An idea leads to series production
In 1947, Franz Kammerer designs a clock mechanism with a chime which, once wound, would run for 14 days long. This clock mechanism proves to be so good that it finds its way into the production of mantel clocks. With this clock mechanism, it is possible to carry out a modest series production for the first time since the war.
One year later, Franz Kammerer designs the smallest cuckoo clock mechanism to date. It measures just 60 x 65 mm and is also suitable for series production. Thanks to the hard work of Anna Kammerer, they have enough to provide for the large family. But after a few years, the clock mechanism business declines more and more, despite great effort. They have no other option but to look for new production opportunities.
Anna and Franz Kammerer recognise an opportunity to become more independent and flexible by manufacturing turned parts. The customer base is more widely distributed and consists of different industrial sectors. This also provides a more secure base in terms of commercial risk.