Vintage ODO Automaton Bell Ringer Wall Clock France
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This very cool clock gets peoples attention. First they look to see w the pleasant little bell sound is coming from, then they notice the little Golden man swinging his whole body to ring the bell. ODO French made key-wind wall clock. The clock runs and keeps time and the automation works properly. In the window, a little man wearing a skirt strikes the brass bell on the hour and half-hour with his mallet. The sound is a somewhat soft, but distinctive "ding." He counts the hour with from 1 to 12 dings and the half-hour with a single ding. By opening the hasp on the side, access to the works and the key (held in place with a bracket). The brass works appear to be constructed in a very sturdy manner and are stamped in one place 142525 and Made In France with Modele Depose above that and F above both. Measuring about 14 ¼ x 10 ¼ x 3 ¾." and a weight of 4 lb 11 oz. The glossy wood front has age checking and it would be a simple matter to re-finish if so desired, but we think it looks just fine as is. We are not certain, but believe the clock dates to the 1950s. We will package well, but the clock may need an adjustment due to possible rough handling in shipment. Please see our other Automaton clock up for auction.