English What's this tune?

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  1. Dutchy127

    Dutchy127 Registered User

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    Does anyone know what tune this is? It's from a "Napoleon" clock.
    Thanks Philip
     

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    The five bells chime is called 'Favori' and was a feature of certain clocks made for the British and French trades which bear the same name. On the chime selector it is shortened as 'FAV'.
    It is little else than another customary chime which holds no real historic note or merit. The movement is of German origin though its exact maker is not presently known. Unfortunately chime clocks from the early 20th century have not been seriously researched until recent years so many makes and brands have fallen by the wayside.

    Some of these clocks turn up with the song 'Ma Normandie' as its chime instead.

    Archived photos of a wall clock with the same chime melody are shown.

    Fav1.JPG Fav2.JPG Fav5.JPG Fav6.JPG
     
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    Mantel clock's movement. The other two chime melodies are Westminster & Whittington. I am not certain who the movement maker was but the mantel clock gong blocks were usually of British origin.

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    #4 Dutchy127, Oct 18, 2019
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    Thank you very much for your reply. I've never heard of favorite before, but it's a beautiful tune.
    Someone gave it the name: Fort Augustin.
    Does that ring a bell? (Pun intended )
     
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    No relation. The fort of St. Augustine in Florida bears no relation to this chime melody or any domestic chime clock, nor does reference to a 'Fort Augustine' turn up anywhere.
     

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