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TimWK

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Found this single weight and don't know anything about it. No name or number on the movement. The dial is marked A. Schlcfinger Wien. It is small about 40" tall and has a 6" dial. The case seems to be in decent shape. It runs well and keeps the correct time. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
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JTD

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The name you quote as being on the dial is not a name or even a German word. I think that you are misreading the name Schlesinger. Sadly this site is not working properly at the moment, so I cannot enlarge your photos to make sure, but I am fairly sure that it is Schlesinger.

This may be Anton Schlesinger, listed by Abeler as working in Vienna in the second half of the 19th century.

It's a very fine looking clock.

JTD
 

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The name you quote as being on the dial is not a name or even a German word. I think that you are misreading the name Schlesinger. Sadly this site is not working properly at the moment, so I cannot enlarge your photos to make sure, but I am fairly sure that it is Schlesinger.

This may be Anton Schlesinger, listed by Abeler as working in Vienna in the second half of the 19th century.

It's a very fine looking clock.

JTD
It is A. Schlesinger, Wien.
 

Chris Radano

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Loomes has one year for A. Schlesinger Wien at 1875.
Which looks right on for your clock.
Maybe not so obvious, but the hands are a more simple design. I think that might indicate the regulator was used in a more public or commercial capacity.
 

TimWK

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Thanks JDT, Steven Thornberry & Chris Radano for your Answer on the name on the dial. Can you tell me if the name is painted on or fired in the porcelain? I don't want clean the dial and have the name wash away.
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Thanks JDT, Steven Thornberry & Chris Radano for your Answer on the name on the dial. Can you tell me if the name is painted on or fired in the porcelain? I don't want clean the dial and have the name wash away.
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Probably painted, but not certain. You can still clean the dial if you are gentle.

Anton Schlesinger worked in the Rotenturmstrasse, at house No. 10, it is an elegant shopping street not far from the St. Stephen's Cathedral.

JTD
 

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Well you will see some of the signatures partially rubbed off of dials. Probably quite a few unsigned dials had signatures completely rubbed off.
I used an appropriate wax suitable for antiques, such as Renaissance or Behlen Blue Label. I apply a SMALL clump of wax applied with a t shirt rag, careful not to rub (so a little heavy on the first coat). Then gently rub the SMALL clump of wax over the dial surface with as little applied pressure as possible. Then after allowing several seconds to set, gently buff with a brushing type motion (the idea is the least amount of pressure as necessary). Then reapply 2 or 3 more coats in similar fashion. Always test a small inconspicuous area first.
Usually I don't clean this type of dial. The wax will lift off any surface dirt. This is only what I do. There are other ways to achieve the same result.
Or, simply don't touch the dial.
 

JTD

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Now that I have been able to open and enlarge the photo of the dial, I can see that the name is already partly worn away. So, yes, it is painted on or I don't think it would have worn like this.

I use Renaissance wax a lot and like it. I have never used it in quite the way Chris Radano suggests, but it sounds like a good method and if you follow the method he suggests, you should do well.

JTD
 

TimWK

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Thanks JTD & Chris Radano for your input. I will try the wax method mentioned in Chris's post.
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