Vintage 1930 German Art Deco Oak Regulator Wall Clock by Kienzle, Mission-like
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25H x 12W x 7D
Art Deco and Mission collectors will love this superb example of German Art Deco design. Dating to 1930, this vintage oak Regulator clock by Kienzle features a lovely, bright, clean clock face with long, lean, pierced hands. Minimal decoration in the form of small carvings at the top of the case add visual interest to the otherwise geometric design. This vintage wall clock from Germany will look sensational in your den or kitchen!
In overall very good condition. Antique and vintage items by their very nature show normal wear to finish and miscellaneous scratches, nicks, and dings due to age and use. As we define 'very good condition' relative to the stated age of the piece, we would expect to see 'character marks' consistent with that age and could include minor nicks or dings to a wooden, metal, enamel or chalkware object, minor wear to a painted surface, minor speckling on a mirror, light crazing, wear to gilding, or small manufacturing glaze skips in ceramic finish, or slight wear to a label. If ceramic/porcelain restoration has been done, it is of museum-quality so that it is hardly discernible and would be specifically mentioned in the listing. 'Very good condition' would not include chips or cracks in any glass or ceramic item, but could include very minor fleabite chips to the edges of a marble item.
Shows normal wear to finish, face and pendulum due to age and use.
Has double strike on hour amd half-hour.
Clock is in running condition.
Strike (Hour) Function: Strike in working order.
Chime (Qtr or Half Hour or Music) Function: Not applicable.
Key Included, may or may not be original key.
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Johannes Schlenker ran both a family farm and a small clockmaking business in Schwenningen, Germany, in the early19th century. His sons, Johannes, Erhard and Christian followed in his footsteps. Christian's son, Carl Johannes, took on Jacob Kienzle, his son-in-law, as a partner in 1883, officially changing the name of the company to Schlenker & Kienzle. Jacob Kienzle (1859 - 1935) had learned the clock business under the training of his uncle, Friedrich Mauthe. Annual production increased from 65,000 clocks in 1888 to 162,000 clocks in 1892. By 1898, Schlenker left the firm and Kienzle became the sole proprietor of Kienzle Uhrenfabrik (Kienzle Clock Company), which shipped 470,000 timepieces that year and employed 400 skilled workers.
By 1908, Kienzle had celebrated the 25th anniversary of the industrial production of timepieces and his workforce had grown to 1,700 employees and annual production of 2.35 million timepieces and movements. Kienzle took over the Thomas Ernst Haller watch factory in 1929, along with Deutsche Uhrenfabrik in Leipzig in 1931. When Kienzle signed a cooperative agreement with Seiko in 1962, the German manufacturer was supplying the world's markets with some 7 million timepieces, including 12% of all the timepieces made in West Germany. Kienzle declared bankruptcy in 1996 and was acquired by Highway Holdings in Hong Kong. Kienzle returned to German ownership in 2005 and the trademark is still in use today.
Regulator Regulateur REGULATOR REGULATEUR / PENDULUM CLOCK
A Regulator, also Regulateur, is usually a large wall clock with a long case enclosing the dial above a long pendulum, and is noted for its time-keeping accuracy. Very elaborately carved regulator clocks are often called the Vienna Style.
Pendulum clocks use a pendulum, a swinging weight, as the timekeeping element. The pendulum clock was invented and patented by Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens in 1656, inspired by Galileo's investigation of pendulums (Galileo had the idea for a pendulum clock in 1637, but was not able to effectively build one). The use of the pendulum increased the accuracy of clocks enormously, from about 15 minutes per day to 15 seconds per day. Pendulum clocks remained the world standard for accurate timekeeping for 270 years until the invention of the quartz clock in 1927.
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- Width: 12 inches
- Height: 25 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 12.3 pounds
- Used - Very Good. See description for more details.
- Regulator Regulateur