Torsion Clock Info

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  1. kirxklox

    kirxklox Registered User
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    What Model?
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    I lost my notes and the image of the movement with plate removed. Trying to update the Album it is stored in.

    http://www.webhorology.com/vgallery/gallery1/albums/userpics/10001/ANNI0501.jpeg

    http://www.webhorology.com/vgallery/gallery1/albums/userpics/10001/ANNI0501b.jpeg​
     
  2. ivancooke

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    Sam,

    Looks like a smaller type "Vosseler" 30 Day Lunar Torsion clock.

    They also do a larger Bandstand type clock, it too has a 30 day movement.

    The pendulum on this clock I haven't seen before.


    Ivan.
     
  3. kirxklox

    kirxklox Registered User
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    I am pretty sure it was in a Standard Size case.
     
  4. etmb61

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    Here is a "match" for the pendulum. I would guess it's not original for your clock.

    Eric
     

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  5. kirxklox

    kirxklox Registered User
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    Not my clock. Just some pictures I took many years ago, sometime between 2002 and 2008
     
  6. John Hubby

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    Sam, it's a Franz Vosseler miniature 30-Day Louvre model made after WWI and into the mid-1920's. Not a full size at all, it's about 8-1/2 or 9 inches high from the base to top of the dome. I have an identical clock including the same pendulum, which originally was a Tiffany design as Harold has posted. I have seen two other of these clocks also with this pendulum, so for whatever reasons it looks like Vosseler may have used the design for their own clocks since the patent expired November 29, 1918 and there would be no protection remaining after that time.

    The back plate isn't in the Repair Guide, it is similar to the smallest Vosseler plate but smaller yet and has a different train layout. Note that the winding arbor is at 9:00 whereas most of the Vosselers have it at 6:00. I'm not where I have access either to my clock or Repair Guide, but will do a comparison when I get home and post the results here.

    This clock appears in great condition except for the tarnish on the base outside the dome.
     
  7. kirxklox

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    http://www.webhorology.com/vgallery/gallery1/

    This is my attempt at restoring a Coppermine Photo Gallery of mine. I have to rebuild it from bottom up as the original Gallery can no longer be converted to the latest version.

    I am sure you seen this clock at one of the NAWCC regionals. Now I wish I had purchased it.
     
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    Looks like a lot of work, Sam!
     
  9. kirxklox

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    It took 2 months for me to find out how all the pieces fit together. Now it is just a matter of installing the pieces on the new coppermine.

    I like it because every item is searchable by the SE's.
     
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    I am glad to see some enjoy the pictures and do not feel intimidated to criticize them.

    Personally - I never could understand why a collectable has to be perfect to enjoy. So I show the "Good, Bad, and Ugly"
     

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