French IROD Clock. Two Chime, Art Deco Wall Clock

This French IROD Clock is a two-chime wall clock from the 1920’s. Very art deco, isn’t it?

French IROD Clock

French IROD Two Chime Wall Clock

This was the first Westminster chime clock I dismantled. The movement is one of the best designed I have seen for a vintage Westminster chime clock.

Separated Movement Plates

The movement plates are separated into three separate plates enabling one to dismantle each train individually. For instance, if one wished to work on the strike train, you would only have to remove the plate that retains the wheels for that particular train. A brilliant concept.

I have only seen similar designs on modern Hermle movements that enable one to replace mainspring barrels individually. It took almost 100 years for the clock industry to catch on!!! And now, a hundred years yet further on, people like me are still admiring the work. You just don’t find it like this anymore. You just don’t.

11 responses to “French IROD Clock. Two Chime, Art Deco Wall Clock

  1. Don´t know much about these clocks but I have one pretty similar (the face and mechanism are probably exactly the same). The main difference is that the oak case is a little more ornate with a bit of a frloral design and quite “art noveausih”. I will aim to post a picture on my wordpress blogsite “anglonuba” later today. Cheers.

  2. I have just had my mom’s Irod wall clock restored. I simply love it’s gentle chimes. I remember the day in 1947 when my dad brought the clock home as a gift for my mom. I grew up with the clock. I immigrated from South Africa to the US in 1985. In 1989 my brother-in-law wrapped the clock in a box, attached a handle and carried the clock along with him as he flew across the Atlantic to America. The clock is chiming again and finally I am home.

  3. This clock is very nice, and is in perfect condition as viewed.
    I think it’s very rare and hard to find in that condition.
    I live in Madagascar, and like vintage clocks. I have a westminster french wall clock with day, month and date, but I don’t know the circa year.
    i’m very happy to know that there’s always people like us who like these clocks.

  4. Hi,
    I am looking for a French chime Westminster Odo dial and a flanged spacer for the main spring shaft. If you have this parts please let me know.
    Thanks,
    Jason

  5. hi what is your price and can you make a youtube video for the sound melody plz
    plz send me to samckoo@googlemail.com

  6. Hi, i have a close to exact model the only difference is the front left and right vertical areas are lighter colored. I was wondering if anyone has an idea on of an estimated value of this clock.

  7. I have the same clock that my father purchased in Belgium in 1975, it was an antique at that time. It does not stay running and I would love to get it going again.

  8. Hi I am in Australia and have, after many years, unpacked a box containing a mantle clock. It has ‘Irod’ sign on the back door, is in lovely condition (a few minor scratches inside) but the movement is like brand new and has the number C11735, made in France. It is quite an ordinary clock to look at and I first thought perhaps my Dad had made it, he loved wood and was very handy. I wound it up with no problem and the chimes are terrific to hear, appears to keep good time too. Could you please give me any further information re: my clock, wish I could attach a photo, thanks appreciate any correspondence.

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