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Dating gustav becker clocks

Thus ended the 30 years of 400-day clock production by Gustav Becker, a man, and his company, who had more to do with the design and production of the 400-day clock than he is given credit for.

This clock had a cylinder escapement with a disc pendulum and is known to have been produced in small numbers up until 1901.

Since this design pre-dates the German patent system it was not patented.

An excellent review of the GB disc pendulums is in the Torsion Times Vol. The quality of the GB 400-day clock was excellent and the company's reputation survived long after the death of the founder, Gustav, in 1885.

Considering that Gustav Becker was involved with the early development and prototypes the list starts at 1880.

There can be no doubt about the reputation of GB as even today, 100 years later the GB brand clock are held in high esteem.

GB concentrated on the standard glass domed model with range extension to the larger bandstand/louvre model, a wall clock, 4-glass regulators in brass and wood, an Empire style, and the only 400-day skeleton clock ever made.

The front door has beveled glass, and the rear door has plain glass. The case is 12 5/8 inches tall, and 6 1/2 inches wide at the bottom.