- Sep 5, 2000
This clock shown above has part of the lower movement back plate cut off probably done to remove the identity of the maker. We now know the clock was made by Lenzkirch since a picture of an almost identical clock was listed in the Lenzkirch catalogue as model 348 as shown below.
This clock has exposed escapement though this feature was not found in the model shown in the catalogue. The escapement assembly was exquisitely produced with many of the exposed metal parts gold plated and the anchor pallets were made of rubies.
The serial number located on the dial plate shows 225375 which points to 1875 as the year the clock was produced based on published data shown below. It was most likely the logo that was removed from the back plate was the first Lenzkirch Trademark logo.
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