Mantel and Table Clocks

Musical table clock

    Musical table clock


    Late 19th century

    Gebruder Junghans A.G.

    Wood (pine, walnut), brass, glass, paper; casting, printing, mechanical and carpentry work, chromolithography

    41.4 x 36.8 x 11.4 cm

    On the paper sticker: “2 AIRS/1.Im GrunewaldistHolzaukt (ion)/2. Domino Garotto”, on the rear panel: “E 1928”, on the movement mounting plate “3360”, on the pendulum lens: “R=A”


    Clock in vertical veneered and varnished case, on the stepped socle. The facade is supplemented with side ornately shaped extensions decorated with round and faceted metal onlays.The corners on the case top are bevelled; a finial in the form of torn attic is in the cornice central part. The glazed door on the front side follows the case contour. A strip with a geometric ornament is along the socle and bottom the cornice bottom contour. The clock movement is pendulum with lever escapement and outer spring is mounted on wooden inner partition. The clock pendulum is temperature-compensated, with suspension comprised of three metal rods and massive lens with clock adjustment screw. Paper dial with fluted gold bezel is glued to the clock face with Roman numerals for hours’ designation and minutes’ divisions. Hour and minute hands are central made in the form of black spades. Small metal alarm clock dial with rounded teeth around the circumference is behind the hands. Arabic numerals from 1 through 12 are engraved on the beamlike surface. Round framed keyhole is under it. Musical movement with cylinder for two tunes and sound comb with 36 teeth is mounted on the rear panel inner side, pasted over with blue paper with the image of golden rays and eight-pointed stars. The musical mechanism is activated at the beginning of every hour. A keyhole and paper sticker with handwritten tunes’ names framed by typographic vignette are on the case rear panel.