German Westminster Chime Mantel Clock by W&H
A very good quality German mahogany mantel clock with boxwood string inlay stood on brass bracket feet. The clock has a silvered dial with Roman numerals and slow-fast and silent-chime mechanism. The movement is a German eight day Westminster chime which strikes the quarters, half hours and hours on five gongs.
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Winterhalder & Hofmeier were considered the finest clockmakers in the Victorian era, they came from a family of clockmakers. They were based in Germany’s Black Forest region. The company was established in 1810 by Thomas Winterhalder, and was continued by his three sons Matthäus, Karl and Linus.
Thomas’ son Matthaus took over in 1830 and in 1850 Anton Hofmeier joined the company, who was himself a clockmaker and relative to the Winterhalder family. The company then became known as Winterhalder and Hofmeier.
Height - 14 inches
Width -10 inches
Depth - 7 inches
Circa - 1890