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Did You Ever Own A True Museum Piece? Own One Now! Very Rare Chamber Clock C1670

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Seller: clock-jock (732) 100%, Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 351408753823 <div style="text-align:center"><img src="http://ti2.auctiva.com/sw/java.gif" border="0"><br><table align="center"><tr><td height="28px" valign="middle" align="center"><font face="arial" size="2"><b><a href="http://emporium.auctiva.com/clock-jock" target="_blank">clock-jock store</a></b></font></td><td><a style="text-decoration:none" href="http://emporium.auctiva.com/clock-jock" target="_blank"><img src="http://ti2.auctiva.com/sw/thumbgallery.gif" border="0"></a></td></tr></table></div> Present your best items with Auctiva's FREE Scrolling Gallery. Antique Clocks, Pocket Watches, Etc. A German Iron Wall Or Chamber Clock - Truly A Museum Piece!! The Price Of This Clock Has Been Dropped From Its Appraised Value of $10.500.00 To Its Current Price Of $7,000.00. This Is As Low As The Price Will Go. So If You Are Interested In This Piece, I'd Recommend Getting It NOW! - Circa 1670 - This Clocks Stands: - 18.5" in Height, - By 12" Wide, - By 10.5" Deep, and - The Clock Weighs 14 Pounds Without the Cable Or Weights. The Clock was Entirely Handmade by a Blacksmith or a Person who could Easily Work with Metal in the Southern Area of Germany, Possibly near the City of Ulm, in the late 1600's. If the Clock Were to Run for 24 Hours it Would Have had to Stand ~ 28 Feet High in a Courtyard, as the Weights Fall an Average of 7" Per Hour. Or what was Most Likely Done, was to have it standing at a Lower Level, Say 7 Feet, and Just Wind it 4 Times per Day. As a Matter of Fact, That is Exactly What I Did. The Trick is, to find a Weight Low Enough to Run the Clock and Yet Not be Too Heavy for it. Because you don't want to put too Much Weight on the Gears! The Tips of the Hands are Polished Brass and are Able to Reflect Even the Slightest Light Very Early in the Morning or by a Quarter or so of a Moon! The Movement has a Pig-Tail Pendulum, a King's Crown Wheel Escapement and Strikes on a Bell. The Strike/Tone of the Bell can of Course be adjusted, by Adjusting the Angle of the Bell, as Shown in the Pictures. Technical Information: As I Wasn't Sure Of The Proper Length Of The Pendulum, I Calculated The Proper Length As Follows: The Correct Length Of The Pendulum Was Determined By Calculating The Number Of Beats Per Hour. The Calculations Are Based On: - The First Wheel Having 96 Teeth, Which Engaged To A 16-Tooth Cog, - This Connected To A 48-Tooth Second Wheel, Which Engaged A 6-Tooth Cog, - This Was Connected To A 33-Tooth Contrate Wheel, Which Engaged A 6-Tooth Cog. Then All Of This Was Finally Connected To A 14-Tooth Crown Wheel Escapement. The Resultant Calculation Gives 7,392 Beats Per Revolution Of The First Wheel, Which Revolves Once Per Hour. Therefore, The Pendulum Should Be About 230 Millimeters, Or 9.1 Inches Long. Q.E.D. I Wrote To A Professor Muhe At A Clock Museum In Germany (Deutsches Uhrenmuseum Furtwangen-Schwarzwald) Or The German Clock Museum. His Response Follows: Your Clock, An Iron-Wall Clock (NAWCC Refers To It As A Chamber Clock), Dates From The Late 17th Century (Most Likely The Date Was Circa 1670). It Was Probably Produced In Southern Germany, Perhaps In The Region Of The City Of Ulm. The Clock Has A Verge Escapement And A Pendulum On The Front Side Or A Pig-Tail Pendulum. Also, The Hands, The Numbers, The Pendulum, Which Earlier Could Have Been Regulated By A Balance Wheel, May Have Been Updated. The Small Arabic Numbers Are Most Likely Original, Because They Were Also Usual In Their Time. Your Calculations For The Pendulum Are Correct. The Driving Weight Should Be Chosen As Low As Possible. The Clock Comes As It's Shown, I.E. With No Cord And Without The Weights. Hello, And Thank You For Taking The Time To Look At Our Listing! Just As A Note, The Clock Is Running Fine, Keeping Good Time, And Should Provide Many, Many More Years Of Excellent Service!! Again, The Case Measures 18.5" In Height, By 12" Wide, By 10.5" Deep And Weighs 14 Pounds - That's Without Any Weights Or Any Cord. You Can See The Very Attractive And Equally Durable Dial. The Dial Is In Perfect Shape Except For Where The Paint Is Missing On The Upper Left Hand Corner. As Far As I Can Figure Out, The Clock Must Have Been Dropped On That Corner, Because The Material The Dial Was Made From Is Very, Very Durable. I'd Even Swear That You Could Scrub It With Comet, And See No Discernable Damage. But I'd Never Do That To A Clock That Is Over 340 Years Old And Is This Nice! Lastly, You Can See The Tips Of The Hands Are Brass And You Can See Them Even In The Dimmest Of Light, E.G. By A Dimly Lit Lantern Or Even By A Partial Moon! There Are Small Groups Of Flowers In Each Corner And As The Professor From Germany Said, The Numerals, Even The Small Arabic Numerals Are Most Likely Original. You Can See That The Bottom Of The Clock Has 4 Holes On Each Corner, So That The Clock Could Easily Be Secured By Nails, Screws, Etc. This Is A Good Shot That Can Show You The Basic Characteristics Of The Clock, From The Bell The Iron Hammer Strikes On, To The Crown Wheel Escapement, To The Original Wooden Spools That The Rope Would Wrap Around, Etc. Another Good Shot Of The Clock, From The Back Left Hand Corner. This Is An Especially Nice Shot Of The Count Wheel. One Of The Reasons That The Metal Is In Such Good Condition, Is That I Lived In Hawai'i For A Few Years. While I Was There The Clock Had Rusted Like Crazy. So A Couple Of Years After I Came Back, I Disassembled The Clock And Cleaned What I Could In The Ultrasonic, Which Is How I Found Out That The Tips Of The Hands Were Brass; And The Rest Of The Clock I Had To Use A Grinder On To Remove The Rust. So The Metal Came Out In Excellent Condition! This Shot Is From The Dial Looking Back, With The Bell Leaning Back. If You Look Straight Down, You Can See The Crown Wheel Escapement. The Clock Is In The Same Position, With A Better Shot Of The Crown Wheel Escapement And How It Fits Into The Contrate Wheel. If You Look At The Bottom, You Can See The Twisted Metal With 2 Holes In Them. The 2 Holes Are Where The Rope Would Go, When You Set The Clock Up To Run. In The Front, There's A Flat Metal Bar Where The Rope Would Go Through. This Is A Better Shot Of The Top And The Front Of The Clock, Showing The Hands And The How The Pendulum Bob Attaches. A Very Close-Up Shot Of The Crown Wheel Escapement And The Contrate Wheel. This Is A Shot Of The Clock Laying On Its Left Hand Side, Giving You Another Good Shot Of The Clock. Finally, A Picture Of The Back Of The Clock, Giving You A Very Good Idea Of How A Clock Would Have Been Built Almost 350 Years Ago!! Well, that's all I can say. The Photos will tell you what you really want to know about this piece anyway. This would make a very nice gift to that special someone, even if that "special someone" is you and your own collection!! I've been a member of NAWCC (115858) for over two decades now. Bid with confidence & please look at my other Listings for more Great Horological Pieces of Art! If you are the lucky winner and if for any reason you do not like this item simply return it within Fourteen days for a complete refund! NO QUESTIONS ASKED!! Just Please, No "Buyers Remorse"! THANK-YOU FOR LOOKING AND WE HOPE THAT YOU DECIDE TO BUY THIS PIECE!!! Before bidding, please email us when things are not clear. We will gladly answer ALL of your questions and provide you with any extra information as needed. THANK YOU FOR BIDDING AND GOOD LUCK!!! Our Puppy, when he first joined our Family, back on Ford Island, Hawai'i... Condition: This FANTASTIC Time & Strike Fusee Clock RUNS Just Great! Now you actually have this Unique Opportunity to actually purchase AMAZING CLOCK!! Please be sure and READ the Listing completely to make sure that you understand just how to set up this Clock!! Also, the Movement was cleaned and serviced earlier this year!, Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany

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