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Posted 6 years ago

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Japy French Clock: When I acquired this clock it did not run, I paid a handful of shinny pennies to have it re-conditioned; money well spent. The chimes have a good sound. It is all original with matching numbers, and it is solid brass. Possibly manufactured in the late 1880’s.

One of the photos is of it being reconditioned. The green goo is whale oil which was used for lubricant.

Any other information is welcome.

Thank you for looking


  1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
  2. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    Japy Frères is a widely recognized name associated with high quality French Clock movements. Here is a link with some good information on the history of his company:


    Perhaps there is a French clock collector in the crown who can help you find more information on the case. I only have a few French Clocks in my collection and the case makers are notoriously difficult to identify. French Clocks were very much a cottage industry with small craftsmen and artists producing cases and fitting them with mass produced movements. Many records were destroyed during the World Wars

    American Clock Manufacturers often copied French Mantel clock designs using cheaper "simulated" materials to make them affordable to the average household. Today we might refer to them as "knock-offs". :)

    I hope someone has more detailed information for you.

    Enjoy and thanks for sharing!
  3. AtticChaser, 6 years ago
    Bruce99: Thank for the positive comment, and the historical information; the link was beneficial. The “shop” that I had go through the clock I have dealt with for years, and is very respected. It is one of those third generation family businesses who deal one-on-one with his customers. He honestly enjoyed the project and has great enthusiasm for what he does.
  4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    You're welcome and I'm glad that you enjoyed the link. Take care.

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