An unusual early 1800's German 8 day oak cased Longcase /
Grandfather clock, made in the English style (1)
By L.Hansen(2) Sprakebúll near Leck , Schleswig Holstein (3) Northern Germany
Close to the Danish/German Border near Flensburg
Strikes on the hour & uncommonly has a strike repeat lever function
Whilst there is some evidence that he case may have been changed at some point long ago, especially the hood, it is all from a similar period The movement and dial are all original and intact. This all makes for a very interesting piece indeed.
Notes to above:
1) Some Longcase clocks in the Scandinavian & North German areas were made in the English style an example is shown in E.J.Tylers book "European Clocks" published 1968, of a Norwegian Longcase clock which features a very similar dial, spandrels, (The corner pieces) of a type not seen on English made clocks and similar design of the hands.
2) A Rasmus Hansen,1794, hailed from Laaland Denmark ,which is not far from the German Border so may have some connection here. he appears in Britten's listing in his "Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the world, alongside other Hansens from Copenhagen.
3)Sprakebúll near Leck which is now in Nord Friesland, was often under the fiefdom of the Danish crown before the German Unification in 1871, which could support the Hansen connection from Lalaand.
As to how this item arrived here is unknown
Pre sale inspection actions undertaken by "The Clock Medic" (clockmedic.co.uk)
1.Movement removed and air dusted - done
2. All pivots and pivot ends tested - OK
3. Suspension spring tested (Attaches the pendulum) - OK
4. Movement re-oiled with specialised clock oil
5.Re-assembled and running well - OK
6.Regulated and keeps good time -OK
7) Case(Trunk & Hood cleaned and waxed - done
Complete with it's two weights, winder and pendulum it is fully working, keeps good time