Antique F. Mauthe FMS Wall Clock w Eagle RA Pendulum

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 24,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

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. WHAT A FANTASTIC CLOCK THIS IS...AND IN SUCH GREAT CONDITION! THIS IS A 'FMS' CLOCK, MEANING FREDERICH MAUTHE SCHWENNINGEN. MAUTHE BEGAN CLOCK MAKING ON JUNE 2, 1822. SOME OF THE RESEARCH I HAVE FOUND STATES THAT THE MAUTHE CLOCK WITH 'SCHWENNINGEN' BEHIND IT ENDED FEBRUARY 2, 1844. HOWEVER, EVEN THOUGH THE WORM HOLES ARE PRESENT IN A COUPLE OF PLACES, I'M NOT SURE IF THIS DATES THE CLOCK TO THAT ERA OR NOT. I'M SURE SOME OF YOU EXPERTS CAN HELP ME OUT WITH THAT.

THE MOVEMENT BARES THE FMS LOGO WITH THE EAGLE ABOVE IT. IT ALSO HAS 27/131 ON IT. T IS INITIALS DRP WHICH, ACCORDING TO MY RESEARCH, MEANS 'DEUTSCHES REICH PATENT', WHICH I'M ASSUMING REFERS TO THAT TYPE OF MOVEMENT. IN ADDITION, T ARE NUMBERS 493 3 AND N. 55006, WHICH I CAN'T PIN DOWN ANY INFO ON.

THE ORIGINAL PENDULUM HAS 'RA' ON IT, WHICH , I THINK MAKES THIS A VIENNA REGULATOR CLOCK.....BUT AGAIN, MY UNDERSTANDING OF MY RESEARCH MAY NOT BE CORRECT.

THE CASE IS IN GREAT CONDITION, BUT NOT MINT, AS THE EAGLE ON TOP NEEDS TO BE RE-ATTACHED TO THE CLOCK CASE, AND I WILL LEAVE THIS TO THE BUYER AS I DON'T WANT TO DO IT INCORRECTLY. THE EAGLE THAT SITS ON TOP IS CAST OF WHAT I THINK IS SOME TYPE OF STONE OR CLAY???? AND HAS 'ML AND N. 100' ON THE BACK OF IT MADE INTO THE CAST. T ARE A COUPLE OF 'VERY VERY SMALL 'FLICKS' OF CAST MISSING BUT UNNOTICEABLE. THE CASE RETAINS ITS' SIDE GLASS AND YOU CAN SEE THE WORKS FROM THE SIDES, AMAZING TO WATCH. T ARE A FEW WORM HOLES IN A COUPLE OF SPORATIC AREAS WHICH ADDS SO MUCH CHARACTER. THIS CLOCK HAS NOT BEEN REFINISHED AND MANTAINS A GORGEOUS WALNUT FINISH.

THE DIAL IS MADE OF FLAWLESS PORCELAIN AND I CAN'T FIND ANY DAMAGE ANYW TO IT.

THE CLOCK WORKS, BUT I'VE NOTICED AFTER A FEW HOURS...IT STOPS. YOU CAN REPEAT THIS PROCESS OVER AND OVER SOMETIMES, SO, I'M NOT SURE WHAT ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE NEEDED TO THIS CLOCK. SOMEONE THAT KNOWS WHAT THEY'RE DOING NEEDS TO MAKE ANY NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS. ALL I KNOW IS IT RUNS AND SOUNDS BEAUTIFUL AND I'M NOT GOING TO MESS IT UP!

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