Mantel Clock #2006.7

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Mantel clock, oak case, 26.8 cm. high, 39.8 cm. wide and 17.7 cm. deep, manufactured by the Arthur Pequegnat Clock Co., Berlin, Ontario.

The Pequegnat family emigrated from Switzerland to Ontario, Canada, about 1874. Son Arthur was importing watches for resale in the 1880s, and about 1897 began manufacturing bicycles.

In 1904 he converted part of the bicycle factory to manufacture clock movements, initially purchasing the wooden cases from area furniture factories. He later produced his own cases at a factory in Breslau.

The name of Berlin, Ontario, was changed to Kitchener in 1916, thus this specimen can be dated between 1904 and 1916.