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Antique wall clock by Neuhaus & Becker, rare maker. Please read the full description and view all 8 photos THEY ARE PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. These Antique German Wall Regulators are commonly referred to as Vienna Regulators because the style originated in Vienna, Austria. THIS PARTICULAR CLOCK IS A VERY RARE MODEL, not to be confused with the thousands of mass produced German clocks that you can buy for $50 most anywhere. Size: 32” X 12” X 6 ¼” with a 5 ½” diameter Porcelain Dial. This clock is 100% original and is completely restored. The clock has been in my personal collection for over 30 years. The maker Neuhaus & Becker from Elberfeld Germany is extremely rare. The movement is well marked with their logo and is identified on page 465 of the Trademark Book. There is not a lot of information because they were in business for only a few short years. I uncovered years ago that Becker was the brother of Edward Gustav Becker, who was a very prolific clock maker with factories in Czechoslovakia and German. Gustav produced millions of clocks. From what I gathered Alfred Max Becker joined Edward at the Freiburg factory sometime between 1860-1875. There is plenty of information in the two Gustav Becker books. I prefer the 1977 edition which has significantly more historical information.

With this clock please note the original Gesso cherub mounted on the removable crown. Clock has four exceptional wood finials. Pendulum is cast brass, with R&A bob on the gridiron temperature compensating pendulum rods. Also note the keystone pendulum tip which inserts into the keystone pendulum hanger. This was used exclusively employed by the Becker factories. The solid walnut veneered case with delicate columns was refinished 30 years ago. There was evidence of European wood beetles at that time, the refinishing process eliminated them. There has been no evidence of any remaining. The case is structurally sound and was not impacted. No evidence of residual effects. Glass on all 3 sides is old. The two piece porcelain dial and beat indicator are damage free. The porcelain dial center is one shade off from the porcelain chapter ring. Possibly a very good repair. All three are original to the clock. Both brass wall stabilizers at the bottom are present and functional. The cast brass movement mounting bracket is original to the case, NO additional screw holes from another bracket. The movement is a mate to the cast brass movement seat and is a mate to the cast brass mounting bracket.
The solid plate brass movement is original to the clock. Please note the ornate embossed brass bezel. These are usually plain spun brass. The clock was professionally rebuilt to new condition. The clock is a week duration and chimes the correct hour and once at the half hour. Beautiful sounding clock. The chiming mechanism employs the outside count wheel versus the rack and snail. This is not a common feature on early German Clocks. On French clocks it is common. The escapement with adjustable entrance and exit pallets, extremely fine pivots of harden steel, Wolfs tooth escape wheel, the wheel work on all of the gears is very delicate. Very nice bridge work under the dial. This is the quality level of a Lenzkirch or Winterhalder & Hofmeier which were the best and finest clock makers of Germany. See Kroeber clock on our site, item #4314 for another clock of this mechanical quality. This is a very reliable original antique clock. It looks great, runs and chimes correctly. This is what you should expect for a properly restored antique wall clock. NO excuses, disclaimers, or apologies. At the DruryHouse Antiques in Weston Vermont we offer over 60 Antique Clocks, ALL ON SALE.

See below for extensive restoration work professionally performed.

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"THE FOLLOWING IS THE RESTORATION PERFORMED".

All Brass parts polished and sealed, just as it was done over 100 years ago. I am a purest and believe in preserving as much as humanly possible. The Value for Good Antiques is in Originality and Condition. Not Damaged, Broken, or comprised of non-original parts and overall dirty condition. This should be of importance to you if you are a serious collector or just want a good reliable original Antique Clock. Most of you would be astounded at the amount of time, labor, technical know how, clock machinery and stock of obsolete clock materials it takes to do this level of restoration and the dollar figure associated with it.

The clock movement was completely disassembled and cleaned in an Ultra Sonic cleaner. all pivots were resurfaced and polished on the Watch Makers lathe, 8 new bronze bearings were installed into worn pivot holes. I use the more expensive bronze bushings simply because they are harder and last longer than brass bushings. All bushing work in done by hand not with a drill press or bushing machine. This ensures the bushings are the correct size and are installed perpendicular. Once installed the interior of the bushing is polished with a smoothing broach and the oil sinks are hand cut into the front of the new bearing, the back side is cut to remove troublesome burrs. All metal to metal wear was eliminated. The verge pallets were hand stoned and polished with a Sapphire file then trued to the escape wheel. The clock was cleaned again in the Ultra Sonic cleaner to remove any metal particles. At this point the movement was polished as it was originally. It was assembled and lubricated with the finest clock oil. One main spring was replaced. The main springs that are currently available from clock parts suppliers are made in China and India which are pure rubbish. The clock now runs with a very strong pendulum amplitude as it should. I run and test my clocks for 30 days prior to being offered for sale. This is what I do and have done for the last 40 years. As a clock Maker, all work is performed to the highest Horological standard.

Basic Information You Should Know!

For those of you who are not familiar with the term "Restoration", this simply means cleaning, waxing original finishes and rebuilding the clock movement or preserving the integrity of any type of Antique 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 for whatever reason, the Antique Value is diminished to parts only and can not be valued as a complete original Antique. This in not just my opinion but a fact. Any good Appraiser or legitimate Antique Clock Dealer would be in total agreement. We are at a point in time where completely original Antique Clocks are very few and far between. In many cases it has been considered acceptable to restore an original dial, replace a clock hand, replace a broken door hinge, replace a broken wood pendulum rod, replace broken glass or repaint reverse painted glass. But NEVER replace an original clock movement.

Polishing the Brass will not alter the Antique Value of a clock if it was that way originally. In some cases it is best not to polish the brass.

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. Especially those that are replacing clock faces with fake advertising dials, especially Rail Road Dials . Also 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 you could see additional holes in the back of the case where the original movement was mounted. if it is shown it does not look like my professionally restored 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, but you can still see the dirt and grease around the gear pivots as the penetrate the brass plates. Saying that a clock is running good does not mean it will keep accurate time or even run when you receive it.

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? I always have the habit of over packing with plenty of fresh materials to insure it arrives in good order. I am always here, unless out fly fishing, to provide assistance and answer questions. I know my clocks intimately and provide lengthy operation and care instructions to my clock buyers. 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 with a few exceptions and I am here to support you .

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Antique Wall Clock by Neuhaus & Becker RARE Maker

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