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Offline Alexander.

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Identifying a clock
« on: Saturday 11 July 15 13:14 BST (UK) »
My great grandfather won this clock in a race, but we have no idea when or where. He was born in 1875, and lived in Nottinghamshire.

We were hoping that if we can identify the clock, we may be able to narrow down a rough date of the race, and then it might be possible to search the local papers. It would be nice to know a fuller story of how the clock came to be in the family.

I've included a few pictures. Obviously there is a thermometer and barometer on the clock as well. It appears to be German-made, as the information on the back says "Printed in Württemberg".

Any suggestions for identifying the clock would be much appreciated.

Alexander

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Re: Identifying a clock
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 11 July 15 13:57 BST (UK) »
Here's your clock without the (broken) carving on the top.

http://www.sellingantiques.co.uk/272069/wall-hanging-clock-barometer/

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Malky

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Re: Identifying a clock
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 11 July 15 14:17 BST (UK) »
Good find Malky.

And how interesting that this was sold without the embellishment - whether that was part of the original design or a variation (simplified version) of the clock is not clear.

I think it looks a bit bare without. :)


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Re: Identifying a clock
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 11 July 15 14:25 BST (UK) »
Good find, Malky. That site suggests late Victorian, so assuming great granddad won the clock soon after it was made, he would have been in his twenties, which makes sense. Though I suppose a similar design could have been made over many years.

I wonder what a clock like this might have been worth at the time he won it?

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Re: Identifying a clock
« Reply #4 on: Monday 13 July 15 13:55 BST (UK) »
Any letters on it or on the movement on the back of it?

A little detail here about the company which might help if there is.

http://www.cinoa.org/artists/detail/9350

S_L

p.s. if he was running then it makes a change from a race t-shirt!

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Re: Identifying a clock
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 16 July 15 10:17 BST (UK) »
Hi S_L,

No I can't see any other letters or marks on it. Thank you for the link to info about Hamburg American Clock Co.

Thanks
Alexander

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Re: Identifying a clock
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 16 July 15 10:26 BST (UK) »
Email ANTIQUES ROADSHOW -  they will tell you!   ;D ;D

I saw one just like that the other night on that show  - including the 'pediment' (is that what it is called?) - can't remember much about it though! 
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Identifying a clock
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 16 July 15 23:53 BST (UK) »
Will give that a go, Wiggy! :)

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Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!