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    Default A capital B inside a crescent moon -- ID?

    Can anyone help me identify the maker? On the back plate there is a capital B set inside a crescent moon (crescent moon on the viewer's left side of the B). The clock is a non-descript square mantle clock with half-hour and hour striking. The numbers 15853 and 35 also appear on the back plate beneath the symbol.


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    Default Re: A capital B inside a crescent moon -- ID? (By: Schmeltzer)

    German Black Forest, Badische Uhrenfabrik. A picture of the exact symbol will provide for additional information since there are several such but slightly varying B with cresent moons marks. Information from Kochmann's "Trademark Index of European Origin.

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    Default Re: A capital B inside a crescent moon -- ID? (By: Schmeltzer)

    Thank you for the data. The mantle clock that I have is in a case that is probably only about 10 inches in height and quite plain. Would you consider these to be finely made, just average, etc.? Any additional information will be appreciated. Thanks again.

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    Default Re: A capital B inside a crescent moon -- ID? (By: Schmeltzer)

    Badische were a good quality maker and made a wide range of different clocks so we would need to see pictures especially of the movement to give further info.

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