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Maker, Unknown. 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 5"d.

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.

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