Here is an opportunity to own an extremely rare monumental jeweler's regulator from Lenzkirch Uhrenfabrik, circa 1886 (s/n 667080). This magnificent Vienna regulator-styled clock in walnut is all original. Original everything, including finish. Read on!
Our consignor's (this) clock was photographed for one of Rick Ortenburger's books, Vienna Regulators and Factory Clocks, 1990, p.141 as you can see in the photos just below.
Physical: The walnut case, which measures 82"h x 22"w x 9.5"d is in excellent overall physical condition. There is slight (typical) veneer lift at the bottom of the door. Everything is original. Not only is this an exceptionally rare clock, but to find one that's all original is a treasure discovery. Are you hearing a theme here?
Serial-number dating of most clocks is pretty much an impossible task. First of all, most European clock factories did not preserve records; most American makers did not serialize their clocks. Chelsea was one of the exceptions. Lenzkirch, however, was a different story.
This clock bears serial number 667080 on both the movement and stamped into the back of the dial. From the chart in our Reference Library on the Lenzkirch page you will see that this places its date of manufacture at approximately 1886.
The original porcelain dial with sweep seconds hand measures 9.5" in diameter and we observed no cracks or damage.
Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only, deadbeat movement has been overhauled (and serviced regularly) by one of the top technicians on the West Coast. It will be lubricated again prior to shipment. It is original to the case and in excellent mechanical condition, keeping very accurate time. Note from the movement photo that it has a knurled knob for precise beat adjustment.
Comments: Very seldom do we have the opportunity to present a clock of this caliber and rareness. Please feel free to contact us to arrange purchase of this fine clock.
Shipping: We will arrange to have our blanket-wrap shipper pack and deliver the clock directly to you. You pay them directly.
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Ortenburger, R., Vienna Regulators and Factory Clocks, 1990, p.141
(this actual clock)
Blackwell, D., "Vienna Regulators" of Lenzkirch and Lorenz Bob, 1981, p.89
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