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New postby Andy Krietzer » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:45 am

It has been a long time since any messages were posted in this segment of the message board. I thought I would try to liven things up a little!

First is one of my favorites. It was made by Edgar Henn in the mid-1950s. This is called the cinderella coach model. Not a lot of them were made. I have found out there are a number of variations in them, knob on top, front trim, feet, dial, glass etching, etc., but all are basically the same. There was also a wall mount bracket that I have been searching for. I have not even seen a picture, but I know they were made.

Although it is one of my favorite clocks, adjusting it is difficult, so don't expect to see the correct time on it!

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New postby Andy Krietzer » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:50 am

Next is one by Kern. This is an especially fancy model, having both an embossed dial, and very decorated base. The base and outer part of the dial are cast brass.

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New postby Andy Krietzer » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:52 am

Next is a Koma. It is in a rounded top carriage style case.

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New postby Andy Krietzer » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:55 am

This clock is also made by Koma (KOnrad MAuch, abrieviated to Koma). Diana is the name on the dial.

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New postby Andy Krietzer » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:07 pm

This is one of the most recent torsion clocks made. The back and pendulum are not even shown in the Horolovar book. It is a 200 day clock. Loricron is the name on the dial, but the maker is Haller of Simonswald, Germany. It was made in 1992 or later. It was made by one of only two companies that still make torsion clocks, the other being Kern.

Haller is known for making an "anniversary" clock known to collectors as the "time-bomb". That model is not a torsion clock at all, and has many plastic parts. It is a dangerous clock to work on, and really is not repairable. That model was made in the 1980s, and is no longer available.

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New postby Andy Krietzer » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:12 pm

This is an unusual case style, made by Koma. It reminds me of an antique television set. I found this on a website from Paris, France. It was not cheap. When it arrived, it was in pieces. Apparently someone had taken it apart, and had left the case screws loose. There was not too much damage.

I have never seen another one like it.

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New postby Andy Krietzer » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:23 pm

The Kern and Loricron are full size clocks. The rest are known as "miniatures", having smaller movements and smaller cases. The carriage style case has always been my favorite.

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New postby Andy Krietzer » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:24 am

Does anyone have anything to contribute?


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Re: Pictures

New postby veritas » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:52 am

Thanks Andy for showing some unusual clocks.I like all of them.I think miniatures are my favourites.
Thanks for posting these.
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