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Wittenberg clocks

We own three rather similar ceramic mantel clocks, one of which has a "Wittenberg" marking stamped on the bottom of a vase.
These clocks have most probably been produced by the "Wittenberger Steingutfabrik GmbH",
which was founded in 1887 in the Prussian town of Wittenberg an der Elbe (now Lutherstadt Wittenberg, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany).

According to this webpage, it became the "Steingutfabrik Union GmbH" in 1914, and a "Germany" stamp was added in 1904.

One of our three clock bears this stamp.
The model numbers engraved on our clocks
are 373, 375 and 378.

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We are very interested in any additional information you would have on these ceramic clocks and their manufacturer, including:

  • When were these clocks produced ? For which markets ?
  • Did they manufacture some other clock models ?
  • Where was the ceramic manufacturer located ?
  • Who founded it and when ?
  • How big did it grow ? When ?
  • Is it still running ? If not, when and why did it close ?
  • ...

We would be really grateful if you could send any information to our curator
Thank you very much. 

Kindly note that we will update this page if we get more information.
Please do not write us to ask for more information: this page contains all we know!

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