Collectibles / Antiques

From Ansonia, Seth Thomas, Mauthe, Smith:   Mantel, Wall, Alarm clocks.  A small selection of special time-pieces.  Either for the trade (qualified clockmakers, who restore their purchases) or for the end user, for whom I will do the repairs and refurbishing. Some clocks are already restored and in perfect condition, guaranteed of course.


A rare mantel clock 
Pewter, brass-plated, 35 cm high, Bezel 95 mm diameter

Spring driven with pendulum, running  8 days per winding.


“Original advertisement”

“C. Werner, clock factory in Villingen, ( Black Forest ) fabricates solid spring-driven regulators as a speciality in three different qualities. All the components are of the most punctual performance, completely polished and painstakingly examined by experienced clock-makers.

Pay attention to the factory mark and take care not to confuse my work with others of a lesser quality. The price is the same as that of our competition.

I would like to notify my dear customers hereby that I have dropped my previous brand-mark and use in its place the two factory-marks,  horseshoe monogrammed and horseshoe with star.”

The above ” original advertisement” and some other data I gleaned (with thanks of course) from the website of Juwelier Klisch, Weißenburg  Bavaria.

https://www.uhrmachermeisterbetrieb.de

My book “Meister der Uhrmacherkunst” by Jürgen Abeler helped in my “detective work”, especially for details with the above-mentioned trade (factory) marks.

trade mark, Carl Werner, Villingen
Carl Werner, Villingen, Clock factory, early mark

I also know now, where my ” kitchen clock ”  originated. The trade-mark on the right is most likely the dropped one, mentioned by C. Werner


Antique mantel clock, ca. 1900
Carl Werner, Villingen, ca. 1900. Mantel clock, pewter, brassed