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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

March 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
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

Schatz Diamond Dial 400 Day Clock with Hole in Dome

January 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schatz Diamond Dial 400 Day Clock with Hole in Dome

This Schatz standard-sized 400 day clock with diamond-shaped dial is dated 7 53 (July 1953) on the back of the movement. This clock has a glass dome with a hole in the top that fits over the brass handle. The base has brass leveling discs. The movement has two jewels (bearings), an uncommon feature in […]

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Last updated May 19, 2015

Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Adamantine Finish and Bim-Bam Strike

January 3, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Adamantine Finish and Bim-Bam Strike

This Seth Thomas mantel clock from about 1910 – 1920 has an Adamantine (celluloid) wood-grain finish. The movement is marked “89” and has bim-bam striking on the hour and a single tone strike (the high note only) on the half-hour. The case is 19 7/8  inches wide and 9 1/2 inches tall. The dial is […]

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Last updated January 14, 2012

Satellite View of Old Westclox Factory, Peru, Illinois

January 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Satellite View of Old Westclox Factory, Peru, Illinois

Yesterday, the old Westclox factory in Peru, Illinois was partly destroyed by fire (see Massive Fire at Former Westclox Plant in Peru, Illinois). Google Earth has a nice view of the old factory, and I saved this image before it gets updated. North is at the top of this image. The factory covers 4 city […]

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Last updated January 2, 2012

Massive Fire at Former Westclox Plant in Peru, Illinois

January 1, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Massive Fire at Former Westclox Plant in Peru, Illinois

The fire started shortly before the new year, and two teenagers were charged with arson. Peru assistant fire chief Jim Duncan said the middle building portion of the Westclox complex was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. “The fire was just out of control when we found it,” Duncan said. As Duncan explained, the Westclox complex […]

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Last updated January 2, 2012