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Posted 3 years ago

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Have this old clock, am not sure if it German, French or English.
The little brass central dial is numbered 1 through12.
It has one weight and a little bell on the top.
It measures approx 14 x 10 x 7 cm and the clock without its chain and weight is about 230 grams.

Advice would be very welcome.
Apologies for the poor quality photos.

Have since been advised it is a Jockele clock, a miniature German Black-Forest clock from the 1790's.
as in the following websites;
http://www.jockele.de/
http://blackforestclocks.org/2011/10/rare-black-forest-miniature-jockeleuhr-jockele-clock-1850s/

Ingenious the way that the one pendulum would also make the clock strike the bell.

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  1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    I've never seen anything like this. Does the clock work? Do you know if it complete?

    From your description and photos it sounds like you have a very small wall clock with one weight driving both the time and strike functions of a movement which appears to have brass gears between three hardwood plates...wow!

    Can you add a couple of photos? Different views of the movement perhaps?

    Thanks!
  2. tempusfigit, 2 years ago
    It's a typical German clock from the Black Forest. They used wooden frames with brass gears.
    Farmers made these clocks during the winter season.

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