Swedish Clock

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  1. John Teeter

    John Teeter Registered User
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    I recently acquired a Swedish wooden works clock and dial. It is time and alarm and has a signed wooden dial. The dial inscription reads "...49 Anders Jonsson i Hede". I would like to find out the approximate age and anything else anyone could add. Does anyone know anyone in Sweden that might be able to help me?
     

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  2. Jeremy Woodoff

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    John,

    It would be great if you could post some more pictures. You have something I doubt many of us have seen before.
     
  3. laprade

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    John,

    A lad, well & family man now, who worked for us in the late 80s, is now living in Sweden (15 years), married to a Swede. He did a degree course in Museum Curatorship, so he would know where to look.

    I'll PM you his email address.
     
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  5. John Teeter

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    I have attached a photo of the dial. Another detail, the clock only has a single wood hand. It has no motion work.
     

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  6. Chris Radano

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    The arabic numeral dial I would guess early 19th c. or last decade of the 18th c. Similar to contemporary German, or Austrian clocks

    Interesting, the hand is similar to the hand of one clocks in the link.

    The motion work is driven by 4 pins on the front of the great wheel(?), that is the wheel with the weight cord. Same as the clocks in the link.
     
  7. laprade

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    What I find interesting, is the positioning of the numerals. They almost follow the positions of Roman numerals, whereas normally Arabic numerals are "upright". Thinking on those lines, might indicate that the clock is quite early.
     
  8. John Teeter

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    I appreciate your help. I tried to find an authority at the Swedish National Museum but did not have any luck. You could E-mail me your friends name at jteeter@centurytel.net
     

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