Unmarked wall clock - Vienna style

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  1. Tinker Tim

    Tinker Tim Registered User

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    #1 Tinker Tim, Aug 26, 2018
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    Hi all,

    Can anyone shed some light on who might have made this, and when? One of three I picked up at an auction this week. It's pretty nice looking, but not running right now. I think the top might not be the original for this clock, the style seems a little different. The only markings I see are the numbers across the bottom edge of the back plate of the movement - 101171 - serial number, apparently. 40" tall x 12½" wide x 7½" deep.
    I have a lot of clocks piled up, I'll try to post more soon to see what you all think. Appreciate all of the wisdom shared on this site.

    8.23.18 Vienna 5.jpg 8.23.18 Vienna 1.jpg 8.23.18 Vienna 2.jpg 8.23.18 Vienna 3.jpg 8.23.18 Vienna 4.jpg

    P.S. - It sounds very nice.
     
  2. Tatyana

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    Hi all!

    This clock was made by Kienzle in 1892.
    I have 9 movements without marking in my database of this period.
    I call this period Kinzle "vague" because of the lack of signed movements. Starting with s / n 96699 to 134702 there are none.
    Here is the biggest and smallest unmarked Kinzle number of this period in my database:

    102_564 and 125_717

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    And here Kienzle is marked for comparison with the movement, the color is distinguished from the movement of TS.
    135_741

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    My database Kienzle (Schwenningen) "time and strike" from 1890 and 1914, more than 700 movements, the largest number is 738_944.
    Therefore, the absence of 38 thousand numbers, signed by the manufacturer, looks very suspicious.
    I suppose that during this period there was a reconstruction at a factory in Schwenningen, and "Schlenker and Kienzle" produced their movements for some months at some other clock factory (possibly cooperation with T. Haller).

    BR, Tatyana
     
  3. Tinker Tim

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    That is great info! Thanks so much. Was it common for Kienzle or others to put out unmarked movements?
     
  4. Tatyana

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    Yes of course!
    I know that such manufacturers as C. Werner, FMS, M. Bauerle, T. Bauerle, C. J. Schlenker, T. Haller, Muller-Schlenker produced movements without marking or with the labeling of the company-buyer.
     

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