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Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, Back Escapement Movement, 1893

May 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, Back Escapement Movement, 1893

This Adamantine mantel clock with black slate and tan marble appearance has the date code 3981F (June 1893) on the bottom. The case is 10 3/16 inches tall and 16 1/2 inches wide at the feet. The paper dial has a 4 1/4 inch minute track, and the minute hand is 2 1/8 inches long. […]

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Last updated May 26, 2013

Early Westclox Big Ben Alarm Clock, Dated July 3, 1909

May 26, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Early Westclox Big Ben Alarm Clock, Dated July 3, 1909

Here is an early Big Ben alarm clock, made during the second year of preliminary production. The movement has the date code 7 3 9 (July 3, 1909). This is a Style 1 (leg model) Big Ben. The dial has the early form of hands and numerals (note especially the 7). The words “BIG BEN” […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

Schatz Cuckoo Clock Dated 10 54 (October 1954)

May 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Schatz Cuckoo Clock Dated 10 54 (October 1954)

This Schatz cuckoo clock is dated 10 54 (October 1954) on the movement. It is the first one I’ve seen with a movement date. The movement also has RR for Remington Rand, the importer. Schatz designed and made their own cuckoo clock movement. They made only one movement model, an 8-day, with the design of […]

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Last updated May 25, 2013

Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 4 Full Pillar, Black and Marbleized

May 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 4 Full Pillar, Black and Marbleized

This style of Adamantine mantel clock case has 4 full pillars and a half-round section on each side of the case. This particular model has black top and base, and marbleized trim. This style is made in other colors, including mahogany. The case is 17 3/4 inches wide at the feet, and is 11 11/16 […]

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Last updated June 4, 2013

Mahogany Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 6 Celluloid Half Pillars

May 25, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More
Mahogany Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 6 Celluloid Half Pillars

I just repaired this beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock. The mahogany Adamantine finish is in excellent condition, and has not faded much, if at all. The 6 celluloid half-pillars are celluloid with metal bases and capitals. The paper dial has Arabic numerals. The movement is the popular and reliable No. 89C. The clock was made […]

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Last updated May 25, 2013

Golden Novelty Company Cast Front Clock, 1885 Patent, Cherub and Flowers

May 24, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Golden Novelty Company Cast Front Clock, 1885 Patent, Cherub and Flowers

Here is an early example of a Westclox clock, made while the company name was “The Western Clock Mfg. Co.” This clock was made around 1890. The movement and its canister were made by “The Western Clock Mfg. Co.”, and the Golden Novelty Mfg. Co. made the cast case front and marketed the clock. The movement […]

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Last updated May 25, 2013

1939 Plymouth (by Seth Thomas) Tambour Mantel Clock with Quarter Hour Strike

December 24, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
1939 Plymouth (by Seth Thomas) Tambour Mantel Clock with Quarter Hour Strike

This tambour mantel clock has the unusual feature of quarter-hour striking. It does bim-bam striking on the first, second and third quarters, and strikes one rod on the hour (see video below). The mahogany case is 9 1/4 inches tall and 19 inches wide. The dial is silver plated brass with applied bronze numerals. The […]

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Last updated January 1, 2013

Schatz Midget 400 Day Clock Made in 1968

November 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schatz Midget 400 Day Clock Made in 1968

This Schatz “Midget” 400 day clock was made in September, 1968 (date code 9 68 on the back of the movement). The midget is identified by “JUM/7” in the circle on the back. The pendulum on these clocks goes faster than on the miniature models – it makes 12 half-oscillations per minute. See more photos. Repair […]

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Last updated October 4, 2013

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Unusual Pillars and Roman Numerals

November 19, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Unusual Pillars and Roman Numerals

This Schatz standard 400 day clock has an unusual design on the pillars (see photos). Instead of the common leaves pattern, there are a series of connected arcs and dots. The movement date is 6 52 (June 1952) and the dial is the attractive and less-common style with Roman numerals. See more photos. Repair job 5926. […]

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Last updated November 18, 2012

Seth Thomas Staunton Tambour Mantel Clock, 1941

September 11, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Seth Thomas Staunton Tambour Mantel Clock, 1941

The Seth Thomas August 1941 Clock Catalog shows the Staunton mantel clock on page 11. It is available in electric (Staunton-1E) and windup (Staunton-1W). The example illustrated here is the windup version, with a movement date of 41-7 (July 1941). See more photos. Here is the catalog description: STAUNTON-1E  (Ilus. Left) With self-starting electric movement Strikes hours […]

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Last updated September 11, 2012

Kundo Miniature 400 Day Clock with Pearlescent Plastic dial

September 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Kundo Miniature 400 Day Clock with Pearlescent Plastic dial

This Kundo miniature 400 day clock has an unusual dial – it is thin plastic with a pearlescent finish and Roman numerals. It was made in the 1950s, and has a round base with leveling discs, and a pendulum locking device. See more photos. Repair job 5858. Horolovar back plate similar to 1381 with the […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

Kundo Standard 400 Day Clock with Large Dial

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Kundo Standard 400 Day Clock with Large Dial

Here is another Kundo standard 400 day clock with large dial, as I described in Kundo and Welby Standard 400 day Clocks with Large Dial. This example has “wings” on the movement to make it look like the wide movement that was first used on Kundo standard 400 day clocks. It has the older type of […]

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Last updated August 25, 2012

Seth Thomas “Sussex” Adamantine Mantel Clock

August 26, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas “Sussex” Adamantine Mantel Clock

I’ve always liked the appearance  of these green and black Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clocks, and this one is interesting in having the model name “Sussex” stenciled on the back. This clock has the 8-day movement with escapement in back, so it was made in 1901 or earlier. The case is 11 3/4 inches tall […]

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Last updated August 29, 2012

Kroeber Regulator No. 31 Wall Clock

August 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Kroeber Regulator No. 31 Wall Clock

This mahogany-cased wall clock was made by F. Kroeber, New York, but it has a nameplate and instruction label of “Cook & Jaques” inside the case. The movement is labeled “F. Kroeber, New York” Kroeber probably bought the movement from a maker such as Noah Pomeroy, who commonly made the type of escapement used in […]

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Last updated August 25, 2012