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Discussion in 'General Clock Discussions' started by f.webster, Jun 19, 2012.
Whose trademark is this? What do we know about them?
It says, " L.&Ch."
THanks for the help
How about a clue? What is it? Only a brass piece with what appears to be a pivot.
okay yah, I knew better than to post just one pic....sorry.
This is what I think is a German wall clock. I know that a piece from the top of the case is missing and have no idea what it should look like. The works are familiar but the trademark stamp is new to me. I have also included a pic of the face and the gong assembly. Anyone have some ideas?
The gong "J H Munstergong" has been quoted in several threads. Unfortunately, the search facility doesn't help.
It is possible the logo L & Ch is a retailer of horo-stuff. The movement is the familiar German design plate layout but the steel "circlip" holding the minute wheel is suspicious; it's out of place on an old style count wheel strike movement.
More...the odd "universal" or "one-size-fits-all" type mounting plate under the movement suggests the clock could possibly be a "marriage" made in Asia.
The movement was made by Mauthe.
I suppose L&Ch was a wholesaler, I have nothing there.
Then, the Münster Gong (with an Umlaut - there is a little square on the "U").
A Mr. K. B. from T. asked about it in a 1906 DUZ (Letter Box, Question 6402), but it seems
he never got an answer... which is somewhat outrageous.
Well here's my answer: J. Hengstler of Aldingen made it. A major gong producer.
The gongs were also often marked with "iha" in a circle, meaning (i = j), uhmh,
J. Hengstler, Aldingen.
Münster is either a city in Westphalia, or a large church, or small cathedral.
Supposedly the latter was meant, with all those Dom and Cathedral Gongs around.
I went back through the clocks and the logos that I have seen and found the works with a Mauthe logo on them. THe clip in the motion works seem to be a replacement for the cut metal ones I've seen at that location.
Do you think the L.&Ch. retailer also made the case and puchased the gong and married them together? If it is a retailers mark, it makes sense to me.
Alway thankful for the inputs
Jurgen, our hero!
I will add this gong mark to my list!
No hero; I must be nuts, doing this... :cyclops:
It was not unusual for shops or wholesalers to buy the components separately
in order to "compose" a clock; sometimes they even called themselves clock factory
(Uhrenfabrik). Even the "reknown" makers used different marked gongs once in a while,
when they were out of stock. I've seen some oddballs there.
The clock springs may be replacements, sure.