Wag on the wall/Postman's Clock

Kieran Pern

Registered User
Aug 22, 2020
38
3
8
UK
Country
I was wondering if anyone knows where I could get hold of the hour hand for this. It has a big hole and would be about 3 inches long. It has a makers mark of F-B on the side of the wood. I believe many were just cottage industries but has anyone any idea of what it might stand for or its origins? It was in bits and I have nailed it together with a new hanger as some of it was quite precarious. The bell is enough to waken a postman and gives the wife quite a jump. There is no alarm.
 

Attachments

Mike Phelan

Registered User
Dec 17, 2003
10,961
372
83
West Yorkshire, England
Country
Region
This Black Forest 19th C striking clock looks in good condition; I think you'll need to make the hand. Not too difficult, just sawing, drilling and filing needed.
The so-called "Postman's alarms" were a bit smaller, had no striking and just an alarm train.

Indeed they are loud! Ours is in the kitchen so we don't hear it!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Kieran Pern

Dave T

NAWCC Member
Dec 8, 2011
4,317
422
83
NC
Country
Region
There is a very comparable clock listed now on Ebay in the UK. Same hands!
 

Uhralt

NAWCC Member
Sep 4, 2008
5,701
936
113
Country
Region
These hands are quite common. If you go to Germany's ebay (ebay.de) and search for "Scharzwalduhr Zeiger" you will find several offers. These come up from time to time.

Most sellers ship abroad. I have got some of my Black Forest hands that way.

Uhralt
 
  • Like
Reactions: Kieran Pern

Mike Phelan

Registered User
Dec 17, 2003
10,961
372
83
West Yorkshire, England
Country
Region
Only by proxy (think they said "proxy" ...) I'm an Old Sulian :)
 

Forum statistics

Threads
177,503
Messages
1,555,589
Members
53,592
Latest member
AndyB821
Encyclopedia Pages
909
Total wiki contributions
3,053
Last edit
Ptolemy's Course of the Planets displayed by CLockwork by Tom McIntyre