How old is this Lenzkirch?

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  1. Andrew G.

    Andrew G. Registered User
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    I've got this beautiful Lenzkirch grandfather clock. I would appreciate any ideas on how old this clock is.
    On the back side of the dial there are two service dates scratched - 2/11/21 and 3/1/22.
    Thank you!

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  2. JTD

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    If you use the search icon on this site you will find a great deal about Lenzkirch serial numbers. At least one, possibly two, of the tables available on internet sites have been discredited and there is still a lot of debate as to how these numbers should be related to date of manufacture.

    The best can do is to suggest that serial number 1,808,468 was made between 1910-1915, although another table suggests 1916.

    Perhaps that will help you a little.

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  3. Tatyana

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    Hello!
    I recommend this table Post your Lenzkirch clocks here.
    Accuracy is checked by the Russian forum taking into account patents, gift plates, etc.

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    BR, Tatyana
     
  4. Andrew G.

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    Thanks JTD! I have checked a few Internet resources before. Tables I found have no consistency, pointing to different years. Based on your references, 1910-1915 makes more sense to me. Thank you.
     
  5. Andrew G.

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    Hello Tatyana.

    Thank you for your reply. I will check Russian forums. The table you attached has very narrowed down serial numbers. According to that the movement was made in 1913.

    I found that the cabinet was made in Toronto by John Kay shortly after 1911. All came together now.

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  6. Rockin Ronnie

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    I like the look and it seems to be a quality clock.
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  7. Andrew G.

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    Thanks Ron,
    Yes, they look better in real (condition wise). The previous owner kept the clock clean. The cabinet is sturdy and there are no spots of "dirty" buildups. I do not see any additional layers of shellac or wax there. I am thinking to prepare the cabinet for a layer of shellac (orange or garnet) to bring the original beauty back. The movement already went through an ultrasonic cleaning cycle.
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