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Clocks784 of 2234ANOTHER "MYSTERY" SOLVED! - Lawson clock - "Zephyr"Left to me from Grandma and I have no idea where to start to get it fixed.
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Posted 2 years ago

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Decodino58
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Hi Group,this is another piece that i can find NO information about. I believe its stoneware very heavy and dense with a solid brass clockwork and Porcelain Hand Painted Dial and Roman Numerals! it can be hung or Self Standing with the easel i have had this for many years and never cleaned it being im not sure how to clean it any info is Greatly Appreciated. Thanks Again!! it stands about 12"Square..
there are no markings that i can find. its heavy and very 3D i just loved the way it was made and not sure if i paid too much but if so i love it and it has a place in my home for a long time.I have taken it apart to see if anything was beneath the bezel of the clock on the stoneware but nothing and i have opened the clock works up and see no markings. it is a pendulum movement and all brass with a beautiful hand painted dial even the numerals are hand painted. i have owned this about 20yrs now along with the vase that i also posted but could never find out anything or anything even close other than some Majolica Clocks but nothing like this. I appreciate any help, thanks again! Oh Yea no key

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  1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    Wish I could help you but it's more of a functional piece of artwork/pottery and I think you have it primarily listed as such so perhaps someone over there can help. I don't think this is a pendulum clock. My guess is that it uses some type of balance wheel like one finds in most mechanical alarm clocks. Since your clock has only the time train, it is technically called a "Time Piece" and not a clock.

    You can determine the appropriate key size by measuring the winding arbor width.

    Here is a chart:

    All sizes in mm starting from small to large
    Key size........ American............ Swiss
    5/0.................. 1.6...................1.25
    4/0.................. 1.8 ..................1.5
    3/0.................. 2.0.................. 1.75
    2/0.................. 2.2.................. 2.0
    0...................., 2.4 ..................2.25
    1..................... 2.6.................. 2.5
    2..................... 2.8.................. 2.75
    3..................... 3.0.................. 3.0
    4..................... 3.2...................3.25
    5..................... 3.4.................. 3.5
    6..................... 3.6.................. 3.75
    7..................... 3.8.................. 4.0
    8..................... 4.0.................. 4.25
    9..................... 4.2.................. 4.5
    10................... 4.4 ..................4.75
    11................... 4.6.................. 5.0
    12................... 4.8.................. 5.25
    13................... 5.0.................. 5.5
    14................... 5.2.................. 5.75
    15................... 5.4.................. 6.0
    16................... 5.6.................. 6.25
    17................... 5.8.................. 6.5
    18................... 6.0.................. 6.75
    19................... 6.2.................. 7.0
    20................... 6.4.................. 7.25
    21................... 6.6.................. 7.5
    22................... 6.8.................. 7.75
    23................... 7.0.................. 8.0

    If no one recognizes your clock here, you might try posting photos of it on the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Message Board under "Clocks General". You will need to register (which is free for that area). Don't post questions about value in the free areas.
    See: http://mb.nawcc.org/forum.php

    Very nice item. Thanks for sharing it with us.
  2. Decodino58 Decodino58, 2 years ago
    Hi Bruce99, thanks for the heads up about the link i will check it out, but im a little confused is the brass bar coming out of the bottom of the brass enclosure not a pendulem? Im not sure if it ever had a weight attached but this is exactly how i found the clock 20+yrs ago.. im away on business now and will be back in a couple weeks so should i open the back and take pictures of the clockwork mechanism? again thanks for the response and i will try to post it in the link you provided
  3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    Hi Decodino58. I only have two dimensions to go on, so your guess is better than mine but every pendulum regulated clock I've seen has a weight and a level set up with the pendulum hanging dead-center to the "beat" with no obstructions or tilts in any plane.
  4. Decodino58 Decodino58, 2 years ago
    thanksgain Bruce99.. i also had help withthe potter that made the surround and it appears to be Edouard Gilles
  5. Moonhill Moonhill, 3 months ago
    If old clocks tick a little,then stops, most of the time they need to be cleaned or oiled. They dry out from standing for years.

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