I recently bought a fusee clock movement (with hands and dial, no case). The seller did not know much about it.
On the dial, it looks as though some lettering has been intentionally removed, leaving only the outer scale. I can just make out the words "[Something] BROOK TIME RECORDERS Ltd" and "Huddersfield Halifax London Birmingham".
As far as I can guess, the movement has been altered from its original purpose. I assume it used to be a "time recorder" (which does what, exactly?), but was then re-housed and stripped down to become a regular clock.
One clue to this is the presence of several "spare" parts on the clock. To one side of the movement is a spindle carrying two vanes, with a gear on the front face of the clock. There are some other items (an odd cam; a spindle that looks like it once held a gear) which also suggest that this item used to do more than just tell the time.
I plan to restore the movement to working order, at least, and then build a case for the clock. But I would like to know what it originally did, and what it might have looked like in a former life.
Does anyone know?
Some photos are attached - sorry for the poor quality.