There are a few significant differences, such as the pallets and crutch assemblies. The clock will be carefully packed and shipped FedEx, with weights shipped separately. On a Terry Pratchett theme if you were skipping the light fantastic would the orangutan librarian in you say ook or eek to those unmarked clocks on that site, which all have fairly low serial numbers, being by Resch when based in Vienna? They have become music to my ears. See last photo for a few other original Biedermeier clocks. I really love this clock!!! For example, at 6:30, it chimes twice on the quarter then 6 times on the hour. The serial number stamped into the back plate and a fair amount of Gustav Becker serial numbers are available by catalog. Contact our site Administrator at.
I acquired a Remember clock in which the movement was missing all of the strike levers for both the hour and quarter hour strike sides. This was also notable on the winding drums, where the gut cable was spooled around; three three old and one new cut pieces of cable had fallen out when the barrels were pulled apart. Adjust the wall stabilizers so the clock hangs vertical. This is the reason why it has one more weight than most Vienna regulators. The repros are well done you would have to be an expert to spot them. This clock is just waiting for the right collector out there to have this nice Gustav Becker Clock in their collection.
This movement is for the old style wood mount with two slotted back boards. I really love this clock!!! The two metal gong wires are intact and in place. This toxic mix had oxidized the posts, and caused the clock to not strike correctly, since the levers couldn't be easily lifted or fall under their own weight with spring assistance. This is most amazing clock art ever, many years I listen to it tick and chime to know the hour! It chimes on the quarter hour, half hour and hour. The restoration had been completed on this clock by the time of the final publication.
No loose veneer, all the carved column pieces are still there and look appropriate to the clock, not replacements. It lists two types of logos and movements with no logos attributed to Resch based on the fact they are typical Resch and all have the serial number stamped on the movement, front and back, the pendulum rod, the mounting bracket and bezel, a peculiarity of Resch. This large wall clock is one of the fancier varieties of Vienna regulators, in having a quarter hour strike, as well as the hour strike on each quarter! Weight- or spring-driven, large or small, if your Vienna regulator or any clock is acting up or giving you running issues, call us or stop by our store or visit our webpage gulfcoastclock. The info you posted in as usual very interesting and I guess your point on Remeber dating from 1871 scuppers the export theory. The finials do not match the case.
I had a very good relationship with a 3rd generation Viennese clock maker from whom I purchased all of my early weight driven clocks. There are exceptions to this rule, but usually setting the hands backwards will damage the clock. I am always amazed at how these old shellac finishes can usually be brought back to a pristine condition. Be careful that the cord is not tangled in some other part of the clock, and hangs straight down from the winding barrels. Row 0 4 Vienna Regulator 1 train non-striking , 8 day ---------------------------------- Late Biedermeier Style Austria ca.
When setting the time, stop at every chime spot hours, ½ hours, sometimes ¼ hours and allow the clock to fully chime. Buy it now and enjoy the appreciation! Its missing glass and weights from theft and moving. That's the repeat business that we strive for and do at Gulf Coast Clock Co. This was also notable on the winding drums, where the gut cable was spooled around; three three old and one new cut pieces of cable had fallen out when the barrels were pulled apart. There are several repair dates scribed on the back of the dial. I am going to try to post pictures of the movements below. This clock would be a wonderful addition to your collection.
The movement is in running order. The movement seems to be original to the case, slides into place on the slots as the early ones do. I have that issue and article, and would be curious to know if, say, the fellow on the website you mention, has had that opportunity to read it. The clock hands match and look appropriate to the clock. Nice Antique 1876 Gustav Becker Vienna Regulator clock for your buying consideration. And there's nothing about any family connections of Junghans and Resch.
I do however have a dial that will work, though not original to the movement as I found them. Kielmeyer was already a Junghans lawyer. The movement design and hanger for the pendulum matches up with other Becker movements I have found pictures of online. Sometimes the hands of the clock get out of adjustment, and the minute hand actually hits the hour hand as it sweeps by. All the glass is now in place, with with no blistering or cracks. These clocks are precision pieces, so there may not be much clearance here, but if it rubs the clock will not run for very long.
The corrosion was removed, bearings replaced, and pivots polished; after that the clock was cleaned, reassembled and test-run. Interestingly it too mentions the Remembrance story, probably taken from Kochmann, but I have no reason to doubt the authenticity of the info on movements as it lists a large number of Resch clocks. At Gulf Coast Clock Co. If you have not had experience with old mechanical clocks before, I would suggest you steer clear. That's why at Gulf Coast Clock Co. For this reason they are highly prized by collectors. The biggest issue was the posts holding the levers had disintegrated so much due to the corrosion, material was lost and the were too loose.