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    Posted 7 years ago

    Leah1991
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    I have moved into a house and the people who lived there before have left this chime clock. I want to find out more information about this clock. I want to no how old it is, how much is it worth, where it orgianted from and what the exact name it is or could possibly be?

    It's a beautiful clock and it's really big. I don't have the measurements it any other details. I know it might be an R and A because this is on the clock.

    Please help

    Thank you

    Leah

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    1. CreativeMamma CreativeMamma, 7 years ago
      Beautiful! You are very lucky! The R-A does not denote a maker, but rather a style and many clocks have this on their pendulum. I'm not sure what it actually stands for. Sorry, that's all I can provide. My guess is that it is German, 1880-1900ish. But, it is only a guess!
    2. Leah1991, 7 years ago
      Aw thank you . You have been a help. I have been trying to find it everywhere but now that makes sense. It is a beautiful clock. I will keep researching . Thank you for your help.
    3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 7 years ago
      R&A has to do with regulation of the clock's speed. "R" means slower and "A" means faster.

      In order to help identify your clock, please provide the following:

      Any and all information printed, stamped or labeled on the dial, movement, case, pendulum and key. This includes names, trademarks, serial/model/patent numbers and dates.

      How often does it need to be re-wound?

      Measurements of the dial and case. Please take measurements at the longest, widest, and deepest points only.

      Well lit photos of the entire case, with close-ups of the dial, movement and any distinctive decorative feature(s) or labels.

      Please note if the case appears to have a simulated or "faux" finish.

      This information can be very helpful, but it still may not lead to a definitive model or date.

    4. Leah1991, 7 years ago
      Thank you Bruce99 I will check later and update you.

      Thank you
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      It is pointed west so it must tell wind direction also.
    6. Marine53 Marine53, 7 years ago
      Man...I hope you played the lottery that day....I give my left....well...I love to come up on something that great....that is a great find...beautiful
    7. toolate2 toolate2, 7 years ago
      Advance and Retard...
    8. Bruce99 Bruce99, 7 years ago
      You're right Nathan, "Retard" just sounds bad to me so I don't use it. Perhaps I was called a Retard too many times while growing up. :)

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