Posted 6 months ago
Update: Mystery Solved! This is a 1922ish Gustav Becker Gloria Hanging Wall Clock
I found a post by by Oswin Bernerd McGuinnes Mar 31, 2013: at http://welcometosteampunk.com/m/photo?id=6606484%3APhoto%3A12849 he wrote:
"Old family clock that need to be oiled and cleaned up a bit. Going to clean up the wood a bit and possibly the movement. She will currently run about 5 min and stop, a bit gunked up. Beautiful chime." His pic shows the same "Gloria" name plate that hangs behind the pendulum.
Apparently, "Gloria" refers to the type of chime.
Also, Melody at https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/66773-german-8-day-wall-clock?in=156-activity# and Sewingconcern at
https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/140071-antique-wall-clock?in=156-activity# by have similar wall clocks. But, mine has a "Gloria" name plate. While stationed in Germany, parents got this. It is in great condition: delicate chimes on the half & on the hour. No paperwork. Haven't checked the back but i will when I take it to Clock-guy this summer for maintainance.
Does anyone know about "Gloria" clocks?