Vintage Mauthe Mantle clock Westminster sound, good working condition.
Made in Germany
THIS CLOCK CHIMES ON EACH 1/4 HOUR WITH A FEW LOVELY SOUNDING BARS OF THE WESTMINSTER CHIME AND PROGRESSIVELY PLAYS MORE AS EACH QUARTER HOUR PASS’S TILL ON THE HOUR IT PLAYS THE FULL WESTMINSTER CHIME AND THEN IT ALSO COUNTS OFF THE HOURS
Emergence [work on] Mauthe is a clock name, which decreases/goes back on the founder and general dealer Friedrich Mauthe and is closely connected with the black forests clock production. Mauthe created a Uhrenfarbrik in the year 1844 in Schwenningen. End of the 1860er years was begun with the manufacturing by clocks. Mauthe had used an eagle in the catches a subdivided circle with the initials of the founder F and M into the 1880er years as trade mark. Around 1900 the clock manufacturer employed more than 1,100 persons and produced a comprehensive assortment at bells, pendulum clocks, Standuhren, Büffetuhren and office clocks. Post-war period [work on] Mauthe manufactured wrist-watches since 1946 also. As logo Mauthe was used in script without symbols. The degree of fame rose into the 1950er years, when Volkswagen distinguished the Volkswagen vehicle owners, which had also put 100,000 km back with their Volkswagen the same engine and without considerable engine repairs, by means of a document, a golden sticking on needle, an enamel plaque and a wrist-watch. These clocks came from Mauthe and in not inconsiderable number were manufactured. Thereby black dial acts with Roman numbers, with the Signet „Mauthe 17 Rubis Antimagnetic Contrachoc “around a classically round housing, gilded, high-grade steel screwing ground, leather volume. Either a rectangular form work of Mauthe Kal came. 1001, 15 Jewels hand elevator, screw balance spring or a round work Mauthe Kal. 1002 to the employment. For Volkswagen taken up „large VOLKSWAGEN trade mark of 100,000 kilometers “. Mauthe manufactured own mechanical works and held for a long time to this technology. By at the beginning of the 1970er strongly arising quartz works the company Marktanteile lost and came into financial difficulties. The insolvency of the Uhrenfabrik Mauthe in the year 1975 terminated one over 130-jährige company history, which had outlasted five generations in family estate . There are newer attempts to revive the mark. On the earlier firm area is today an experience department store, the town center Rondell. A gate of the former work is integrated thereby into the shopping centre.