Identifying maker of chimes

Kison

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Does anyone know the maker of these chime rods and is it possible it’s the same maker for the movement? My only guess is it’s a Japy but the movement looks German given that it’s square

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Steven Thornberry

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The logo on the chime block appears to be that of Japy Frères, registered, per mikrolisk, December 30, 1913. And, FWIW , not all French movements were round.
 
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Kison

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Thanks! I am guessing the C on the logo may simply mean clocks. But it seemed to simple an answer haha.
 

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Thanks! I am guessing the C on the logo may simply mean clocks. But it seemed to simple an answer haha.
In this case, I would interpret it as standing for “Cie”, the abbreviation of compagnie (French for “company).

I would expect horloge or pendule if clock were meant.
 

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Thanks! I am guessing the C on the logo may simply mean clocks. But it seemed to simple an answer haha.
Steven is right - the full name of the company was Japy Frères Cie, and the C appears in other Japy logos.

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J. A. Olson

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Chime rod and gong units thereof were normally made by suppliers for economy, this is an aspect of clockmaking with very little publication for reference and not many horologists who really got into it. Gongmakers were very secretive and did not unleash their secrets and clientele for future hobbyists to relish in. Even the DUZ does not pertain much detailed information beyond a few trade listings and advertisements.

J. Hengstler of Aldingen was a supplier of complete gong units to the trade from 1912 up to the early 1930's.

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