Dating gustav becker clocks
Gustav Becker commenced clock making in 1850, in Freiberg, Silesia on a small inconspicuous scale.
His efforts were certainly rewarded as in 1852 he won a gold medal for his designs that brought his reputation to a peak and business boomed.
There is a Gustav Becker Clock Company logo on the dial.
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Ever since they started clock production GB had put serial numbers on their clocks and this continued with the 400-day clocks.
The serial numbers that were applied to the earliest production 400-day clocks are around 1,632,650 Every clock made by GB had a serial number stamped onto the back plate.
An antique Gustav Becker walnut regulator wall clock.
GB commenced production with a disc pendulum and introduced a 4-ball design in 1915, however GB was the only company to supply disc pendulums after WW1, in fact they never stopped supplying disc pendulums !The pendulum is brass with silver rods, brass accents and an embossed brass bob with tulips blooms and a turn key.The top of the cabinet has crown moulding with turnstile front posts, on a scallop platform with a tapered and scalloped plinth with three turned finials in a dark cherry finish.This clock had a cylinder escapement with a disc pendulum and is known to have been produced in small numbers up until 1901.Since this design pre-dates the German patent system it was not patented.
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