Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Balck Forest Sorg clock or Sorguhr added to the collection

It has been quite some time since we updated our online museum. This is a clock that we are excited to be able to share with you today.

This Black Forest miniature is frequently called a Sorg clock or Sorguhr, names after the inventor of this design Franz Joseph Sorg.

Although all Sorg clocks are considered rare, this example is very unusual as it does not follow the traditional style used on Sorg clocks.

Instead of the traditional embossed brass crest this example has a crest made of wood that has been decorated with a delicate oil painting.

The clock has a total shield height of only 3.5".

The movement is a miniature wood plate movement that has brass gears held in wooden arbors and has both time and strike complications.,it is signed and dated 1837.

The pendulum swings in the back on the movement near the wall between two small wooded posts called "stollen".

The movement is powered by a single weight that rides a pulley that engages the braided rope appling pressure to both the time and strike train of the movement simultaneously.

This is just a beautiful example of a Sorg clock, and a real Gem in our collection.

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