Unknown Tower Clock

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  1. mgberry

    mgberry New Member

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    I am trying to figure out who made this tower clock. I have a few pics that I recently took. The clock came from Europe and has no cast markings that I could see. Any suggestions?

    Thanks for the help.

    Matt
     

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    mgberry New Member

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    Here is a close up video of the mechanics.
     
  3. pidragos

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    this going train looks very close to an Austrian church clock, around 1879, we have 2 similar in Sibiu county, Romania. see enclosed one example, the pin wheel escapement (usually used in English turret clocks after 1820 ) is very similar, also the metal case. This one has also striking mechanism.
    It is just a supposition that it was built in Wien, Austria. But what you have here is more a "home tower clock" with no striking

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  4. Bill Stuntz

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    Matt, welcome to the message board! Thanks for your posts. :D
     
  5. Burkhard Rasch

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    #5 Burkhard Rasch, Dec 2, 2014
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    Matt,Your clock is an european clock, IMHO end 19th or even early 20th cent;my "dating" is an educated guess by the layout of the mvmt.,the use of interchangable bronze bearings and the big factory made hexnuts.As the germans mostly used either Graham's anchor escapement or a pinwheel escapement of the sort that pidagros shows (direct drive to the pendulum),often combined with some sort of constant force equippement ,I´d guess Your clock with the classical pinwheel anchor escapement is of french origin.It's a time only relatively small movement,maybe from a schoolhouse or a cityhall or even a factory to provide exact time for the employees.Verry nice clock,congrats!
    Burkhard
     
  6. Kinpol

    Kinpol Registered User

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    It is Gugumus or Gugumus- Ungerer Strasbourg tower clock movement.
     

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