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Ansonia “Capitol” Weight Driven Wall Clock

February 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ansonia “Capitol” Weight Driven Wall Clock

Here is an Ansonia “Capitol” wall clock driven by 2 weights. It is time-only (no striking or chiming). The clock is 50 inches tall (without the finial) and 14 3/4 inches wide. The minute hand is 3 7/16 inches long from center to tip. See more photos. Two weights allow the clock to keep ticking […]

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Last updated February 22, 2015

Seth Thomas Electric Banjo Clock, 1949

February 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Electric Banjo Clock, 1949

Here’s a “banjo” clock made by Seth Thomas in 1949. This one runs on electricity with a synchronous motor. The motor speed is reduced to drive the hands, and the motor also winds up a mainspring that powers the hour and half-hour striking. I put “banjo” in quotes, as Simon Willard invented and patented the […]

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Last updated February 22, 2015

Schatz “Bermuda Coach” 400 Day Anniversary Clock Dated 6-55

November 23, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Schatz “Bermuda Coach” 400 Day Anniversary Clock Dated 6-55

Here’s another Schatz Bermuda Coach 400 day clock I repaired. I polished the case, pendulum, hands and bezel; and overhauled the movement. I’ve written about these clock before (see my posts Schatz Bermuda Coach 400 Day Clock, Early Style (November 1954) and Schatz “Bermuda Coach” 400 Day Clock). This one is so beautiful with all […]

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Last updated May 12, 2015

Bushing the Westclox Big Ben Chime Alarm Clock Movement

November 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bushing the Westclox Big Ben Chime Alarm Clock Movement

The Big Ben Chime alarm was introduced in 1931, and made until 1956. (A new Chime Alarm movement with single key wind and one mainspring for time and alarm was introduced in 1956 for the Clock Of Tomorrow. A later Chime Alarm movement was used in some style 8 Big Ben alarm clocks.) The Big […]

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Last updated November 16, 2014

Bushing the Westclox Baby Ben Alarm Clock Movement

November 17, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Bushing the Westclox Baby Ben Alarm Clock Movement

I once read an article that said “I’ve never seen a Baby Ben movement with enough wear to need bushings.” I have seen many that needed bushings! Any clock that has run for years is bound to have some pivot hole wear. Most Westclox pivots are polished, hard steel wire. The third through fifth (escape) […]

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Last updated May 2, 2017

Winding Keys on Westclox Big Ben Leg Model Alarm Clocks

October 31, 2014 | By | 7 Replies More
Winding Keys on Westclox Big Ben Leg Model Alarm Clocks

I was sorting Westclox parts in my clock shop, and came across 2 plastic bags labeled: “Rare, pinched Big Ben Style 1a Keys” and “Early Style 1 Big Ben Keys”. This motivated me to write about the development of the Big Ben winding key. First, here are 2 examples of the Big Ben leg model […]

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Last updated October 31, 2014

Repairing the M4 Motor in Seth Thomas Electric Chime Clocks

October 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Repairing the M4 Motor in Seth Thomas Electric Chime Clocks

I recently repaired a Seth Thomas Legacy 2 E electric clock with Westminster chime. This is an older example of the “Legacy” (made in 1953) in a beautiful walnut case with nice figure to it. The dial is made of engraved and silvered brass. The case is 14 3/8 inches tall with handle and 12 […]

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Last updated May 7, 2017

Seth Thomas Electric Steeple Clock with Hour and Half-Hour Striking, 1947

October 23, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas Electric Steeple Clock with Hour and Half-Hour Striking, 1947

I repaired this Seth Thomas electric steeple clock earlier this year. It strikes the hour and half-hour on one rod. The model number on the back of the case is E503-000. The clock is 14 5/16 inches tall and 9 1/16 inches wide. The dial’s minute track is 5 inches outside diameter, and the minute […]

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Last updated October 21, 2014

Seth Thomas Small Mahogany Adamantine Mantel Clock

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Small Mahogany Adamantine Mantel Clock

Here is a beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mahogany mantel clock. It is a cute little clock with one celluloid half-pillar on each side of the front. It is in excellent original condition. It strikes the hours on a heavy coil gong, and strikes a single note each half hour on the brass bell. It is […]

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Last updated October 21, 2014

Seth Thomas Electric Striking Clock, Made in 1947

October 21, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Electric Striking Clock, Made in 1947

Here’s a Seth Thomas electric striking clock in a modern style mahogany case. The dial is “skeletonized” so that the wood shows through most of the brass dial. This clock’s case is 8 7/16 inches tall and 14 1/16 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 1/2 inches long. The motor has the date code […]

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Last updated October 21, 2014