Unusual French Wallclock c.1900

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Seller: theartchive (1,733) 100%, Location: Burry Port, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 333362210828 Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A most interesting French clock with label which reads “Manufacture Francais d’Armes et Cycles de Saint-Etienne” with “MF” logo central for Manufrance, the trade name of the company. It was the first French mail order concern which was established in St. Etienne in 1888. By 1898 the company had 1000 employees. It went bankrupt in 1979. Most of the goods they sold were made by third parties, then labelled and retailed by Manufrance. As their name suggests, they sold a great variety of military revolvers, rifles and bicycles but quickly expanded into sewing machines, typewriters and clocks, selling them the world over. This delightful c.1900 wallclock which measures 31cms x 31cms is in unrestored condition, it being found in a relative’s shed where it had lain for an estimated 40 years. The case is simply made out of pressed steel but the movement is a good quality, brass, seven-day version impressed with the letter “C” which I have been unable to identify. As a precaution, I took the movement out, let down the spring, gave a quick clean with a brush, and oiled the bearings prior to reassembly and to my surprise it ran for about 10 minutes. It has now improved and runs for a day or so before stopping so I suggest a real good clean should sort it out. Also, I notice it runs better at a slight angle of a few degrees so perhaps the escapement needs adjusting. There is a screw to do this which I have not touched. Have not seen another like it and I understand few survivors remain. Clock Type: Wall Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: French

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