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Hello & thank you for your assistance! I purchased a clock at a garage sale this past weekend, and after some research I believe it's a Winterhalder & Hofmeier.  There's a "W&H SCH 5" marking on the inside.  It's not running, although all of the parts seem to be there.  The case & face are in excellent condition.  I didn't find a key, but at the same sale I purchased an older Seth Thomas mantle clock and the key seems to fit both clocks. It's approximately 17" tall, and is very heavy.  

I wonder if you could tell me anything about this particular clock, including when you think it might have been made, and the approximate value.  Thank you so much!

In 1937, after many years of superb quality clockmaking, arguably the finest in Germany, the firm closed its doors for good. The movements produced by this firm around the turn of the 20th century are often mistaken for English movements because of their fine quality.

W&H made Hall, wall and mantel clocks. A 1909 catalog of Grimshaw, Baxter and JJ Elliott Ltd. (fine English clock firm) shows two examples of superb W&H bracket clocks imported by Grimshaw and priced at half the price of similar English examples in the same catalog. The most common trademark was "W&H Sch"(Winterhalder & Hofmeier Schwarzenbach) registered in 1927 but used for some years prior to that. This trademark was usually stamped on the brass movement.

W&H Trademark ~ Winterhalder & Hoffmeier History ~ Antique Clocks Guy

looks like yours must have been made between say 1920's to mid 1930's--I know no more - sorry  

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