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Picture Clock C. L. Hoffmeister “End of working day at an Apiary”

Bilderuhr C. L. Hoffmeister „Feierabend vor dem Haus des Imkers“

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Vienna, around 1825

gilt bull’s-eye frame
oil on metal
verge escapement, Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs, repeater, musical movement with two tunes by ”Anton Olbrich in Wien”, operating every full hour
30 × 40 ¼ in

Anton Olbrich (*1790, authorized clockmaker 1821, civic producer of musical clocks) and his brother Josef were probably the most important musical movement manufacturers in Vienna. He is said to have started production from 1823 onwards.