Schatz Standard Narrow Plate 400 Day Clock Ivory Painted Dial Shelf Clock

Schatz Standard Narrow Plate 400 Day Clock Ivory Painted Dial

Description:

As the 1950's began, most (if not all) 400 day clocks in production were "standard" size, with movements about 2 5/8 to 2 3/4 inches wide. In the early to mid-1950's, companies including as Kundo and Schatz designed "narrow plate" standard movements slightly less than 1 3/4 inches wide that could be imported into the USA as a "watch" instead of as a "clock", with a lower import duty. From that time on, the Kundo standard 400 day clocks had the narrow movement. For a reason unknown to me, Schatz made their narrow plate movement for only a short time, and then reverted to their wide movement. Thus, the Schatz standard narrow movements are not very common.

Model Name: 

Standard 400 Day Clock

Example Date: 


Motive Power:

Spring

Model Type:

Clock

Company: 

Schatz

Usage Locations:

Shelf

Functions:

Time

Specifications:

Case Color: 

Brass   

Dial Material: 

Painted brass   

Country of Origin: 

Germany   

Movement Type: 

BP 1291A

References

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Page Created: 2012-07-03 Page Modified: 2012-07-14