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Dutch Clocks

At top of the Dutch clock stands "ATLAS", bearing the weight of the world on his shoulders.  He is standing on a metal bell which is struck by a metal hammer for each hour of time.  The bell also strikes once on each half hour.

At the feet of the featured "ATLAS" are three cast metal figures on a stage below him, representing:

Faith, Hope and Charity.    

The banner along the base of the figures features an Old Dutch inscription: "Nu Elck Syn Sin"  which translates to:

 "Now Everybody Gets What He Wants" 

ATLAS was one of the second-generation Titans. He personified the quality of endurance. In one tradition, Atlas led the Titans in a rebellion against Zeus and was condemned to bear the heavens upon his shoulders. In another, he was said to have been appointed guardian of the pillars which held earth and sky asunder. He was also the God who instructed mankind in the art of astronomy, a tool which was used by sailors in navigation and farmers in measuring the seasons. These roles were often combined and Atlas becomes the God who turns the heaven on their axis, causing the stars to revolve.

Alma Klokken B.V. is famous for their traditional Zandaam style wall clocks. Alma also produces fine Dutch clocks and the Traditional Christiaan Huygens clocks

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621

ALMA 621

Size 150 x 40 x 23cm

Eight day mechanical movement. Dark stained wall case. Hand painted around the dial. Brass chain and weights. Chime rod strike - Westminster chime at each quarter hour.

Clock also has moon dial function.

$2850

646

 

 

900

ALMA 900s Mobier Clock

Size 150 x 27 x 14cm

Eight day mechanical movement. Brass surrounding the dial. Bell strike - at the full and half hour.

Weights hang on cord - crank handle rewind

Manual Night Off.

$1590

Weight shape may vary between shipments

1300

ALMA 1300

Size 110 x 36 x 25cm

Eight day mechanical movement. Dark burlwood case. Brass chain and weights. Chime rod strike - Westminster chime at each quarter hour.

Clock has day, date, moon and also Zodiac calendar.

$6990.00

Photograph is only showing one weight - the actual clock has two weights. The actual clock also has a dark burlwood finish

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