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Customer brought this one in for repair and wanted to know all about it. He thinks it is valuable. What can you tell me?

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Customer brought this one in for repair and wanted to know all about it. He thinks it is valuable. What can you tell me?

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The firm of Schmid-Schlenker was established in 1935 in Schwennnigen, moved to Bad Dürrheim in 1952, went out of business in 1987, and was gone by 1990.

The following is an excerpt from The Lexikon:

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The above is curtesy of Doug Stevenson.

So, the clock may not be as old as the customer thinks. It is safe to say that Schmid-Schlenker did not make that many clocks, but I am not sure of their desirability, either (for value purposes).

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Schmid Schlenker Schwenningen wa a german clock maker , the firm existed between 1934 and ca 1990. The firm was well known for their different novelty clocks in which they realized a wide variety of technical concepts allways in decent quality .I´d guess Your clock was made after WWII.You´ll find the movement being good quality with thick plates , cut pinions and nice finish.
Burkhard
new2clock beat me by seconds.
 

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Schmid - Schlenker was a German manufacturer of small mainly table clocks.
They made a large number of models between the years 1950-1980. Many were smaller-scale replicas of old French models and others were clocks created by them.
They are not highly valued and they are not of very good quality either, they used a lot of low quality plastic and brass.
 

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I've worked on a number of them- wall, french and novelty styles. I'd consider them lower end- though one of my customers paid a pretty good dollar to get hers fixed like new. Only took a bushing in each hole... a long bath and rinse (hadn't had one in its' life) and a bit of rework on the escapement.

However, client was elated to see it going again, so it shows again, each individual has their own cherished possessions.
 

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Thanks for the info. It’s running great and he is happy with it. I appreciate all the help.
Will
 
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