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8 Day French Strike on a bell. It has count wheel striking. Original half moon hands. I don't think its the original pendulum, it certainly isn't the normal type I would expect to see. If you remove the bell you should see some numbers, one of the set of numbers on the back plate should match the numbers on the pendulum. That is the way of telling if the pendulum is original, The other set of numbers tells you the length of the pendulum in French measurement, I can't remember which one. White enamel dial, I see a touch of chipping around the key hole on the time side. Fine regulating can be made by the adjustment jut above the 12.  

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That back plate number is the movements serial, the pendulum should have the same on it, I have never seen a hexagon shape pendulum before on a French clock. Someone has made a mess of bending that crutch to try and set it in beat. The oil sink on the large wheel loos a bit suspect going by the photo. When its all cleaned up movement and case you will have a nice looking clock.  

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Hi You might find this interesting reading if you are interested in french clocks.  One thing to remember with french clocks the pivots are glass hard and brittle so when dismantling ,cleaning and rebuilding be very carefull and dont use force when putting the back plate on and be gentle when aligning the pivots and holes and you will be ok.

dating french clocks.pdf

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