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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Signed and dated „Joh. Lehrner in Kaschau 1826“
Length: 59,8 ‘‘ (152 cm), duration: eight days
A mahogany and maple stringing Laterndluhr by Johannes Lehrner in Kaschau, dated 1826.  The one piece dial is gilt brass with an engine turned centre and the hands are of blued steel.  It has a centre sweep second’s hand. The grande sonnerie eight day movement employs only two trains.  It strikes on wire gongs, has Graham’s escapement and a knife edge suspended steel rod pendulum with brass bob.
Die movement is sitting on a mahogany veneered drum. Moving hammer on two wire gongs, the wheel-work for the clock-work mechanism and striking mechanism under the ormolu-dial fixed on bridges and cock’s, Graham escapement with adjustable micrometer screws. The mounting for the wire gong is stamped with the typical LEHRNER stamp as well as the back plate of the movement stand.
Compare: Laterndluhr by Josef Binder in Hofmobiliendepot Vienna, MD 042685/000

Johannes Lehrner: born 1791 in Zistersdorf (A), died 06.01.1867 in Kosice (SK), used stamp “LEHRNER”, some clocks are in the Technical Museum Kosice, became in 1842 at the first Hungarian trade exhibition in Pest the bronze medal for a month duration clock.

The town Kosice had after Kemény Lajos in his article about the clockmakers of Kosice the possibility to buy this clock: One of Lehrners clocks made in 1826 showed recently the time in the big casino in Kosice. We missed to place this for our town significant historical clock in our museum. (Jajos Kemény: Kassai óragyàrtók, in: AZ IPAR, September 1919, S. 3 und 4.)