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Clocks758 of 3787Astral Coventry 156 Made in England 20543  04I do like my Vintage mid century mechanical alarm clocks, This is a charmer, with a disappointing name Arctos Expo,
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    This mantle clock has been in our family for years. The only reason I'm uploading pictures of it here and now is that we'd really like to get it identified! The clock was bought in approximately 1969-1970 in Ireland by my grandparents in an antique market for approximately £1.50. When it was bought one handle was missing and it wasn't working but after some repairs on it, a handle was replaced and some of the workings were clean and restored. What I'd like to know is where it's from and what age would it be? We cant find any makers marks at all anywhere on it except for the back of the brass workings in it which is stamped with the initials 'J.J.S' and the number 5174. As for any other marks or serial numbers there is none.
    The clock is wound by a brass key approximately every 8 days it has 2 twin panels of beautiful green marble down each side of it and the whole thing is made out of a block of solid black marble and weighs a TON!
    The only guess I can make is that its a french mantle clock as I've spotted two very similar designs on Google images, other than that I don't really know. Would love to find out more about it?

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    1. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Family heirlooms are priceless :)
    2. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 4 years ago
      Thanks Trey, they sure are! :)
    3. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Your welcome:)
    4. seaview, 4 years ago
      hi, basic french timepiece, movement , made in thousands, the case, most are constructed of slate, age, late vic into edwardian, nice .
    5. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 4 years ago
      Thanks seaview, yeah we love it! :)
    6. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
      Nice looking clock. Always carry it from the bottom, never lift from the top!
      See this link for a brief discussion of a very similar French Clock...possibly from 1880-1900:
      Thanks for sharing
    7. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 years ago
      Haha- yes thanks for that advice Bruce! You'd never be able to lift this clock from the top anyway...this clock would cause back damage! :P

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