question about backplate inscription HAC Clock

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  1. oreel

    oreel Registered User

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    Working on a HAC clock. ( cross arrows on the back) on the back plate there is also an inscription: 147 / 38
    130 or 180

    Does somebody know if this referes to the production date ?


    thanks
    Kees
     
  2. Steven Thornberry

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    Neither is a production date so far as I know. 147/38 may be beats per minute/pendulum length in cm. Not sure about the 130 or 180.
     
  3. soaringjoy

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    Hello Kees, welcome to the NAWCC Message Board.

    There are no known dating codes available on HAC movements, unless they
    have been made by Junghans after, say 1928.
    The first numbers are most probably beats per minute and pendulum length in cm.

    Maybe we can tell you more, if you post some pictures of the clock and movement.
     
  4. oreel

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    klok 1.jpg klok 2.jpg klok 3.jpg klok 4.jpg


    Hello Jurgen, sorry late reply because I was out for corse. Herewith some pictures.
    I believe the clock is from say 1930 ??

    thanks for help

    Kees
     
  5. soaringjoy

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    Measure the pendulum length from the suspension cock to pendulum tip
    and you should get 130 or 180 mm, which is the last number.

    No, your clock is earlier, around WW 1, very early 1920s, perhaps.
    The hands look like replacements.
     
  6. oreel

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    Thanks Jurgen, the 130 indeed would be the length and the beats 147. The 38 I`m not sure yet but will check. The hands are replacements , the paint came off while cleaning all parts seperately. Learning while doing I guess..........

    Kees
     
  7. soaringjoy

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    Don't try to think logically on that "38"... it could be the movement type,
    the number of EW teeth or anything else. ;)

    Your clock is listed in both the 1924 and the 1928 HAC catalogue as the model
    3388 in a dull oak finish.
    The 1924 model had an ivory colored dial, the 1928 model dial was silvered.
    The movement is a 14 day type.

    HAU3388-1924.jpg
     
  8. any400day

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    Kees,
    I believe the "38" is the number of teeth on the escape wheel. Could you kindly count and confirm that.

    Vic
     
  9. oreel

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    Thanks to all and Vic indeed the 38 is the number of teeth on the escape wheel

    Kees
     

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