French Industrial Animated Lighthouse Clock

French Industrial “Lighthouse” clock

French Industrial “Lighthouse” clock

Description

Popular in the 1870s, the French industrial clocks were both mechanically clever and meticulously made. This lighthouse clock stands 22″, making it a larger model. When running the model Fresno light atop the structure oscillates on the half seconds, acting as the pendulum of the clock which displays the time below. The cast brass components are silvered, gilt, and sometimes patinated.

Condition

This clock has had the hands replaced and although the escapement assembly may be in tact and complete, the clock will need some repairs or adjusting to run. There is no guarantee of either the mechanical performance of clocks nor the completeness and originality of their parts and components.

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Brass French Industrial Lighthouse Clock

Description

Brass French Industrial Lighthouse Clock. The brass lighthouse tower has a graphite finish with an incised staggered geometric pattern resembling the bricks or stones that make up the tower, also has a raised section in the base that resembles a door with windows on either side and 2 more windows in the midsection. 2.25 in. Enamel dial has black Roman numerals with spade and diamond hands, round brass spring driven movement is in working condition. 21 in. high

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A FRENCH INDUSTRIAL ANIMATED LIGHTHOUSE CLOCK, 19

A FRENCH INDUSTRIAL ANIMATED LIGHTHOUSE CLOCK, 19

Description

A FRENCH INDUSTRIAL ANIMATED LIGHTHOUSE CLOCK, 19TH CENTURY. Brass and nickel plate in the form of a lighthouse tower, surmounted by a clock, barometer and two thermometers with rotating clock drive mechanism. Total height 17 inches (43 cm).

Condition

The items sold are often of considerable age and will exhibit wear, usage and damage often NOT LISTED IN THE DESCRIPTION. The absence of condition remarks in the description DOES NOT mean the item is in perfect condition. Please note that Jackson’s is pleased to provide our opinion of the condition of items offered for sale upon request. This service is provided for guidance only, without legal obligation. All lots are sold AS IS and there will be NO RETURNS BASED ON CONDITION. Subsequently, if a prospective buyer has not examined the property to their satisfaction before the sale, or his/her agent has not inspected the property, JACKSON’S RECOMMENDS THAT THEY NOT BID ON THE PROPERTY. Again, prospective buyers are in ALL CASES responsible for determining the physical condition of lots as there are NO RETURNS based on condition.

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French Industrial Animated Lighthouse Clock

Description

French Industrial Animated Lighthouse Clock. Gilt polished brass case in the form of a lighthouse with cylindrical base, conical stem, spindled walkway above and double sided rotating top; stands on an ebonized wood base with separate spring driven mechanism powering the animated top and winding through the hinged front door. The front has a 3.25 in. porcelain dial with black Roman hour numerals, black hands, beaded door bezel with beveled crystal. Brass spring driven 8 day movement running on a cylinder escapement; the reverse has a 3.25 in. porcelain dial for the Aneroid barometer with open center, Centigrade & Fahrenheit stick thermometers on the left and right. In good condition, each mechanism is running, has key for animated mechanism. 22 in. high.

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