Original one day Zaandam clock rope driven, one of the first production models. A nice addition for a collector of Dutch clocks.
This clock features are:
- Gorgeous mahogany case.
- 1930s old.
- Dial with roman numbers set on velvet.
- On top an atlas figure. According to Greek mythology; Atlas carries the kingdom of heaven on his shoulder as a punishment for his pride for fighting Zeus, that way he is preventing heaven to fall down on earth. Atlas is also the God of Astronomy that explains somewhat the presence on clocks. On the front ornament 3 woman figures, representing hope, faith and charity.
- On the front ornament there is a Dutch line that says “Nu elck sijn sin” which means to each his wish.
- The pendulum is a man on a horse, the courier of the king, swinging in front of the tail.
- 1 day clockwork by Hubert Herr, in excellent running condition. Needs to hang higher upon the wall for the ropes to come down, it means if you hang it lower you need to pull up the weights earlier then after 24 hours.
- It has a distinct bell chime, one time for the half and a full set of strikes for the full hour.
- Two brass pear shaped weights, and 2 small counter weights.
- Small doors on the sides to access the clockwork .
- Nice brass ornaments and applications around the dial and heavy bronze columns on the front and back of the case.
- It hangs approx 17″ (43 cm) tall and 6.5″ (16,5 cm) wide and 5″ ( 12,5 cm) deep.
- In excellent condition, original unpolished patina. Signs of age & use as to be expected for a clock this old.
We sell used parts, taken from used clocks. New parts and new old stock parts. They are bound to have signs of use, may be in need of cleaning. They might look slightly different then pictured due to production process differences. The colours could be slightly different.