J. LINK a new clock in my collection.

DieteR

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Hello

Today I would like to introduce my recently acquired clock from J. Link (plate No. 1315).
The clock is not necessarily my taste! But I am a collector.

The photos speak for themselves.

Important for me is the pendulum. It seems to be quite rare. (Four Ladies)
I only had one photo with this pendulum so far. Clock made by Link, not by Kern!

DieteR

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KurtinSA

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Dieter -

Nice find! These floral clocks were around during the 1950-1960s...seems other manufacturers liked to use it as a basis for the clock. The repair guide says plate 1315 was from around 1952. There is a pendulum w/ figurines in the repair guide but it is different...your pendulum isn't in the guide. John Hubby has some info about that style of pendulum here:

Kaiser with angels on pendulum???

Kurt
 

MartinM

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Interesting and rare, even in Germany. Which, if any empty holes in the back plate are threaded? I wonder if they weren't buying their cases/bases from jobbers and that's why there are a couple of 'options' for a pendulum trap/spring guard.
 

tracerjack

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I have not seen the four ladies before, so your clock is a rare treat. The lace work is particularly nice. I have the one with the two gentlemen and two ladies. You state this is not to your taste, which is how I felt when I first purchased my clock. It is now my favorite torsion clock, so there is a chance your opinion might change as well with time.
 

novicetimekeeper

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The Dresden factory in Ireland specialises in that lace effect. They use real lace dipped in slip and apply it to the figurine. During the firing the real lace is burned away leaving just the ceramic.
 

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