Schatz Ships Bell Clock E Miller Gimbal Oil Lamp North German Lloyd Barometer For Sale
Schatz Ships Bell Clock E MIller Gimbal Oil Lamp North German Lloyd Barometer
Vintage Schatz Ships Bell Clock, E Miller Brass Gimbal Oil Lamp & North German Lloyd Barometer - all mounted on an old mahogany wood frame with ornate carved edge pattern. The clock and barometer are the ships wheel design with brass spokes along the outer frame. The clock is marked Swift Boston Mass, it has a screw on type bezel cover and is a dual key wind time & ship strike movement, we guarantee is was made in Germany by Schatz. It winds nicely and keeps time, the chimes will need to be adjusted but the springs and gears are all fine guaranteed. The barometer is marked Made in Germany and North German Lloyd, it has a hole for wall mounting as shown and an easel back stand for use as a desk-top item, fine complete condition. The antique brass oil lamp is marked E Miller and is a ship or train type wall mounted sconce style lamp, also in fine complete condition. The wood backing board measures 20" high and 11 3/4" wide, it has a brass frame at the top that may have held a small lamp or bell at one time but now just a brass bracket. Overall everything is in fine clean solid condition with no cracks or damage - check my photos. A unique interesting antique nautical maritime weather station.North German Lloyd:(Norddeutscher Lloyd - NDL) was founded by the legendary H.H. Meier on February 20th 1857. Since its merger with Hapag in 1970, it has been part of Hapag-Lloyd, which is today among the top 5 in global container shipping.“North German Lloyd was an institution. It played a key role in daily life and foreign trade, was the quintessence of trade and commerce, the embodiment of the rise of Bremen and Bremerhaven, an engine of industrial progress and promoted the founding of the town of Nordenham,” stated Michael Behrendt, chairman of the executive board of Hapag-Lloyd AG, in outlining the significance of the shipping line at the festive event in the Bremen town hall. He added that Lloyd created the foundation of shipbuilding in Bremen that was to flourish for decades and played a key role in the early days of aviation. The legendary Lloyd founder H.H. Meier was also a vital figure in the establishment of Bremer Bank.North German Lloyd played a key role in making possible the great wave of European emigration to the new world, as it was founded primarily to carry emigrants with modern steamers rapidly and reliably to New York. Between 1830 and 1947, more than 7 million men, women and children – often poor, persecuted and desperate – left Germany and Europe via Bremerhaven to go overseas in the hope of a better life. Many of them travelled with North German Lloyd, which means that in the new world the family trees of millions of families are linked with Bremen and Lloyd.Lloyd influenced people’s hopes, dreams and memories, and when it saw fit also the politics of the Senate. The proverbial “Lloyd spirit” stood for a unique link between a shipping line and its region. The company, for which Bremen was always much more than a location, had such a diverse and enduring impact that it is no exaggeration to say that Lloyd was Bremen.SCHATZ CLOCK:The Schatz Clock company and the clocks they made have an interesting history.In the late 19th century, August Schatz was working with inventor Anton Harder and together they formed Jahresuhrenfabrik (Year Clock Factory) with the goal of making an accurate clock that only needed winding once a year. They were successful in making the 400 day, or Anniversary, clock but it wasn't as accurate as they'd hoped.Harding sold his patent is 1884 to F.A..L. deGruyter of Amsterdam and they continued to make Jahresuhrenfabrik clocks but for some reason they allowed their patent to expire.Other companies took up the challenge of making the 400 day clock more accurate. The pendulum for the 400 day clock was the reason it didn't need to be wound so often. A pendulum spun at the end of a suspension spring allowed it to run much longer between windings then the 8 days most clocks ran. The initial designs called for a flat disk pendulum which then evolved into the 4 ball pendulum that is still used today.American jewelers Bowler and Burdick marketed their 400 day clock as the Anniversary clock and it became popular for people to wind their clock on a special yearly event like a birthday or wedding anniversary. This also made the clocks popular gifts.The clocks were still relatively inaccurate. Experiments were done to try to figure the best materials to make the pendulum out of because the clocks were easily affected by humidity and temperature changes. This problem was solved when Charles Terwillinger of Horolovar Company invented the Temperature Compensating Suspension Spring in 1951. If this thin spring wasn't tuned just right it could throw off the best timekeeping engineering.The history of the Schatz clock company is one of idealism, ingenuity, and the pursuit of excellence. The company wavered at times in their success, but remain one of the top producers for boat clock antiques collectors and buyers.Schatz's founders, August Schatz and Anton Harder, were committed to producing clocks that could accurately keep time over a long period, with an extreme minimum of winding or other maintenance. To this end, they are known today for two types of clocks with different 'life spans' for their winding: the Schatz 400-day clock and, later, the 1000-day clock. This far exceeded the other leading clocks of the day, which were wound every week or so.The 400-day clock was a sensation, partly due to the fact that it could be wound once yearly, often in association with a special event like a birthday or other anniversary. This made Schatz clocks ideal for gifts. Due to Schatz's spring-mounted pendulum system, they were able to achieve a longer life span per wind but continued to be somewhat inaccurate until the pendulum was redesigned in the 1950s.Today, Schatz clocks are famous in both the 400- and 1000- day varities, and are also sought after due to the fact that many contain a ship's bell that rings at certain intervals. Attractive and ingenious Schatz clocks continue to occupy shelf and wall space in thousands of homes, boats and buildings the world over. The 400-day variety is often called an "anniversary" clock.E MILLER LAMPS:Edward Miller opened a one-man shop to manufacture candlestick holders in Meriden in 1844. Miller made a commitment to keep up with changes in lighting technology. By the mid-1860s, Miller kerosene lamps were being shipped worldwide. In the 1880s, Miller began producing gas fixtures. As the 19th century ended, the company was making fixtures for incandescent and mercury-vapor arc lamps. Miller died in 1902. Edward J. Miller Jr. became president. He sold the company in 1923. Burton G. Tremaine Jr. assumed the presidency. The company survives today as a manufacturer of phosphor bronze strips used in the electronic industry. It no longer makes lamps.
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