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An Antique Blue and White Enamel Pipe Clock or Chimney Clock & what it is worth

In Europe, during the summer, pot bellied furnace stoves were moved out of living rooms to create more room for family and guests. The hole, where the stove pipe had been, let critters into homes, so people "plugged" the hole with clocks.

Posted by worthmoney on October 13, 2014

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An Antique Blue and White Enamel Pipe Clock or Chimney Clock

& what it is worth

Made by the Hamburg American Clock Company in Germany, this blue and white, antique chimney clock (pipe clock) has an noteworthy story.

In Europe, during the summer, pot bellied furnace stoves were moved out of living rooms to create more room for family and guests. The hole, where the stove pipe had been, let critters into homes, so people "plugged" the hole with clocks. These were a pretty wall decoration during the warm months and easy to remove once winter came around again. After the invention of pipe-less stove and furnaces, these clocks were no longer manufactured; therefore, there is a very specific time in history that these were used.

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The images on this clock show a Dutch village scene with a windmill, sailboats on a canal and people walking along the water's edge. The clock comes with a brass pendulum and a key to wind it up. The face of the clock is in excellent condition. The hands are are metal. The mechanical parts (inside) need to be cleaned.

Note: This item is not a common find. Last spring a local antique restorer attended an clock show, which had over 200 dealers in attendance. Only one dealer had a chimney (or a pipe) clock.

Dimensions:
Diameter: 8.5 inches
Depth: 2.5 inches

SELLING – if you want to sell this item or similar expect to get the following amount if selling online: $140 to $160 Australian
BUYING – if you wish to buy this item online or a similar item online it’s a bargain if less than the following amount: $140 Australian
PAYING TOO MUCH – if more than: $200 Australian
VALUE – This items full estimated value at the date of posting taking into account online and offline prices: Our estimated value is between $145 to $155 Australian
KEEPING – If you’re thinking about keeping this item or a similar item for it to grow in value we suggest the following Waiting for at least 10 years for this item to grow in value!
AUCTION START PRICE – If you’re thinking about selling this item online at an auction site we suggest a starting price of around $125 Australian
IS THIS ITEM RARE ON A SCALE OF 1 to 10 (10 is extremely rare) = 8.2

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