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The dial is a little bit crackled, but what can you expect for a clock well over 100 years old... The 7 day movement has been refurbished so now it is in excellent working condition. These are also called "chiselbottoms" Here is a nice German shelf glass cupole 400-day clock made by Kern & Söhne. The movt needs cleaning, otherwise in working order. This is an old American 'School Clock' also called 'short drop'. This clock is made around 1875, according to Clock Jim on NAWCC. Strikes on three rods, half and full hours, very nice sound. This Junghans spring driven wall regulator has a very massive case. The gong sound on this one is very mellow and rich due to the massive cabinet. This one was sold to me as a Leja - a swedish nickname for Oxenauge or french clocks imported by Joseph Leja in Stockholm. The dial is pretty good for it's age (these are usually very worn).
I don't know much about thehistory of this particular clock, except that it was from my greatgreat great father and so I assume late XIXth century.
Serial numbers on Becker clocks indicate which year the clock was manufactured.
This is a "model 3510" spring driven Gustav Becker wall regulator from about 1932. Another genuine Gustav Becker two-weight Wiener regulator clock made around 1894 according to the serial number on the movement (1145164). Here's my third genuine Gustav Becker wall regulator. Junghans spring driven wall "R-A" regulator clock from the beginning of 1900. Left is another Junghans miniature spring driven wall "R-A" regulator clock. Good condition, but the torsion spring was broken and the dome is not original. There is also two lampettes belonging to the set (click pic to see them). Strikes half and full hours on three rods at the bottom of the wooden cabinet.
His breakthrough came in 1852 at the Silesian Clock Fair.
Crowds were drawn to his works because of the quality, and he was awarded the gold medal for the best clock in the fair.
On the back of the oak cabinet is a red-black-white paper label (click pic to see). The porcelain dial is stamped with GB anchor as well. This became my fourth Gustav Becker wall regulator. Recently I have become owner of some rare master clocks by the Westerstrand clock factory in Töreboda, Sweden.