Condition Report For Lot# 969 :
The heavy bell retains an old bright patina, and the brass dial with fancy numbers is signed "Damon" and "T & Co.". There is a new plywood base (not visible). The unusual movement ticks and strikes. While Tiffany often used imported movements in their clocks, this movement was made in the Tiffany clock shop in New York under the supervision of Joseph Lindauer. The patent referenced on the back plate was held by Lindauer for a simplified striking mechanism, which sadly does not correctly synchronize the Westminster chimes after the hour strikes, so the chimes often play the incorrect sequence at the various quarters. An empty small hole in the top handle may indicate that something, perhaps a hanger, is absent. Ht 12 1/2"