Nice, rare, and unique Antique Gebruder (Gebrueder) Resch Wall lock for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep it for yourself!
This clock just recently came to the East Coast. Was part of a clock collection that was in Oregon until now.
This is a very sought after maker's clock and a very rare, uncommon one. First Resch clock we have been able to acquire in probably 5 years. Most of the Resch Clocks you find on the clock research sites are closed swingers or Vienna Regulators. What makes this one rare and unique is the open bottom section of the clock. Not one picture of one of these on any of the clock sites that we refer to.
Gebruder Resch Clocks were made in Austria. The wood case still has a lot of its' original elegance, appears to be made of walnut or mahogany. A vertical split in the wood clock face door below the glass. The clock maker's name is impressed into the wood on the front of the case half way down to the pendulum bob and is also noted on the clock face. The topper is in place as are the two top finials.
A nice reddish brown stained case for this maker. The wood and the veneer of the case are in pretty good shape. The clock face door is securely attached to the case by the hinges.
The solid wood and veneer are all good here. No loose veneer, all the carved column pieces are still there and look appropriate to the clock, not replacements. The locking latch and eye screw for the door is still on the side of the case. Hinges for the door are in working order. The back panel on this clock really shows a lot of age, but not cracked or repaired at all (appears to be pine). The two bottom brass leveler plates and screws are in place as well.
Nice intact front glass piece on this case. All the glass that is in place is good, with with no blistering or cracks. Cannot say if original, but looks appropriate. We just wiped it down, no alcohol.
The clock face is made of a composite material used back then. Seth Thomas made similar clock faces, but the material used name eludes me while listing this clock tonite. Shows some wear, but still has a good look to it. The clock hands match and look appropriate to the clock.
The movement has the Gebr. Resch name and trademark on it, see the pic. The serial number is 58537 which would date this clock to the late 1860s to early 1870s. The movement design and hanger for the pendulum matches up with other Resch movements we have found pictures of online. The movement seems to be original to the case, slides into place on the slots as the early ones do. The brass shelled leaded weights is with the clock. Brass shell shows some finish loss, no dings or dents. The pulley to hang the weight is there. The cable to hang the weight on is a heavy cord, not braided brass. We would recommend that the cord be replaced with braided brass ones at some juncture by you for safety purposes.
The pendulum wood shaft was not intact initially. The brass hanger broke off from the top of the wood shaft (this issue has now been resolved by our Clock Doc). The brass hanger is still there and is original, has the number 58537 which matches up with the movement serial number. The suspension spring to hang the pendulum is in place as well. The plate at the bottom for helping to level the clock on the wall is there as well, shows some finish loss. Come with an older wind key as well that has a brass spinner.
The clock movement and wood pendulum shaft have been serviced by Clock Doc. Beautiful old brass movement in this clock. So, the clock is being sold in running condition now.
This is a time only clock. Great brass bob on this clock that look appropriate to the clock. The brass pendulum bob has some finish loss.
The clock stands 35.5" tall, by 13-1/8" across, by 6.5" wide. The clock face is 5-5/8" across. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures.
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
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.
We can certainly ship this clock to you as offered. Buyer is also welcome to make their own packing and shipping arrangements as well. Our clients also use our local UPS store for their packing and shipping needs. To get a quote to your location, just let us know and we will contact them for you to get a quote. Just send along your address and zip code.
You can also pick it up in Wilmington, DE. We will also offer to deliver the clock to within 200 miles of Wilmington, DE one way. Price would be $.60 per mile for the round trip delivery plus any tolls/parking fees. So, for example, if 40 miles to your property and $10 in tolls, it would be $58 (2*40*$.60+$10) for seller to deliver item to you.
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. Don't be shy, we are always open to reasonable suggestions!
This clock is just waiting for the right collector out there to have this nice Gebruder Resch Wall Clock in their collection.
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