The cases of these clocks reflect the furniture trends of the day and range from very simple to elaborately ornate. Clock is in excellent condition, case is clean and original finish with no breaks or repairs, 2 top finials are replacements, dial has some wear to the silvering, movement is in running condition. This clock will be packed with Great Care. Don't forget to check out this weeks other clocks. Then, spring powered clocks were introduced and many new styles followed.
Currently running however not guaranteed to continue. Gustav Becker Clock History 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. Priority or expedited mail available at additional cost. Please check out my other items for sale. Since 2006 the company is owned by Jörg Woltmann. We also encourage you to come see us and preview the auction in-person.
Then, spring powered clocks were introduced and many new styles followed. The enamel clock-face features black and blue numerals and the movement comes from the Silesian clockmaker Gustav Becker 1819-1885. Thus, the earliest date of manufacture would be about 1919. In reviewing your clock, I found that the case is model No. After the orders, he received a fortune from the Duke of Martibore, and with this money he could pay enough to make for train stations. His breakthrough came in 1852 at the Silesian Clock Fair. In 1926, this firm combined with the Junghans clockmaking company, and the Gustav Becker trademark continued until about 1935.
On the face there are little collars that trim off the key wind arbors, two are missing. Please visit our webpage for a list of recommended shippers. 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. In short, lots of damage but still some parts that are often needed for other restoration and might be made usable for a very collectable maker Gustav Becker. Feel free to ask any questions.
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. These movements were assigned Braunau serial numbers as they were finished. . Clock Runs for 10-15 minutes and then stops and then I have to move the pendulum to make it run again, it might need some cleaning or professional adjustment. This clock tick's and tock's and gongs smooth and precise. A very stunning and beautiful rare piece of antique furniture, A nice center peice for any home or office. A 501c3 non-profit corporation 514 Poplar St.
Should anyone reading this have an idea what the German horological word that any of these might represent, please comment. If you have a Becker-marked clock that is in excellent physical condition and would like to share it with the world, or if you have Becker-related advertising or otherwise related, please send us a note. Austin Auction Gallery provides condition reports upon request to aide in your bidding decision. After the Second World War ended, the Gustav Becker factory's location was transferred from Germany to Poland, and clock production there ceased. Sources used are listed above. The flawless porcelain clock face with the Gustav Becker logois 6 inches in diameter.
It has a gold colored dial and a shaped beveled glass panel below. Clock and pendulum in working order. Firefox tells me it is critically out of date. You have quite a nice clock, well worth keeping in good condition. I have seen many people selling Gustav Becker clocks apply a date to them based on the serial number on the movement.
Painted with enamel dial, supported on a circular base. Without weights and with broken pendulum. Pendulum, two weights, and key present. 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. Gustav Becker Clock History Gustav Becker 1819-1885 was a dedicated and successful German clockmaker.
The Company absorbed Becker, Lenzkirch, Hamburg American, etc. Crowds were drawn to his works because of the quality, and he was awarded the for the best clock in the. After the orders, he received a fortune from the Duke of Martibore, and with this money he could pay enough to make clock cases for train stations. Then, spring powered clocks were introduced and many new styles followed. Serial numbers reference the year of manufacture, so determining age is made very simple. Although Gustav Becker only lived until 1885, clocks bore his trademark until 1935.