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    Posted 3 months ago

    krysciobrad
    (117 items)

    Bought a couple storage units in an auction. This clock was wrapped up in a towel. This German Wall clock appears to have writing on the back stating a date of 1831, which Kraft Behren wasn’t founded until 1891. With Kienzle starting in 1822 which makes the date written seem relevant. Unless it was repaired with later parts throughout its life. There is also what appears to be a name of someone inscribed on the back. I can’t make it out but it appears to be someone the third of there name. I haven’t looked at the back of the movement yet but everything looks to be great condition on the inside. I haven’t even tried putting the pendulum on. Have the key and everything, will update if it works! Any information on this clock would be very helpful.

    Update 7/31: couldn’t remove the back (don’t wanna mess anything up). I found the movement to have the Kraft Behren flag on back of it, also Gongschlag on back with a numbered 42/105 and a number 92302.

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    1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 months ago
      Nice looking antique clock you have there. Some condition issues but it's an old-timer and none of us will age as gracefully. I don't really know much about German clocks. I don't think that the movement dates back to 1831. I looks more like late 19th early 20th century to me, but I can't really see much and I could be wrong of course. If you can remove and photograph more of the movement, someone with knowledge of German manufacturers could possibly provide you with more accurate information. Thanks for sharing and good luck.
    2. krysciobrad krysciobrad, 3 months ago
      @Bruce99 thanks! I will update once I have the chance.

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