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The mark Foreign was a requirement UK's Merchandise Marks Act, 1926 which states:

In the case of goods manufactured or produced in any country, the word "foreign" and in the case of goods manufactured or produced in part of His Majesty's Dominions outside the United Kingdom, the word "Empire"; or the definite indication of the country in which the goods were manufactured or produced; the indication being given, in either case, conspicuously etc. etc.

Most German clocks tended to use this mark instead of the country of origin due to the strong post WW1 anti German sentiments at the time.

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1 hour ago, buzz12 said:

Thanks for the Mikrolisk idea, Rogart. Didn't find anything in S, but a very interesting site.

Tried to upload a picture of the movement but it failed. Will try again later.

I found a very similar mark but it was not excatly the same? Schocken AG . Did you see that? Tried google it and found nothing :) 

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Ditto, great minds think alike, Rogart. It is on a triple train movement that I think came from a mantel clock.

2 hours ago, Blacklab said:

Most German clocks tended to use this mark instead of the country of origin due to the strong post WW1 anti German sentiments at the time.

Cheers Blacklab. So it might be German? Well that's some progress. The search goes on...

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Just a thought ... if I was a manufacturer whose acronym included three S's then it could make sense to create a stylised logo that had three S's in one!

So we're after a non-British clock maker, maybe German, with potentially three S's for their name. I know Salomon, Siedle and Sohne and W&A Schmid-Schlenker for instance. Were there other 'foreign' makers with multiple S's?!

Undoubtedly a red herring but worth seeing if this narrows anything down! :unsure:

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