Mauthe wall clock circa 1890s with Adler gong - requesting more information

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  1. Rockin Ronnie

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    #1 Rockin Ronnie, Sep 14, 2018
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    I am told from the family I bought this clock from that it came to Canada in the 1890s and had been in the family ever since. It is a Mauthe with an Adler gong. It looks like one of the early Adler gongs. I have been assured that the clock is original in every way but I wonder if it can be dated more precisely using the serial number and trademark.

    The numbers are N.55006 and 20934.

    The clock needs a good overhaul and it appears that it was either in a hot environment for some of its life or over a fireplace, the finish is very aligorated. It is also missing a finial on the crown, and a trim piece on the top of the access door and the wall stabilizers.

    Any information as to its age would be appreciated. Any other general information would also be appreciated.

    Ron

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  2. JTD

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    55006 is the number of the German patent issued to Heinrich Kielmann in 1890 and deals with the pendulum suspension. Kielmann sold the rights to his pendulum patent (it was designed to prevent the pendulum from twisting) to a number of makers, including Mauthe.

    As far as I know there is nothing available to help date the movement from the serial number but looking at the case and dial I would suppose that it would date from 1890 - 1910.

    Hope this helps.

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  3. Rockin Ronnie

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    Thanks, JTD. This is consistent with the information from the family. It seems safe to say that it was made after 1890.

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    based on the logo and DRP number on the back plate, it would seem that the clock dates to around 1910 or a few years either side of that.

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