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Gustav Becker Clocks Dating I have seen many people selling Gustav Becker clocks apply a date to them based on the serial number on the movement. In many cases I believe the dates. Gustav Becker c. Serial Numbers.
This absolutely charming German Gustav Becker () wall clock from about I am unsure of the date, though. Please note that the clock has.
Paul Landenberger started out as a bookkeeper for the Junghans clock factory in Schramberg, Germany. He advanced in the company to an authorized executive business manager. Landenberger married Frida Junghans, daughter of company founder Erhard Junghans. In Landenberger demanded a position on the board of directors. The Junghans family declined his request and Landenberger left the company in anger. This was the beginning of a long family feud. In c onverted to a stock holding firm and with new investors, the company was re-named to Hamburg-Amerikanische Uhrenfabrik Hamburg American clock factory.
Also known as HAC. The competition with Junghans, was fierce. HAC managed to flourish. By the mid s HAC, Junghans and Gustav Becker were forced to cooperate because of dropping sales figures and economic depression. Junghans gained influence by this cooperation and in was able to completely take over both companies HAC and Gustav Becker. Erhard Junghans , founder of the Junghans factory.
GUSTAV BECKER GERMAN WALL CLOCK
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Gustav Becker was a dedicated and successful German clockmaker. In , thoroughly trained in clockmaking in Germany and in Vienna, he established a small clockmaking shop in Freiburg, Silesia not the Black Forest Freiburg. He struggled to produce clocks with an unskilled labor force until a design award in gave him the prestige to attract the quality of workers needed for success in this new industry. Then, spring powered clocks were introduced and many new styles followed.
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Gustav Becker Clocks were produced by the German clock manufacturer from the middle of the nineteenth century. Following training in Germany and Vienna, Gustav Becker established his own factory in Freiburg, in eastern Germany, around From the s until the early s, the company flourished and enjoyed an enviable reputation amongst its counterparts as a manufacturer of exceptional quality clocks. At the time, almost all Gustav Becker clocks were weight powered regulator wall clocks, most notable of which were the four-hundred day clocks that were produced in limited numbers.
The clock, which utilised a cylinder escapement, pre-dates other German patent systems of this type by almost twenty years. In the company was bought by Junghans who continued to produce four-hundred clocks under the Gustav Becker name until the earlys. Gustav Becker clocks are easy to identify. Any clocks that were powered by the spring driven mechanism were made after Pre models were weight driven regulator wall clocks.
Gustav Becker Double-Weight Vienna Wall Clock c.1880
Clock collectors usually pride themselves in having at least one Gustav Becker GB clock in their collection. I have just one but I am always on the lookout for another. Becker clocks are not difficult to identify and date.
Until and the introduction of the spring driven mechanism, almost all of Gustav Becker’s clocks were weight driven Regulator wall clocks. Becker’s clocks.
My Great Grandfather bought this clock in Scotland probably Glasgow about whilst working there. I remember it hanging in the tiny hallway of my Granny’s house in Driminagh, Dublin. Even before my Mother inherited it, she often told me it would one day be mine because of my fascination with it. It was given to me in it’s th birthday as I subsequently found out! I got the movement professionally serviced in a clock shop in Dublin. The serial number shows the clock was made in early , around March or April of that year.
It was made at the Gustav Becker Freiburg factory in Freiburg, Silesia, one of the two major factories operated by Becker. It has a rod gong for the chime; the striking hammer on the back of the movement is shaped as if it was set up to strike on a rod and not on a coil gong. The rod gong was patented in December by Johann Obergfell and first seen on GB clocks made at their Braunau factory in On the other hand GB used rod gongs on almost all of their Braunau factory clocks after The “seconds” hand actually makes a complete turn in 45 seconds, that is one of the anomolies of these GB clocks.
They did make a lot of clocks that beat seconds and thus the seconds hand takes a full minute to go around, but the huge majority of their wall clocks from around onward have this “quick seconds” feature. The ‘quick seconds’ feature is down to pendulum length.