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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This old clock has been in my parents home as long as I can remember. It appears to be very old and possibly hand made. I see no markings anywhere on it. It has no frills or ornamentation, quite crude. Can anyone tell me if there is a way to tell if it was made by a clock company or by some creative person?

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    1. mep440, 8 years ago
      any help will be appreciated, thank you.
    2. Stevekelly Stevekelly, 8 years ago
      Napolean hat shaped clock..probably 1930s.
    3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 years ago
      factory mfg. not home made... If Bruce doesn't ID first.. I be looking up which clock this is.
    4. mep440, 8 years ago
      Thank you Steve and Kerry for your comments. I will be interested in knowing which clock it is and how do you find that information when there are no markings? Michele
    5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 years ago
      I thought I knew right off what clock it was... but the speed adjustment at the 12 has me thrown off. The two key winds are, one for the time, the other for the strike. Would have guessed at Sessions clock circa 1910's-20's, but haven't found in my book of clocks yet. Bruce will know rightoff, make ,model and year...he very good.
    6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 years ago
      or sorry... to answer your query. Tons of reference material and old advertisements are the key elements to id... and movement construstion
    7. mep440, 8 years ago
      Thanks Kerry, Im surprised by the one photo of the back of the clock that you could see it that well to get all that information. I appreciate your time in helping me.
    8. Bruce99 Bruce99, 8 years ago
      This case style is formally called a "Tambour". I agree with Kerry, this is a manufactured clock. The fit and finish is excellent. It's some type of balance wheel movement and the back brass plate has a decorative damascene pattern on it. That's an unusual feature which *can* indicate high quality and craftsmanship. I don't recognize it though. There may be a manufacturer's mark on the movement someplace but if you can't see it from the back door, you would have to remove the movement in order to look for it elsewhere. I think it's a quality clock. Just can't tell you who made it or where it came from. Sorry I can't be of more help to you. Perhaps someone here will recognize it. If not, try going to the General Clocks forum on the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors' Message Board. You'll need to register as a new member (it's free). Once registered you can post photos and a request for help identifying the manufacturer. Here's a link to the message board: Value is not discussed in the free section of the Board. I'm thinking that this clock be German...but that's a wild guess. A well known American Manufacturer would have their name and/or trademark displayed prominently either on the dial and/or movement. Nice Clock. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    9. mep440, 8 years ago
      Hi Bruce. I apologize it took so long to respond to your comment. I am very grateful for the response from everyone in helping me identify this clock. I don't even replace a battery in my watch, so the thought of removing the movement from this old clock leaves me stunned. I will take your advise and go to the General Clocks forum. I really thought this was just an old clock and far from a quality clock. Just goes to show you how much I know about clocks. But the comments here have peaked my interest in finding out more about it. Again, thank you so much for your time and knowledge. If I find out more about it,would there be an interst for me to post on here what I learned? Michele
    10. gedankenfragment, 8 years ago
      Hi Michele. Since I recently purchased a clock that looks quite similar to yours I would highly appreciate if you would come up with any news. Thank you. Ronny
    11. mep440, 8 years ago
      Hi Ronny: I will post anything I learn on the clock here. Michele

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