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Posted 5 years ago


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Got this clock from a shed that I was cleaning out? Its From New York? It weighs over 40lbs too. A little info would be greatly appreciative.

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  1. kenroberts55, 4 years ago
    Couldn't find anything on the makers "McMann & Koch" of New York either - nothing in any of my Clock books. You might want to make a posting on the National Association of Watch and Clock Collector's Forum - their website can be found at -

    I've found the people there to be extremely helpful when researching clocks and watches. Just remember, they do not do appraisals, so do not, and I repeat, do not ask for your clock's value. Doing so is anathema to them and will get you banned.

    Good Luck!

  2. clockman1954, 4 years ago
    Look at the circular trade mark at the bottom of the movement. It likely says J. Freres (Japy Freres), S. Marti, or Vincenti. It's a French seven day, time and strike movement on nickeled brass bell. The case is a tambour style. The dial shows that it's what's called an open escapement movement as you can see the gears as it ticks. Sadly, the black marble case is badly damaged; it's missing all the lower marble panels (which adds about another 3 inches in height) as well as the damaged glass and missing bell and pendulum. Circa 1880 to 1900
  3. ticktocktime100 ticktocktime100, 3 years ago
    This clock is indeed French. Japy Frères is a very primitive maker that made Garniture clocks also. Date wise, I would say probably 1870's. I also has what is called a platform escapement seen on the face. There are parts missing: at first glance the pendulum, key and bell. Very nice find and thanks fro sharing!
  4. proclock158, 1 year ago
    Hamann & Koch, New York( ILLUSTRATED NEW YORK: THE METROPOLIS OF TO-DAY (1888)). Please pull up this book page and you will find this company.

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