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1880 Gustasv Becker 3 Weight "grand Sonnerie" Vienna Wall Clock Works Perfect For Sale
THIS IS A sale THAT I HAVE STARTED AT A VERY REASONABLE PRICE FOR THIS CLOCK. I BELIEVE IN LETTING THE MARKET DETERMINE THE VALUE
You are offerding on aBEAUTIFULin EXCELLANT CONDITION, Antique RARE" GUSTAV BECKER "GRAND SONNERIE "GERMAN MADE VIENNA WALL CLOCK, The serial number is 393310 and is STAMPED ON THE MECHANISM. theTRADE MARK,which tells uswho made it, also is stamped on the face plate along with the mechanisum number zero " 0 ". this is all shown in the pictures.
All this information tells us the clock wasmade in 1880, 133 years ago. it still runs perfectly. that is the quality ofGUSTAV BECKER.
THE CLOCK CASE WAS ALL HAND CARVEDin GERMANY.In the picturesyou CAN SEE THE OLD TIME CRAFTMANSHIP THAT WENT INTO THE MAKING OF THIS CLOCK.
NOW TO THE RARE PART OF THE CLOCK. THIS HAS THE" GRAND SONNERIEMECHANISM ", WHICH IS NOT COMMON. I'LL TRY TO EXPLAIN THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE MECHANIZM IN THE FOLLOWING:
GRAND SONNERIE REFERS TO HOW THE CLOCK CHIMES. IT IS SOMETIMES CALLED THE "BLIND MANS CLOCK" BECAUSE YOU CAN ALWAYS TELL THE TIME FROM THE CHIMES OF THE CLOCK. THE REASON FOR THIS IS HOW IT CHIMES. THIS CLOCK HAS A DOUBLE CHIME SYSTEM. AT EACH QUARTER THE CHIME SOUNDS TO INDICATE THE QUARTER AND AFTER THAT THE HOUR AS FOLLOWS:
ON THE FIRST QUARTER IT CHIMES ONCE FOR THE QUARTER AND AFTER THAT IT CHIMES THE NUMER OF TIMES IT TAKES TO INDICATE THE HOUR. AS EXAMPLE AT 4 FIFTEEN IT CHIMES A MELODAY ONCE FOR THE QUARTER AND THEN 4 TIMES FOR THE HOUR. AT THE HALF HOUR IT WILL CHIME THE MELODY FOR THE HALF HOUR TWICE AND THEN 4 TIMES FOR THE HOUR. THIS CONTINUES AT THE THREE QUARTER WHEN IT CHIMES 3 TIMES FOR THE 3 QUARTER HOUR AND 4 TIMES FOR THE HOUR, THEN AT THE HOUR IT WILL CHIME 4 TIMES FOR THE HOUR QUARTER AND 5 TIMES FOR THE NEW 5 O'CLOCK HOUR. AS YOU CAN IMAGINE THIS REQUIRES A VERY INTRICATE MECHANISM.
The sound of the chimes are soft and pure.
THIS CLOCK ALLOWS YOU TO SHUT OFF ANY OF THE CHIME SYSTEM AND ALSO TO INDEPENDANTLY PULL A STRING TO TELL WHAT QUARTER HOUR AND HOUR ITIS.
the markings on the clock indicates thisclock was made in1880. It is46 INCHES TALL, 16INCHES WIDEAND 7INCHES DEEP. All the parts are original and as shown in the pictures.It comes with a key and the original pendulum as shown in the pictures.The clock wasrecently serviced and cleaned andkeeps perfect time and chimes (gongs) AS IT SHOULD on the hour and on QUARTERhours.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GUSTAV BECKER CLOCKS, GO TO THE WEB AND TYPE IN GUSTAV BECKER CLOCK CO. ANS YOU WILL FIND EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT. THEY HAVE A GREAT HISTORY AND ARE FINE CLOCKS.
If you would like to see more pictures, just ask and i will send them to you. if you have any questions, ask and i will answer as best i can.
TERMS OF SALE:
International buyers are required to pay via Paypal within72 hours of close...NO EXCEPTIONS! Items will be shipped USPS PRIORITY MAIL ONLY. You are responsible for anyCUSTOMS CHARGES theyare separate and not part of your payment to me. USA buyers: Your payment is due within2 days from sale close .
you canuse the checkout system with (Pay Now Button) or pay using the invoice that I forward to you at the close of sale. If you have any special request you must let me know before paying so the invoice can be adjusted if necessary.
please read all the information in the listing and if you anyquestions please feel free to contact me.
BECAUSE OF THE FRAGILENESS OF THIS TYPE ITEM, I FREQUENTLY HAVE TO MAKE A UNIQUE BOXTO FIT IT. THAT IS WHY IT MIGHT TAKE ME 3or 4DAYS BEFORE SHIPPING AFTER RECEIVING YOUR PAYMENT.
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1880 Gustasv Becker 3 Weight "grand Sonnerie" Vienna Wall Clock Works Perfect: $1,600