Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Clock made by Vitus Zimber

Corrina Zimber from Freiburg sent me a link to these photos. The first of the the two pictures is of a clock made by my great-3-grandfather Vitus Zimber.  The clock has automated eye movement which was a popular type of clock made in the Black Forest area.
The second picture shows his name on the back of the clock. Apparently only the better clockmakers signed their clocks in this way.  The clock was for sale for c€2,500 having been imported from the USA where it was originally sold.