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$950
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Gustav Becker 2-Weight Vienna Regulator

Gustav Becker 2-Weight Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Gustav Becker 2-Weight Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Gustav Becker 2-Weight Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here's a lovely 2-weight Vienna Regulator, c.1890 by the much sought after European clockmaking firm of Gustav Becker. There are a lot of photos below to guide you through the evaluation process.

Physical: The walnut-veneered fruitwood case measures 17.75"w x 45"h x 8.125"d and is in excellent, age-appropriate condition with original finish, finials and crown. The 6.375" diameter dial is original to the case. There appears to be a touchup to the numerals in the XII-II area. The weights show that they've been around. Neither would not bother us personally.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-and-rod-strike movement, s/n 850579, is in excellent running condition. Please note that this clock strikes on a rod, which is significantly more pleasant to listen to than many clocks of this genre that strike on a tinny-sounding coiled gong... BIG plus about this clock.

Comments: Lotta clock for the money.

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PHOTO LINKS:

Description

View

Front View - 1
Front View - 2
Front Left
Front Right
Left Side
Upper Left
Lower Le
ft
Right Side
Upper Right
Lower Right
Crown
Crown Detail
Crown Top
Base
- 1
Base - 2

Dial
Pendulum
Beat P
late/Key
Latch
Tape Measure!
GB Movement Hanger
Movement - Left
Movement - Right
Movement Signature
Movement S/N
Weights


PHT-121
$4,500
Gustav Becker Baroque
Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator

Gustav Becker Baroque  Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Gustav Becker Baroque  Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Gustav Becker Baroque  Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Gustav Edward Becker (1819-1885) and his factories were among the best known and most prolific of the Austrian/German clock manufacturing firms. Today, Becker clocks are in high demand by both collectors and those just looking for a decorator piece.

This is a wonderful example in a "Baroque" style case. The Braunau factory where this clock was made was open from 1888-1926, so we know that this clock was made during that period of time, but there are no serial number tables for this factory in the public record. Our best guess on the manufacture date would be in the 1890-1895 period as the Baroque period of the Jugendstill era ended in approximately 1895.

Physical: The walnut case, which has the original finish, measures 16"w x 56"h x 16"d and is in excellent physical condition as you can see in the numerous photos below. The 7" diameter dial has a porcelain outer ring and an etched center as do the weights (center one slightly different) and the pendulum bob. The glass is old, too, though difficult to tell if it is original to the case.

Mechanical: The eight-day movement of the grand sonnerie style was recently professionally cleaned and serviced and is in excellent running order. Please see the linked article. The factory serial number 191697 is stamped on both the front and back plates of the movement.

Comments: Becker clocks have long been in high demand. This one will be no exception. It will be a grand statement in your entry or living room. A simple phone call can start it on its way to you.

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, or e-mail.

PHOTO LINKS:

Description

View

Front View - 1
Front View - 2
Upper
Left
Lower
Left
Upper Section
Lower Section

Base
Dial
Dial Off
Weights
Pendulum Bob
Movement - B
ack
Movement - Front
Movement Mark(s)
Movement Mount


Reference

Kochmann, K., Clock and Watch Trademark Index of European Origin,
(orig 1921) 1998, p.290-295

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