This is a lovely little electric mantle/desk clock by Mauthe, Wurtemberg. It stands 6 1/2" tall 12" wide and 2 1/2"" deep. The wood casing appears to be Oak and features beautifully carved details. The clock is in used condition with some surface scratches on the wood finish(pic 5). The glass is in great shape no cracks or noticeable scratches. The clock runs great. There is a small metal badge on the back that says Blackforest Clock Co.(pic4), which explains how it ended up in Canada.
The Blackforest Clock Company of Toronto, Ontario was set up by Leopold and Sara Stossel in 1928. Both clock movements and complete clocks were imported from Germany and sold through department and jewelry stores across Canada. Their son Ed Stossel started working part time with his parents' company in the 1930s, and later became a full-time employee in the late 1940s.
Some assembly work was carried out in their Wellington Street East factory. Initially, imported mantel clock and grandfather clock movements were installed in cases made in Kitchener, but later the complete mantel clocks were imported from Germany. This arrangement was interrupted by the Second World War, which also led to a name change to the Forestville Clock Company in 1941.
During the war years this company used clock movements from England, the United States, and even France. The wood cases for their mantel clocks were ink-stamped Made in Canada. However, starting in the mid 1950s German factories again became the source of most Forestville clocks, with Mauthe being a major supplier.
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