Antique Winterhalder & Hofmeier Small Desk Clock Westminster Chimes w/ Balance Wheel Movement. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself! Very unique, uncommon and rare clock example here from Winterhalder & Hofmeier. First the size, this clock is only 8.75 tall, Secondly, this is a balance wheel movement, have never seen a W&H clock that was not powered by a pendulum. We can therefore better control our acquisition costs, keep commission costs low (if applicable), and finally, we don't have the overhead that the higher end houses and galleries pass on to their clients.
The clock dates to the 1910 period from what we have researched online. The diminutive size would have it fall into the category of a desk clock. Check out the beautiful curved top on the clock. The case is all intact, with the exception of the carving at the peak of the case.Not sure if carving like rest of case just fell off, or if there was a piece mounted to the front top of the clock at one time. Some minor finish loss to the case. The rear wood door is in place as is the latch mechanism. The red fabric is in place on the inside of the door.
The 4 brass like doughnut feet are also still in place on the clock case. Beautiful mahogany case on this clock. The clock face is silver with black numbers. Some moderate loss of finish around the wind holes.
The bezel is securely attached to the case by the hinge. The beveled glass in the bezel is intact, no cracking or blistering. The front door is very thick with a brass surround, securely attached to the case by the hinges. The three wind springs feel sound when keyed. The clock will come with a wind key.There is no representation that the clock is in original condition, or will continue to be in working order. The clock has a Westminster Chime's unit. The clock chimes every 15 minutes, and then chime and strikes on the hour. This is a five gong wire unit. The Winterhalder & Hofmeier Clock stands 8.75" tall, by 6.75" across, by 5.5" (5-7/8" with door latch) wide. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Some information about the clock maker. It was further manifested from 1850 under the new name Winterhalder & Hofmeier. In 1869 the company was renamed M. Winterhalder & Hofmeier, Friedenweiler und Schwaerzenbach, in Neustadt. From 1908 the new name was M. The company was part of the Black Forest clockmaker industry as its factory was located in Titisee-Neustadt and surroundings and as it subscribed to high quality standards. The company existed until 1933 (A Jewish owned company put out of business by Hitler's Nazi Germany).
W&H is regarded as one of the finest Victorian clockmakers of the time. If you have not had experience with old mechanical clocks before, I would suggest you steer clear.One really needs to have the patience, and skill to work with these great works of art. They are not our modern plug in and go, or change the battery clocks. Make sure that this clock meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures.
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We appreciate your taking the time to visit our store, and hope you will provide us feedback that will enable us to make your shopping experience the best it can be. Referrals are an important part of our business. The item "Winterhalder & Hofmeier Small Desk Clock Westminster Chimes with Balance Wheel Run" is in sale since Wednesday, February 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel".The seller is "hallboys321" and is located in Wilmington, Delaware. This item can be shipped worldwide.