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Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 1895, Beautiful Tan with Deep Red and Orange Swirls

2015/03/13 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 1895, Beautiful Tan with Deep Red and Orange Swirls

Here’s a most beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock I repaired. My customer polished the case, and I repaired the movement, gently cleaned and lacquered the case ornaments, and cleaned the dial. The case background color is tan, with deep red lines and swirls, and some orange swirls too. The dial is embossed brass. The […]

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Last updated 2015/03/11

Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with 89C Movement

2015/03/12 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with 89C Movement

Here’s a beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock I repaired. The case is black, with green, yellow and orange marbleized top and trim. The movement is the popular and long-lasting No. 89C (which appears to be the same as the movement marked 89 which is seen often). It strikes the hour on a heavy coil […]

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Last updated 2015/03/10

1950 Seth Thomas Electric Steeple Clock

2015/03/11 | By | Reply More
1950 Seth Thomas Electric Steeple Clock

I recently repaired this Seth Thomas electric steeple clock that was made in 1950. The date code on the bottom of the case is 5010 (November 1950). The date code on the back of the movement is 5004 (April 1950). This clock is 15 1/4 inches tall and 9 1/8 inches wide. This clock is […]

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Last updated 2015/03/10

Setting Your Clock Ahead to Daylight Saving Time

2015/03/05 | By | 3 Replies More
Setting Your Clock Ahead to Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time in the USA officially starts Sunday March 8, 2015 at 2:00 a.m. You will need to set your clocks forward one hour. I recommend doing this before you go to bed on Saturday night (March 7th) On the majority of clocks, it is okay to set the hands forward one hour. When […]

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Last updated 2015/03/06

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