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Posted 5 years ago

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Here are some pictures of my bakelite mantel clock.
I bought it in Spain some years ago, and it looks like a French mantel clock from the twenties of the twentieth century (art deco?).
The only text I can discover is on the dial that says "monet".
It weighs about 2 kilo's . The color is hard coal. It doesn't run.
Maybe someone can tell me more about the clock.

Greetings Paul

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  1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
    I'm not familiar with "Monet" clocks and can't be of much help....

    It looks like a time-only timepiece with one spring driving the time train through to a balance wheel escapement. The outer loop of what appears to be the hairspring looks a little "wild". It may be okay. Why do you think it is "bakelite" and not some type of metal case? It doesn't appear to be very large to weigh 2 kilos. The dial needs to be rotated clock-wise about 5-10 degrees. May have happened during winding. Probably needs to have the movement tightened where it fastens to the case.

    Do you have a winding key for it? If so, have you tried to see if it runs?
  2. aircooled aircooled, 5 years ago
    Thanks Bruce for all the information. You might be right about the case; it looked like bakelite, because of the color, but more likely it can be metal. I better change the title.
    The hairspring is not wound up. You're also right about the dial; it's not centered exactly. The clock is about 15 to 20 centimeters wide, and about 10 to 15 centimeters in height. I do have the winding key for the clock; I removed the back lid, to show the inside of the clock .
    Once again thanks Bruce.
  3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
    You're very welcome aircooled. Sorry I couldn't be of more help in identifying/dating such a neat little clock. :)

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