Grandfather clock maker?

Darrmann39

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I have a lady who's giving me a nice junghans clock for some service on this. Trying to find out more about maker to give her info. What it's worth. Year?
Last pic is the one I'm getting

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Well, when you the clock, look at the back plate and you may find the date code which will tell you when it was manufactured.

These German box clocks were made in their tens of thousands and most do not have much value. The decorated case is nice, but would not add much to the value. Others will be able to give a better estimate in the US market.

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Well, when you the clock, look at the back plate and you may find the date code which will tell you when it was manufactured.

These German box clocks were made in their tens of thousands and most do not have much value. The decorated case is nice, but would not add much to the value. Others will be able to give a better estimate in the US market.

JTD
The only numbers on plate are in first pic.
12594 it looks like. It's a really nice case. Locking latch. Just wondering maker mostly
 

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The only numbers on plate are in first pic.
12594 it looks like
I am confused. I thought you said the clock you were getting was the last one in the set of pictures? The earlier photos show a completely different clock. The earlier pics do not look like a Junghans movement to me.

It would help to know what clock you are actually dealing with.

JTD
 

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I am confused. I thought you said the clock you were getting was the last one in the set of pictures? The earlier photos show a completely different clock. The earlier pics do not look like a Junghans movement to me.

It would help to know what clock you are actually dealing with.

JTD
Sorry i shouldn't have put the last one up . That's the one I'm getting. I don't really need info on that.
I'm inquiring about all the pics above that. The grandfather clock
 

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Late 1900's to early 1910's going by the overall case style and Rohr-Gong chime rods unit, which comprised a brass block with rods punched into it. The four rods chord was known as the Melodie-Gong and varied in exact configuration. From the Junghans catalogs:

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Late 1900's to early 1910's going by the overall case style and Rohr-Gong chime rods unit, which comprised a brass block with rods punched into it. The four rods chord was known as the Melodie-Gong and varied in exact configuration. From the Junghans catalogs:

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Cool thanks. So do you think it is a Junghans movement or where those gongs used by other makers also
 

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I'm not entirely sure about the movement. Flat screws on movement pillars says 'Kienzle' to me but I don't know of them using these Rohr-Gongs. There's plenty more to discover in the world of clocks. A view of the dial would help as some makers used more distinct dials than others.
 
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I couldn't find a match in the Junghans catalogs I have on hand. Tatyana might have a Kienzle catalog from the 1900's.

The original German rod gong patents were Junghans & Haller (DRP 154523, 1903) and J. Obergfell (DRGM 108469, 1898) but by 1912 you had other German companies developing and patenting their own rod gong designs. Before 1912 or thereabouts, other German clock companies had to pay each patent holder a fee to use their gongs.
 
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I have a lady who's giving me a nice junghans clock for some service on this. Trying to find out more about maker to give her info. What it's worth. Year?
Last pic is the one I'm getting

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This movement was made by Mauthe before WWI.
This is the first time I've seen this gong design.

Mauthe is easy to recognize by this element:

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Regards,
Tatyana
 

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As far as value, it's age is the best enticement, but it's not going to make anybody rich. I'd guess less than double what the repair fee would be.
 
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As far as value, it's age is the best enticement, but it's not going to make anybody rich. I'd guess less than double what the repair fee would be.
I'm just trying to give her a fair price to list. I'm not buying have 0 room to put it or i probably would lol.
Repair wise I'm just fixing the suspension spring and putting the leader back on and oiling it to see if it will work.
Thanks for the input
 

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