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Ansonia “Burton” Oak Kitchen or Shelf Clock

2015/02/26 | By | Reply More
Ansonia “Burton” Oak Kitchen or Shelf Clock

I repaired this Ansonia “Burton” oak shelf clock. It is in nice, all-original condition including dial and door glass. About 35% of the label on the back of the case remains. This clock is 22 1/2 inches tall. The movement is 8-day time and strike. See more photos. Repair job 6396. This is the “4 […]

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Last updated 2015/02/23

Kern Standard 400 Day Clock with Zodiac Dial

2015/02/25 | By | Reply More
Kern Standard 400 Day Clock with Zodiac Dial

Here is an interesting Kern 400 day clock with the signs of the Zodiac around the center of the dial. I overhauled the movement, replaced the suspension spring, and polished and lacquered the base and pillars. I don’t receive as many Kern 400 day clocks for repair as Schatz and Kundo clocks. I’m guessing this […]

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Last updated 2015/02/23

Gilbert “Consort” Oak Long Drop Octagon Wall Clock

2015/02/24 | By | Reply More
Gilbert “Consort” Oak Long Drop Octagon Wall Clock

Here’s a nice example of a Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. oak long drop octagon wall clock named “Consort.” It has an 8-day time only movement. The case is 32 inches tall and 17 7/8 inches wide. The dial’s minute track is 11 inches outside diameter, and the minute hand is 5 1/4 inches from […]

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Last updated 2015/02/22

Seth Thomas “Wickford” Electric Westminster Chime Tambour Clock, ca. 1930

2015/02/23 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas “Wickford” Electric Westminster Chime Tambour Clock, ca. 1930

Seth Thomas Clock Company made many Westminster Chime clocks in the 20th century. Here is a beauty in a tambour case called the “Wickford”, made around 1930. The dial is engraved and silvered brass with applied numerals. The motor is the Sangamo self-starting synchronous motor, a very reliable motor made through the late-1940s. The case […]

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Last updated 2015/02/22

Ansonia “Capitol” Weight Driven Wall Clock

2015/02/22 | By | Reply More
Ansonia “Capitol” Weight Driven Wall Clock

Here is an Ansonia “Capitol” wall clock driven by 2 weights. It is time-only (no striking or chiming). The clock is 50 inches tall (without the finial) and 14 3/4 inches wide. The minute hand is 3 7/16 inches long from center to tip. See more photos. Two weights allow the clock to keep ticking […]

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Last updated 2015/02/22

Seth Thomas Electric Banjo Clock, 1949

2015/02/22 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Electric Banjo Clock, 1949

Here’s a “banjo” clock made by Seth Thomas in 1949. This one runs on electricity with a synchronous motor. The motor speed is reduced to drive the hands, and the motor also winds up a mainspring that powers the hour and half-hour striking. I put “banjo” in quotes, as Simon Willard invented and patented the […]

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Last updated 2015/02/22

Schatz “Bermuda Coach” 400 Day Anniversary Clock Dated 6-55

2014/11/23 | By | Reply More
Schatz “Bermuda Coach” 400 Day Anniversary Clock Dated 6-55

Here’s another Schatz Bermuda Coach 400 day clock I repaired. I polished the case, pendulum, hands and bezel; and overhauled the movement. I’ve written about these clock before (see my posts Schatz Bermuda Coach 400 Day Clock, Early Style (November 1954) and Schatz “Bermuda Coach” 400 Day Clock). This one is so beautiful with all […]

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Last updated 2014/11/23

Bushing the Westclox Big Ben Chime Alarm Clock Movement

2014/11/18 | By | Reply More
Bushing the Westclox Big Ben Chime Alarm Clock Movement

The Big Ben Chime alarm was introduced in 1931, and made until 1956. (A new Chime Alarm movement with single key wind and one mainspring for time and alarm was introduced in 1956 for the Clock Of Tomorrow. A later Chime Alarm movement was used in some style 8 Big Ben alarm clocks.) The Big […]

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Last updated 2014/11/16

Bushing the Westclox Baby Ben Alarm Clock Movement

2014/11/17 | By | 1 Reply More
Bushing the Westclox Baby Ben Alarm Clock Movement

I once read an article that said “I’ve never seen a Baby Ben movement with enough wear to need bushings.” I have seen many that needed bushings! Any clock that has run for years is bound to have some pivot hole wear. Most Westclox pivots are polished, hard steel wire. The third through fifth (escape) […]

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Last updated 2015/01/15

Winding Keys on Westclox Big Ben Leg Model Alarm Clocks

2014/10/31 | By | 5 Replies More
Winding Keys on Westclox Big Ben Leg Model Alarm Clocks

I was sorting Westclox parts in my clock shop, and came across 2 plastic bags labeled: “Rare, pinched Big Ben Style 1a Keys” and “Early Style 1 Big Ben Keys”. This motivated me to write about the development of the Big Ben winding key. First, here are 2 examples of the Big Ben leg model […]

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Last updated 2014/10/31