Linden Westminster Chime Mantel clock, circa
1973. This is a small Westminster Chime mantel clock,
marked "made in Germany". The name on the face is
"Linden" and the movement is stamped
"Cuckoo Clock Mfg. Co." I believe that Cuckoo Clock
Mfg. Co. probably sold the clocks under the Linden
name. The movement appears to be a Hermle 341-020 made for
Cuckoo Clock Mfg. Co. Hermle is one of the largest makers of
contemporary chime clock movements, many of which are labeled
with various other brand names. A number "73"
stamped on the movement I believe indicates a manufacture
date of 1973. A similar looking clock with a Hermle made
1051-020 multiple chime movement was also sold under the
This clock was acquired at auction in May of 2007. The pictures show the clock more or less as received. The clock is missing it's original pendulum, which has been replaced with a correct new one. It has it's original (or at least the correct) winding key, but the back door is missing. The movement has been cleaned and bushed as necessary and is running and chiming properly. It has a very pleasant tone and has proven to be a reliable time keeper.
Additional comments added December 10, 2009
Although this is a very common clock and by no means rare or especially valuable. For some reason this is the most asked about clock in my Gallery. The most frequent inquires want more information about "Cuckoo Clock Mfg. Co.", the Linden brand, or the value of the clock. I have no additional information about "Cuckoo Clock Mfg. Co.", but that brand name turns up on a variety of modern and contemporary clocks. These clocks often have movements that appear to be Hermle German movements rebranded with the Cuckoo Clock Mfg. Co. badge. Likewise, I have no additional information about the Linden brand.
The value of any clock varies greatly depending on it's condition, how original it is, how unique it is, and various other factors. Similar looking clocks, even of the same brand and model, can have very different market values. One way to get a "feel for" the market value is to search eBay® and other outlets on-line and see what other clocks like this have sold for recently. I purchased this clock at a local estate auction in 2007 for $8.25 in non-working condition with the back door and pendulum missing. I repaired the movement, made a new door and catch (what would have been about a $200 repair job). I sold the clock on eBay $61.00! I could probably have sold the rebuilt movement alone for more than I got for the clock. I offer this information in response to the numerous inquires only. It is in no way intended to suggest or imply the market value of similar clocks is the same as I paid or received for this particular clock and should not be used for such purposes.
Linden mantel clock