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Plymouth by Seth Thomas Small Wooden Wall Clock, ca. 1937

April 18, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Plymouth by Seth Thomas Small Wooden Wall Clock, ca. 1937

This wooden case time only wall clock is labeled “Plymouth” on the dial but was made by Seth Thomas. The time-only pendulum movement appears to use some parts from their no. 124 chiming clock movement. The case is 14 5/8 inches tall and 9 5/8 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 3/8 inches long, […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012

Kundo Miniature 400 Day Clock with Brass and Glass Case

April 17, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Kundo Miniature 400 Day Clock with Brass and Glass Case

I think that this is such a pretty clock that I decided to show it here. The case has glass panels, and the movement is the Kundo miniature (Horolovar back plate no. 1406H). It was made in the 1950s. The case still has it original finish – not bad after about 60 years. When a […]

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Last updated April 17, 2012

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with 54 Instead of 49 in Circle on the Back

April 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with 54 Instead of 49 in Circle on the Back

This Schatz standard 400 day clock looks ordinary – but – it has model number 54 instead of 49 in the circle on the back. Movement model 54 normally refers to the Schatz 1000 day clock, and 49 is the model of their standard 400 day clock. I’ve seen several of these mis-stamped clocks, so […]

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Last updated April 17, 2012

Ansonia Long Drop Octagon Clock in Oak Case

April 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ansonia Long Drop Octagon Clock in Oak Case

This time-only long drop octagon clock by Ansonia Clock Co., has an oak case 31 3/8 inches tall and 17 1/4 inches wide. The minute hand is 5 9/16 inches long and the paper dial’s minute track is 11 inches outside diameter. The movement is 8-day time only, and it is interesting that the pendulum […]

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Last updated April 14, 2012

Schatz Square Dial 400 Day Clock, 1954

April 14, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Schatz Square Dial 400 Day Clock, 1954

I overhauled the movement and polished the base and pillars of this clock. The owner had thought his clock would never look good again: The movement is dated 4 54 (April 1954) on the back. See more photos. Repair job 5724. Horolovar back plate no. 1281. 0.004 inch thick suspension spring. Share this post:

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Last updated April 17, 2012

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Unusual Design on Pillars

March 9, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Unusual Design on Pillars

This Schatz standard 400 day clock is dated 2 55 (February 1955) on the movement. The pillars have a design that I don’t recall seeing before. Most pillars of this time have a series of maple leaves. These pillars have what appear to be oak leaves (or are they stylized Christmas trees?). See more photos. […]

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Last updated July 3, 2014

Hubbell? Clock Movement in Wall Regulator Case

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Hubbell? Clock Movement in Wall Regulator Case

This clock has an unusual movement that may have been made by Laporte Hubbell ca. 1865. There is no name on the movement or the case. The paper dial is a replacement, as is the mirror in the front door. The case is 44 inches tall and 18 inches wide. The length of the minute […]

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Last updated March 9, 2012

Waterbury Tambour Mantel Clock ca. 1920

January 20, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Waterbury Tambour Mantel Clock ca. 1920

This Waterbury tambour mantel clock was made around 1920. The movement plates are steel that have been given a thin brass plating. Brass bushings were inserted in the plates so that the pivots (steel gear shafts) can turn in brass holes as usual (steel on steel would cause severe wear). See more photos. This clock […]

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Last updated January 20, 2012

Baby Ben Style 7 Alarm Clock Made in October 1976

January 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Baby Ben Style 7 Alarm Clock Made in October 1976

For years, we thought that the style 7 Big Ben and Baby Ben alarm clocks were made from 1956 – 1964. We now know that the style 7 Baby Ben windup was revived ca. 1976. Here are photos of an example dated 10 76 (October 1976) on the movement, in its original box with instructions. […]

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Last updated January 14, 2012

Schatz 1000 Day Clock, 1956, with 1959 Presentation Plate

January 14, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Schatz 1000 Day Clock, 1956, with 1959 Presentation Plate

I recently repaired this Schatz 1000 day clock. It is dated 10 56 (October 1956) on the back of the movement, and the front of the base has a presentation plate dated February 8, 1959. The picture on the right, below, shows the gears and the mainspring barrel. Note how large the barrel is compared […]

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Last updated January 14, 2012