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Thanks KurtNot sure I'm very helpful on dates. However, I have exactly the same clock but mine is plate 1404...it has the "KS" logo on it. I'm aware that Kern & Link started in 1929 out of the remnants of Kienzle. They became Kern & Söhne in 1937. There was likely a shutdown during WWII and then restarted after the war and made it until about 2007.
I really the octagonal dials. I also have another clock with the same dial and hands made by Kieninger & Obergfell in a four post version.
Mun C W,Robb,
I have one practically identical to yours except it has a probably retailer's name on the dial and the back plate was stamped with the KS logo . The side by side pictures of your clock and mine shown below leaves no doubt your clock was made by Kern and Sohne.
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Mun C W
That’s a nice clock. It’s been updated for the late 40’s- early 50’s. The banding on the dial and posts, the contour of the base and the shape of the pendulum weights. Even the numerals on the dial have been subtly reshaped to reflect the lighter style popular after the war. Around here we call it Hollywood Regency style. All in all, a great looking clock. I’ll check out the Torsion Times article you mention. Thanks for sharing.I have two others that were made later also with wood base and octagonal dial but with different pendulum and I post pictures of one of them shown below.
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Though the identical back plates of both were not listed in the Repair Guide we know when they were made as each of them has an ink-stamped date showing 24 Jan 1955 on the underside of the wood base. Both clocks were bought from two separate sellers from different countries so the dates were most likely to have been stamped in the factory and not by the retailors or the owners who had bought them. There is an article on these two clocks published in The Torsion Times, Q1 2001 issue.
Mun C W