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My guess would be Onyx.Marble or Onyx?
Your movement is the HAC number 52 movement.
Thanks. My progress is a bit stunted as I'm still needing sleeves to go with my Joe Collins spring winder and the need of a lathe to polish pivots. My family is hooking me up for Christmas, so I'm happy. I've accumulated a nice pile of stuff to work on. Loving the journey.Based on the information on the back, the second clock appears to be from Telechron, and the last clock from Hammond. I'm not familiar with the model names for either of these companies, but perhaps someone will be along shortly to provide additional information. Your collection certainly seems to be growing quickly. Congratulations on the new finds!
Very cool, thanks for the info. How do you know all this? Experience or a reference?Your movement is the HAC number 52 movement.
The date code (or what appears to be a date code) of "2 27" would indicate a manufacturing date of February, 1927.
HAC was acquired by Junghans in 1930, but Junghans and HAC had some type of "collaboration" prior to the acquisition. Although HAC did not date code their movements prior to the Jungahns acquisition (Junghans date coded their own clocks from 1901 to some time in the 1950s), we have seen date coding (in the Junghans protocol) in the years just prior to the acquisition.
The "month [space] two digit year" dating protocol (which is on your clock) was used by Junghans for the 1928 production year. For the 1927 production year, Junghans has been documented to use either "A27" or B27" as a date code. I do not believe that the "month [space] two digit year" dating protocol has been previously documented for 1927, but I feel comfortable is saying that the "2 27" was a Junghans dating code applied to an HAC movement.
This specific answers I provided above are from experience that I gained from the information contained in these forums. This information came from both references and the diligent research that has been performed by members who have shared this information.How do you know all this? Experience or a reference?
Thank you sir, just curious. Wish I sarted this quest a long time ago.This specific answers I provided above are from experience that I gained from the information contained in these forums. This information came from both references and the diligent research that has been performed by members who have shared this information.
The NAWCC is the best source for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding horology.
The last one was made by the partnership of Whitehall (English high end jeweler) and Laurens Hammond's Hammond Clock Co. The partnership lasted from 1928 to 1931, If you look around down by the 6 it should say Whitehall-Hammond the base is black Brazilian marble the top is green Brazilian onyx. These were very pricey and opulent clocks at their time, the depression helped end the partnership. Hammond kept making clocks until 1941 when he switched to manufacturing Hammond Organs. The pictures below are Whitehall Hammond clocks.One mechanical and two electric. They were cheap enough and my wife (who asked if I wanted the Sherline Lathe for Christmas. I'm about 3/4 of the way there money wise) said I needed them. The Hammond is the nicest. in my opinion. Marble or Onyx?
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