Founded in 1912 in the Germany’s Black Forest, the Kieninger Clock Company is the world’s oldest maker of grandfather clocks still in existence. Kieninger grandfather clocks are stylized, European inspired timepieces with cabinets using exotic woods. Kieninger clocks are known for their very fine cases, lacquers and hand rubbed finishes, extraordinarily high quality mechanisms, and old world craftsmanship. Kieninger clocks are clocks built to be enjoyed not only by you, but your children and your children's' children. They are tomorrow's antique and classic clocks.
THE KIENINGER CLOCK COMPANY - In the year 2002 the Kieninger Clock Factory is celebrating its 90th anniversary. The Kieninger Clock Company was founded in 1912 in the Black Forest by Joseph Kieninger and therefore is the oldest existing manufacturer of mechanical clock movements for grandfather, wall and mantel clocks in the world. Since 1917 the Kieninger Clock Company has been located in Aldingen, a charming village just between Black Forest and 'Schwäbische Alb'. Today, the Company occupies 45,000 square foot manufacturing facility, newly constructed in 1991 and employs about 100 dedicated and highly skilled workers and staff. In 1993, Kieninger became part of the Howard Miller Group (USA), the largest manufacturer of grandfather clocks in the world. From its very first beginning Kieninger Clock Company has stayed with its traditional concept: The manufacture of technically advanced, high quality mechanical movements and clocks. This has proved successful and it is no surprise, that today Kieninger is known around the world for its craftmanship and only the highest quality clock movements. The Kieninger clocks are counted among the classics of the industry and some have been or are even shown in famous clock museums. Kieninger clocks and movements offer a multitude of partially patented technical innovations and clockmaking specialities. Graham ancor escapement or swiss escapement. Pinions finished in a special roller burnishing process. Automatic beat adjustment(patent). Automatic night shut-off features (patent) for strike and chimes. Correct second indication for short pendulums. Maintaining power, providing continuous power while the movement is wound. Special winding stops, limiting the drop and winding range of the weights. Automatic chime sequencing (Kieninger patent) for triple chime movements. Melodies include Westminster (Vogelfänger), Birdhunter (Freude Schöner Götterfunke), Ode to Joy. With our selected line of fine mechanical grandfather, wall and mantel clocks, the trend-setting Quarzline and attractive table top clocks we offer unique and individually designed clocks of the highest quality in our clock line for 2003. You are kindly invited to experience the anniversary collection of our masterpieces of German clock making.