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1920/30's Urgos Factory German Striking Mantle Clock,V.Good Working Condition.

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Seller: codge60 (3,977) 99.3%, Location: Bexhill, East Sussex, Ships to: GB, Item: 302150766810 1920/30's Urgos Factory German Striking Mantle Clock,Very Good Working Condition. Here is a Fine Art Deco Wooden Clockwork Mantle Clock Made by the Urgos factory in Germany(finest of the time),from around the 1920s-1930s it is in good working order and strikes hours on the hour and just once on the half hour,the gong can be turned off by just moving the gong away from the striker,it comes fully working with its original Key. It was my late Grandmothers and passed down through the family to me,it was in my Grans front room(best room) on the side board in pride of place as far back as I can remember and I am in my 70s now,it always kept correct time and has a very nice tick-tock sound that put me to sleep as a child. It is in a very good condition being clean and shiny for its age with only a very few small marks as would be expected and the clock dial's no:3 has faded a little,it is in a total original unrestored condition,so I have had it fully serviced by a Antique Clock repairer in Old Town Hastings East Sussex last week a few miles from me and it keeps perfect time,amazing. It is 19 inches by 10.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide and made of a polished dark Mahogany or Rose wood with a 6.5 inch Brass Dial Surround a Silver Face and black Hands & Numbers,and it has a 8 day movement always wound up on a Sunday before lunch. I found a video of the same clock on youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ToZ6QwyKFU I found this history of the maker on line:Urgos - Uhrenfabrik (clock factory), Villigen, Germany. Manufacturer of clock movements, for hall, wall, and decor clocks. Precision parts for industrial application and clocks. Founded in 1920 by Christian Haller, Johannes Jauch, Robert Papst, Heinrich Rumminger. First registered as Rumminger & Co. GmbH. In 1923 the associates changed the name to Urgos. Produced solid stock plates movements, striking Westminster and other tunes. In 1925 they had 50 employees and by 1936 there were 140 employees. The entire company was mustered and pressed into the military production line during the "Third Reich-Regime". In 1945 all machinery was dismantled as WWII repatriation. After years of idleness the new management entered a large export market, especially to the US., encased in US made Grandfather clocks (Ridgeway) and other enterprises. On Oct 9, 1992 the entire URGOS manufacturing plant auctioned after 70 years of service. Sometime in 1994 the company started to produce the top five or so best selling movements under an employee owned company. This happened after negotiations had broken down with Howard Miller Clock Company to take over the business. Howard Miller had refused to guarantee that the manufacturing would stay in Germany. The name of Urgos was kept because of the pass association with quality. You are more than welcome to come and see it at my home in Bexhill-on-sea.East Sussex,before buying.I would rather the clock be collected as it would be a shame if it got broken in transit after all this time being loved and looked after by my family,but if you want I can send it via a good courier very well double wrapped up in a very strong box at the buyers risk. Thank you for looking. Age: Antique, Post-1900, Type: Mante Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Art Deco, Material: Dark Mahogany, Features: 8-Day

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