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Top of the bar that hammer strikes
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Hello and thanks for the service you provide.I have an antique looking clock that has G.B. at the top of the strike post and the movement has P 35 stamped on it.The clock runs and strikes the hours perfectly.I am sending pictures and would really like to know what year this clock was made.The wood working seems to be Gustov Baker.

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We could find nothing on Gustav Baker clocks, however, there is a Gustav Becker clock manufacturing company and the website to the history of the company is below.


http://www.clockguy.com/SiteRelated/SiteReferencePages/GustavBeckerHistory.html

the design of cases varied quite a bit over the last 200 years but the evolution of movements was much slower.  The most significant change in movements occurred about 100 years ago with the development of the rack and snail movements. These clocks automatically synchronize the chime with the hands while previous movements using the counting wheel had to have this done if they got out of sync.

From my experience, most German clocks seem to use enclosed mainsprings (using a barrel to contain the spring).  

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Tom Williams

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I can not think of any questions I cannot answer in regard to repairing antique clocks or radios. However, I am sure there are a few I have not heard and may not be able to answer. If I cannot, I will say so. I have been repairing them since I was a young child.

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My experience includes repairing CooKoo clocks, Westminsters, BimBam, almost all antique clocks. I do a bit of repair on battery clocks where the value is sufficient to warrant working on them. I also repair antique (tube type) radios - all makes.

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Indiana Historical Radio Society, Illinois Valley Antique Car Club, Military Vehicle Preservation Association

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BEE from Cleveland State University

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Four patents.

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