Dating an atmos 528 6 clock
Once I started looking into Atmos clocks, I discovered that there is an entire horological culture surrounding just these clocks.
Because of their precise and specialized mechanism, there are very few people qualified to repair them: in North America there is for an example of what I saw).
Thankfully, no one gave me the opportunity to take apart their clocks.
My first real mechanical clock was a modern grandfather clock Irene and I bought shortly after we moved to the coast.
” In this post I’ll try to answer that question I have had a fascination with old timepieces since I disassembled an old pocketwatch from my Dad’s collection- I was about five or six at the time, and of course totally destroyed the watch.
It could be argued that this was child-like revenge for my Dad having had a stroke a year or so before- I’m 99% sure, however, that this was really just a manifestation of my perpetual desire to figure out how things work.
In working condition, clocks of this type are currently selling for between 0 and 00. Some interesting things I discovered when looking at Atmos clocks on e Bay.Yes, my clock has someone else’s name on it- this is typical of these “presentation model” clocks- the plaque could be removed but, until I have the clock fully restored, I’m leaving it in place. Clay Whitelock’ might be, and what it would be like to be in the “Million Dollar Club” in 1960 when a million dollars was actually a lot of money.The finish is degraded, in some places pretty badly, but there are no cracks or obvious bends in the frame or glass.The early Atmos clocks used mercury- for obvious reasons later ones (those built since the 40’s) use safer materials.A temperature variation of one degree in a given day is sufficient to “wind” an Atmos for two days of operation.