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

2014/08/13 | 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 […]

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Last updated 2014/08/13

My Westclox Story

2014/06/19 | 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, […]

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Last updated 2014/07/17

Cute Little Seth Thomas Drop Octagon or Schoolhouse Clock

2014/06/17 | 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. […]

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Last updated 2014/06/15

Gilbert Drop Octagon Clock in Oak Case

2014/05/30 | 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 […]

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Last updated 2014/06/01

Kienzle German Box Clock

2013/12/23 | By | Reply More
Kienzle German Box Clock

This Kienzle box clock from Germany has the cheaper type of movement with lantern pinions and thin movement plates. They run for years, due to the very strong mainsprings. If a mainspring breaks, its strength can cause gear teeth to get bent or destroyed. This clock had new pivot hole bushings installed some time ago. […]

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Last updated 2013/12/22

Schatz 1000 Day Clocks Have Excellent Mainsprings

2013/11/09 | By | Reply More
Schatz 1000 Day Clocks Have Excellent Mainsprings

I recently repaired a Schatz 1000 day clock made in 1960. As I removed the mainspring from the barrel, I realized how excellent this mainspring is. It opens very far, showing no sign of fatigue. In fact, nearly every 1000 day clock I’ve repaired has a similar spring. A mainspring like this will last for […]

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Last updated 2013/11/12

One-Weight Vienna Regulator, Oak Case, Posteigentum

2013/07/08 | By | Reply More
One-Weight Vienna Regulator, Oak Case, Posteigentum

This one-weight Vienna regulator has an oak case. The dial says “Bau, Wein”. “Wein” means “Vienna”. (The maker’s name may be “W. Bauer” as in another clock , because part of the lettering has been washed off.) See more photos. The word “Posteigentum” is stamped into the bottom of the door. Online translators say that Posteigentum […]

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Last updated 2013/07/08

Seth Thomas Legacy – 2W Mantel Clock with No. 124 Movement, Made in 1950

2013/05/26 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Legacy – 2W Mantel Clock with No. 124 Movement, Made in 1950

This Seth Thomas “Legacy – 2W” mantel clock with Westminster chime dates from 1950. The movement is the No. 124, introduced about 1924 and made through 1956. The clock is 14 1/4 inches tall and 10 3/4 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 7/8 inches long, with a 5 2/4 inch minute track on the […]

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Last updated 2013/05/26

New Haven Oak Kitchen Clock

2013/05/26 | By | Reply More
New Haven Oak Kitchen Clock

This New Haven “kitchen” or shelf clock, was made around the 1880s or 1890s. It originally had an alarm, which has been removed. The dial has a large center opening for the alarm set disc. The oak case is 22 1/8 inches tall and 14 inches wide. The painted dial has a 5 inch minute […]

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Last updated 2013/05/26

The Ansonia 5-Pillar Shelf Clock Movement, ca. 1885

2012/09/11 | By | Reply More
The Ansonia 5-Pillar Shelf Clock Movement, ca. 1885

This is the Ansonia 5-pillar shelf clock movement. It strikes the hours, and is nominally an 8-day movement, although it will usually run close to 2 weeks on one winding. The plates of the movement are 5 3/4 inches tall and 3 5/16 inches wide. 5 steel pillars secure the front plate to the back […]

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Last updated 2012/10/11