Dating kienzle clocks
Like knowing when certain features were introduced or certain materials became available.
A few simple things that can point you in the right direction and at the correct period for your antique wall clock, advertising clock or bracket clock.
c1800 – reverse-painted glass tablets date from the early 1800’s.
c1775 – matching minute and hour hands were introduced; Although antique clocks were produced with only hour hands until around 1820.
The first American patent issued for a calendar movement was in 1853.
c1806 – machine made wood screws were introduced in France as early as 1806.
” Most people do not collect antique clocks per se, but end up with one or two clocks that were handed down from family members.
Some people will see a clock at an antique store that would look good in a certain room of their house, and end up with it that way.
c1792 – paper clock dials were introduced and applied to a wooden or metal backing.