Just want to show/date my Adolf Stern clock

xedos6

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Hello!

I would like to show you my favourite pendulum clock! I have this for a year now, bought it from an antique dealer.

I think it's a restored clock by it's case, because it's really in a very great condition. I got it with a cleaned movement too. This clock is an everyday use clock in my room, because I like listening while it's tick-tacking, and striking in every half and full hours :) I also very like how it's looking, the brown-black color combination on the door, the small flower carvings on the top, the "fish scales" on the lower part, and that it has windows on it's sides.

The movement has a Pfeilkreuz (crossed arrows) marking on it, nothing else. The dial has a David-Star with an "A" letter, which stands for Adolf Stern in Vienna as I know. On the back of the casing, there is a number, wrote by pencil, and a stamp I think in Hungarian, but I can't read it out.

Now I had time to take pictures and show this clock to you guys, and now I would like to take the opportunity to ask, when was it probably made?

Hope that you also like my favourite clock, and thanks for any help with it's dating.

Greetings: Bálint
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Hello!

I would like to show you my favourite pendulum clock! I have this for a year now, bought it from an antique dealer.

I think it's a restored clock by it's case, because it's really in a very great condition. I got it with a cleaned movement too. This clock is an everyday use clock in my room, because I like listening while it's tick-tacking, and striking in every half and full hours :) I also very like how it's looking, the brown-black color combination on the door, the small flower carvings on the top, the "fish scales" on the lower part, and that it has windows on it's sides.

The movement has a Pfeilkreuz (crossed arrows) marking on it, nothing else. The dial has a David-Star with an "A" letter, which stands for Adolf Stern in Vienna as I know. On the back of the casing, there is a number, wrote by pencil, and a stamp I think in Hungarian, but I can't read it out.

Now I had time to take pictures and show this clock to you guys, and now I would like to take the opportunity to ask, when was it probably made?

Hope that you also like my favourite clock, and thanks for any help with it's dating.

Greetings: Bálint
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Adolph Stern was a distributor of clocks, not a manufacturer.

The "crossed arrows" trademark is that of Hamburg American ("HAC" or "HAU"). HAC was the maker of the movement.

Many times, Stern would purchase loose movements and separately purchase cases and then place the movement in the case and apply his trademark.

Please provide a picture of the back of the movement, so that we could possibly provide an accurate date for the movement.

Regards.
 

xedos6

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Adolph Stern was a distributor of clocks, not a manufacturer.

The "crossed arrows" trademark is that of Hamburg American ("HAC" or "HAU"). HAC was the maker of the movement.

Many times, Stern would purchase loose movements and separately purchase cases and then place the movement in the case and apply his trademark.

Please provide a picture of the back of the movement, so that we could possibly provide an accurate date for the movement.

Regards.
Yes, your're right with Adolf Stern that he wasn't a manufacturer :) I've read this information about Adolf in this foroum, that he purchased movements from different movement manufacturers, and installed them in different cases. I also knew that Pfeilkreuz stands for HAC or HAU :)

I'll take a picture of the back of the movement ;)

Kind regards!
 

JTD

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Please post a photo of the back of the case as well, showing the stamp etc..

Thank you.

JTD
 

chronologiker

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About 1900 Adolf Stern was owner of a clock case factory in Triesch/Mähren. So I suppose, your movement is by HAC, but the case is by Adolf Stern. Presumably the clock case factory in Triesch was later sold to Kienzle-Komotau. And Adolf Stern was mentioned as a clock and watch retailer in Vienna.

Best regards!

Chronologiker
 
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xedos6

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Yes, it has a HAC movement inside. Next time when I dissassembly the clock for a cleaning, I'll upload more pictures about the movement and stamp.

I can say now, that the ink stamp is so unreadable, that I don't think we can turn something out from it. It's just my idea, but... probably a Hungarian dealer/retailer bought this clock also from Adolf Stern in Hungary, and stamped his own information onto the clock case. I could read out in Hungarian "utca" which means street in english. Nothing more.

Thank you again Chronologiker, and JTD :)
 

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