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Here is a nice and unusual French Carriage Clock Strike on bell. It has a cylinder platform escapement. See how the escape wheel positioned under the platform.


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Yes, its in nice clean condition, screws are nicely blued and not chewed up, I can see a couple of bushings that are a bit too visible, but on the whole its good.

Is it normal to see a striking carriage clock with a cylinder movement?

I would of thought is you have gone to the expense of adding striking you would use a leaver escapement.

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Have a closer look at the hour hand I think it has been broken and soft soldered back together and painted.

Actually on second thought I think the original hour hand has been lost or broken and a replacement has been made, but not to the quality of the original one.

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It is common to have a carriage clock with a cylinder escapement. Like the one in this photo. The platform on the ebay clock are not that common. Yes the hour hand has had a repair.



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