Please ID this Clock Smith Enfield Clock bought on ebay

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  1. josephus14

    josephus14 Registered User

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    I'll say it says Smith Enfield. I had my doubts about it even before I bought it because I could see it had open springs. The Smith movements I've had are in barrels. At any rate, I liked it and was able to talk him down a little so I bought it anyway. The first thing I noticed was that the Smith Enfield was a little crudely printed on the dial. The movement is an open spring as I said with a rack and snail strike system. It has a trademark emblem that looks like maybe River. There is an R printed below that. I would say it's a replica, but has anyone ever seen this trade mark? Have any idea where it was made or country of origin?

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  2. josephus14

    josephus14 Registered User

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    Rivon? Rivoa? Rivea?

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  3. JTD

    JTD Registered User

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    I have never seen this movement in a Smiths clock and I do not recognise the trade mark.

    Unfortunately, your photos of the mark are not very sharp and even when enlarged it is not clear. I have found several similar marks registered: Revox (2 firms), Revon and Rivor. Can you look more carefully to see what it says or post a sharper photo?

    Others may know more.

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  4. jmclaugh

    jmclaugh Registered User

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    I've also not seen that mark before. Smiths/Enfield did make some open spring clocks but afaik this isn't one of them.
     
  5. chimeclockfan

    chimeclockfan Registered User
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    Looks like a knockoff clock made long after Smith's went out of business, leaving some foreign host to reuse the trademark. I don't recognize the movement's trademark but would imagine it is Indian or Korean in origin.
     
  6. josephus14

    josephus14 Registered User

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    Yeah. I was thinking Korean as well. Sorry about not getting a clearer photo of the trademark. It's really not any better in real life. It sort of get distorted with the pattern on the plate. Thanks. I appreciate all of your input.
     

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