German old Postmans ?

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  1. oreel

    oreel Registered User

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    I bought an old, Postmans clock with a small front , 20cm diameter and lots of work as several parts are missing. my question though is that on both main wheels you can read something like "TRISCHLER" and "ASCHCLACH". Does sombody know what this represents ?
    Also in the bottom wood there is a stam with " IW " .?
    Always like to find where the clock originates from. This is black forrest Germany I believe and might be from say 1850 - 1875 :???::???::???:

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  2. Uhralt

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    Yes, this is a Black Forest clock made for the export to England. The name and the address on the dial are for the seller in England. it seems that Tritschler is the name of the maker of the wheels and the stamped sign on the wooden frame are for the maker of the frame. I would date the clock a bit earlier, maybe around 1830.

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  3. JTD

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    It is rather strange - seems to me that the writing on the wheels ought to be Tritschler (rather than Trischler) and Schonach, rather than Schclach (which isn't a word). That would be a recognised maker's name and a town. Could it be that some Lehrbub (apprentice) was not a very good speller? I don't know, but is rather odd.

    I like the dial very much, the wording is beautifully painted, one of the loveliest I have ever seen on this sort of clock.

    There were many German clockmakers in various parts of the UK during the 19th century and T, Schey was doubtless one of them. Leading Post Street in Scaroboro[ugh] still exists, though now mostly a car park.

    A much nicer-than-usual version of a very common clock. Congratulations!

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  4. Uhralt

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    Funny,

    I used to live in Freiburg in the Black Forest area for 20 years, and being familiar with the name Tritschler I just added the t without realizing it. With regard to the name of the location I wonder if it might be Haslach, which is close to Freiburg (actually now a part of the city).

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  5. Chris Radano

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    The woodcutters even have their stamp on the bottom plate. A clock that is signed more than most examples. Signatures aplenty.
     
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    I would suggest the parts suppliers signed their work because somehow it would assure their payment.
     
  7. oreel

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    Thank you all for the information. Looking on internet I see there is a lot of info on Tritschler family also as clockmakers and I agree it looks odd with the names beeing written as they are. Maybe with the combination of the names TRITSCHLER and/at HASLACH or SCHONACH I can date the clock more precise ? Work in progress :)
     
  8. JTD

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    You may be right, but I'm still saying SCHONACH. Right number of letters, only two in the middle need altering, and the Tritschler clockmaking dynasty were in Schonach.

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  9. oreel

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    What intrigues me is that on both main wheels the same spelling is used which indicates for me a kind of mal was used which then was apparently wrong. I would guess the maker would not allow that at the time but .............?
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  10. JTD

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    I think the words were punched on by hand. The next movement made might have had the correct spellings.
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