Edward Bilstein, German Precision Regulator

Edward Bilstein, German Precision Regulator

Height 6' 2 1/2", mahogany, ca. 1830.

I have not been able to find out much about this clock from the Internet or my reference books. It is obviously very high quality and made by a master clock maker.

The original 8” hand-inked paper dial is covered by glass, and signed “Edward Bilstein, Darmstadt”. Door jams are beaded to prevent dust filtration. The movement has a sweep second hand, and the pendulum is huge at 9” and 24 pounds (yes, this is not a mistake). The pendulum rod is black painted wood. The movement is driven by a single 5 pound weight through two compound pulleys.

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