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I came across a clock in a antique mall and I cannot seem to find anything on it. I know I must be looking in the wrong place. The face of the tall case clock has a name above the 6. L. Döring Leipzig. I’m guessing that Döring is the maker but can only find information on small travel clock. Any help in pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
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Döring would seem to be the retailer. We would need to see the movement to provide specific information.
 

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Döring would seem to be the retailer. We would need to see the movement to provide specific information.
I am going back to that store on Friday and I will see if they will let me look at the mechanism.
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I could not get to the back of the mechanism. These are the only pictures I can add. I hope that they help some. Just not sure whether to pull the trigger on buying this clock or not.

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The inscription seems to indicate that the clock was a Christmas gift/purchase for Hans and Elisabeth at Christmas 1896. Beyond that, I can't tell much. Perhaps others can.
 
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Steven is right about the inscription.

Is the clock complete? - I can't see the pendulum anywhere, but perhaps it has been put away.

As to whether or not you should buy it, it really depends how much you like it (unusual carving on the top part of the case is quite attractive) and how much it costs.

Without being able to see the movement, it is hard to say much else. It looks as if it might well be a good quality clock but will almost certainly need a thorough clean and overhaul.

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Steven is right about the inscription.

Is the clock complete? - I can't see the pendulum anywhere, but perhaps it has been put away.

As to whether or not you should buy it, it really depends how much you like it (unusual carving on the top part of the case is quite attractive) and how much it costs.

Without being able to see the movement, it is hard to say much else. It looks as if it might well be a good quality clock but will almost certainly need a thorough clean and overhaul.

JTD
Sorry I didn’t think to take a picture of the pendulum, it was set in the bottom of the case. Price is the only thing holding me back right now. They have a price tag of $500, which I’m sure is negotiable.

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Are the weight shells decorative, or plain? On some open well style clocks, the pendulum bob and weight shells are ornamental. I've never seen one by this makers, so was just curious. Thanks!
 

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Are the weight shells decorative, or plain? On some open well style clocks, the pendulum bob and weight shells are ornamental. I've never seen one by this makers, so was just curious. Thanks!
They appear to be plain. Sorry I should have taken a closer look at them.

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the decoration of this clock is special: there is a sharp contrast between the clear lines of the cabinet itself and the lower part of the case on the one hand and the overwhelming decoration of the upper part of the clock on the other.This special decoration is called Kerbschnitt-Schnitzerei and often was executed by talented hobbyists.IMO this is an after-market feature and not original to the clock allthough visualy attractive.Wether it ads or detracts to the clocks "values" is a question of taste (de gustibus non est disputandum),but maybe the OP could use this as an argument to haggle down the price a bit.
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the decoration of this clock is special: there is a sharp contrast between the clear lines of the cabinet itself and the lower part of the case on the one hand and the overwhelming decoration of the upper part of the clock on the other.This special decoration is called Kerbschnitt-Schnitzerei and often was executed by talented hobbyists.IMO this is an after-market feature and not original to the clock allthough visualy attractive.Wether it ads or detracts to the clocks "values" is a question of taste (de gustibus non est disputandum),but maybe the OP could use this as an argument to haggle down the price a bit.
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Thank you for this information. It is very helpful to know that this can occur.

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I may have solved the maker on this one. I had reached behind the mechanism with my phone and took a video. When I watched it I did not see anything but when I went frame by frame I did see something. It isn’t a very good picture but I think I can see a circle with the letters LFS in it. When I started looking at LFS clocks from the same circa the faces and hands match as well. If this does turn out to be an LFS clock I do not know much about them.
Please let me know what you think.
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Burkhard Rasch

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Lorenz Furtwängler&Söhne , that´s it! A good quality maker!
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