German grandfather clock. The brass tag on the inside of the case reads E.Lauffer,spez.Fabrik mod Haus stand Uhren Schwenningen A/N. Wurlth. Factory Ernst Lauffer GmbH. was in the Black Forest city of Schwenningen, which the citizens of the era proudly called, "The largest city in the world of clock-factories." Founded in 1919, the company was in business until 1939. According to some accounts, the factory was bombed out at the onset of WW2.
The clock face and brass pendulum bob are embossed with a traditional rose motif. Beautiful wood. Three brass chimes. Clock measures 77.5 tall, 22 wide and 10 deep. The bevel glass facing is missing. Clock kept perfect timing but has not been used in over 10 years. The clock needs a good home.