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QUESTION: hello, hope you can help.
i have acquired a lovely sold oak case grandmother clock.
it is made by a company called A Saunders and then it has the marking of Sydney (presumably Australia)
i have not been able to find any info on the maker.
i am interested to find out some info on the possible era of the clock.
it has 1/4 hour westminster chime and hourly strike.
large brass pendulum, and three winders, no chains.
hope you can shed some light, or give me another lead of enquiry.
thank you so much

ANSWER: what are the markings on the back of the mechanism itself?

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QUESTION: there is an 8 pointed star with a capital U in it and the word above says unghans
then there is a word wurtemberg and the number B32

looks european, maybe a clock assembled in australia using european workings?

Saunders was the seller:

Junghans was the German maker of the mechanism and probably the whole clock

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Kenneth Saunders


Any mechanical clock question - no battery clock questions and no appraisals. 47 years as a professional clock repair person- still a full time clock repair service owner. Attach a photo if possible and note all markings on the rear of the mechanism- thanks


47+ years as a professional clock repair person- still a full time clock repair service owner.


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