"Wag On The Wall" clock all wooden movement 1700s?

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  1. Sid2001

    Sid2001 Registered User

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    This is a clock we picked up in Prague in the last few years. The movement is carved out of wood. It chimes on the quarter hour via the blacksmiths hammering on the anvils. The eyes go back and forth with each tick.
    We were told it is from the German Black Forest region and is from some time in the 1700's. Any info would be appreciated.
     

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  2. swankyman

    swankyman Registered User

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    Cool looking clock Sid!
     
  3. eskmill

    eskmill Registered User
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    Your Black Forest animated clock is unique. The style and neatness of the artwork makes the clock very interesting along with the animation.

    A photo of the insides or a series of snapshots of the back of the clock and from the sides with the little access doors open would help to possibly determine aproximately where and when the clock was produced.

    Once in a while there is/are some tell-tale characteristics seen of the mechanics and details that reveal more about the clock than from the artistic view.
     
  4. Chris Radano

    Chris Radano Registered User

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    Very nice clock. Your clock could very well date to the 18th century. Or, early 19th century at latest. Thank you for posting here.
     

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