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Schatz Standard No Name 400 Day Clock, ca. 1949, with Instructions

July 4, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Schatz Standard No Name 400 Day Clock, ca. 1949, with Instructions

This Schatz (Jahresuhernfabrik) standard size 400 day clock was made around 1949 – 1950. It has some differences from those made around 1950 – 1951. The “early” features include: No name on the dial; short sliding tube on suspension guard; the dial is secured with taper pins (instead of collars with screw); the minute wheel […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Seth Thomas Cottage Clock, Late Model

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Seth Thomas Cottage Clock, Late Model

Cottage clocks (small simple spring driven shelf clocks) were popular starting around the 1850s. This is a much newer one, using the Seth Thomas no. 89A movement, and was probably made around the 1920s. The 89A movement is a variation on the basic no. 89 used in many Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clocks. This clock […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with “Holey” Dome

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Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with “Holey” Dome

This Schtaz standard size 400 day clock was made in August 1952. It has a special glass dome with a hole in the top for the handle to protrude. The handle has a spring loaded brass dust washer which the dome presses down slightly when it is set in place. The dome is 5 1/2 […]

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Schatz Standard Maroon Painted 400 Day Clock, 1952

June 6, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Schatz Standard Maroon Painted 400 Day Clock, 1952

This pretty Schatz standard 400 day clock has a  maroon and brass base. The dial has a maroon painted outer ring, and the center is cream color with an image of a man and woman seated on a bench. This clock is dated 7 52 (July 1952) on the movement. See the following post for […]

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Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Roman Numeral Dial, 1954

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Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Roman Numeral Dial, 1954

This Schatz standard 400 day clock has the Roman numeral dial with the standard Schatz logo. The movement is dated 10 54 (October 1954) and is classified as Horolovar back plate no. 1014A. This clock is incomplete but is shown here for its historical interest. Share this post:

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Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with No Name Roman Numeral Dial

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Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with No Name Roman Numeral Dial

This Schatz (or Jahresuhrenfabrik) standard 400 clock was made about 1949, before they started putting the name Schatz on the dial. This clock has the Roman numeral dial which is not nearly as common as the standard dial with Arabic numerals. I overhauled the movement (the suspension spring was in good condition so it wasn’t […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Schatz Black/Cream Color 400 Day Clock, 1954

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Schatz Black/Cream Color 400 Day Clock, 1954

This beautiful Schatz standard 400 day clock has a black and cream color dial, and a black and brass base. The paint is all original. The date code on the back is 9 54 (September 1954). I overhauled the movement and installed a new 0.004 inch thick suspension spring and a new lower suspension block. […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Schatz Diamond Dial 400 Day Clock, 1953

May 31, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Schatz Diamond Dial 400 Day Clock, 1953

This beautiful Schatz 400 day clock with diamond-shaped dial is dated 6 53 (June 1953) on the movement. I overhauled the movement; and polished and lacquered the base, pillars, platform, finials and pendulum. I installed a new suspension unit 6789. The movement is classified as Horolovar back plate no. 1281. Repair job 5451 Share this […]

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Sessions “Stratford” Tambour Mantel Clock

May 25, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Sessions “Stratford” Tambour Mantel Clock

This Sessions tambour mantel clock is named “Stratford” on the label inside the rear door. The case is 21 5/16 inches wide and 9 3/8 inches tall. The aluminum dial with embossed numerals has a 5 1/4 inch time track. The label has the date 11 – 39 (November 1939) stamped in ink. I did […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011