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Golden Novelty Company Cast Front Clock, 1885 Patent, Cherub and Flowers

May 24, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Golden Novelty Company Cast Front Clock, 1885 Patent, Cherub and Flowers

Here is an early example of a Westclox clock, made while the company name was “The Western Clock Mfg. Co.” This clock was made around 1890. The movement and its canister were made by “The Western Clock Mfg. Co.”, and the Golden Novelty Mfg. Co. made the cast case front and marketed the clock. The movement […]

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Last updated May 25, 2013

Schatz 1000 Day Clock from 1955

May 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Schatz 1000 Day Clock from 1955

  I just repaired this Schatz 1000 day clock made in February 1955. This is the round model, and this one is old enough to have a glass dome (the plastic dome model have an extra piece on the base to engage the dome’s locking lugs). I polished most of the brass pieces, and installed […]

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Last updated May 24, 2013

1939 Plymouth (by Seth Thomas) Tambour Mantel Clock with Quarter Hour Strike

December 24, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
1939 Plymouth (by Seth Thomas) Tambour Mantel Clock with Quarter Hour Strike

This tambour mantel clock has the unusual feature of quarter-hour striking. It does bim-bam striking on the first, second and third quarters, and strikes one rod on the hour (see video below). The mahogany case is 9 1/4 inches tall and 19 inches wide. The dial is silver plated brass with applied bronze numerals. The […]

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Last updated January 1, 2013

A 1950s Cuckoo Clock that Fell Off the Wall

December 4, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
A 1950s Cuckoo Clock that Fell Off the Wall

This 1950s German cuckoo clock fell off the wall. Fortunately, it wasn’t too badly damaged. All of the wood case parts had clean breaks, and no one had tried gluing it yet. The left photo below shows it as my customer brought it to me. See more photos. Repair job 5838. Case glued together, movement […]

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Last updated December 4, 2012

Kundo Diamond Dial 400 Day Clock

December 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Kundo Diamond Dial 400 Day Clock

This is such a pretty clock, and I really like this style, so I had to show it here. This was made by Kundo (Kienineger & Obergfell) in Germany in the 1950s, and has the diamond-shaped dial. It is a standard-size 400 day clock. See more photos. Job 5857. Cleaned, one pivot polished, new suspension […]

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Last updated December 4, 2012

Seth Thomas Sharon Echo-S Electric Steeple Clock

December 4, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Sharon Echo-S Electric Steeple Clock

This cute little steeple clock is 11 1/16 inch tall and 6 1/2 inches wide, and was probably made in the 1950s. It strikes the hour and half-hour on a small brass bell. The motor in this clock is a replacement made within the last 10 – 15 years or so. The old motor quit […]

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Last updated December 4, 2012

Terry Clock Company Walnut Shelf Clock

December 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Terry Clock Company Walnut Shelf Clock

This one-day walnut shelf clock was made by Terry Clock Co., Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Terry Clock Co. was in Pittsfield from 1883 – 1888. The company was located in Waterbury, Connecticut from 1867 – 1880. In 1888 they became known as Russell & Jones Clock Co. This clock is 20 3/16 inches tall and 12 13/16 […]

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Last updated December 4, 2012

New Batch of Timesavers 15959 Clock Mainsprings

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
New Batch of Timesavers 15959 Clock Mainsprings

I wrote before about the Timesavers 15959 clock mainspring, specified as 3/4 by 0.0165 by 120 inches. My latest batch of these springs are different: they have a copper rivet and the loop is formed from the spring itself (i.e., not a separate piece). Also, the spring is thinner, the one I used is 0.0153 […]

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Last updated December 1, 2012

Schatz Midget 400 Day Clock Made in 1968

November 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schatz Midget 400 Day Clock Made in 1968

This Schatz “Midget” 400 day clock was made in September, 1968 (date code 9 68 on the back of the movement). The midget is identified by “JUM/7” in the circle on the back. The pendulum on these clocks goes faster than on the miniature models – it makes 12 half-oscillations per minute. See more photos. Repair […]

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Last updated October 4, 2013

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Unusual Pillars and Roman Numerals

November 19, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Unusual Pillars and Roman Numerals

This Schatz standard 400 day clock has an unusual design on the pillars (see photos). Instead of the common leaves pattern, there are a series of connected arcs and dots. The movement date is 6 52 (June 1952) and the dial is the attractive and less-common style with Roman numerals. See more photos. Repair job 5926. […]

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Last updated November 18, 2012

Strong Mainsprings Will Wear Out Your Antique American Clock!

October 15, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Strong Mainsprings Will Wear Out Your Antique American Clock!

Many antique American clocks have mainsprings that are stronger than necessary. The most popular replacement mainsprings are even stronger than the originals. These strong replacement springs cause wear to the main wheel teeth and pivot holes. Thinner mainsprings are available, and should be used to replace old replacement springs that are too strong. Here is […]

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Last updated October 15, 2012

Removing Improper Bushings from a Seth Thomas 89D Clock Movement

October 3, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Removing Improper Bushings from a Seth Thomas 89D Clock Movement

In clocks, the pivots (the ends of the gear shafts) rotate in holes in the brass front plate and back plate of the movement. After years of use, these “pivot holes” wear to an oblong shape. To bring the clock back to good condition, the movement should be disassembled and cleaned. Then, the pivots are […]

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Last updated October 13, 2012

Seth Thomas Staunton Tambour Mantel Clock, 1941

September 11, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Seth Thomas Staunton Tambour Mantel Clock, 1941

The Seth Thomas August 1941 Clock Catalog shows the Staunton mantel clock on page 11. It is available in electric (Staunton-1E) and windup (Staunton-1W). The example illustrated here is the windup version, with a movement date of 41-7 (July 1941). See more photos. Here is the catalog description: STAUNTON-1E  (Ilus. Left) With self-starting electric movement Strikes hours […]

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Last updated September 11, 2012

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

September 11, 2012 | 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 October 11, 2012