels to be withdrawn separately"
91522 >1881 chiming wall box clock
91646 wall box clock
115305 1920's? wall box clock
123004 tall case clock
159810
208878 tall case clock
 

tlsewell

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Bought it at an antique shop in Pennsylvania. I know the freeswing style is not very popolar, but, i like this as much as any I have ever seen. Once i looked at the movement and saw the ball style governor and that the time train has maintaining power, it was mine.

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Tatyana

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Hi all!
tlsewell, excellent clock!
I think they were very popular in that period. Your clock was made circa 1906.
Here's a close serial numbers (9174, 11181, 11517).
BR, Tatyana
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Tatyana

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Hi all!
On the rear panel of case LFS often stamped numbers.
This clock are 67 (at the top), 938 and 128 below.
128 - caliber movement
938 - catalogue-model case.
That means 67? Help, please!

In advance thank you!
Tatyana
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Peter W

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This Clock belonged to my wife’s great grandfather 1870-1942. I see it is a LFS model with rather splendid weights and pendulum bob. It looks like it was repaired or serviced 14-10-1935. It is a quarter striker striking ding-ding-ding-dong times 4 on the hour followed by the appropriate hour. It is in need of a good clean up and polish and the dial resilvered.

What is the greenish coloured metal on the weights?

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Tatyana

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This clock is in the catalog of the 1890s LFS (model 530).
Please add a pics of the movement.

BR, Tatyana

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ritaevans1

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I recently posted my clock here, and Tatyna replied that she needed a picture of the inside. Here is the inside, for anyone including Tatyna, to help me with info. Thanks to all. IMG_0390.jpeg LFS Clock.jpg
 

Tatyana

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Hi all!

Igor's and Rita's clocks are in the same type of LFS cases, but Igor's movement was made in the late 1880s, and Rita's movement 10 years later.

Until 1897/1898, LFS was produced independently of this type of movement and ordered from Carl Werner, I have in my database several unmarked Carl Werner in LFS cases.

Movement as Rita was carried out LFS for several years, the largest serial number in my database 7_634.

This movement was replaced by movements of the calibre 126.

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Rita, are there any numbers on the case of your clock?

BR, Tatyana
 
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Feather

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Greetings,
thank you for sharing this magnificent clock. I have never seen such kind of case before. But it looks like a catalog one - logo and a number on the back deck. Would be nice to have a pix of the whole movement from the back side (at least), but the serial number and the print tells me this is a late LFS movement (193x). The dial, the gong, the back wall of the clock case and the print on the back plate looks like original LFS style.
 

macaw

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P3030005.JPG P3040009.JPG The click doesn't hold and the suspension spring needs to be replaced (and it dropped a rod) but it's complete
 

macaw

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P2240152.JPG P3030001.JPG This one works! But like the other one it dropped a rod and from the same position as the other one. Unfortunately the rod's long gone
 

Tatyana

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Beautiful rare clock! Congratulations!

What is the serial number of this movement?
In what year were these catalogues published?

BR, Tatyana
 

Feather

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No serial number. I don't know about year. I have 34 and 36 LFS catalogs but I don't find the year.
We do have so far scans of catalogs ## 38 and 40 (1929 and 1932). They are published on the Russian MB (if you are interested, can give you a link, although they are freely accessible). Could it be possible to scan and show these catalogs here on this MB?

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LFSV&C

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Hello everyone

we have owned this clock for 3 generations now

I’d appreciate if anyone could provide any info regarding the maker, the date it was made, and any other info.

I was also curious to understand what’s written on that little piece of paper screwed inside

I could only make out the following
Diese schraube muß vor XX der Uhr XX

Which should mean
This screw must be before XX the clock away XX

Thank you

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Feather

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Good morning.
I assume you have figured out the maker already. I think this clock was produced in the beginning of XX century before WWI. The screw is for transportation purposes, you have to remove it for better sound. The case has a special trick for deeper sound - a special acoustic chamber in between back wall and decorative panel.
Very nice clock!
 

LFSV&C

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Good morning.
I assume you have figured out the maker already. I think this clock was produced in the beginning of XX century before WWI. The screw is for transportation purposes, you have to remove it for better sound. The case has a special trick for deeper sound - a special acoustic chamber in between back wall and decorative panel.
Very nice clock!
I actually am very puzzled about the maker because at the front it is printed Vaucheron Constantin as you can see from one of the pictures , but inside it is marked as LFS!!
 

LFSV&C

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Hi!
This company could not only produce its own watches, but also sell other brands, such as LFS wall clocks.
Vacheron & Constantin boutique in Geneva was opened in 1906.
from: Vacheron Constantin - Wikipedia

BR, Tatyana
Hi Tatyana

Thanks for your reply.
I mailed Vaucheron and Constantin but even them are not sure that this clock was produced by them !

Are you sure that this clock is original ? You think V&C put their brand on an LFS wall clock around 1910ish ?

Because what I’m wondering is ... the numbers at the back of the case indicate the model number on the LFS catalogue... this mean that this wall clock was on LFS catalog at one stage... but if that’s the case , then LFS would be selling a Vaucheron & Constantin clock on their own LFS catalogue ?
 

Tatyana

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I found a few LFS 122 calibre wall clocks in my database.
They were sold by different Russian trading houses. The names of famous trading houses are placed on the dials.
As far as I know, Swiss companies did not specialize in large clocks, it was easier for them to sell German products under their own name.

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I think, that such movements (122 caliber) was produced a bit, the most big in my base data has serial number 9065.
If you look at the design of clocks with close serial numbers, the movement of your clock made in 1909/1910.

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Feather

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Are you sure that this clock is original ? You think V&C put their brand on an LFS wall clock around 1910ish ?
As for myself, I am absolutely sure.
Here is an example of LFS clock sold in Russia by the famouse trade house Paul Bure (Павелъ Буре in Russian).
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On the back wall of the case we can see LFS' catalog number of the clock (802), LFS' movement caliber number (128) while on the dial there is a plate with trade house name. This is just one example and I can give you many more.
Best regards,
Nick
Oh, Tatyana has already answered.

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LFSV&C

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Thanks both to Tatyana and Feather for your kind replies .

Have you ever come across a Vaucheron & Constantine wall clock ? May it be that this is a rare and valuable piece or am I only dreaming ? :)
 

Feather

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Have you ever come across a Vaucheron & Constantine wall clock ? May it be that this is a rare and valuable piece or am I only dreaming ? :)
Your LFS clock is the only one from this trade house that I saw (I am keeping records on all the LFS instances that appear in the network). So it appears to be a rare piece.
 

LFSV&C

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In another section of the forum (where they value clocks) they are saying that it looks like something is missing from the top. Could anyone kindly post pictures of clocks that are very close to mine in terms of manufacturing dates just to see if they look similar in the top part ?
 

LFSV&C

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It looks to me as if they were right ... it appears the top part is missing
 

G S Biddle

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Here are some pictures of a LFS clock I acquired at an estate sale several months ago.
I serviced the movement, stained the cabinet, sealed the stain and polished the very stained weight shells.
I had a solid loud tick tock that everyone loved.
I sold to a lady with a historic home in another city.

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G S Biddle

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The clock looks exactly as mine. Did you keep the record of movement serial number?
My clock:

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Yes that clock is very much like the one I had.
I really hated some one removed the key latch on the door and replaced it with two flip hooks.
No I don't know why I don't have a picture of the movement plate showing the model / serial number.
I think I remember making pictures of the movement while it was out of the clock but I looked back and I don't find the pictures.
I really liked the simple way the seat board and movement could be removed from the clock. Two latches and pull it out.
 

BCall22

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Could anyone direct me to a resource to identify what year this may have been made? Trying to find more information about how to care for it, and value, to get insurance to move it. thank you
 
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