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  1. TheTickTockDoc

    TheTickTockDoc Registered User
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    Hello Friends:

    I have a friend that has this case. It's interesting as I don't recall seeing it before. Can anyone tell me who made this clock and approximate age? Thanks in advance for your time!

    Best regards,

    Rich

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  2. Steven Thornberry

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    This is the Welch Gerster, V.P. (sometimes just Gerster), from the 1880's. It would have had a Welch Patti movement.
     
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    Awesome...thanks. Now to find a dial and movement....LOL
    (This is a good customer)
     
  5. Uhralt

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    And the fancy pendulum...

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  6. Jim DuBois

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    The Patti movements are hard to come by. They are difficult to work on. I have seen perhaps 20 empty cases since I have seen a loose movement. I have only ever owned a couple of the loose movements. Not common!
     
  7. Willie X

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    I agree with others.

    I have not done this with the case you have but on similar Vienna style cases. Looks like your back is missing anyway so make a new back and find a small Vienna style dial that fits your case's dial opening. Then make standoffs to mount your dial to the backboard. Fit an "AA" size pendulum movement, hands and pendulum and you're done.

    My customers have been delighted and cherished their "new" usable and highly practical old clocks.

    If the battery movement would swing a repo, or original 'Patti' pendulum, that would add icing to th cake.

    I know this action is totaly unthinkable to some but, as Harrold used to say, it keeps them out of the landfill. And, in this instance, will do no harm to the existing case.

    My 2, Willie X
     
  8. TheTickTockDoc

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    My customer has the pendulum....which is great. There is also one listed on Ebay....so I told him to just buy that one....it will save a lot of time and money..... Thanks to all! Rich
     
  9. TheTickTockDoc

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    I meant to say that there is a complete clock listed on Ebay now.
     

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