Finding a good reference for manufacturers marks

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  1. R.A.J.

    R.A.J. Registered User

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    I would appreciate any help I can get. I recently purchased a grandfather clock and I have identified the mechanism as a circa 1925 Mauthe. The dial face has a marking I cannot find from my limited resources. It is very faded so a picture is almost impossible. It is a capital A inside a circle that’s all inside a triangle.
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    No I haven’t, thank you for the link. Going there now.
     
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    Thank you again. The site did give me the name associated with that mark, but also has raised a few more questions. The mark belongs to Alpina and dates to the same time period as the Mauthe mechanism. Alpina seems to have made watches and I cannot find a reference to them making clocks. I’ll continue my search.
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    Forgive me, but once again I need to ask for help. I have searched every reference I have available to me and I cannot find any link between Mauthe and Alpina. If someone knows of a reference I would greatly appreciate the help. Thank you again in advance.
     
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    Kochmann's trademark index has a number of entries for Alpina but nothing connecting it to Mauthe. The link below also has some info. It seems it was some sort of co-operative for watch and clockmakers to join with a goal to unify the purchase and distribution of watch/clock parts so that appears to be the connection.

    Collecting Clocks Clock Repairs & Trademarks Index
     
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    Thank you for your help. I’ll check out link
     
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    Also for information, several clock manufacturers made clocks stamped with the same Alpina logo you described and as illustrated in the Mikrolisk site. This included Kundo and Schlenker & Posner 400-Day clocks made in the late 1920s and into the 1930s. These were obviously made for that entity and in enough quantity that Alpina could ask for their logo to be imprinted or stamped on the clocks for retail purposes. I don't know of any reference that shows Alpina made any clocks. I also don't know whether they made watches either, could be they followed the same business plan as they did for clocks.
     
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    Thank you
     

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