Calendar clock Paauwe - Pieter Paauwe - Glass, Wood - 1930s 20th century

Calendar clock Paauwe - Pieter Paauwe - Glass, Wood - 1930s 20th century
Electric 220 Volt - infinite movement - Not striking

The case of the offered stable clock has been restored by using another stable clock and is therefore in good condition. Up until now these are the only two specimens of this model.

It is driven by a silent 220V synchronous motor.

In 1937 Johannes Pieter Paauwe obtained the patent for a mechanical calendar mechanism which not only indicated the day of the week, but also the day of the month and the month itself. The special thing about his mechanism is that it flawlessly regulates the transition from the one to the second month. This goes well up to the first upcoming intercalary month, because then the clock has to be paused for one day.

Paauwe founded his clock factory in Amsterdam and had a thriving company in no time. The company produced many different types of clocks, often only a few hundred per model. They made table clocks, but also clocks that were 1.5 metres in diameter. Unfortunately the Second World War ended Paauwe's clock factory in a variety of ways.

The lot can be picked up in Almere, the Netherlands. Will be packaged with care and shipped registered and insured.

Lot details
Calendar clock Paauwe
Model name
Glass, Wood
Clock mechanism
Electric 220 Volt
Power Reserve
infinite movement
Not striking
Maker/ Designer
Pieter Paauwe
Pieter Paauwe
Estimated Period
1930s 20th century
Country of Origin
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
In working order
1300 g
27 cm
8 cm
23 cm
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