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1864 Grandfather Clock Case with French Morbier Movement - $750 (Missoula)

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condition: good
size / dimensions: 83" Tall x 24" Wide
Wow, talk about a one-of-a-kind clock.. You will never find another clock like this. It is totally unique. This fantastic clock is hand crafted probably in Pennsylvania in 1864. The entire wooden clock case is hand-made. Some of the wooden frame still has bark on it. All of the wooden spindles were hand-turned on a lathe. They are all just a little different. All the brass hinges, escutcheons, buttons and numbers are also hand-made. Unfortunately, at sometime in the past, the original movement was lost and someone replaced it with a French Morbier dial and movement. This would be from the 1880's. If the clock had the original movement, it would be worth about $10,000 or more and I am sure that I wouldn't be selling it. I got the clock from my brother in New Jersey about 35 years ago.
The French movement works great and will run for about 8 days. It also has a calendar hand, which will give you the day of the month. It also works fine and increases the movement desirability considerably. Most Morbier movements do not have the Calendar mechanism. One of the interesting things about a Morbier movement is that when the hour strikes, it will then strike the hour again after 2 minutes. It was made that way just in case the people missed the hour count on the first try.
The brass dial surround, if polished up, would be absolutely stunning.
To think that some farmer or wood-worker made this during the Civil War is pretty astounding!

If interested, call 273-8552.... I do not respond to text messages or emails, only phone calls please.

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