"Please re-post the other pictures. It looks like a very nice example, probably made close to the last patent date, late 1880s or 1890s. What looks like brass might be gilding; if so, be very careful with cleaning it--no abrasives!"
"Woody, your clock was made about 1825-30 . It is an example of the beginnings of the Connecticut clock industry, essentially started by Eli Terry with his mass-production of wood clock movements. The style is generally referred to as a "column…"
"It probably doesn't depict anyone in particular. Probably made of spelter and originally with a plated or bronzed, painted finish. This type of figure was very popular in the Victorian era--maybe 1870s through 1910s. They were made and sold by…"
"Another problem I just noticed is that the dial is divided into minutes, which is not correct for a one-hand clock. The dial for a one-hand clock would have divisions (usually quarter-hour) on the inside of the Roman hour numerals."
"I really shouldn't even guess, but if I had to based on the information I have and what I can see, I would say it might be a real 18th century clock or watch movement housed in a later case, which may be 19th century or even 20th century, made…"
Renaissance table clocks are extremely rare. There are probably many more reproductions and fakes than real ones. Your clock is very interesting and does have some features that appear very early, but I cannot tell if it is authentic. On thing…"
"Your clock is commonly called a "tape measure" clock, but it was sold by the Lux Clock Co. (Waterbury, CT) as "the Mystery Rotary Clock." It was patented in 1935. I'm not sure when they stopped being produced, but there are…"
"I'm not sure, but they may be for gas candles. They would fit over a simple pipe with an open flame burner at the end, which would simulate a burning candle. I think these were typically used with combination gas/electric fixtures and were…"
The "FHS" logo on the movement is for Franz Hermle & Sons, a well-known German maker. I'm not sure whether "Alkania" is a company that purchased Hermle movements and cased them or whether "Alkania" is a…"
"Not sure I agree about the frame. It's hard to tell from the photos. The detail shows what looks like it might be a square, cut nail. The one impression next to it does have the form of a staple, but there is no staple present, and it's…"