A 5 Tubular Chime Bracket clock. Winterhälder & Hoffmier Sch.
This Oak Case Bracket Clock was made by Winterhälder & Hoffmier in Germany circa 1890. The back of the movement is signed with their trade mark "W&H / Sch." It is good quality and has the unusual feature of having 5 tubular chimes.
This solid oak case retains and excellent finish and stands up on four applied pad feet. The case is elaborately carved with florals themes and several facial features. The front door is arched in form and is fitted with beveled glass. The sides of the case are fitted with carved panels that are back in red silk. The rear of the clock is fitted with a large door. Through this one can access the movement.
The spring powered eight day movement in constructed in brass and is good quality. It is a three train example. It strikes each quarter hour in a Westminster sequence. This clock strike on five tubular bells that are mounted inside the case ina vertical position. This is a very unusual set up. The vast majority of bracket clocks that resemble this case form strike on bells or coil gongs. The tubes sound wonderful and must have been offered as an up charge.
The arched brass dial is brass and has been silvered. The applied subsidiary dials in the arch are for the Chime/Silent selector and the speed adjustment. The chapter ring is also applied.
This clock measures approximately 22.5 inches tall, 13.5 wide and 9.75 inches deep. This clock was made circa 1890.
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