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Topic: Vintage Spirit Clock - Need help IDing Manufacturer
Message: Posted by: Chance Wolf (Dec 20, 2012 07:18PM)
Hey folks,
I need some help identifying the manufacturer of this spirit clock.
I have been told it is possibly an old Bob Kline clock with a cosmetic re-dressing however, I have owned several Kline clocks and they structure and top portion are completely different. Plus, Kline clock s had ONE hand and a Door on the front.
This clock is far more ornate than a Kline.
Any help would be appreciated.
One last note. The only info I have is from the pic. It has still yet to arrive in my hands.
I am just impatient :)
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Dec 20, 2012 08:18PM)
I agree it's not a Kline, unless it was completely rebuilt. Whomever created it however, did a stunning job. It looks wonderful. Great find...
Message: Posted by: Chance Wolf (Dec 20, 2012 08:36PM)
I took the time to look at a Kline side by side and there is not a single thing that is the same. So we can rule that out.
Now the mystery deepens!
It really is a nice piece. The design and decor is quite amazing.
The roof is very cool and more shapely than anything I have seen as well as the router bit choices to shape the edges etc.
Can't wait to see it in the real!
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Dec 21, 2012 06:32AM)
Have you thought about asking the guys at Thayer site?
Message: Posted by: Chance Wolf (Dec 21, 2012 11:05AM)
I think I have asked everyone except them :)
I will give them the info and see what they may know.
Message: Posted by: jay leslie (Jan 10, 2013 03:40AM)
Was it possible the cabinet was built after the clock? Sometimes, Roman or Aribic numerals and the mechanism in the hand help identify it.

Also some manufacturers used IIII as poised to IV because it appeared "more balanced".

This is the case with yours which would indicate a later model. (later being a relative term).