Henry C. Smith’s One-Day OG Shelf Clock

December 17, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More

Here’s a great old one-day OG clock that I repaired. The label says:

Henry C. Smith’s
Plymouth, Conn.

The dial is the earlier style with minute dots instead of lines, used around the late 1840s or the 1850s.

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The painted wood dial has a similar stye to the Seth Thomas dials of the same period. Note the large 5 minute dots. The location of the "6" and its dot is off by 1 minute!

The painted wood dial has a similar style to the Seth Thomas dials of the same period. Note the large 5 minute dots.
The location of the “6” and its dot is off by 1 minute!

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The movement is type 7.1 in Snowden Taylor’s one Jerome-type 30 hour movement chart.

The case is 25 5/8 inches tall, 15 inches wide and 4 15/16 inches deep. The dial’s minute track is 7 1/2 inches from center to center of the dots.

Repair job 6548. I polished the pivots and installed 9 bushings. The verge was a poor replacement, so I installed a good new one. I removed the solder from the front plate.

The glass was intact but broken in two pieces. I replaced the missing putty to secure the glass, and ran superglue into the crack to help hold it together.

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Last updated: July 28, 2017

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  1. bob schepker says:

    I have an exra clock with the original glass door, I don’t have the pendulem, key, I have the weights they need to replace the string or wire that the pendulam needs to make work

    do you have a ball park value

    the lower image on this page is very close to mine

    Bob

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