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Kieninger was founded in 1912 in the Black Forest by Joseph Kieninger (1872-1936) und therefore is the eldest existing manufacturer of mechanical clock movements for grandfather-, wall- and mantel clocks in the world.Since 1917 the company has been located in Aldingen, a charming village just between Black Forest and 'Schwäbische Alb'. Today, the company occupies a 54.000 square foot manufacturing facility, newly constructed in 1991 and employs about 50 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 beginning Kieninger has stayed with its traditional concept - the manufacture of technically advanced, high-quality mechanical movements and clocks.This has proved successful and it is to no surprise, that today Kieninger is known for its craftsmanship and only the highest-quality products.The Kieninger clocks are noted among the classics of the industry. Onorata Comitti, an Italian instrument maker, travelled to England seeking a new future in the land that was enjoying the unprecedented prosperity of the Industrial Revolution and in 1850 he opened his workshops in Clerkenwell London. Dedicated to innovation and the pursuit of perfection he quickly achieved a reputation for making the finest quality mercury and aneroid barometers. It was during the late Victorian period that the company diversified into making fine timepieces receiving a Diploma of Honour for outstanding workmanship in 1888.Many of the designs made in these early days continue to be available today. They are recognised as English classics and sought after as valuable antiques. Comitti remains a family run business and today enjoys an international reputation for outstanding workmanship and service.