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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Here's a clock I picked up before the auction I've been posting from. It's a German musical alarm carriage clock, probably from around 1910. I got it super cheap, probably because it was missing a panel. I happened to have another German musical clock, which didn't work; and, since they all have the same construction (generally), I stole its panel and put it on this more ornate, more functional model. I also ended up switching out the music boxes, as the box in this one had broken a tine; and, apparently, the times were not interchangeable among themselves. It was a sort of 'dream clock' of mine.
    When I had sat down to work on the clock, I took off the bottom as it has a wood panel (from what I could determine, it had traveled to a few countries as their names were written on the bottom) and sat it down when I saw a stink-bug sitting on the musical mechanism. As it was alive, I took it outside and let it free. I went back to the clock and worked on it a bit (thus discovering the broken tine problem) when I accidentally bumped the wooden panel on the base. Having half knocked it off the stand, I picked it up and flipped it over-- thus discovering another 5 living stink-bugs! Yuck!

    As another interesting note, as I typed the title into the box for this post, a bunch of former titles I'd type for posts in my BlackBoard college web-page discussion post area popped up. Are the sites related?

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    1. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      You got some nice pieces from the auction. I like this one
    2. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Thank you. There was another auction a few nights ago, but I missed most of it. Oh well.
    3. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Yeah, that’s the way it goes sometimes. Maybe next time :)
    4. Perpcal70000000, 3 years ago
      Thanks for showing yours off like this. I have one and it's been overhauled and works reliably and runs for a good 30 hours or so. Mine plays 'The Bonnets of Bonnie Dundee'. Mine does not, however, have the subsidiary seconds hand.

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