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Discussion in 'General Clock Discussions' started by Salsagev, Jun 27, 2020.
I don’t know anything about this clock. Please give me some info and value. Thanks.
This is probably German. The plate layout is a little unusual, at least to me. Please post a photo of the back of the movement, which may have the maker's logo or name on it.
It's very difficult to give values when you don't say whether the clock is working or not. However, even if this clock is working, it is not going to bring a lot of money. Perhaps $50-$70? But I am not expert in US prices, so others may know better.
The gong is tiny which doesent sounds like a German. Are you sure it’s not Japanese or Asian?
Since you haven't shown the gong, I have no idea. Better photos would help.
Thanks for the better photos of the movement.
I don't think the gong looks particularly small and is very common in many German clocks.
However, the movement is unusual in its backplate layout and suspension arrangement. It may be Asian, but I will leave it to others who may be better able to identify it.
When you take photos, try to include the whole clock front on - taking the photos from above does not make it easy to see what the whole clock looks like. I still have no real idea of what the case looks like.
Based on this thread, your movement is from Schlenker & Kienzle, based on the "S K" design of the backplate.
In need of information about date and maker
Good afternoon, all!
Is the plate design (See photos in Post #5) trying to convey some sort of trademark? From the back, it almost looks like a huge "S" and "K." The front looks like the mirror image of that. Or am I just nuts? Suspension is definitely not American.
I see New2Clocks and I were typing at the same time.
It must be rare then?
I would not get your hopes up on the "rarity" of the movement. The "S K" is strictly cosmetic.
At the end of the day, it is a Kienzle movement and would be valued as a Kienzle movement.
Kienzle was a prolific maker of movements.
How much are kienzle clocks?
Yes! S K is what I saw but I could not recall the maker of that backplate layout (don't get old!).
They are mass produced clock made in the hundreds of thousands.
Why should it be rare? New2clocks has expressed it correctly.
Once again you have taken a photo looking down onto the top of the clock. Mostly we need to see what the clock looks like from the front, not from the top. Don't post another one of this clock, since you have most of the information, but perhaps you could bear it in mind for the future.
I can see that your clock is missing its top crown.
What’s the top crown look like?
It depends on the clock. It is usually a fancy carved wooden piece, the base of which fits into the slot on the top of the case. They can have all sorts of designs, from finials to fancy scroll-work or other wood work. They often get lost or people think they are too fancy (tastes changes over the years) and throw them away.
You can get reproduction top crowns from material supply houses or older ones from e-Bay.
What model is this?
No way of knowing and most of these clocks did not have model names.