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Posted 12 months ago

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BHock45
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I found this clock a few weeks ago for dirt cheap. I would love to know more about it, I know it is German...around WWII era??? It is in good shape, all feet are there, just have to get the right key to wind it. Anyone who could help I would appreciate it!!

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  1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 12 months ago
    Your clock is by Hamburg Amerikanische Uhrenfabrik
    Germany
    1876 – 1883 Landenburger and Lang.
    1883 – 1930 HAU/HAC (merger with Junghans 1926)

    Probably an 8-day time and strike movement. The case style is called a "Tambour" which was very popular in the 1920-40s

    That's a very nice looking clock. I bet the large spiral gong sounds great.

    If you measure the winding arbors I can tell you want size key is needed. It looks like you just need a single-ended key as the clock is regulated by the rating nut on the pendulum bob.

    Do you have much experience with this type of antique mechanical clock?
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 12 months ago
    In my idea an Art Deco style clock. Indeed German, we see those old clocks at lot of times in Europe.
  3. Vintage_Joe Vintage_Joe, 12 months ago
    These clocks are well made. HAC was big clock manufacturer mainly to the exporting US market. Two crossed arrows are HAC trademark if you find this mark in your clock it is HAC.
  4. BHock45 BHock45, 12 months ago
    Thanks to bruce99, agram.m, and vintage_joe for helping me ID the clock. Thank you pw-collector, kerry, vintagejoe, bruce and mustang.
  5. BHock45 BHock45, 12 months ago
    Bruce99 to answer your question, I have no experience with clocks. It was so dirt cheap and it looked to me in workable condition. If worst comes to worst I will just keep it. I will look into what you mentioned. Thanks!!!
  6. Bruce99 Bruce99, 12 months ago
    Okay, here is a key size 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
  7. BHock45 BHock45, 11 months ago
    Bruce 99 thank you! I got it working but the chime doesn't work. Do you know how to get that working?

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