Dorrin K Mace, Horologost

Dorrin K Mace, Horologost
The Clock Man in a pensive moment

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Identifying the maker of your European antique clock

Finding a name or trademark image on a clock may simplify the task of identifying the maker and the approximate date the clock was made.  Then again, it may provide you with misleading information.
For instance, an original paper label may have been taken from a clock (perhaps one in poor condition) and affixed inside another in an attempt to make the second clock seem more valuable or to lend an air of authenticity. Reproductions of old labels are also available for purchase from a number of sources.
A reputable dealer will tell a buyer if a label is a reproduction. But the dealer himself may not know (or investigate too closely), and there are, of course, some sellers who deliberately attempt to mislead buyers.
However, a movement signed by one maker may have been placed in a case made by another - a practice usually termed a "marriage." A clock case made in one century might even have a movement made fifty or a hundred years later.    Below is a sampling of some of the most common clock makers marks you may come across.



clock trademark
AGUL Lenzkirch

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AGUL Lenzkrrch 

clock restoration manchester
Ansoinia Clock Company New York

clock restoration huddersfield 
J B And Co

clock restoration bury
Matthias Bauerle Embee

clock restoration burnley
Perless Matthias Bauerle

clock restoration bolton
Tobias Bauerele

 clock restoration oldham
Gustav Becker

clock restoration ramsbottom
Gustav Becker

clock restoration shaw
Berger And Wurker

 clock restoraion todmorden
Carl Werner Austria

clock restoration whitworth
Hamburg American Clock Factory

clock restoration haslingden
Farrow Green London

clock restoration bacup
Douillon Nikolas

clock repair blackburn
Deschamps Paris

clock repair altrincham
Christan Kohler

clock repair disley
Thomas Haller

clock repair denton
Treasurer Charles Herbert

clock restoration denton
F And C

clock repairs rochdale
DUFA German Clock Factory

clock repairs manchester
Doldinger Charles Joseph And Sons

clock
Concordia Freiburg Schlesien

clock repair
ED Chartier Paris Frankreich

clocks
Werner Deposited Carl Werner Austria

clock restoraion todmorden
Werner Deposited Carl Werner Austria

clock repairs rochdale
Hamburh American Clock Company

clock reppair huddersfield
Hawina Baden Hans Winterhalder

clock repairs huddersfield
Franz Hermle And Son

clock restoration huddersfield
August Schatz And Son

dial restoration
Japy Freres D'or Medal

dial painter
Japy Freres Cie Med Honheur

dial painting
Japy Freres Cie

clock dial restorations
Junghans

clock movement repairs
 Lenzkirch

clock case restoration
Lenzkirch 

clock parts
Thomas Haller AG Schwenningen
 
  clock valuation
Urania Freiburg Silesia 

clock damage repair
 Vincenti And Cie Medal D'argent

antique clock restoration
Lenzkirch 

antique clock restorations
 Kinzle Schwenningen

whats it worth
Kinzle Schwenningen 

clock instructions
 Kienzle And Obergfell

8 comments:

  1. Many years ago we ourchased a grandfather clock in Montevideo, Uruguay. The face has Spandneburg and Frecerro, which I have identified as a clock retailer from the late 1800's who are still in business as Freccero. Upon closer inspection, the clockworks are AGUL...it says this on the chime housing. This clock is in very good condition, but when I put the pendulum on it it does not maintain its momentum. It is a wind up clock, when I take the pendulum off, it ticks until it,s unwound. Any ideas

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  2. Go to http://www.nawcc.org and sign up in the message board (free). Plenty of us clock repair guy willing to help you with guidance or actual.

    RJ

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  3. I have a 4 foot long (from tip to tip) wall clock that has the makers mark of Farrow Green London on it but can't seem to find out anything about this company. Can anyone help me out here? Thanks

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  4. Hi can you please tell me the year of this German cuckoo clock with the number 812538?

    thanks Scott

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  5. Hi can you please tell me the year of this German cuckoo clock with the number 812538?

    thanks Scott

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  6. Can you provide any information on the trademark Britism, New Haven trademark manufacturer, Edward Buchan Watchmaker and Jeweler, 4A Broad St, Fraserburgh?

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  7. Can you provide any information on a standing clock, Britism, New Haven Trademark, 4A Broad St., Fraserburgh?

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  8. I have a clock movement with a trademark emblem of a crown with MANN. on the crown. The movement has some unique adjustable pivots and I would like to learn more about the maker and vintage of the clock. Any direction or guidance would be appreciated.

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