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Welcome to the forum.it has a LFS movement, but that is inside a Beringer of Belfast clock. How did this come about and is it usual practice? 73463[/ATTACH]
To avoid confusion, when I mentioned cleaning, I was referring to the movement - not the case or dial.Tatyana and new2clocks, thanks for your wonderful time and advice, especially about the cleaning of it. It does look so similar to the 539. I do love looking at and researching some of the unusual and beautiful historical donations we receive.
The following is a response to a question regarding LFS clocks that was provided by a member, JTD (it was given today, as a matter of fact). It was provided in a different thread.So happy I found this thread.
This clock is new to me.
The only markings I can find is the LFS logo and what I think is a serial number (1007)
And info would be appreciated.
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Hello Joedy860,I appreciate the information, I was wondering if you knew the appropriate date of manufacture.
I have done a bunch of “Googling” and I can’t find another LFS bracket clock like this one.
Does anyone have a catalog reference model ?
Thank you very much. I did find the following information.Beautiful clock,
I don’t know much about the LFS clocks though
Thank you so much for the information. I am not sure if the top has been altered, it all looks like the same vintage work, but I am no expert to say the least. I am missing the very top, do you know if there would be anywhere I might be able to find a replacement or would that have to be made by a woodworker. I looked at the back and it has the numbers you mentioned as well as the company initials. Thanks again it is really nice to know some of the history, I love the clock and it still runs. It is usually a little fast but no big deal. TomHello Cutmyself. Your clock was manufactured in the first decade of the last century. 126 caliber movement with count wheel was one of the most widely produced by LFS these years. The crown seems not to be fully original (although I may be too suspicious) and it is missing upper finial.
Anyway very nice clock, thanks for sharing. Just a small request: could you please look at the back wall of the clock case from outside and see if there are any stamps there (like e.g. 730 and 126)?
Here is an example of similar looking clock (also with upside-down orientation of the gong): View attachment 615900 View attachment 615901 View attachment 615902
And another instance of Freeswinger clock almost like yours:
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Yes. This is the serial number of the movement. LFS did not use consecutive numbering for all types of their movements (they probably tried to do that during their last years). Regarding numbers on the back of the case: 730 stands for catalog number of the case. Unfortunately, I still was not able to find catalogs of that time period. 126 is caliber number of the movement.Also are the numbers on the back of the movement the serial number?
can someone help me date this one? I got it a week ago and overhauled the movement, fixed all the dented brass, minor refinish and fixed a couple of small issues with the case. Case has the LFS cog branded on the back of the clock cabinet.