Case made in Germany, c. 1880. Miniature tower clock probably French, same vintage. Three
train, eight day duration in Walnut a burl wood case. Steel strap framed design, Count
wheel quarter striking. Graham type dead beat escapement, one second wooden rod pendulum.
Case = 91"h x 21"w x 9 1/2"d, movement = 13 1/2"w x 9"h x
Below are photos of the movement restoration.
A couple of before and after shots.
The use of blued escutcheons for the frame bolts as well as the turned
and knurled details for the frame pillars sets this movement apart in
quality and detail.
The first photo shows partial disassembly. The next a view of the
movement at the bench being reassembled. Notice the use of the computer to
display the numerous photos taken during disassembly to help in reassembly.
You didn't think I did this from memory did you???
Clock cleaned and ready for reassembly, 210 parts.
One of the nicer specialty miniature tower clocks sold in the mid 1800's
as examples in domestic tall cases for domestic use.