German Clock for Harbour Customs Building ca. 1910?
During their research for a book about the history of a German factory producing clocktower-clocks, the authors came across a mention of a clock built for the “Hafenzollgebäude” in “Hongkong (China)” (Hafen = harbour, Zoll = customs, Gebäude = building).
They found it in a company publication dated 1928 and assume that it was meant for a building constructed around 1900. It might have been meant for a clock tower or for a building façade.
The company, “Turmuhrenfabrik Wilhelm Kühn”, was founded in 1816 in Gräfenroda/Germany and built more than 780 clocktower clocks in the 150 years of its existence.
Any thoughts about which "Harbour Customs Building" that could have been?
Why would the clock have been bought from a German company instead of a British one?
Danke/thanks for your thoughts!
Martin (Mo Tat Wan, Lamma)