Ansonia “Sharon” Cabinet Clock

May 23, 2011 | By | Reply More

This Ansonia “Sharon” cabinet clock has an oak case, an enamel dial, and an 8-day time and strike movement. The case has a top piece that isn’t shown here. The height of the clock (as illustrated without the top piece) is 14 1/4 inches. It is 13 5/8 inches wide, and the enamel dial has a 4 1/4 inch minute track.

This clock is shown in the Ansonia 1894 catalog having a metal dial. The height is given as 17 inches. The list price was $7.50.

The movement is labeled on the back:

ANSONIA CLOCK CO.
USA
NEW YORK

5 1/5

PATENTED
JUNE 18, 1882

I didn’t do a full repair job on this clock. I disassembled the movement, cleaned it, and replaced the broken time mainspring. I installed a 3/4 by 0.0167 by 120 inch mainspring, Timesavers part no. 15959. If I had done a general service and repair, including pivot polishing and bushings, I would have installed an even thinner spring, about 0.0145 inch thick. The original strike mainspring is 0.0155 inch thick.

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Repair job 5353.

Note: Shortly after the customer took this clock home, the orignal strike mainspring broke. I replaced it with the same type spring as I used for the time mainspring (3/4 x 0.0165 x 120″ Timesavers or R & M type). If I had done a complete repair, I would have used a thinner mainspring, about 0.0155 inch thick.


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Category: American Clock Repair

Last updated: August 31, 2011

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