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Armando Alcaraz

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I just picked up this Tempus Fugit Eagle Clawed Grandfather clock. It has no other markings I can make out. The movement is brass and nickel but the chime barrels look to be plastic. The body is Pot Bellied and it almost feels like blown fiber glass on wood. I got it from an Estate Sale, not a big investment, but I just liked it because of the Burrell Wood look and the clawed feet. It needs a good cleaning because someone loved their 4 in 1 oil and used it everywhere. If anyone know anything about this clock, age, maker, or any tidbit, I would really enjoy knowing. Thank you!!

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Armando Alcaraz

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Update: I took some time today and gave to clock a once over. This is what I found. The back has a hinged access panel. The clock movement has no name on the plate but does have the following numbers: 74 451-053 94cm/66.0. Attached are a few new photos of the case. There are two female figureheads on both sides of the case. The top of the clock looks like a scaled pattern was embossed and strangest of all are the massive clawed feet and when the top of the case where the clock face is, there is a 16 stamped on the lower edge. If anyone can tell me a bit more about her I will be very grateful. Thanks

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Beautiful details on the clock. Love those clawed feet and the lovely wooden floor it stands on.
 

Armando Alcaraz

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Beautiful details on the clock. Love those clawed feet and the lovely wooden floor it stands on.
Thank you very much. The floors are original hardwoods from 1929. The Hermle movement surprised me. I paid $50 and by far has the most beautiful sound of all my clocks. I have an 8 foot Hermle, I paid a bit over $16,500 Canadian before relocation back to the States. Although it is the most Beautiful clock in my collection, the chimes are 10% of the clawed foot clock. Is it possible to make the 8 footer louder? Hints, guides, help. I really think it can be done. Thank you.
 
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