Junghans carriage clock?

SBrokate

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I purchased this clock in Germany just because I really liked it. After doing some research, I think it's from circa 1890 or so. It has the 8-sided star with the full brand name, both on the clock face as well as on the inside. The only serial number I can find is on the bottom (14560). I don't have a key, so I don't know if it works. While others I've seen have TH, this one has Junghans.

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I purchased this clock in Germany just because I really liked it. After doing some research, I think it's from circa 1890 or so. It has the 8-sided star with the full brand name, both on the clock face as well as on the inside. The only serial number I can find is on the bottom (14560). I don't have a key, so I don't know if it works. While others I've seen have TH, this one has Junghans.

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Welcome to the forum.

The style of your clock is known as a "joker".

They were manufactured by many German companies and some U.S. companies during the latter part of the 19th century into the 1930's.

Your clock was probably made around 1900.

What do you mean when you state "While others I've seen have TH"?

Regards.
 

Steven Thornberry

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"TH" sounds like Thomas Haller, a German clock maker, who undoubtedly made the "Joker" style carriage clocks. Interestingly, Junghans and Thomas Haller joined together to form the Vereinigte Uhrenfabriken Gebrüder Junghans und Thomas Haller A.G. The association lasted only briefly; I have 1900 to 1902 in my notes, but I stand ready to be corrected.
 

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I have an identical looking clock with the TH on the dial and Junghans on the movement. According to Mikrolisk:
Thomas Haller AG Clocks; Schwenningen, Germany; registered on 6.5.1908
Gebr. Junghans AG Clocks; Schramberg, Germany; registered on July 10, 1923
The TH is same exact Trademark in both cases.
BTW, my clock has A24 stamped on the inside bottom; 1st half of 1924.
 

David Toledano

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I have just found similar clock. I have no idea about it or about clocks in general but I`m really curious about it. Could somebody share little information about this model
Thanks.

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JTD

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Welcome to the board.

Most of the information given above applies to your clock. Was there anything in particular that you wanted to ask about?

Meanwile, wind it up and (if it goes) enjoy your new clock.

JTD
 

sophiebear0_0

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You often find these clocks with alarms. The alarm can either be a normal bell or in some cases a little musical box housed in the base.

There is a 1988 article in the NAWCC Bulletin by David Stevenson entitled "One Man's Joker: Another mans Joker" which has more information.

Regards,

Peter
 
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