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Iron Casing TImepiece - "Horloge Domestique en Fer" - mid 17th Century from France

Lot reference 18027191

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Mechanical - 1 day movement - strikes on bell every half hour

Particularly very early large Iron Housing timepiece. The clock is made entirely of iron, also the wheels with forged spokes are made of iron.
The striking mechanism has a large iron locking plate with an internal toothing which indicates an early manufacturing. The striking mechanism also has a large winding blade with cogwheel and spring that is located outside the timepiece at the reverse side. As a result, the pendulum with iron weight has been placed on the left side of the clock. The bell is struck by a large iron hammer placed transversely on top of the clock and is powered by an iron wire via a forged hook outside the timepiece. The forged iron dial has a brass dial ring and an iron gold plated pointer with lily. The clock runs and strikes, and has two cast iron balls as drive weights, also two smaller iron counterweights. The bell is placed in an iron clasp with iron flowers. The clock is powered by cords. The clock is on an iron fitting console what is included.
The sizes of the clock are: Total height 47 cm. x w. 23 cm. x d. 20 cm. Dial h. 24.5 cm. x w. 16 cm. Number ring diameter 15.8 cm. x width 2.6 cm.

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Literature: Rene Schoppig: 'L'Horloge Francaise a Poids' pages 68-72
Musée Crozatier 'Quatre Siëcles D'Horlogierie Francaise A Poids' pages 16-17

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Reviews given: 3
Member since: February 16, 2016
  • Very well packed. Good description but only average photos

    user-f486c70 December 23, 2018

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    De klok is goed verpakt verstuurd. Het uurwerk is sterk versleten en schoonmaken zoals door verkoper aanbevolen, alleen is niet afdoende. Klok loopt niet regelmatig en slagwerk functioneert niet goed.
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    RTW September 7, 2017

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    Muy buen envio.
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    UlisesJuan May 23, 2017

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