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

August 21, 2014 | By | 7 Replies 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

June 8, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
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

June 4, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
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

Schatz “London Coach” 400 Day Clock Made in April 1955

January 6, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Schatz “London Coach” 400 Day Clock Made in April 1955

Here is a Schatz “London Coach” 400 day clock with Arabic numerals instead of the usual Roman numerals. See my post, Schatz London Coach 400 Day Clock Made in September 1955 for comparison. See more photos. This is the earlier style of London Coach. The movement hangs on a bracket. The bracket flexes, and later […]

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Last updated January 4, 2014

Schatz Std. 400 Day Clock, 49R Narrow Movement, Made in 1953

July 15, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Schatz Std. 400 Day Clock, 49R Narrow Movement, Made in 1953

This 400 day clock looks like a regular Schatz standard. However, it has an unusual, narrow movement. A brief history: Through the early 1950s, standard size 400 day clocks had movements of about the same width. Then, someone discovered that if the movement was narrower, the import duty was less, as the movement was small enough […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

Another DeBruce 400 Day Clock (Made by Kundo)

July 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Another DeBruce 400 Day Clock (Made by Kundo)

This DeBruce 400 day clock is almost identical to the previous one I repaired (see DeBruce 400 Day Clock by Kundo, 1950s). The dial says DeBruce, and the back plate says DeBruce Watch Co. Kundo made the clock. See more photos. Repair job 6129. Cleaned, new mainspring (Horolovar 19 x 38) and new suspension spring (Horolovar […]

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Last updated July 6, 2013

A Late Ingraham Tambour Mantel Clock, Made in 1940

June 19, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
A Late Ingraham Tambour Mantel Clock, Made in 1940

This Ingraham tambour mantel clock is dated 1940 on the movement. I haven’t seen one this new before. The movement has been simplified from the earlier ones. The escapement is located on the back of the movement, and there is no regulator through the dial, the pendulum must be removed and its nut turned to […]

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Last updated July 9, 2013

Seth Thomas “Metals No. 1” Oak Kitchen Clock Dated 1899

May 26, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas “Metals No. 1” Oak Kitchen Clock Dated 1899

This clock is named “Metals No. 1”, the first in a series of clocks in oak cases with metal trim. The case is  22 3/4 inches tall and 14 15/16 inches wide. The paper face has a 4 7/8 inch minute track, and the minute hand is 2 7/16 inches long. The date code 9981 […]

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Last updated May 29, 2013