Skeleton Clock Restorations

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Maker, Paul Pouvillon, Nogent-sur-Oise, France 1929-1939. Two train, weight-driven, pinwheel escapement, one second wooden rod. Count wheel strike. Fifteen day duration. This clock is extraordinary on many levels. It is considered to be the most complicated clock made up to that time and I believe to still be the most complex for its diminutive size. It has over 40 complications packed into a very small space including an ecclesiastical computer; something only a handful of clocks ever made exhibit. Movement 20"h x 6"w x 6"d, overall, with base 50"h.


Maker, Unknown, c. 1850's, USA.  Three train, brass and bronze hybrid flat bed frame design. Hour strike using rack and snail system with quarter strike using a count wheel. Jeweled four legged gravity escapement using jeweled anti-friction wheel impulse rollers. Mercury compensated pendulum. Eight day duration (three day in current configuration). 27"w x 22"h x 11.25"d.


Maker Julien Gourdin, Mayat, France, c. 1840's. 6.5"w x 11"h x 4"d net of base and dome. A miniature based on the Gourdin company's full sized tower clock designs. Three train with count wheel 'bim-bam' quarter strike and hour on separate bell. Graham deadbeat escapement with depth adjustment. Equipped with a Wagner style swinging frame remontoire with 10 second period. One-half second gridiron pendulum with Elicott compensation system. Five wheels in strike trains, six in going train. One month duration.













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