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Gustav Becker (1819-1885)

Biography of clockmaker Gustav Becker (1819-1885)

Gustav Becker (1819-1885) was born in 1819 and trained in both Germany and Austria before operating on his own account in 1850 in Freiburg, Silesia, Germany.

Becker won the Medaille d’Or at the 1852 Silesia Trade Exposition. It was the award of this Gold medal that set him on his way to becoming one of the most prolific, and better makers, of Vienna-style regulator wall clocks.

Becker died in 1885 but the company continued making clocks until 1935 when it was taken over by the fast-expanding Junghans clockmaking concern.

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