Another side note to this restoration was the 3 train but 2 weight sequence, The discovery was confirmed with the acquisition of the second example. Normally a 3 train wall clock the chains would go "weight, slack, weight, slack, weight, slack," Not with the monk, on the monk & cuckoo they went "slack, weight, slack, weight, weight, slack" NONE of the so called "experts" had a clue as to why. Another variation we noted was that one weight was a good bit heavier, we deduced that the clock had a pulley originally and a shared weight for the cuckoo and time trains. A delightful variation ONLY seen on the No.929 Beha monk & cuckoo.3 Trains, and 2 weights.
Above: the front of the 1876 movement seen with the original but reverse sided pin wheel actuating the monk sequence.
BELOW: A CLOSE look at a very elusive clock: We have had the pleasure of owning and restoring a pair of these rare and magnificent "Monk & cuckoo" weight driven, wall clocks made by Johann Baptist Beha. In the photos we see a clever variation on the movement, that to a novice collector might flag it to be a marriage movement or a hefty repair. NOT the case, The top photo shows a movement made in 1875. (One of the earliest examples of the clock found). The bottom movement photo, 1876 and has a slightly varied set-up. We shared this to clarify for "beginner class collectors" and wanted to relieve any confusion. Both clocks have an all original movement in glorious original working condition. Showing a full restoration by the experts here at ACC.org.
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This clock features a triple fusee
8-day movement with music. It was the most complex and largest movement ever offered for sale by the Beha firm. We are pleased
and proud that our shop did a full restoration!
As many within the collectible clock community know, Morath Brothers are fine clock and jewelers in Liverpool, England. They were a major dealer, retailing fine examples of Old World Europe clocks. They also featured an extensive offering from many of the major makers throughout the western part of the Continent.
Here's a clock which was retailed from Morath Brothers – made by J.B. Beha in July of 1875. It features monk or "ANGELUS automation"
and cuckoo, with a three-tune music box.
We carefully match our keen eye for detail, our skilled hands and tools, and we devote our time and intricate work to accurately reflecting the historical heritage of any clock we work on. We also endeavor to carefully match our restoration and preservation repairs to the age and original patinas of the woods, movements and decorations on any clock we work with.
Yet as extensive as our experience and restorative skills are we do realize on occasion – for the very best outcome for some pieces – the restoration work needed may simply require a larger staff, the ability to hand-form some parts as suitable replacements, or call upon a different 'knowledge base' of professional expertise.
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Another restoration completed ENTIRELY here in our shop. This massive BEHA triple fusee quail movement saw a complete museum quality restoration here under our roof. Of the most complex movements being made in the Black forest at the time. Proudly presented here in all its glory, running like the day it was made.