Dugena Mantle Clock
|Dugena Mantle Clock with Arabic numerals|
Up until several weeks ago I didn't know anything about the brand save that it was made in Europe, A little research revealed that Dugena was a co-operative and simply a brand that was made to accommodate many German movements. There may even be a Hermle movement in this particular clock although I have to say that that would be a big guess. Hermle would be reasonably good quality but being a co-operative there might have been any movement from the period, which I am guessing would be the 50s.
|Possibly a Hermle movement|
The case itself is in good condition. I did notice a significant build-up of grease and grime which I removed with Sunlight soap. Sunlight soap is a great de-greaser and it had no difficulty lifting the grime and revealing a nice shiny finish. The face is also in good shape and need just a little cleaning. The movement itself looks okay at first glance but I do not see any evidence that it was ever lubricated.
Otherwise the clock is a little fast but that can be easily adjusted. While it does not have a pendulum this one has a balance wheel which can be pushed either way to speed or slow down the clock.
|An attractive face|