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Lenzkirch 2 weight

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Walnut veneered Lenzkirch serial no 144179, I believe this to be circa 1867-1868.

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Hi, several features really mainly on the movement,hands and dial but also some on the case, I have other early signed examples with identical dimensions on the movements .
 

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Hi, several features really mainly on the movement,hands and dial but also some on the case, I have other early signed examples with identical dimensions on the movements .
Welcome, NJD. Why don’t you show us your collection. I love those Lenzkirch clocks.
 

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Very nice, I would love to see a picture of the Lenzkirch mark on your other similair movement. As far as I know I have never seen this kind of movement marked Lenzkirch. The movement console is made from steel and brass?
 

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This is model 1321 with the same early trademark and serial No 199250, again I don't think the hands are original.Also the movement mounting bracket was made in zinc and cracked in half when I received the clock so had to make a replacement in brass.

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Absolutely beautiful collection of Lenzkirch clocks!

early trademark and serial No 185142
Made in 1873, according to the most recent Lenzkirch serial number database.

Would you mind providing a more clear picture of the trademark and serial number? We have folks here who continue to compile Lenzkirch trademarks and serial numbers for the purpose of confirming and / or updating their research.

Thanks and regards.
 

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Absolutely beautiful collection of Lenzkirch clocks!



Made in 1873, according to the most recent Lenzkirch serial number database.

Would you mind providing a more clear picture of the trademark and serial number? We have folks here who continue to compile Lenzkirch trademarks and serial numbers for the purpose of confirming and / or updating their research.

Thanks and regards.
Absolutely beautiful collection of Lenzkirch clocks!



Made in 1873, according to the most recent Lenzkirch serial number database.

Would you mind providing a more clear picture of the trademark and serial number? We have folks here who continue to compile Lenzkirch trademarks and serial numbers for the purpose of confirming and / or updating their research.

Thanks and regards.
These are the only pictures of the movement I have. I've not come across that style of hand before on a Lenzkirch clock so just assumed them to be wrong,do you think they are the originals ?

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I see what you mean regarding the trade mark on the model 114 clock the trade mark is unclear compared to the other one, looks a bit like the guy who stamped it used a lump hammer !! Sorry but these are the only pictures I have of the movement.

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These are the only pictures of the movement I have. I've not come across that style of hand before on a Lenzkirch clock so just assumed them to be wrong,do you think they are the originals ?
They look original to me, but I am not an expert on Lenzkirch hands.

Our resident expert on Lenzkirch is LenzkirchFan. When he looks at this thread, he should provide his opinions on authenticity.

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Very interesting and I did not know that movement was also Lenzkirch. Very nice collection you have!
 

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I see what you mean regarding the trade mark on the model 114 clock the trade mark is unclear compared to the other one, looks a bit like the guy who stamped it used a lump hammer !! Sorry but these are the only pictures I have of the movement.

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Hello! You have some great Lenzkirch clocks here. This particular movement is a Lenzkirch but that is not a Lenzkirch trademark on the movement above the serial number. I think someone wanted it to be something that it is not. I looked at it pretty close and I don't think it is the first trademark that has been stamped multiple times. I think it has been added sometime in the history of the clock by someone.
And I also agree with you on the hands not being Lenzkirch.
The two weight at the very top of this thread is a Lenzkirch model 108. I have one exactly like it but in the one weight model. I also have two of the model 114. One is the very first Lenzkirch that I ever bought back in 1974. You have the start of a great collection.
If you don't have a copy of George Everett's book, "Lenzkirch Clocks, The Unsigned Story", you should get one.

Later, Steve
 

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The console (bracket) is made from zinc and has brass pieces sticking out. Lenzkirch used zinc on some brackets but you might also find one exactly like it made from brass. They used zinc in early brackets, dial pans and large pendulum bob backs.

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njd, the clock that you say is a model 1321. You might want to double check that. I think that it is a model 329.
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Hello! You have some great Lenzkirch clocks here. This particular movement is a Lenzkirch but that is not a Lenzkirch trademark on the movement above the serial number. I think someone wanted it to be something that it is not. I looked at it pretty close and I don't think it is the first trademark that has been stamped multiple times. I think it has been added sometime in the history of the clock by someone.
And I also agree with you on the hands not being Lenzkirch.
The two weight at the very top of this thread is a Lenzkirch model 108. I have one exactly like it but in the one weight model. I also have two of the model 114. One is the very first Lenzkirch that I ever bought back in 1974. You have the start of a great collection.
If you don't have a copy of George Everett's book, "Lenzkirch Clocks, The Unsigned Story", you should get one.

Later, Steve
Thank you for the info Steve.I bought George Everett's book last year,very impressed with it.
 

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njd, the clock that you say is a model 1321. You might want to double check that. I think that it is a model 329.
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Your right Steve it is model 329, I've no idea what made me put 1321!. I also have a 2 weight version requiring some restoration.
 
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Thanks for posting phots. I almost never see Lenzkirch clocks down here in the south. Don’t know why not. You have a beautiful collection.
 

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Your right Steve it is model 329, I've no idea what made me put 1321!. I also have a 2 weight version requiring some restoration.
Only ever seen this example of this style, it has the later trade mark and serial No 381395

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I think that I have pictures of one like it but I have not been able to put my fingers on it. I love it! Slightly gothic and I really like gothic cases! Very nice Lenzkirch!

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I recently bought this Lenzkirch 2 weight with serial no 160448 with the 2nd trade mark
(227000 onwards ) and looks to me to be the later style movement and hands. Has anyone seen this before ?

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Your serial number - 1,160,448 - is from circa 1897.

You must add one million to the imprinted serial number in order to arrive at your serial number. :)

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That explains it ! . Thank you for your help
 

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