American Any info on this clock

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  1. hogges

    hogges Registered User

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    I inherited this clock from my parents and would like to know more about it, any info would be greatly appreciated.
    See attached pics

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  2. Uhralt

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    Others will be able to tell you who the maker of this clock is.
    It is German, I think from around 1910/1920. "Gesetzlich geschuetzt, Tonverstaerker" means it has a sound amplifier, protected by law (=patented). The "Domgong" means the clock has a cathedral gong. The clock likely has a rather loud, deep sound which the maker was proud of.

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  3. Steven Thornberry

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    Better pictures of the movement would be helpful. That said, Gustav Becker came out in 1903 with a gong called Dom Gong, as on yours (see below). Thus, perhaps, maybe, a Gustav Becker clock.

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  4. Tim Orr

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    Good afternoon, all!

    Pretty clearly, the letters "G" and "B" flank the upright on the gong bracket. Probably confirms the Gustav Becker theory.

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