Variant - Brass Dial

 Variant Pequegnat  Hall Clocks show up from time to time. It's hard to know if they were "special orders" or "prototype" clocks or whatever. Since Pequegnat sold the movements without the cases they could easily be clocks from other independent cabinet makers. Companies such as the Franco American Clock Company put their labels on the clock so we can assume they bought the movements from the Pequegnat factory and had them installed in their own clock cases. However, unfortunately most Variant Pequegnat clocks found today have no label to identify their origin.

Years ago the production records from the factory were destroyed, and as most of the employees are now gone, we can only rely on our "gut feelings", logic and experience,  to figure out if the clocks were truly "Pequegnat Variants" and were actually manufactured in the Pequegnat factory.

It looks right compared to other Pequegnat clocks of it's era, the case has a similar look to the catalogued versions, the oak wood is what the Pequegnat factory would normally use, However the brass dial is unusual. But even with that, the dial numbers are in the style of a Pequegnat dial (The elongated 3's and 5's) of that early production period.

The Clock has a Berlin 8 day brass weighted movement that chimes in the hours and half hour on the traditional gong. The clock measures 81 inches in height, 19 inches in width and is 11 1/2 inches deep.

It's hard to say if this clock was built at the Pequegnat Factory or by an independent cabinet-maker.