Antique Lenzkirch German Mantel Clock

Antique Lenzkirch Mantel Clock. German Circa 1875. Figured walnut case with gilt brass mounts, finials and side grills. Gilt brass dial with silvered chapter ring and fast / slow dial above. 8-Day 1/4 striking ting tang movement, marked Lenzkirch A.G.U. 1 Million 24323 with original marked pendulum. Lenzkirch # 5 brass and steel winding key, front and back door key. In full working order. Dimensions; 17 inches high, 11.5" wide, 8.5" deep Uhrenfabrik Lenzkirch or Lenzkirch Clocks was founded in 1851 in the village of Lenzkirch in Baden by Eduard Hauser who had trained in France and Switzerland. Hauser, the son of a teacher, was born on 21 August 1825 and gained experience of making music boxes with Johann George Schopperle. During this same period he gained a knowledge of metalworking, precision work and the design of musical instruments, as well as a proficiency in the composing of music. The firm acquired a reputation for building particularly fine regulators. Up to the 1920s it still produced regulators with compensated pendulums and precision movements. The firm was later taken over by Junghans and the factory closed down in 1932, at which period the market for wall regulators had collapsed.

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