German walnut mantle clock, made by the Cuckoo Clock Mfg. Co., in Germany for the Linden Clock Co. Clock is 16" long, 8 1/2" tall, 4" deep with a large 6" dial. The clock was made int he 1960's,it is over 50+ years old. Apparently, the clock only ran a year or so when the time spring broke, after that it was just stored in an attic.
"The following is the restoration performed".
The movement was disassembled, cleaned and oiled and the mainspring was replaced. There is no evidence of wear on the movement whatsoever. The clock is a week duration and chimes the correct hour on the hour and once on the half hour. The chimes are very nice sounding, utilizing two hammers striking two bronze chime rods. The clock is in excellent condition. The case has been cleaned and waxed. The brass bezel was polished and lacquered.
The clock is 100% original and retains its original key, pendulum and instructions printed on the back door. The repair work to the mechanical movement alone would cost more than we are selling the clock for. See photos. To purchase with MC or VISA please call Drury House Antiques 802-824-4395 EST
Basic Information You Should Know!
For those of you who are not familiar with the term "Restoration", this simply means cleaning, waxing and repairing a clock or any other Antique back to original condition without alteration. The more an item is original the more it is worth. The less original the less it is worth. If the clock movement is changed, the Antique Value is diminished to parts only and can not be valued as an Antique.
Polishing the Brass will not alter the Antique Value of a clock.
Not everyone can afford or even appreciate this level of restoration. However, that is no reason to perpetuate the misrepresenting and dishonesty by other clock sellers. There is a perfectly good reason why clock sellers will not show you the clock mechanism. #1 their clock is dirty, badly worn and probably not original to the case. #2 if it is shown it does not look like my clock movements. #3 The latest deception is that sellers are taking a photo of the movement with a bright flash giving the illusion that the brass movement is clean and bright. Saying that a clock is running good does not mean it will keep accurate time.
Many internet clock sellers claim that they guarantee the clock runs, however when the clock arrives it will not run. When the seller is contacted he simply passes the buck to the shipper that it was damaged in shipping and you the buyer should file a insurance claim. This gets him off the hook for selling a clock that was not in good order to begin with. WARNING, If not packed properly the shipper will refuse the damage claim. Sound Familiar? My properly restored original Antique Clocks will provide years of uninterrupted service and pleasure. Hope this little tidbit of information aids you in making an intelligent decision on what to buy or NOT. All my clocks come with a correct fitting key, a set of instructions specific to this clock and the best packing in the business. I expect you to take the clock out of the box and have it up and running in a short time and I am here to support you .
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