LATE 19TH.C POLISHED WALNUT TING TANG STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK c.1900
Description of the item
Late 19th century brass mounted polished Walnut ting tang striking mantel clock, the case with overhanging cornice surmounted by two cast Brass finials and carved and cushion moulded pediment over three-quarter columns on a splayed base to a glazed door with bevelled glass enclosing a 6 square Brass dial with Silvered Roman chapter ring with outside minute track and matted centre with blued steel hands to a rectangular twin train movement stamped with the crossed arrows mark for HAC, quarter striking on two blued steel coiled gongs, the movement has been cleaned & serviced and is in full working order. - 16" inches high.
Information about maker
Paul Landenberger started out as an accountant for the Junghans clock factory in Schramberg, Black Forest, Germany in 1869, he quickly became an authorized executive and married Frida Junghans, daughter of company founder Erhard Junghans, in 1872 he demanded a position on the board of
directors, the Junghans family declined and Landenberger left the company in anger, beginning a long "family feud".
In 1875, together with his partner, Philipp Lang, he founded the Landenberger & Lang clock factory however by 1882 the company was bankrupt.
Converted to a stock holding firm and with new investors, the company was then re-named Hamburg-Amerikanische Uhrenfabrik (Hamburg-American clock factory).
The older company logos of HAC may not be as familiar as the well known "Pfeilkreuz" (Crossed Arrows) mark, registered in 1891.
The case is in good condition, has two small marks to the rear of the case, the mechanism has been cleaned serviced and is fully working, - displays very well - supplied with winder.
Dimensions:- 40cm tall, 31cm wide, 18cm deep
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