Schatz Copper Plated 400 Day Clock, ca. 1949
This is the most unusal Schatz 400 day clock I've seen - it has a copper plated finish. It is the only one I've see in all my years of collecting and repairing clocks. When the clock came in for repair, the finish on the base had been damaged by attempted polishing. The movement and bezel still looked good!
I sent the following parts to Ken's Clock Clinic for replating:
• Pendulum parts: hook, 8 half-ball covers, 4 arms, regulator assembly, decorative washer and center assembly;
• Case parts: 2 pillars, 4 pillar ends, platform, base cup, base cup screw, base, 3 finials.
The movement plates, suspension guard, guard washers, ratchet, ratchet cock, ratchet cock washer, bezel, saddle, saddle washer, saddle bridge, plate washers are copper plated. The hand nut, gear train and motion work are not copper plated.
This clock was made around 1940 or 1950. The dial has no maker's name, and the pack plate says Jahresuhrenfabrik 49 Germany in a circle.
Aug 27, 2011