Laterndl Clocks

"Laterndluhr", antique clocks, wall clocks, Viennese regulators

Our main passion are Viennese Biedermeier clocks (regulators) including "Dachlclocks", with durations from one week to one year, longcase clocks and "Laterndluhrs" of fine quality with month, six month and year durations. We also offer spring and weight driven mantel clocks, some with one week movements and carriage clocks from the 18th and early 19th century in the Empire and Biedermeier styles as well as several other clocks with highly sophisticated movements. We have a sensitive approach to restoration - the clock cases are left in their original condition and lightly polished whilst the movements will be professionally cleaned to a working order. This careful work is carried out by highly skilled, professional restorers, who have worked with antiques for many years, many within international museums.
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PRECISION REGULATOR „LATERNDLUHR“
Signed: „Franz Onnitsch in Pottendorf“, Austria, circa 1830
length: 153 cm, width: 30,7 – 19,5 cm – 27,8 cm, depth: 18 – 17 - 18cm, duration: one year
Mahogany veneered case, enamel chapter ring, enamel seconds ring, the centre of the dial is skeletonised to show the movement, blued steel hands, fine gilded engine turned inner ring and bezel, deadbeat escapement, excentric winding, adjustable anchor pallets,  gimbaled suspension, true compensation, steel and brass nine rod gridiron seconds beating pendulum with brass bob.
Onnitsch Franz in Pottendorf, born circa 1775, died 1839 in Pottendorf (near Vienna).
Compare: Laterndluhr by Franz Sterl in Mauer, Uhrenmuseum Vienna, inv. no. 322. Picture in the catalogue of the Clock Museum:  Uhrenmuseum, Wien 1979, fig. 31.