Tandem Wind T&S Movement

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  1. Jim DuBois

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    So, in today's little surprise package came this loose movement. It is time and strike with a single spring, also crown wheel and verge escapement driving a later balance wheel. It has residual evidence of having had a pendulum rather than the balance wheel, see the shot of the backplate.

    Does anybody have anything like this? It is well built. The balance wheel is not as well-executed as is the rest of the movement. It's wheel and pinion work is well executed as are the associated parts. It does not look American in origin, or if it is, it is quite unlike what we normally see.

    It has a later dial, no name on it, but well-executed, just really a brass ring with Roman numerals on it.

    Thoughts please?

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    #2 Ralph, Jul 12, 2019
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    Jim,

    Here's an image of a friend's skeleton clock with the tandem wind configuration. It might be french. The images didn't end up the way I intended, The movement with the two bells, which I think is Italian, uses the tandem wind system

    and this tabernacle clock has the same arrangement.



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    .and this carriage clock is tandem wind, with grande sonnerie in the Viennese format. RoyCarrClock.JPG roycarrclock8.jpg

    It seems like the word was out.... LOL..

    You're pulling in some interesting movements. I still can't resist the interesting ones, though I never seem to get a deal on them. :(

    Cheers, Ralph
     
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    Thanks, Ralph. This one is not well enough finished to be French I would think. It is a strange beast to say the very least.
     
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    Ralph, I did find something similar to this in an 18th century French clock. Do you think it possible this is that old? Given it's crown wheel and verge escapement as well as its relatively coarse wheels and strike levers and the like could it be?
     

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