Our friend Bill Maier has recently started his own blog to document his impressive collection of rare, antique “Vienna” Regulator Timepieces. Here’s a particularly stellar example from his collection:Gilded bronze skeletonized laterndluhr by Fertbauer, C. 1810. Overall height 67″. Seconds beating, knife edge suspension riding on a gimbal. The gimbal is held by two L shaped brackets through the
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The Bahnhäusle (sometimes “Bahnwächterhäusle”) design has been an incredibly popular design since 1850. Friedrich Eisenlohr of Furtwangen, Germany first submitted the design as part of a contest for the Grand Duchy of Baden. His inspiration was a railroad guard’s house overrun by vines and leaves.
There is a long tradition of Beer Drinking automata in the Black Forest clock world. Certainly, there is some cultural significance to beer in Southern Germany. It may come as no surprise that beer is featured heavily in art and crafts from that region.I recently found this great automaton on YouTube.This one is interesting because it actually features a tube and pump of liquid being poured and
Here’s an interesting piece. It’s another Vienna Regulator with a very lovely carved case. The case is carved is a rare hardwood, possibly mahogany.The weight doesn’t match. It’s got a Jugendstil-style weight and the pattern doesn’t quite match the bob and case. I’ve been reading about diy chemical etching and will one day try to make a weight shell that matches.If you like this clock, be sure
One of the things that really interests us (besides beautiful new clock designs) are really old clocks.This is a piece that was saved from an old estate in the suburbs of Washington D.C. We found parts of the clock laying around the house and in the front yard, and we are going to take some time to clean it and restore it to working order.Here are some hasty snapshots:As you can see, it has a
A few months ago, I did a post on an antique French gallery clock.We have turned up some new research on the clock. Our contact in France (that goes by the handle laprade) was able to contact the president of the association The Friends of Old Issoudun. Apparently, the president has a Comptoise clock with the Fremion name as well. They found old postcards at least as old as 1910 where you can
A few days ago, my Twitter followers may be been slightly mystified by my Tweets about finding hidden treasures in Baltimore.I had the inestimable pleasure of seeing a private collection of clocks, mechanical musical instruments, old fans, lamps, and more… all very rare and very interesting.The tower clock collection was particularly impressive. The house was fitted with several tower clock
This is an antique cuckoo bird with moving wings… See our Gothic cuckoo and Long Bahnhäusle for new collectible clocks with this feature.