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Help identifying grandfather clock maker

JimVanDyke

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I have an antique clock with the initials VH and a symbol of a tree above it. I have not had much luck finding who the maker was. It was purchased by my wifes father as an antique in Germany in the 60s.
 

JimVanDyke

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Re: Antique Grandfather Maker?

Here is a picture of the symbol this is the same symbol that is on the clock works which is currently being cleaned and tuned.
 

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Hello Jim and welcome to the NAWCC message board. Thanks for the photo, it may help someone identify your trademark. I have checked Kochmann's European Trademark Index and have not found it. There are several "tree" combinations but none that match yours. I feel certain that someone will be able to identify your trademark.....

Best Regards,

Richard T.
 

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Greetings Jim --

The VH with a Tanne (a fir tree) mark is identified in Schmid's (2005) _Lexikon der Deutschen Uhrenindustrie 1850-1980_, the standard reference to the industry, as belonging to the Villinger Hausuhrenfabrik AG, in Villingen. The firm was founded in 1920 by Willi Brunckhorst, and only lasted until 1925. They made Standuhren -- "grandfather" clocks -- but no other information is available.

Regards, Zep

The mark here is shown in the TM listings from the (1925) _Diebeners Uhrmacher-Kalender_ for 1926.
 

JimVanDyke

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Thank you so much for your assistance, it is truly a unique clock. On the works under the VH tree symbol there is a number 5. I assume this means that it was the 5th one made.

Jim
 

chimeclockfan

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What Chimes does it play? Looks like a Westminster/Striking clock to me. :D Enjoy it! :)
 

hemidt426

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DSC03028.JPG Does your Clock look anything like this?.. I also have the VH logo in and on the Back. Would love to hear back if anybody is interested in the story behind my clock.
 

soaringjoy

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Welcome to the NAWCC Message Board, hemidt426 and enjoy it!

You have refreshed a five year old thread, but that doesn't matter. ;)
Please do tell us story of your clock.
Pics of the movement and the logos would be great, too!
 

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