Vintage 1966 midcentury Forestville Westminster wooden mantle, shelf, table clock. Sleek and elegant design & rare clock face with original key. Wooden construction covered in nut veneer with gorgeous grain and deep color, accented with brass details including 4 sleek feet adding to the design. Retro eames Westminster clock with a bit of an atomic design with two-tone dial, brass hour markers & convex glass cover. Beautiful mid-century home decor for entryway, living and dining rooms, office, library and den. See below for interesting history of Forestville Clocks below. More great Mid Century Art, Lighting and Home Decor
CONDITION: Superb cosmetic condition - no damage, repairs or scratches etc. Retains its original key but for decor purposes only. Recently had the master spring replaced - working!!
SIZE APPROX: 17 inches wide x 7 3/4 high x 3 1/2 deep
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History of the Blackforest Clock Company of Toronto
"The Blackforest Clock Company of Toronto, Ontario was founded 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 imported its clock movements from England, the United States, and even France. However, starting in the mid-1950s German factories again became the source of most Forestville clocks, with Mauthe being a major supplier. (source: Canadian Clock museum)
The Forestville Clock Company was very successful during the middle decades of the twentieth century. Ed Stossel retired in 1979 and unfortunately, the company survived just a few more years under new leadership.
Both the movement and case were imported from Germany probably in the late 1960s or the early 1970s and the style reflects that period. There is a serial number on the backplate but it is not much help in dating the exact year the clock was made."
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