This clock has an Hermle triple chime movement. The movement has just been professionally serviced so is in excellent working order.
There is a small lever that locates through a slot in the front of the dial which can be used to select the Westminster chimes, St Michael or Whittington chimes and which can also be used to silence the chimes.
The clock is powered by 3 brass heavy weights. The brass weight shells are soiled and do have scuff marks/tarnishing. However when the weights are positioned correctly on the chains most of these imperfections can be hidden when viewed from the front of the clock. The weights are very presentable. when positioned correctly. The brass pendulum disc is in very good condition as is the brass moon phase dial which is in perfect working order!
The clock case is a mix of solid Mahogany and Mahogany finish. I would describe the finish to be a shade of medium Mahogany but please see the pictures that have been uploaded as flash photography can be deceiving! The clock case is in overall very good condition. There are a few very old age related marks which I have pictured but these marks are small and not easily seen and are in keeping with a clock that is the best part of 35 years of age. The clock has been very well looked after by the previous owner as seen by the pictures that have been uploaded.
The dimensions of the clock are approx: 70.75"(H) x 14.75"(W) x 8.5"(D)
(W) & (D) = very base of clock where it contacts the floor.
This clock would enhance any home!
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This clock is in excellent used condition and excellent working order.
I have checked out the clock case and it looks to be made from solid Mahogany throughout. There may be the odd veneer here and there - back panel in nearly all longcase clocks being wood veneer. I would describe the finish to be a medium to dark Mahogany but please do study the pictures which have been taken by flash photography. Apart from a few minor small knocks around the very bottom of the clock (please see picture) the clock is in excellent used condition.
The clock has a Kieninger Westminster chime movememt installed. The movement is very clean and in excellent working order. I am unsure of when the movement was last serviced so I would advise the buyer to think about having it serviced within 2- 3 years of purchase.
The movement can be silenced at any time using the manual silencing levers that are located through elongated slots on either side of the dial (adjacent to numerals 3 and 9). Both levers must be set to silence to disable the chimes/strikes. There is also the choice of cancelling the hour strike and just having the quarter chime or vice versa.
The mechanism also comes complete with an automatic night silencing feature. This means that from late evenings the chimes automatically silence and restart early mornings. This feature can be disabled but most people prefer the auto night silence to be switched on.
The movement is 8 day and is powered by 3 brass heavy weights in mint condition. The previous owner used gloves when rewinding the mechanism hence the condition of the brass weight shells! The pendulum is in exc condition as is the brass moon phase dial, the moon being in excellent working order.
Access to the movement is via either of two removeable side panels that are located in the hood of the clock. This makes for easy access of the movement when removing/replacing the pendulum or just to view the mechanism chiming and striking away.
This is a top quality interclock manufactured in Belgium. It is extremely attractive and sought after and would enhance any home. If you have any questions please call me or message.
Dimensions to follow (but over 6ft in height)
Please see the 3 small scuff marks - all very slight and hardly worth mentioning but as always I like to show any imperfections :)