An exceptional rare and important early electric oak finely wood carved mantel clock from MATTHIAS HIPP.
The beautiful wood carved case with in the top the coats of arms from a noble family from the north of Italy . Mathias Hipp was one of the first pioneers in developing an exceptional battery driven escapement clock.The German clockmaker Mathias Hipp 1813-1893 was a pioneer inventor and manufacturer of electric clocks in Neufchâtel Switzerland.
Hipp's numerous inventions included precision instruments such as an electrical pendulum clock, a marine chronometer and speedometers for locomotives .
In 1851 Hipp invented an electromagnetic copy telegraph, a kind of early telefax machine for images.