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The logo is that of Franke & Gronemann of Teschen, Austria (1890 to 1936).
Why such a discrepancy in dates?Franke & Gronemann were together in business since 1891 till 1898
Thank you for your response, Piotr.Carl Gronemann was after the year 1898 the wholesaler only (probably). He was active until 1914 (again probably...). Most of the (popular) clocks he sold were produced by Johann Franke in Teschen (Cieszyn). They were in good cooperation. For instance, Gronemann was the owner of the patent for rod gongs in Austro - Hungary, and Franke was the first producer of the clocks with such gongs. Johann Franke clock manufactory was active until the end of IWW. It is not known whether they resumed production after the end of the war. Since the year 1920 production in former J. Franke manufactory was continued until the year 1936.
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Polecam, jeśli ktoś nie zna, zapoznanie się z dość kameralną ale ciekawą stroną poświęconą zegarom produkowanym w Cieszynie od roku 1890 do 1936. Tematy o zegarachprodukowanych w fabryce Świt a później Orjon pojawiały się kilkakrotnie na naszym forum. http://www.zegarycieszynskie.pl/news.php EDIT...zegarkiclub.pl
There was no legal entity until 1936. In the year 1918 Austro - Hungarian Empire and its laws collapsed. Poland, after more than hundred years after its fall, rose again. Clock manufactory Johann Franke in Teschen was nationalized. Teschen became Cieszyn. Only buildings, machines and some old workers remained.Thank you for your response, Piotr.
You are very knowledgeably in F&G and I am aware that oled, Tatyana and yahagi are also well versed in F&G. And no, I do not trust internet translation services, as they tend to not translate within proper context.
I believe the difference in the dates of F&G's existence is that the legal entity continued until 1936, although the initial operations of F&G changed in 1898. It is the difference between the initial operations (a business perspective) and the legal operations (corporate perspective).
The year 1936 is when the company went out of business.There was no legal entity until 1936.
Piotr, do you have any documentation regarding F&G? Specifically, do you know what form of company (an AG, a GmbH or a Kg) F&G was at the time Gronemann left in 1898? From 1899 to 1918?In the year 1918 Austro - Hungarian Empire and its laws collapsed.