The movement design and hanger for the pendulum matches up with other Becker movements I have found pictures of online. Gustav Becker copied many of the American methods; Lenzkirch copied many of the French methods. The Empire style architecture and furnishings were in style. My brother and I bought this clock for mom when we were in junior high. To find out more about our low cost five-day, one-month or one year subscription plans,.
There were also some cases with appliques and dramatic applications of figural woods. Pendulum clocks are usually designed to be set by opening the glass face cover and manually pushing the minute hand around the dial to the correct time. The Baroque, or more correctly Second Baroque style clocks reflect the highly ornate styles of the Baroque period 1550 to 1700. Early Vienna Regulators were simple, boxy, austere designs. The face is ceramic looking, in nice shape no cracks. Numerous awards and certificates followed, from trade expos as far-flung as Australia and as close to home as Vienna.
Regulator clocks, sometimes referred to as pendulum clocks, were invented in the late 18th century in a quest for greater timekeeping accuracy. However, with this one, the click spring is part of the winding barrel assembly. The clock was inherited from great, great grandparents, and the clock is mounted in an oak box, which I know not to be original. By using the correct amount of mercury, the centre of gravity of the pendulum remained at a constant height, and thus its period remained constant, despite changes in temperature. Of course, after the advent of mass advertising for mass production, the term like so many others! Regulator clocks, sometimes referred to as pendulum , were invented in the late 18th century in a quest for greater timekeeping accuracy.
I got it from my family, passed on to me, been running it off and on for about 8 years, nice conversation piece, but never knew what I was talking about. . I annealed the spring ends and cut off the defective tips and reformed new hole ends. The hands remained simple and complimentary to the clock. For example, a pendulum clock moved from sea level to 4,000 feet 1,200 m will lose 16 seconds per day.
A type of vinyl had been adhered to the inside of the clock case. Fine adjustment of the rate of the clock could be made by slight changes to the internal pressure in the sealed housing. We are willing to talk about any of the prices we have cited on these clock webpages. Antique Wall Clocks for Sale We recently purchased the 24,000 square foot antique shop of long time Dallas antique dealer Albert Copeland. Although, our mechanical clocks have things that keep it from being accurate enough to notice it isn't the same as the earth, it is that second type of clock. The front panel glass door opens, has 2 side glass panels, 3 glass panes all together.
I know it was made by a German clockmaker Gustav Becker and using the internet I know a little about him now but I am specifically interested in the clock. He has thereby left a remarkable legacy which anyone interested in the technical or esthetic aspects of horology should see in Vienna. Regulator clocks developing popularity led to three main styles of regulator clock. In 1929 it switched to the before phasing in standards in the 1930s. Exceptions to these criteria are mentioned in the description of the clock. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Hand styles trend from the simple designs of the Biedermeier period to the elaborate styles of the Alt Deutsch.
Walls, ceilings, reception rooms were covered with plaster work and frescoes as in the periods of great ostentation in the past. The single metal chime rod is intact. The German factories often included subsidiary seconds dials at the top of the dial. The also called the Royal pendulum , 0. The movements themselves are unique. Updated September, 2011 Contact us at. The Viennese did not typically do this.
These releases allow the clock's wheel train to advance a fixed amount with each swing, moving the hands forward at a constant rate, controlled by the pendulum. During the , daily life was organized around the home pendulum clock. We are prepared to offer very attractive prices for larger transactions. Style: Classifying Viennese Regulators can sometimes be difficult. More recent dates on the back of the dial are likely dates when the clock was serviced. Austrian Regulators In addition to the above styles, there are inherent differences between the Vienna Regulators made in Austria and Germany. Later still, from about the middle of the Biedermeier to the end of the period, the clocks gained a bit of ornament on the top, and lost the division between the top square and the bottom rectangle.
Some minor repairs were done to the case. Now you have a chance to benefit from Albert's purchases. These are not true pendulum clocks because the timekeeping is controlled by a in the module, and the swinging pendulum is merely a decorative simulation. There were no outstanding Viennese writers during this period, and Vienna focused it's creativity in the arts, including music, and craftsmanship. If they are not, the pendulum swings more to one side than the other, upsetting the symmetrical operation of the escapement. When an antique dealer uploads an item for display on Sellingantiques they are requested to make a formal declaration as to the date of its manufacture. His extensive personal collection and studies of examples of this particular genre in the world of horology, and the studies published in other venues by his wife Melina, an internationally renowned violinist and expert on the compositions of Johann Strauss the Younger, are the collaborative basis for this short dissertation on the Vienna regulator, and of the societal preferences and pressures affecting its design.