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Here is a Lenzkirch 26 spring movement clock that I have. I'm hopeful that someone will share a photograph or trade catalog illustration of this clock so I can see whether the finials are correct and what the crown piece, now missing, looked like. The serial number is 412888 which places its manufacture to c.1877 according to the table in George Everett's book. In my experience the pendulum is less common than the porcelain center variety.
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Hello Brett,

From Oleg's table, attached here and on other pages in this thread, 412888 should date to around 1882, give or take a couple of years either way. I've also attached a catalogue that is supposed to be 1883 although I can't vouch for its authenticity.

Michael

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Here is a Lenzkirch 26 spring movement clock that I have. I'm hopeful that someone will share a photograph or trade catalog illustration of this clock so I can see whether the finials are correct and what the crown piece, now missing, looked like. The serial number is 412888 which places its manufacture to c.1877 according to the table in George Everett's book. In my experience the pendulum is less common than the porcelain center variety.
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Catalog from the year 1883 (as the whole in pdf above). There are some differences (hands, pendulum), but this is the same model IMO. Image 001.jpg
 
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Brett Berry

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Thank you to Michael and Piotr for the information about my clock! I appreciate your sharing! Perhaps some day a crown piece may be replicated to make it look correct again!
 

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I just picked up this Lenzkirch clock but it's got the wrong pendulum bob. I searched through this whole thread and couldn't find a clock like it.

Does anyone have a similar clock or a catalog that might show what the bob should look like? The serial number is "1 million" 876,802, if that's helpful (i.e. maybe made around 1918).

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I just picked up this Lenzkirch clock but it's got the wrong pendulum bob. I searched through this whole thread and couldn't find a clock like it.

Does anyone have a similar clock or a catalog that might show what the bob should look like? The serial number is "1 million" 876,802, if that's helpful (i.e. maybe made around 1918).

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Matt,

As I stated in your original post, below, Lenzkirchfan will be able to assist you better than anyone.

1918 Lenzkirch mantel clock. What pendulum bob should it have? | NAWCC Forums

Now you have duplicate posts on the same subject. This only causes confusion.

Be patient for Lenzkirchfan to respond.

Regards.
 

Oled

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I just picked up this Lenzkirch clock but it's got the wrong pendulum bob. I searched through this whole thread and couldn't find a clock like it.

Does anyone have a similar clock or a catalog that might show what the bob should look like? The serial number is "1 million" 876,802, if that's helpful (i.e. maybe made around 1918).

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Hi Matt,

That's a rare kind of a clock and it will be very difficult to find similar one. And in my knowledge there are no public available Lenzkirch catalogs from 1914-21 era. During the Great War most probably they were not published at all... But if you browse through catalogs from 1911-13 you'll notice that Lenzkirch had very simple pendulums bobs on it's tisch-uhren". Here are some examples, I think you can easily find something similar on the market.

Best regards,
Oleg

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nawccmatt

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Matt,

As I stated in your original post, below, Lenzkirchfan will be able to assist you better than anyone.

1918 Lenzkirch mantel clock. What pendulum bob should it have? | NAWCC Forums

Now you have duplicate posts on the same subject. This only causes confusion.

Be patient for Lenzkirchfan to respond.

Regards.
I would have removed the post in the other area but it doesn't seem to be possible.
Hi Matt,

That's a rare kind of a clock and it will be very difficult to find similar one. And in my knowledge there are no public available Lenzkirch catalogs from 1914-21 era. During the Great War most probably they were not published at all... But if you browse through catalogs from 1911-13 you'll notice that Lenzkirch had very simple pendulums bobs on it's tisch-uhren". Here are some examples, I think you can easily find something similar on the market.

Best regards,
Oleg

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Oleg, thank you very much, this is very helpful!
 

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I would have removed the post in the other area but it doesn't seem to be possible.
No it isn't, the only way you can get a post moved is by asking a moderator.

Having two posts on the same clock is very confusing,

JTD
 

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Recently, I came across this signed Lenzkirch clock, needing some obvious TLC. I believe it is a case model 589 with a model 26 (spring / time & strike) movement. I still need help confirming the case model number, so far I have not come across a catalogue reference or an example in this thread to confirm the case model number?

The serial # on the movement places it around 1879 and the stamp on the back of the walnut / ebony clock case could indicate it to be a model 589. At any rate, If anyone can help me confirm I would be very grateful. Ultimately, I plan to restore both movement and case but would like to confirm my assumption(s).

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new2clocks

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Welcome to the forum.

You made an excellent acquisition. IMHO, Lenzkirch was one of the best of the German massed produced clock companies.

The serial # on the movement places it around 1879
According to the latest Lenzkirch dating, your movement was made in 1881 (which is around 1879, as you stated).

a model 26 (spring / time & strike) movement.
You are correct - you have a model 26 movement.

I believe it is a case model 589
There are folks who have access to Lenzkirch catalogs and will be along to assist in answering this question.

Regards.
 

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