German Granddaughter Clock, 4 1/2 Feet Tall

August 15, 2014 | By | Reply More

Here is a Granddaughter clock from Germany. It stands on 4 legs, has 9 beveled glass panels in the door, and an oak case. The round silvered dial has printed numerals and a brass bezel.

The 8-day German movement strikes the hour and half-hour. The case is 53 5/8 inches tall. The dial’s minute track is 8 1/4 inches outside diameter and the minute hand is 4 7/16 inches long. The case is 14 1/2 inches wide at the top and 15 5/16 inches wide at the widest part of the legs.

Granddaughter clocks are not super-common, and this one is really cute! I’m guessing that it is from the 1920s or 1930s.

The 8-day German movement

The 8-day German movement

Case with door open

Case with door open

Granddaughter clock

The clock is 4 1/2 feet tall

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Repair job 6195. The movement was in bad condition. Teeth were stripped from the time mainspring barrel, so I had a new barrel gear made. I repaired 3 pinions, replaced both ratchet gears, installed a new time click, click rivet and clickspring. I made a tube for the regulator to raise the pendulum bob, tightened the suspension post, shortened the hour tube to the correct length, and fit the hands correctly.

The trademark on the back of the movement is a triangle containing an elongated S and a sideways S (or it could be a UA).  The serial number is 5402.


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Last updated: August 15, 2014

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