Antique wall clock, International Time Recorder Co., made in Endicott, New York, exported to Paris France in 1917. Please read the full description and view all photos they are part of the description.
The trademark on the dial and case is Chevallier and Son 72 Rue D’Angouleme, Paris France. This company made electrical modifications to the clock so that it could run factory slave clocks and ring bells on European electrical current. This is a mechanical key wound, week duration clock movement, original to the case. In fact, the ITR (International Time Recorder) is 100% original and fully restored. Solid oak case, the front has been cleaned and waxed. Case is 44” tall, 16” wide, and 14” deep at the base, with 10” diameter original painted dial. Overall clock weights 75 pounds. The movement retains the Geneva stops, up and down indicator a true 60 second, second hand, which is not a common feature. The #88 movement, made by the Bundy Time Recorder Co. for ITR. The double wind, time only, week duration with Graham deadbeat escapement was designed by Seth Thomas.
The massive brass movement was completely rebuilt. Disassembled and cleaned ultrasonically. All pivots were resurfaced and polished on my lather. All new oversized bronze bushings were installed in each pivot hole. The Graham deadbeat escapement had to be restored, entrance and exit pallets were scarred. They were stoned, polished with a sapphire file, then reshaped and trued to the 60 tooth escape wheel. Several pinions had to be replaced. The movement was ultrasonically cleaned a second time, lubricated, assembled and tested for 30 days.
The bottom time recording mechanism was partially disassembled, cleaned and lubricated. A NOS ribbon was installed. It will have to inked by the new owner. The IBM ribbon and wood spools are fine. When the lever is depressed the bell rings, however the long connector rod is not tightened to the bottom movement. I have tested the movement with the rod connected and it works well. The two piece waterfall was brass plated and sealed.
Some of the contact points were removed, they will be included with the clock.
I purchased the ITR in Lyon France in the 80’s. Now just getting around to restoring it. The original door lock key and lock work fine. Clock comes with a winding crank.
This ITR is an exceptional example of an original time recorder fully restored. This clock should be your benchmark when comparing prices and condition to all of the incomplete, missing parts, not working and in unrestored ITR’s for sale.
NAWCC members dig out your June 1995 Bulletin. This issue contains an excellent 7 page article on the history and background of the ITR Co. A well done historical article. I will include a copy to the new owner of this clock.
I have sold several time cards racks to some very clever Ladies. They are displayed in their homes, holding a special place in their kitchen with recipe cards. Clever idea! I have another ITR, offered for sale. It is the second time recorder from the Townshend Furniture Co. in Vermont. A third smaller Simplex recorder will be restored soon
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International Time Recorder Wall Clock for Export to France