One-Weight Vienna Regulator, Oak Case, Posteigentum

This one-weight Vienna regulator has an oak case. The dial says “Bau, Wein”. “Wein” means “Vienna”. (The maker’s name may be “W. Bauer” as in another clock , because part of the lettering has been washed off.)


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The word “Posteigentum” is stamped into the bottom of the door. Online translators say that Posteigentum means Post Property. The heavy hands and numerals suggest that it was a public clock.

The oak case is 41 inches tall and 13 3/4 inches wide. The dial’s minute track is 6 3/16 outside diameter, and the minute hand is 3 1/8 inches long.

The movement is simple and well-finished. The one-piece anchor may show that it was actually made in Vienna. The wooden pendulum rod provides some temperature compensation. (A pendulum with a plain metal rod has a large temperature error.) There is no maintaining power, causing the clock to stop or run backward during winding.

Repair job 6119. I disassembled and cleaned it, and smooth broached the pivot holes. I installed a new gut weight line. The weight looks like a replacement, and the pulley is a new one I installed (it had a replacement pulley that was very small, stressing the weight line).


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