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The clock also has a case different than I have seen before – the light color wood is very beautiful.
The case is 35 inches tall and 14 3/32 inches wide. The dial’s minute track is 6 3/4 inches in diameter (outside) and the minute hand is 3 9/16 inches long. Braunaui BOEHM Right circle: Medaile D”Or P27 Made in Tschechoslovakia 549 " data-medium-file="https://i1com/clockinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/IMG_0436.jpg?
During the interwar years, Apollo was a distinguished maker of stylish pianos. Brachocki praised the quality of the Fibiger Brothers' instruments. After the war, they manufactured furniture and repaired pianos but never made a new one. His sons Aleksander Marian and Jan Sylwester were also piano makers. In 1898, the company had its stores in most cities of the Congress Kingdom of Poland and in Russia.
Note: I posted this clock on the NAWCC Message Board, and thank John Hubby for the following reply: “This clock was made at the Braunau, Tschechoslovakia factory (was Bohemia before WWI) most likely in late 1925, but finished in 1926 at the GB Freiburg, Silesia factory after Gebrüder Junghans took over GB operations at the end of 1925 and the Braunau factory shut down.After Aleksander’s death in 1935 his sons Aleksander Marian and Jan Sylwester succeeded to his share. Budownictwo fortepianów na ziemiach polskich od poł. In Poland, Erard's instruments may be found in the Andrzej Szwalbe Collection in Ostromecko near Bydgoszcz and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw. Pawlak, ‘Érard’ in Louis Falk was a little known German piano company based in Berlin [? An upright piano signed Louis Falk / Berlin has survived in Żelazowa Wola. ) maker of this surname is known to have worked in Poznań c. In 1869 he was on a search for a pupil and an apprentice carpenter. The Museum of Industrial History in Opatówek possesses the only surviving grand piano by Carl Fey that we know of, dating to c. Sachs, ‘Świdniccy fortepianmistrzowie’, Rocznik świdnicki 34 (2006), pp. Originally he could have also made pianos under his own name: an upright signed Aleksander Fibiger of c. The company had been founded in 1873 by piano maker Gustaw Arnold Fibiger (b. In 1885 Fibiger constructed a concert grand piano (240-centimetre long, cross-strung, fitted with the American action), which was presented at a Warsaw industry fair in that very year, bringing the manufacturer considerable renown.Apollo instruments found recognition and buyers in the Congress Kingdom of Poland and in Russia already before World War I. Kolekcja Muzeum Historii Przemysłu w Opatówku, (Opatówek, 1994), pp. 1844-1875, running a piano store at his own home at Breitestr. 1835-40, whose nameplate indicates Wartenberg (Syców) as the place of production. 1900 has survived at the Museum of Industrial History in Opatówek. Budownictwo fortepianów na ziemiach polskich od poł. At the end of the 19th century, the firm produced a Gustaw piano featuring a cast of Chopin's head on the frame (the pin block).The remaining stock of unfinished movements, clocks, cases, etc were moved to Freiburg for finishing after the takeover, and you can find movement designs from both Freiburg and Braunau in the same serial series.The highest number for the weight driven clocks goes up to about 2500 over the 1926-1928 period.