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Early 1800's German,English style longcase/grandfather 8 day clock - working!

Early 1800's German,English style longcase/grandfather 8 day clock  - working!
Current Price: £599.99 Buy Item
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Location: Wallingford

Item Details


  • Age: Antique, Pre-1900
  • Type: Longcase/ Grandfather Clock
  • Sub-Type: Grandfather
  • Style/ Origin/ Theme: Georgian
  • Features: 30-Hour, Chimes

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



Case ,clock & dial in good worn but intact condition, some wear to the case, some cracks etc but intact. The wall facing back plank of the trunk has been replaced at some time many years ago and has the usual fixing holes from bygone times, which is very common with such clocks The plinth moulding is quite worn but intact.  Door has no lock,

Please consult all the photos which show all the points mentioned above and ask any questions you may have prior to bidding.

WANT IT NOW? If no bids registered, always willing to consider buy it now bids at or above the start price


Case 212 h x Hood 47 w x 25 cms deep, Dial 30 cms dia (12 inches)  

Shipping costs

Due to size & weight collection in person

 or I can deliver and set-up within 200 mile radius of Wallingford Oxon for

40p per mile, all miles counted, plus a £15 standing charge.


Stock 2510


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