VINTAGE MAUTHE Mantel Clock- Key Wind - Chime- GERMAN
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Sold Date: 09/11/2007
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Furniture & Furnishings
This is a stunningly cool old OLD clock - it will be a" project " clock - It is a MAUTHE CLOCK - MADE IN GERMANY - ( SCHWENNINGEN GERMANY est. date 1888 + ) Mauthe Clock Company
Frederich Mauthe (from) Schwenningen (FMS)
1844 - 1976 Mauthe
Friedrich Mauthe started a small clock factory in Schwenningen in 1870 and by 1899 the firm was also making its own cases. It is said that just before the war, 60% of all the German made clocks the UK imported were made by Mauthe. In the 1950's they produced a motor rewound battery electric clock movement which was used in Metamec clocks. The factory ceased production in 1976. Note: (3/7/2003) The references I have seen indicate the Mauthe company started in 1876. But, if you look at the Mauthe promotional alarm clock at the end of the page, the logo says, "Clocks of Character since 1844" and this is on a Mauthe product!! So I changed my date above to reflect that. So it looks like Mauthe reigned from 1844 to 1976.From ftp:///pub/z4murray/sweet/mauthe.txt and /sweet.shtml
Friedrich Mauthe (clocks/watches) Germany
June 02, 1822 - February 02, 1884
Started as a general supplier for clockmakers tools and equipment. Mauthe accepted clocks on a barter system. As the demand for clocks grew, Mauthe started his own manufacturing enterprise in 1876. His sons Christian and Jacob joined the family enterprise in 1876.
In 1886 the Mauthe factory started her own spring drawing facilities.
In 1899 a case factory was added, by 1900, 1000 employees were on the payroll. In 1915 Mauthe added their own sawmill and milling shop.
In 1923 the year of inflation made competition for Mauthe tough. In 1930 2000 workers produced 45,000 clocks and watches a week. By 1923, 60% German clocks exported to London were Mauthe. In 1970, Mauthe struggled for survival, in 1975 the company was in receivership and forced to close in 1976. It has old old parts in it - the movement has a number 16 on it - ****** It is NOT running - a Clock person- tinkerer -? can maybe fix it !!! :>) ( maybe you ??? ) As far as I can tell it is over wound ??? or ??? I was first attracted to it because it has a UNIQUE Metalic look to it .... I thought it was a silver-ish- brass-ish metal clock at first until I examined it up close - ( BUT - it is wood !!!!! How UNUSUAL ! ) It has a beveled convex glass face plate inside of its hinged brass bezel Pendulum - It has two holes on the top of the face plate - one that says faster - slower and one that turns the chimes on and off - It has 3 wind up holes on the face plate - and the brass key is a wind up on one side and on the other side it has the smaller tool for changing the fast slow mechanism and the chime on off - It has its original hands but the top nut or piece that holds the minute hand in place is missing - The inside brass machanism is really old looking and looks to have FIVE chime bars and HAMMERS in it - Check out all the pictures - MEASUREMENTS - 20.5 x 9.5 x 7 inches If I find out anymore about it I will add it to this - any questions please ask !!! ( I SAY ..... ISN'T THIS A NEAT OLD CLOCK ?????? ) lol jeanne
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