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German Junghans

Seamouse

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Hi everyone, I’m trying to identify this Junghans Mantel clock Westminster chime. The star indicates 1890-1900.
There’s a similar one with extra dials at the top but none that look like mine. The top left winder is for the hour, the top right one doesn’t open.
Any advice would be very much appreciated.

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new2clocks

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Welcome to the forum.

I’m trying to identify this Junghans Mantel clock Westminster chime.
If you are seeking a model name, most German manufacturers did not name their clocks. Some manufacturers did provide model numbers, but I am not sure Junghans did so.

The top left winder is for the hour, the top right one doesn’t open.
Others should be along to comment on this.

Regards.
 
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Isaac

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Earliest stab from Junghans to introduce a Westminster chimer clock. It will bim-bam on the quarter hours, and then play the full Westminster melody followed by a single note strike on top of the hour. I seem to recall that there was a model name for this case, but I'll have to do some searching.

Yes, the top right one is decoration to "balance" out the face and make it symmetrical.
 

electricjet

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Hello there. I hope all is well.
I believe I found the name and model of your clock:
Name is CHANT# 5181 M and found in the 1904 catalogue

Cheers,
Yves

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Seamouse

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Hello there. I hope all is well.
I believe I found the name and model of your clock:
Name is CHANT# 5181 M and found in the 1904 catalogue

Cheers,
Yves

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That’s brilliant thanks for your help , I really appreciate your time in doing this. Kind regards Seamus.
 
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