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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

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