Thread: Video Edit
01-14-2011, 04:13 PM #1
Here is a pictorial guide for Kienzle and Thomas Haller AG Westminster wall clocks from the 1890's to 1930's.
The earliest wall clock I've been able to find is a Vienna style clock that chimes and strikes on 5 rods. This clock was built around either the late 1890's or early 1900's. The 'box clock' type of case followed afterwards and skyrocketed in popularity during the 1910's. These were mainly to an Edwardian style, although a few Art Nouveau cases have appeared over time. Throughout the 1920's, many more case styles including Henri II and Art Deco were introduced. After the merger with Haller AG, Kienzle built fewer styles as this type of clock gradually declined in popularity throughout the 1930's.
There were many different chime blocks used by Kienzle, which I have also documented. One notable thing on some blocks is the use of one lighter coloured chime rod, along with 7 steel ones. The lighter coloured rod is about a 4th interval lower pitched than the steel rod next to it, despite being about the same length. Kienzle didn't use this in the late 1920's onwards. I have included a couple block designs in the attachments.
The Thomas Haller AG wall clocks use the same mechanisms and parts the Kienzle wall clocks used, although the earlier 1900's clocks used the older mechanism we've seen in a few mantle clocks. Although most of the clocks with 'HALLER' still had the Kienzle trademark on the mechanism, I have documented one example with the Haller AG logo on the mechanism as well. It is a dual chime clock with Westminster and Whittington chimes.
The chime tunes were usually Westminster, although a few with Whittington have been seen. I have also seen one with a 6 note tune brought up a while back, however I cannot confirm if the clock was built like that, or purposely modified later on. It uses the same rods as an HAC Trinity chime wall clock. See the following videos.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4L66dOJrr0"]YouTube - kienzle westminster chiming wall clock[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhD8QlevJP4"]YouTube - SDV 0092[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gi1OCCQCos"]YouTube - AT KIENZI[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyaK-hHe9HI"]YouTube - ML 20201328[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOqruZpnhog"]YouTube - AT GB kính ràp[/ame]
Last edited by Scottie-TX; 09-16-2011 at 09:48 PM.Justin A. Olson
09-13-2011, 06:54 PM #2
Updates complete. Testing done.
Last edited by Scottie-TX; 09-16-2011 at 11:04 PM.
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