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Seth Thomas Round Top Mantel Clock

May 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Round Top Mantel Clock

This Seth Thomas round top mantel clock uses the No. 89C movement, one of the popular 89 series. It is 8-day time and strike, with hour strike on a cathedral gong, and 1/2 hour strike on a bell. The dial is paper covered with celluloid. The original time mainspring of 3/4 x 0.018 inches hadn’t […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Seth Thomas Octagon Top Shelf Clock, 1860s.

May 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Octagon Top Shelf Clock, 1860s.

This Seth Thomas “Octagon Top” clock was made around 1865, the year the company’s town name was changed from Plymouth Hollow to Thomaston. The movement is marked “Plymouth” but the case label says “Thomaston.” Case height 14 7/16 inches, width 8 15/16, dial minute track 5 1/8 diameter. This clock has a one-day time and […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

New Haven Walnut Kitchen Clock

May 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
New Haven Walnut Kitchen Clock

Over the past several months I’ve been so busy repairing clocks and designing my Westclox history database, that I haven’t written in my blog! Here is a post about a New Haven walnut kitchen clock, and I shall post some more clocks this week. This New Haven walnut cased “kitchen” or shelf clock from the […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clocks – When in Doubt, Replace the Suspension Spring!

January 29, 2011 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clocks – When in Doubt, Replace the Suspension Spring!

A Schatz standard 400 day clock didn’t run well after repair. I had cleaned the movement and adjusted the fork on the suspension spring, yet the pendulum rotation was only about 3/4 of a turn with the mainspring fully wound. I installed a new mainspring, and the motion was slightly less. I polished the pivots, […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Miniature 400 Day Clock by Edgar Henn

January 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
Miniature 400 Day Clock by Edgar Henn

This miniature 400 day clock is 8 1/4 inches tall without the dome. There in no name on the face. The back of the movement is labeled “Euramca”. The movement was made in Germany by Edgar Henn, and the “Horolovar 400 Day Clock Repair Guide” classifies this movement as plate 1088. It was made around […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Seth Thomas Red & Black Adamantine Mantel Clock

January 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Red & Black Adamantine Mantel Clock

This Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock is dated March 1901 on the case bottom (date code 1091C). The case is 12 1/8 inches tall, 17 5/8 inches wide at the feet, and the minute hand is 2 1/8 inches long from center to tip. See more photos. Adamantine is Seth Thomas’ patented process of applying […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

1940s Seth Thomas 8 Day Time and Strike Clock Movement

December 14, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
1940s Seth Thomas 8 Day Time and Strike Clock Movement

The Seth Thomas No. 89 clock movement was used in many mantel clocks from ca. 1900 – 1938. Around 1939, a cost-reduced movement was introduced. It uses smaller gears and plates, and has rack and snail striking. To save cost, 5 gears are the same. It has a deadbeat escapement with diamond-shaped steel pins (whereas […]

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Last updated December 22, 2012

Seth Thomas Oak Kitchen (Shelf) Clock

November 20, 2010 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Oak Kitchen (Shelf) Clock

Oak and oak veneer case 22 7/16 inches tall and 14 7/8 inches wide. The movement is an earlier version of the no. 89 movement. It is marked “8 1/4” on the front plate. It uses 11/16 inch wide loop end mainsprings (later examples use 3/4 inch wide springs. It can run reliably on thin, […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Waterbury “Crane” store regulator in oak case

November 18, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Waterbury “Crane” store regulator in oak case

This type of clock is ofter called a “store regulator” by collectors. This one’s model name is “Crane”. It has an 8 day time and strike movement. The case is 37 inches tall and 16 1/8 inches wide. The dial minute track is 11 inches in diameter. The movement has steel plates that are brass […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Schatz 1952 400 Day Clock – Unusual Styling Features

November 18, 2010 | By | Reply More
Schatz 1952 400 Day Clock – Unusual Styling Features

I recently repaired this Schatz standard 400 day clock dated 10 52 (October 1952).  It has several unusual styling features: The three finials are ball-shaped instead of spires, The base cup is scalloped instead of smooth, The 4 pendulum balls each have 4 ridges on top, The back plate and front plate have a cutout […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Waterbury One-Day Walnut Cased Shelf Clock, ca. 1885.

October 27, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Waterbury One-Day Walnut Cased Shelf Clock, ca. 1885.

This walnut cased “kitchen” or shelf clock was made by the Waterbury Clock Co., Waterbury, Connecticut, USA. The movement has patent date September 22, 1874. It strikes the hours on a coil gong. The case is 17 inches tall and , and 10 inches wide at the widest part of the base. The paper dial […]

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Last updated September 4, 2011

Ansonia Walnut Kitchen (Shelf) Clock

October 25, 2010 | By | Reply More
Ansonia Walnut Kitchen (Shelf) Clock

I recently repaired this Ansonia walnut cased shelf clock.  Case height 22 9/16 inches, width at base 14 1/4 inches. It was shipped from overseas, and so the door with glass was removed and not sent, to avoid damage. The main problem with the clock was that the strike mainspring was broken, and the click […]

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Last updated September 4, 2011

Seth Thomas Tambour No. 119 Mantel Clock

October 7, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas Tambour No. 119 Mantel Clock

This Seth Thomas “Tambour No. 19” mantel clock was made about 1913. This beautiful clock has an octagon shaped wooden bezel, and a brass dial with printed numerals. It uses a Seth Thomas No. 120 movement, which is a round 8-day movement with hour and half-hour strike. The striking is on a coil gong with […]

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Last updated October 7, 2010

Gustav Becker 400 Day Clock in Oak Case

September 14, 2010 | By | Reply More
Gustav Becker 400 Day Clock in Oak Case

This beautiful 400 day clock is unusual in having an oak case. The front door has beveled glass, and the rear door has plain glass. There is plain glass in the sides. The case is 12 5/8 inches tall, and 6 1/2 inches wide at the bottom. The clock has the “disc” type pendulum common […]

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Last updated September 14, 2010