Antique Black Forest Clock From WW2 Prison Camp.

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Seller: jamebec-83 (54) 100%, Location: Liverpool, Ships to: GB, Item: 283194726086 This clock is a piece of WW2 history. I am reluctant to sell but needs must and I haven't got the time and effort to restore it to its original self. My grandfather was a soldier in WW2 in the royal artillery. He travelled through France, Holland and Germany. When the war ended the British and American troops took over the POW camps in Germany and held the Germans prisoners until the war was finalised. My grandfather was originally a heating engineer "stoker" before the war started at Ormskirk Hospital so with his knowledge the commanding officers gave him the job of heating the German camp. This POW camp was in Berlin and connected to the town hall in some way. Whilst doing this job he befriended two of the German prisoners who helped him with the heating of the camp. The two prisoners over a period of time became good friends with my grandfather to the point when my grandfather was due to return home they gave him this clock as a farewell present. My grandfather said the clock took pride of place over the stage in the camp. He returned home with the clock and passed it on to my mother who in turn has passed it on to myself several years ago. The weights are now missing and glass front needs replacing in the wooden opening mount and the pendulum arm needs also replacing. The chime bell is now missing. I have looked into restoration and it can be done quite easily by clock experts. I have seen this clock in fully working order many years ago so I believe all the mechanisms are still in tact and fully functioning. House moves etc have been the cause of losses. The name on the front of the clock IOH SINGEN BURGER is a mystery as I have tried several times to research it's origins but failed as nobody seems to know who made it. I have had conflicting details by experts who have claimed it was built in the late 1700's to another expert saying it was built in early 1900's. This clock will have seen a lot and who knows old Hitler may have even took the time from it himself once or twice. Will post international if required, I would really like a war museum or something similar to take care and restore it to its glory but also happy to sell to clock or war memorabilia expert. Any further questions please ask. This is a completely genuine story and can pass details of my grandfather if you want to research where he was posted during and after the war. Style/ Origin/ Theme: Black Forest

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