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 

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Ansoinia Clock Company New York

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J B And Co

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Matthias Bauerle Embee

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Perless Matthias Bauerle

clock restoration bolton
Tobias Bauerele

 clock restoration oldham
Gustav Becker

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Gustav Becker

clock restoration shaw
Berger And Wurker

 clock restoraion todmorden
Carl Werner Austria

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Hamburg American Clock Factory

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Farrow Green London

clock restoration bacup
Douillon Nikolas

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Deschamps Paris

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Christan Kohler

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Thomas Haller

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Treasurer Charles Herbert

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F And C

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DUFA German Clock Factory

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Doldinger Charles Joseph And Sons

Concordia Freiburg Schlesien

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ED Chartier Paris Frankreich

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

clock movement repairs

clock case restoration

clock parts
Thomas Haller AG Schwenningen
  clock valuation
Urania Freiburg Silesia 

clock damage repair
 Vincenti And Cie Medal D'argent

antique clock restoration

antique clock restorations
 Kinzle Schwenningen

whats it worth
Kinzle Schwenningen 

clock instructions
 Kienzle And Obergfell


  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 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

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


  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

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

    thanks Scott

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

    thanks Scott

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

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

  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.

  9. I have a wall pendulum clock with the name I believe to be Xicop Czerny. i'm hoping you can tell me something about it... It is also marked I believe 1971

  10. I just purchased a small desk clock with a walking lion stamped on the movement and made in France on the face trying to figure out whom the maker is. also has 10/4/27 scribed on the inside
    any ideas ?

  11. I have a grandfather Clock and on the back of the movement is Edo inside a circle. The circle has what looks like 2 ears or maybe an alarm clock symbol

  12. Hi
    I am wondering where I can go to try and identify a makers mark? I simply cannot find it on any website.
    The clcok case is brass but I don't think the movement
    belongs with it. The movement only has a monogram but I have no idea what it says. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. To me it looks like an M with maybe an A behind it?



  13. I have just purchased a "man of the Time" clock with the markings JvE. Can
    anyone tell me who was this manufacturer, and anything about these clocks.
    Tony 30/05/2018

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  15. I recently purchased a cuckoo clock that has a Trademark M.KELLER VILINGEN, It is complete with count wheel type (regula)SBS technick movement. The carvings on the front of the case and the top crown are syrocco wood. The weights are of a rare pine cone shape I have never seen before. I found one reference to the trademark on a website in russian. It must be a rare bird? On the inside it's got the number 259 to match the back cover to the case seems they were only making small qty's

  16. I found a winding clock by d brand of Comsest,Made in Germany.tried looking it up,cant find anything about it.


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