Search Results for 'winding'

Winding Keys on Westclox Big Ben Leg Model Alarm Clocks

October 31, 2014 | 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 […]

Read More

Last updated October 31, 2014

Tortoise Shell Finish Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock

October 17, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Tortoise Shell Finish Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock

Here’s an Adamantine Mantel clock (made by Seth Thomas) that I’d never seen before! I would describe the case finish as “tortoise shell”. Below are photos of the front of the clock, a closeup of the case, and a photo of the rear showing the movement:   Adamantine is a veneered celluloid finish made by […]

Read More

Last updated October 20, 2015

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

February 23, 2015 | By | 2 Replies 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 […]

Read More

Last updated February 22, 2015

Seth Thomas Electric Striking Clock, Made in 1947

October 21, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Electric Striking Clock, Made in 1947

Here’s a Seth Thomas electric striking clock in a modern style mahogany case. The dial is “skeletonized” so that the wood shows through most of the brass dial. This clock’s case is 8 7/16 inches tall and 14 1/16 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 1/2 inches long. The motor has the date code […]

Read More

Last updated October 21, 2014

Seth Thomas Miniature Octagon Top Clock Ca. 1865

October 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Miniature Octagon Top Clock Ca. 1865

This cute little Seth Thomas octagon top shelf clock is only 9 1/4 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The case has mahogany veneer, and the small movement is one-day time only. There is a mirror in the door. See more photos. Repair job 6325. I polished the pivots, installed 6 bushings and replaced the […]

Read More

Last updated October 20, 2014

Seth Thomas “Utica” Walnut Shelf Clock

October 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas “Utica” Walnut Shelf Clock

Here is a beautiful Seth Thomas walnut-cased shelf clock I repaired. My customer shipped the clock from Alaska to my shop in Indiana for repair without the door and dial, to reduce the chance of damage. This clock is 22 3/16 inches tall and 12 5/8 inches wide. This clock was made around 1886. The […]

Read More

Last updated October 12, 2014

Seth Thomas Giant No. 3 Oak Kitchen Clock in Many Pieces!

August 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Giant No. 3 Oak Kitchen Clock in Many Pieces!

This clock was in pieces when it came into my shop. It had been dropped, crudely repaired, and later dropped again. My father-in-law Barry removed the excess glue and cleaned the case pieces. He assembled it and touched up the finish. I gave it a top coat of Deft satin lacquer. The new door glass […]

Read More

Last updated August 13, 2014

My Westclox Story

June 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
My Westclox Story

When I was a boy and stayed overnight at my Grammy and Granddaddy’s house, they put a Baby Ben alarm clock by my bed (not to wake me in the morning, but because I liked clocks). I looked at the dial and saw the name, Westclox. “That doesn’t sound like a real word”, I thought, […]

Read More

Last updated July 17, 2014

Cute Little Seth Thomas Drop Octagon or Schoolhouse Clock

June 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cute Little Seth Thomas Drop Octagon or Schoolhouse Clock

This Seth Thomas drop octagon clock is only 17 1/4 inches tall and 11 3/8 inches wide. The dial is just under 8 inches diameter (many drop octagon clocks have a dial nearly 12″ in diameter.). The case is a dark mahogany color. See more photos. The movement is a variation of the popular No. […]

Read More

Last updated June 15, 2014

Gilbert Drop Octagon Clock in Oak Case

May 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gilbert Drop Octagon Clock in Oak Case

This style of clock is often called a “Schoolhouse” clock. This clock’s maker is Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Company, Winsted, Connecticut. The clock keeps time only (no striking) and is made to be wound up every week (typically called an “8 Day, although it will run for 10 days or more on one winding). This […]

Read More

Last updated June 1, 2014