Here is a great French brass repeater carriage clock for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep for yourself!
The clock has a porcelain dial. We do not note any cracks or hairlines on the face. The face of the clock has black markings for the minutes. The hands on this clock are just beautiful and do match. The alarm hand is in place as well. The hour hand is not sitting quite where it should on the face in conjunction to where the minute hand is.
The face of the clock has Robert S Roberts noted on the face. This is most likely the jeweler that offered this clock for sale in the USA initially. The clock dates to the 1870s to 1880s.
Beautiful brass case on this clock that has darkened with age. The rear door of the case has both hinge pins on it as well as the know.
We have done nothing to clean the case but wipe it down. All five pieces of the glass, including the top piece, are beveled. The glass on the left side top is blistered. WE see no blistering or cracks to the other four glass pieces.
Nice brass movement on this clock. The back of the movement has "France" noted on it. The time and strike springs of the movement feel sound when keyed. The key that comes with the clock is two sided and both winds the clock as well as can be used to adjust the hands.
The repeater function does not work. Have the knob, that goes into the case, but not the topper. The escape will for operate for a few seconds, but then stops. The spring for escape wheel looks intact. May just need a bushing or the movement might just need a good cleaning. The clock is not in running, striking, and repeating condition.
The clock stands 5-7/8" tall (7" with handle up), by 3.75" across, by 3-5/16" wide. The clock face is 2-1/8" across. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures.
As can be expected when dealing with an antique clock, some adjustments may be needed after shipping to get the clock re-running correctly again as they can be very delicate. If you have not had experience with old mechanical clocks before, I would suggest you steer clear. One really needs to have the patience, and skill to work with these great works of art. They are not our modern plug in and go, or change the battery clocks. Please ask any questions relating to this matter, before you decide to purchase it.
Make sure that this clock meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So again, ask all questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the clock on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it. This is a special item and I want to make sure it goes to a home that will appreciate it, so looking for serious inquiries only.
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