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German and Austrian Clocks53 of 187Vintage German Chime Mantal Clock w/ Floral DesignOld West German Alarm Clock
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    Posted 5 years ago

    MysteryClock
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    Please help me figure out what this clock is and its origin.
    -Beneath the hour hand is what looks to be a brand name "E-BEN"?
    -The middle states "ANTIMAGNETIC", "7 RUBIS", "ANTICHOC"
    -Lastly, the very bottom states "WEST GERMANY SASA"
    -There is also a number "1609" that is suspected to be a model number of some sort.
    -This clock was obtained in Turkey with a leather case and also can not be opened because of a needed key (locksmiths have stated they can not open it).
    Thank you for any help and I look forward to your responses.

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    Comments

    1. NutfieldHistory NutfieldHistory, 5 years ago
      It's a watchman's clock. As a guard made his rounds he would find a key at various checkpoints. The key would have a number on it. He would insert each key into the keyhole in the clock where it would punch the number onto a strip of paper inside the clock. This would serve as proof that the guard wasn't slacking off on the job.
    2. shawnicus shawnicus, 5 years ago
      When I was fresh out of high school got a security job and I actually used one nearly like this... Mid 80s..thing looked like an antique then.... But that's just people hating it had to be built like a rock

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