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Plymouth (by Seth Thomas) 1940 Mantel Clock

August 20, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Plymouth (by Seth Thomas) 1940 Mantel Clock

I repaired this modern-styled mantel clock. Seth Thomas made it and sold it under the “Plymouth” name. The movement has two numbers stamped on the back: 11 40 (November 1940) on left rear movement leg; 4506 (the model number) on strike hammer bridge. The case is 8 5/8 inches tall and 12 3/4 inches wide. […]

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Last updated December 22, 2012

Four Schatz Cuckoo Clocks

August 19, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Four Schatz Cuckoo Clocks

I recently repaired 3 Schatz cuckoo clocks, and have photos of another I repaired several years ago. These examples show 4 case styles: maple leaf, hunting, oak leaf and multi-color. An earlier post shows the movement and gears of the Schatz hunting model cuckoo clock. Schatz introduced their cuckoo clock movement in 1950, and probably […]

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Last updated December 29, 2011

Schatz Square Dial 400 Day Clock, 1953

August 16, 2011 | By | 9 Replies More
Schatz Square Dial 400 Day Clock, 1953

I recently repaired this square dial Schatz 400 day clock made in November 1953. I cleaned the movement, polished the pivots and the anchor pin, and replaced the suspension spring. These clocks use a 0.004 inch thick Horolovar suspension spring. I also polished and lacquered the base and pillars. The square dial clock is not […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Birge, Peck & Co. Eight-Day Column and Cornice Weight Clock

August 16, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Birge, Peck & Co. Eight-Day Column and Cornice Weight Clock

This beautiful clock came into my shop for repair recently. It was made by Birge, Peck & Co., Bristol, Connecticut. The accepted name for this style of clock is “Eight-Day Standard Column and Cornice Clock”. I really like the reverse painted glass tablets in the doors. The middle glass shows “Public Square, New Haven”, and […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Repair of Decrepit Ansonia Mantel Clock Movement

July 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Repair of Decrepit Ansonia Mantel Clock Movement

This Ansonia mantel clock movement was sent to me for repair. After examining it, I thought it might be too far gone to be worth repairing. The customer really wanted it done, and sent me a down payment on the repair, so I proceeded. After lots of cleaning and repair work, it operates like new […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Ansonia “Seneca” Oak Cabinet Clock

July 25, 2011 | By | Reply More
Ansonia “Seneca” Oak Cabinet Clock

This clock with a nice oak case came in for minor adjustments. I think it is a great looking clock! The label inside the back door identifies the model as “Seneca”. It was made around 1894. Tran Duy Ly’s book “Ansonia Clocks and Watches” illustrates a whole series of these cabinet clocks. The case is  […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Sessions Small Pine Shelf Clock

July 18, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Sessions Small Pine Shelf Clock

Sessions Small Shelf Clock with dark stained pine case. Height 15 3/8 inches, width 10 3/4 inches. The dial is paper on a metal plate, and the time track outside diameter is 4 3/8 inches.  8 day time and strike movement. This is a cute little clock. It appears to be a later design, judging […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

E. N. Welch Walnut Cased “Kitchen” or Shelf Clock

July 11, 2011 | By | Reply More
E. N. Welch Walnut Cased “Kitchen” or Shelf Clock

I recently repaired this walnut cased shelf clock, made in the 1880s – 1890s by E. N. Welch Manufacturing Co., Forestville, Connecticut. The movement is 8-day time and strike. The case is 23 3/8 inches tall and 14 5/16 inches wide. The original painted dial has a 4 7/8 inch time track. The hands are […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Schatz Standard No Name 400 Day Clock, ca. 1949, with Instructions

July 4, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Schatz Standard No Name 400 Day Clock, ca. 1949, with Instructions

This Schatz (Jahresuhernfabrik) standard size 400 day clock was made around 1949 – 1950. It has some differences from those made around 1950 – 1951. The “early” features include: No name on the dial; short sliding tube on suspension guard; the dial is secured with taper pins (instead of collars with screw); the minute wheel […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Kundo Miniature Painted 400 Day Clock

June 30, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Kundo Miniature Painted 400 Day Clock

This pretty little Kundo 400 day clock is 8 7/16 inches tall without the dome. The ivory color base and pillars have flowers painted on them. It was made in the 1950s. The movement is Horolovar back plate no. 1381, and I installed a 0.0024 inch thick Horolovar suspension spring (the 0.0023 inch springs I […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011