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Description: One of the earliest of electric clocks available for domestic use, this early s Bulle mantel clock is in an Art Deco styled case made from highly figured Nero portoro marble. The marble is inset with red marble lightening flashes and a border of rust-orange to match the veining. As an electrical current is briefly imparted to the coil, it is attracted towards one end of the bar. It then naturally falls back to and over-runs the centre, when the impulse is again imparted to attract it to the other end. During the period to it is estimated that production was in the region of , clocks. The XA-type movement’s escapement is visible through the centre of the dial. It is photographed here in its pre-restored condition.
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Bulle Clock Serial Number Copyright the owner. A tall “A” type Bulle clock with The presentation plaque provides good dating evidence. This close up.
The case has its original brass hinges and ball lock which are all in good condition.
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Page 1 Restoration of Bulle Clock Serial Number Page 2 This clock is the subject of the restoration with kind Tip: Faller Water Mill Enhancements Date.
Commercial production began about 3rd qtr Production stopped in and did not resume until after the war, then stopped for good in following Bulle’s death. A total of about , clocks were made, apparently all being sequentially numbered. Without factory or other documentation the above numbers need to be considered a best estimate and used with caution, especially the post war numbers. Find out what dealers and collectors have actually paid for antique grandfather, mantel or wall clocks like yours.
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Read more. Mantel clocks or ‘Shelf clocks’ are relatively small house clocks traditionally placed on the shelf, or mantel, above the fireplace. The form, first developed in France in the s, can be distinguished from earlier chamber clocks of similar size due to a lack of carrying handles.
Item: Art Deco Electrical Bulle Clock Mantel Clock Inlaid with Rosewood Maker: Signed Bulle-Clock, retailer Jarrot Sarrote Biaritz; Origin: France; Date/Period.
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The photo shows the clock as received. The door has been retained by the owner as their is no point in sending glass through the post especially as the case is in good condition and not in need of repair or polishing. The pendulum has been secured for transit by the use of foam pipe lagging wrapped around the bar magnet. A small piece of foam has also been inserted between the coil and magnet to stop front to back movement.
This method is very effective in stopping transit damage to the clock. The negative wire being connected to the movement plates. The battery holder is a home made 1. The suspension is also home made probably using the original brass chops and a piece of what looks to be medal ribbon? Besides being incorrectly placed it also left little thread for the nut to engage with.
One turn and it was off. This wire although theoretically correct in that it connected to the frame, left little thread left for the spacer and nut as well as potentially causing a short by touching the movement plates. The observant amongst you might spot a problem with the rating nut on this pendulum! Someone has decided that the clock was running to slow and when this could not be corrected by raising the rating nut, they decided to bore the middle out of it.
This is a nice early example with a serial number of dating to around The Pendulum is a coil which swings over a curved magnetic bar with 3 poles and an electric current made via a battery in the base. From Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd.
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