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Interesting Atmos clocks.

New postby Andy Krietzer » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:01 pm

See any interesting Atmos clocks lately? This was at a local auction. Unfortunately I did not get it. The serial number is 9600 which puts it from about 1943. Interestingly, the movement and case serial numbers did not match. This was the way the earlier Atmos clocks were made. You will probably notice a few variations from newer Atmos clocks. They didn't make a lot of changes over the years, but there were a few. This is the only image of the clock I have, borrowed from the auction website.

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Re: Interesting Atmos clocks.

New postby Tom Seymour » Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:40 pm

Andy, I was unaware of matching case and movement serial numbers. Can you tell me where these were usually located?
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Re: Interesting Atmos clocks.

New postby Andy Krietzer » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:42 pm

There is a movement serial number that you can see from the front of the clock, on the movement itself. The case (actual clock serial number) is located at the top. This is for the common case style with glass sides, I don't know where the case serial number is located on the other models. I have seen so few of those. John Hubby said that on lower numbered clocks, it is common for the two numbers to be quite far off. My guess is that by the late 1940s, the numbers should match, if there are two numbers on the clock. At some point, they stopped putting a serial number on the movement, but I don't know when (possibly mid to late 1940s).

When I first saw this clock, I noticed the clock serial number was 9,600 but the movement was in the 95 hundreds (don't remember exactly). There was a repairman's tag from 1964 on the back glass, and I had concerns that he had pieced the clock together then. Apparently it was most likely all original. The clock had probably been serviced last in 1964. It was not running at the auction.

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Re: Interesting Atmos clocks.

New postby IMHO » Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:08 pm

Lots of good Atmos dating and other information can be found at "Mike's Clinic"

http://192.220.96.239/atmosdat.html
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