Need help dating a Kienzle wall clock

Tony1951

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I've got one pretty much identical to yours and I believe it dates from the 1920s.

Here's mine -

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One thing though, the movement on mine is a bit different. I only have one hammer and you have more. There should be a Kienzel flying wings logo on the back of the clock like mine has here -

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macaw

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I expected the flying clock logo to be on the movement too, but there's nothing there. There is the flying clock on the chime block which is what makes me think it's a Kienzle.
 

chimeclockfan

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The GlockenGelaute Gong was one of Kienzle's most widely used gong assemblies on any clock - Kienzle called it the "Churchbell Gong" in English literature, once again noting its resemblance in sound to a German church's bells.

Your clock was probably made during the late 1910s to early 1920s. Some did not bear the winged clock trademark on the back, possibly due to a retailer's request - some retailers had a habit of trying to sell imported clocks as "their own", either requesting ordered clocks without the movement stamp, or taking it off themselves. The gongs were usually not tampered with, although later gongs were not signed for sake of easing production.
 

Kevin W.

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Sounds great, you have a very nice Kienzle box clock.
 

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