Dating gustav becker wall clock
This lever allows the owner to "turn off" the chime, strike or both.
There are a couple of important factors which must be taken in consideration when determining value for insurance purpose.
First, it is the value of the clock as a timepiece. While your clock comes form a good home it would be difficult to convince any insurer that it possesses any significant value purely on it's provenance.
Therefore the replacement value must be established based upon historical sales data for a similar clock made by Gustav Becker.
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Otherwise you will alter the position of hammers in relation to its chiming rods!