Ansonia Enameled Iron Black Mantel Clock

June 6, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More

This heavy Ansonia mantel clock has a cast iron case with a glossy black enamel finish. The case is 10 1/4 inches tall and 16 1/8 inches wide at the feet. The paper dial has a 4 13/16 inch minute track, and the minute hand is 2 1/8 inches long.

The movement is Ansonia’s 4 pillar 8-day time and strike movement with thin mainsprings. The time mainspring was an old replacement that was too thick. I replaced it with a Merritt’s Antiques P-1496 mainspring in the red, yellow and orange package. The spring’s dimensions are 3/4 inch wide, 0.0142 inch thick, and 96 inches long. The original strike mainspring is 3/4 inch wide by 0.0145 inch thick.

The strong time mainspring caused wear on the mainwheel teeth. This Ansonia movement uses┬áthin mainsprings, about 0.0145 inch thick. DON’T use thicker springs in these clocks!

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Movement repair

I polished the pivots and installed 14 bushings. I smoothed the pallets, closed the verge for proper drop, and tightened the click rivets. (And installed the proper time mainspring, as discussed above.)

Repair job 6006.


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Last updated: June 6, 2013

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  1. Debra Green says:

    Hello, I have this exact same clock but one of the feet is missing. I was wondering if you know where I can get a replacement or have one cast from the ones I have?

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