Linden Clocks
Linden clock
Linden clock
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Linden clocks is a collectible brand of clocks that has been in business for more than 50 years.

Background

The Linden Clock Company produced attractive traditional and contemporary mantle, wall and cuckoo clocks for more than 50 years before the company was acquired by Alliance Time in 2009. With its elegant appearance, accurate timekeeping and multiple chime choices, a Linden can make a stunning addition to a mantle or wall in your home. For all of its intricate craftsmanship, the set-up process for your Linden clock is surprisingly simple.

Linden has long provided fine timepieces for discerning buyers. For over 50 years, the firm has combined the best of traditional craftsmanship and trendsetting designs.

Linden provides various collections that appeal to many different tastes. These are categorized into Wall, Mantle, Large, Cuckoo, Anniversary, Glass, Specialty and Black Series Clocks. The Wall clocks feature sleek floating dials in European inspired mineral glass cases.

Modern and contemporary Mantle clocks are sometimes thought of as timekeeping pieces of art. These sleek and simple clocks make a futuristic statement. The Large Clock Collection feature clocks that are 18" and over that come in all different types of designer wood.

The Cuckoo Clocks continue Linden's 50 year tradition of offering the finest hand-made German cuckoo clocks. These clocks have various options with movement including the twirling of painted wood figures, turning of water wheels and on the hour time announcements. All of these clocks offer night-time shut off.

The Anniversary Clocks were crafted in Germany's Black Forest region, these time pieces feature brass and wood cases, cathedral-sound 4/4 dual chimes with strike, on/off switch, volume control, and auto night reduction or shut-off.

The Glass Clocks are sleek and come in different shapes with varying bases to meet any type of buyers taste. Many of these bases are brushed aluminium, metal, and brass.

In addition to clocks for all areas for the home, Linden also provides a speciality collection where timepieces are placed in an almost limitless form of housing. If traditionalism is for you there is a Black Series for a more modern and contemporary way of keeping time.

These clocks are durable, elegant, and make a statement in homes, offices, and public facilities. Linden clocks will make a lasting impression for anyone who is need of the time.

Collecting information

Most collectors start out buying and keeping any clock they can get their hands on. But as time goes by, all but the most compulsive collectors narrow their search to just a few favourite clock makers, or clock types. The obvious reason being limited space to display their clocks, or funds to buy them.

Inspect the condition of the wood and the mechanics - if the clock is not in working order, ask yourself, can it be repaired?

If a clock is not working, this should be reflected in the price.

Linden clocks marked every clock they made - genuine Linden clocks are therefore easily identifiable.

Price guide

A Linden mantle clock sold for $70 at Manor Auctions in April 2012.

A Linden Global clock sold for $20 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in June 2006.

A Linden Black Forest alarm clock sold for $20 at Homestead Auctions in October 2008.

A Linden racecar clock sold for $15 at Dargate Auction Galleries in July 2004.

A Linden walnut wall clock sold for $30 at Bodnar's Auction Sales in October 2006.

See also

Main article: Junghans Clocks
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