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Waterbury Half Column Clock with Coat of Arms Glass Painting

September 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Waterbury Half Column Clock with Coat of Arms Glass Painting

I repaired this beautiful Waterbury clock earlier this year. It is a 30 hour weight-driven clock in a half-column case with gild and marbleized columns and walnut veneer. Everything appears original – nice painted dial with 95 percent of the original paint, nice reverse painted glass with a coat-of-arms, and a great label on the […]

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Last updated September 1, 2014

Antique Seth Thomas Oak Kitchen Clock with Nice Label and Date on the Back

August 21, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Antique Seth Thomas Oak Kitchen Clock with Nice Label and Date on the Back

Here is a Seth Thomas antique oak “kitchen” clock that came into my shop. I did only minor adjustments to it per customer request, but it will need overhauling in the future as there are worn pivot holes. There are lots of these clocks around, and I am showing this one because it has a […]

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Last updated February 16, 2015

Schatz London Coach 400 Day Clock, Late Model, With Different Dial

August 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Schatz London Coach 400 Day Clock, Late Model, With Different Dial

I just repaired 2 Schatz London Coach 400 day clocks for a customer. The oldest one, dated 12-57 (December 1957) has the usual silvered dial with brass Roman numerals. The newest clock is dated July 1972. I didn’t know that they made them this late! Its dial is brass-color with a white chapter ring and […]

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Last updated August 17, 2014

My Westclox Story

June 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
My Westclox Story

When I was a boy and stayed overnight at my Grammy and Granddaddy’s house, they put a Baby Ben alarm clock by my bed (not to wake me in the morning, but because I liked clocks). I looked at the dial and saw the name, Westclox. “That doesn’t sound like a real word”, I thought, […]

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Last updated July 17, 2014

Late Model Seth Thomas Electric Striking Clock – Exeter-E

June 16, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Late Model Seth Thomas Electric Striking Clock – Exeter-E

This electric Seth Thomas mantel clock strikes the hour and half hour on 2 chime rods. The back of the movement has the date code 7110 (October 1971). Seth Thomas quit making their own movements in the mid-1950s, so this movement is from Germany, possibly made by Hermle, who made many movements for Seth Thomas. […]

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Last updated June 15, 2014

E. N. Welch Hanging Oak Kitchen Clock

June 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
E. N. Welch Hanging Oak Kitchen Clock

This style of clock is usually a shelf clock, but this one hangs on the wall. It has a beautiful oak case with nice stenciled glass. The movement says E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. Forestville, Conn U.S.A. Only fragments remain of the label on the back of the case, and I can’t find this clock […]

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Last updated June 8, 2014

Schatz Standard Ivory and Brass 400 Day Clock with No Name or Date, made about 1949

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Schatz Standard Ivory and Brass 400 Day Clock with No Name or Date, made about 1949

I repaired this “Jahresuhrenfabrik” or “Schatz” 400 day clock recently. There is no name on the dial, and no date code on the back of the movement. The movement has the earlier type of motion work under the dial. These features are found on clocks made around 1949. The case is brass with ivory color […]

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Last updated June 8, 2014

Birge, Mallory & Co. 8 Day OG Clock, 1837 – 1943

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Birge, Mallory & Co. 8 Day OG Clock, 1837 – 1943

Here’s a very old OG shelf clock by Birge, Mallory & Co. This company made clocks from December 14, 1837 to November 24, 1843. The movement is 8-day weight driven. The case is 32 3/8 inches tall and 17 15/16 inches wide. The dial’s minute track is 9 1/8 inches outside diameter, and the minute […]

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Last updated June 4, 2014

Maroon Schatz 400 Day Clock, Diamond Dial with Japanese Lanterns

May 31, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Maroon Schatz 400 Day Clock, Diamond Dial with Japanese Lanterns

I think this is among the prettiest 400 day clocks ever made. The case is maroon and brass, and the dial has a picture of 2 people lighting Japanese lanterns. I illustrated the same model before (see Schatz Painted 400 Day Clocks with Diamond Dial), but I like them so much I posted this one […]

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Last updated May 30, 2014

Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 90 with “Bugle” Chime

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 90 with “Bugle” Chime

This clock looks like a normal Seth Thomas chiming tambour clock. But the chime rods are tuned differently than Westminster chime rods, producing what Seth Thomas called “Bugle” chime. This clock has the Seth Thomas No. 124 chime movement, made from 1924 through 1956.The “Bugle” chime was made only in 1926 and 1927. (Reference: NAWCC […]

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Last updated May 29, 2014