Ansonia “Burton” Oak Kitchen or Shelf Clock

February 26, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More

I repaired this Ansonia “Burton” oak shelf clock. It is in nice, all-original condition including dial and door glass. About 35% of the label on the back of the case remains. This clock is 22 1/2 inches tall. The movement is 8-day time and strike.

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Repair job 6396. This is the “4 pillar” movement, which needs thin mainsprings. As received, both mainsprings were not original and were too strong. The time spring was 0.0175 inch thick, and the strike spring was 0.016 inch thick. I installed the following mainsprings:

  • Time: 3/4 by 0.0145 by  120 inches (this is a hard to find spring and I may run out of them soon);
  • Strike: A used Usibel France mainspring measuring 3/4 by 0.014 inch.

I tightened the clicks, re-pinned 5 pinions (two had bent wires and one had worn wires). I polished the pivots and installed 14 bushings.


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Category: American Clock Mainsprings, American Clock Repair

Last updated: February 23, 2015

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  1. Jean Swanson says:

    I have a clock I inherited from a great Aunt. I know nothing about it. It looks much like the picture on this page. It states Manufactured by “The Seth (Seth being the only word hard to read) followed by The Thomas Clock Co. Thomasion, Conn. This is on the floor of the clock inside. It has a brass gong.It does not have the gold colored works as in the picture above. Just the black coil to which I believe the “bonger” is attached The only other marking is on the back of the clock. It is a wooden panel with the marking 99816. It is in good condition….runs, has two keys. The face of the clock is worn, especially around the area where you put the key in. Other then that it is in good condition. Can you give me any information about it. It’s worth? Thank you. Sincerely, Jean C Swanson /New London ,Wisconsin 54961

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