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Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with Mainspring Broken in 22 Pieces!

June 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with Mainspring Broken in 22 Pieces!

I repaired this Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock made about 1902. The movement was very dirty, and had a broken time mainspring. Instead of being broken in one place, it was in 22 pieces! Improper cleaning can cause multiple mainspring breaks. Someone may have cleaned the movement without taking it apart. This can leave cleaning […]

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Last updated June 26, 2014

Sessions Store Regulator Clock in Oak Case

June 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sessions Store Regulator Clock in Oak Case

Here is a Sessions wall clock in an oak case. Collectors often refer to this style of clock as a “Store Regulator”. This example strikes the hour and half-hour, and has a red calendar hand that indicates the day of the month. See more photos. Setting the Calendar The calendar hand advances automatically each night, […]

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Last updated June 22, 2014

Seth Thomas Rosewood Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

June 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Rosewood Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

Here’s a beautiful Seth Thomas drop octagon clock in a rosewood veneer case. The clock is 24 inches tall and 16 inches wide. The dial is painted metal. The minute hand is 5 15/32 inches long, and the dial’s minute track is 11 inches diameter. The clock is time-only (no striking). See more pictures. Repair […]

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Last updated June 22, 2014

Sessions Oak Cased Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

June 23, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Sessions Oak Cased Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

Here’s a Sessions schoolhouse or drop octagon clock in an oak case. It has a time-only movement (no striking) The dial is paper on a metal pan. I like the style of the hands. See more photos. Repair job 6365. A previous repair shop had installed 3 large, ugly screw-in bushings (note to new clock […]

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Last updated June 22, 2014

Bushing Big Ben Alarm Clocks

June 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bushing Big Ben Alarm Clocks

Part of the repair process includes bushing worn pivot holes. There are 2 popular friction bushing system sizes: KWM and Bergeon. I recommend KWM-sized bushings for all clocks including Big Ben alarm clocks. Bergeon bushings are a poor choice in most cases, as they require an overly large hole to reamed. This looks bad and […]

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Last updated November 16, 2014

My Westclox Story

June 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
My Westclox Story

When I was a boy and stayed overnight at my Grammy and Granddaddy’s house, they put a Baby Ben alarm clock by my bed (not to wake me in the morning, but because I liked clocks). I looked at the dial and saw the name, Westclox. “That doesn’t sound like a real word”, I thought, […]

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Last updated July 17, 2014

Westclox Big Ben Style 1 Made in 1914

June 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Westclox Big Ben Style 1 Made in 1914

This Big Ben Style 1 alarm clock is dated 10-23-14 (October 23, 1914) on the movement. The Style 1 Big Ben was made from 1909 to 1918 (replaced by the improved Style 1a in 1918). This example has a “Dealer Imprint” dial saying: M. P. Kummerer Jeweler Bath, Pa. Westclox would imprint a dealer’s name […]

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Last updated June 15, 2014

Ansonia Black Cast Iron Mantel Clock

June 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ansonia Black Cast Iron Mantel Clock

Here’s an Ansonia cast iron mantel clock that I recently repaired. The case has a black enamel paint finish, and an off-white enamel dial. The is 8-day movement and strikes the hour and half-hour. Height: 14 3/4 inches, width: 12 inches, dial’s minute track diameter: 4 1/8 inches. The minute hand is a replacement. See […]

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Last updated June 15, 2014

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