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Cute Little Seth Thomas Drop Octagon or Schoolhouse Clock

June 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cute Little Seth Thomas Drop Octagon or Schoolhouse Clock

This Seth Thomas drop octagon clock is only 17 1/4 inches tall and 11 3/8 inches wide. The dial is just under 8 inches diameter (many drop octagon clocks have a dial nearly 12″ in diameter.). The case is a dark mahogany color. See more photos. The movement is a variation of the popular No. […]

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Last updated June 15, 2014

Late Model Seth Thomas Electric Striking Clock – Exeter-E

June 16, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Late Model Seth Thomas Electric Striking Clock – Exeter-E

This electric Seth Thomas mantel clock strikes the hour and half hour on 2 chime rods. The back of the movement has the date code 7110 (October 1971). Seth Thomas quit making their own movements in the mid-1950s, so this movement is from Germany, possibly made by Hermle, who made many movements for Seth Thomas. […]

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Last updated June 15, 2014

E. N. Welch Hanging Oak Kitchen Clock

June 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
E. N. Welch Hanging Oak Kitchen Clock

This style of clock is usually a shelf clock, but this one hangs on the wall. It has a beautiful oak case with nice stenciled glass. The movement says E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. Forestville, Conn U.S.A. Only fragments remain of the label on the back of the case, and I can’t find this clock […]

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Last updated June 8, 2014

Seth Thomas No. 801 Mantel Clock Made in 1889

June 8, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas No. 801 Mantel Clock Made in 1889

I repaired this Seth Thomas No. 801 mantel clock. The date June 1889 is on the back door (date code 9881F). This mantel clock came in 3 different finishes: Wood case, adamantine finish; Walnut case with ash beryl veneers; Oak case with French walnut veneers. This one is the “Walnut case with ash beryl veneers.” […]

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Last updated June 8, 2014

Schatz Standard Ivory and Brass 400 Day Clock with No Name or Date, made about 1949

June 8, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Schatz Standard Ivory and Brass 400 Day Clock with No Name or Date, made about 1949

I repaired this “Jahresuhrenfabrik” or “Schatz” 400 day clock recently. There is no name on the dial, and no date code on the back of the movement. The movement has the earlier type of motion work under the dial. These features are found on clocks made around 1949. The case is brass with ivory color […]

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Last updated June 8, 2014

Birge, Mallory & Co. 8 Day OG Clock, 1837 – 1943

June 4, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Birge, Mallory & Co. 8 Day OG Clock, 1837 – 1943

Here’s a very old OG shelf clock by Birge, Mallory & Co. This company made clocks from December 14, 1837 to November 24, 1843. The movement is 8-day weight driven. The case is 32 3/8 inches tall and 17 15/16 inches wide. The dial’s minute track is 9 1/8 inches outside diameter, and the minute […]

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Last updated June 4, 2014

Schatz Cuckoo Clock

June 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Schatz Cuckoo Clock

I always enjoy repairing a Schatz cuckoo clock, and here’s a typical maple leaf model I repaired recently. (Note – the top of the clock isn’t shown, as the customer kept it to avoid shipping damage). Repair job 6263. I polished the pivots and installed 17 bushings. Both hands were broken, so I installed new […]

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Last updated June 2, 2014

Maroon Schatz 400 Day Clock, Diamond Dial with Japanese Lanterns

May 31, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Maroon Schatz 400 Day Clock, Diamond Dial with Japanese Lanterns

I think this is among the prettiest 400 day clocks ever made. The case is maroon and brass, and the dial has a picture of 2 people lighting Japanese lanterns. I illustrated the same model before (see Schatz Painted 400 Day Clocks with Diamond Dial), but I like them so much I posted this one […]

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Last updated May 30, 2014

Gilbert Drop Octagon Clock in Oak Case

May 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gilbert Drop Octagon Clock in Oak Case

This style of clock is often called a “Schoolhouse” clock. This clock’s maker is Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Company, Winsted, Connecticut. The clock keeps time only (no striking) and is made to be wound up every week (typically called an “8 Day, although it will run for 10 days or more on one winding). This […]

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Last updated June 1, 2014

A Kundo Standard 400 Day Clock That Gave Me Trouble!

May 30, 2014 | By | 9 Replies More
A Kundo Standard 400 Day Clock That Gave Me Trouble!

This is an ordinary Kundo standard-sized 400 day clock made in the 1950s. Normally, I go through my standard repair process, and the clock works well. This clock didn’t work well after repair. It ran, but the pendulum rotated only about 3 balls (where 4 balls is one full turn), and sometimes it would stop. […]

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Last updated May 30, 2014

Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 90 with “Bugle” Chime

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 90 with “Bugle” Chime

This clock looks like a normal Seth Thomas chiming tambour clock. But the chime rods are tuned differently than Westminster chime rods, producing what Seth Thomas called “Bugle” chime. This clock has the Seth Thomas No. 124 chime movement, made from 1924 through 1956.The “Bugle” chime was made only in 1926 and 1927. (Reference: NAWCC […]

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Last updated May 29, 2014

Kundo Min. 400 Day Clock With Lots of bushings!

May 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Kundo Min. 400 Day Clock With Lots of bushings!

My customer sent this clock to me after it had been to 2 other repair shops and still didn’t work. One of the previous shops had done things that shouldn’t be done: The clock had 10 bushings installed. Normally, 400 day clocks don’t need bushings, as they don’t wear much; The escapement (the part that […]

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Last updated July 18, 2014

Two Schatz Miniature 400 Day Clocks Made In 1953

May 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Two Schatz Miniature 400 Day Clocks Made In 1953

Here is a pair of Schatz miniature 400 day clocks that came into my shop the same week. They are similar models, made one month apart in 1953 They have a round base and a 3-ball pendulum. One clock has a handle on top and a hole in the glass dome. The other has the […]

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Last updated May 1, 2014

A Grandfather Cuckoo Clock!

April 30, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
A Grandfather Cuckoo Clock!

Here’s a clock I’d never seen before – a grandfather cuckoo clock. It is 83 inches tall and 30 1/2 inches wide. The minute hand is 4 11/16 inches long. The case is highly carved. It has pine tree carvings on each side of the front, a squirrel in the trees below the dial, a […]

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Last updated April 29, 2014