Some minor tarnishing to the face, it would benefit from a cleaning. Don't forget to check out this weeks other clocks. Its was a great learning experience to find out about Silesia and the early history of Becker and his clock making firm. Crown with Minerva head, turnings, and lion central finial, half-turned pilasters, hand painted porcelain face, and brass movement. Silvered dial with Roman numerals, chime and silent dial. Copyright 2002 by Dean Kinard.
Gustav Becker 1819-1885 was a dedicated and successful German clockmaker. This clock will be packed with Great Care. Note: Serial number index not traceable. Serial numbers reference the year of manufacture, so determining age is made very simple. In the 1860s, he began to create the Classical Gustav Becker clocks. As Piotr has already pointed out your clock could not have been made prior to early 1912, as the patent for that gong was only granted early that year. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Starting from fairly simple clocks, the clocks became complex and very ornamental, and sales rose to a peak in 1875, with over 300,000 clock orders. Don't forget to check out this weeks other clocks. Several million clocks were produced and sold by the end of the trademark's use in the mid 1930's. A 501c3 non-profit corporation 514 Poplar St. This clock tick's and tock's and gongs smooth and precise.
Gustav Becker Factory Workers Becker clocks are not too difficult to identify. Thank you for your business. Comes with pendulum and key. I have seen many people selling Gustav Becker clocks apply a date to them based on the serial number on the movement. In 1850, thoroughly trained in clockmaking in Germany and in Vienna, he established a small clockmaking shop in Freiburg, Silesia not the Black Forest Freiburg. Thanks for posting your inquiry and the photos of your Gustav Becker clock. In 1854 he received large orders from the British Royal Mail, and the Silesian Telegraphy Centre.
What you see in the pictures is what you will receive The verge and escape wheel arbor are both missing pivots. No statement regarding age, condition, kind, value, or quality of a lot, whether made orally at the auction or at any other time, or in writing in this catalog or elsewhere, shall be construed to be an express or implied warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. The outer edges with minor wear and mild chipping. Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin The manufactory was founded in 1763 by Friedrich the Great. His breakthrough came in 1852 at the Silesian Clock Fair. Please look at all pictures.
The Braunau factory started operation in early 1888, making their own weight driven wall clocks based on Austrian design features such as the four-post movement mounting bracket, wide tooth spacing of the escape pallets, etc. Please look at all pictures. In 1926, this firm combined with the Junghans clockmaking company, and the Gustav Becker trademark continued until about 1935. Several million clocks were produced and sold by the end of the trademark's use in the mid 1930's. After Millicent K Kitzmillers death in the 1960s their daughter Gladys K. First, he created clocks in the Viennese model, and thanks to his success, in 1850 he moved his business to a better business center.
Included were adjustable deadbeat escapements, solid cut pinions, and solid back plates. Becker learned clock making in Silesia and enriched his skills by learning from many masters around Germany which, during that era, was the most important country in the clock industry. Using the dates for both serial number 1875-1880 and the makers mark 1852-1877 we were able to determine that this clock was manufactured c. We do have a list of suggested shippers who gladly provide quotes prior to your bidding. Top deco piece and bottom finial will be remove and place next to the clock inside the box prior to shipping to prevent damage.
Feel free to ask any questions. Door hinges are in working order. Dutch Agent's Ad for Gustav Becker Clocks After the introduction of the spring driven mechanism, a whole new variety of clocks was made possible. The locking latch for the door is on the side of the case. Not responsible for errors or inaccuracies.
Becker clocks are not too difficult to identify. In 1847, he settled in Freiburg, Lower Silesia now Świebodzice, Poland , and that April he opened a small clock shop with a few employees to whom he taught clock making. The Becker workshops at their height produced more than 400 varieties of clocks. It appears that all the spring driven wall clocks they made used movements from the Freiburg factory but those were installed in Braunau cases. In 1926, this firm combined with the Junghans clockmaking company, and the Gustav Becker trademark continued until about 1935. First, he created clocks in the Viennese model, and thanks to his success, in 1850 he moved his business to a better business centre. During his time in , he decided to start his own clock factory.
Since 2006 the company is owned by Jörg Woltmann. He struggled to produce clocks with an unskilled labor force until a design award in 1852 gave him the prestige to attract the quality of workers needed for success in this new industry. The absence of condition reports in the catalog entry does not indicate that the item is in perfect condition. These movements were assigned Braunau serial numbers as they were finished. Pendulum, two weights, and key present. Then, spring powered clocks were introduced and many new styles followed. Firefox tells me it is critically out of date.