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Seth Thomas Round Top Mantel Clock with 48-R Movement

April 24, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Seth Thomas Round Top Mantel Clock with 48-R Movement

This small round-top Seth Thomas mantel clock uses the no. 48-R round movement, 8-day time and strike with rack and snail striking (so it won’t get out of synchronization). The mahogany case is 10 3/8 inches tall and 7 3/16 inches wide. The white enamel dial has a 4 1/2 inch minute track, and the […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012

Seth Thomas “Cathay 3” Electric Alarm Clock

April 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas “Cathay 3” Electric Alarm Clock

The owners of this clock received it as a wedding gift in 1955, and were dismayed when the clock stopped working during a thunderstorm. It needed cleaning, pivot polishing and two bushings. The coil smelled burnt, and I was lucky to find a good used replacement. The fiber gear had several damaged teeth, so I […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012

Schlenker & Kienzle German Time and Strike Wall Clock

April 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schlenker & Kienzle German Time and Strike Wall Clock

Here’s a clock with a movement almost identical to the one in my previous post. This clock appears older, judging from the fancier case style. The case is 35 1/2 inches tall and 14 9/16 inches wide. The enamel dial has a 4 15/16 diameter minute track, and the minute hand is 2 9/6 inches […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012

Schlenker & Kienzle Time and Strike Wall Clock

April 21, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Schlenker & Kienzle Time and Strike Wall Clock

This pretty time and strike wall clock was made by Schlenker & Kienzle in Germany. The movement and the gong base have the Schlenker & Kienzle logo, as illustrated in  “Clock & Watch Trademarks of European Origin”, Karl Kochman, S. Larose, Inc. Greensboro, NC 1984.  p. 69. The clock strikes the hour and half hour […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012

Sessions Small Store Regulator Clock

April 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sessions Small Store Regulator Clock

I did some minor adjustments to this Sessions wall clock. I haven’t seen this particular model before. It is shaped like the wall clock commonly called a “store regulator” but is smaller, and the case is dark oak, possibly indicating that it was made in the 1920s or 1930s. It has the standard type of […]

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Last updated April 20, 2012

Plymouth by Seth Thomas Small Wooden Wall Clock, ca. 1937

April 18, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Plymouth by Seth Thomas Small Wooden Wall Clock, ca. 1937

This wooden case time only wall clock is labeled “Plymouth” on the dial but was made by Seth Thomas. The time-only pendulum movement appears to use some parts from their no. 124 chiming clock movement. The case is 14 5/8 inches tall and 9 5/8 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 3/8 inches long, […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012

Kundo Miniature 400 Day Clock with Brass and Glass Case

April 17, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Kundo Miniature 400 Day Clock with Brass and Glass Case

I think that this is such a pretty clock that I decided to show it here. The case has glass panels, and the movement is the Kundo miniature (Horolovar back plate no. 1406H). It was made in the 1950s. The case still has it original finish – not bad after about 60 years. When a […]

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Last updated April 17, 2012

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with 54 Instead of 49 in Circle on the Back

April 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with 54 Instead of 49 in Circle on the Back

This Schatz standard 400 day clock looks ordinary – but – it has model number 54 instead of 49 in the circle on the back. Movement model 54 normally refers to the Schatz 1000 day clock, and 49 is the model of their standard 400 day clock. I’ve seen several of these mis-stamped clocks, so […]

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Last updated April 17, 2012

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Unusual Design on Pillars

March 9, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Unusual Design on Pillars

This Schatz standard 400 day clock is dated 2 55 (February 1955) on the movement. The pillars have a design that I don’t recall seeing before. Most pillars of this time have a series of maple leaves. These pillars have what appear to be oak leaves (or are they stylized Christmas trees?). See more photos. […]

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Last updated July 3, 2014

Hubbell? Clock Movement in Wall Regulator Case

March 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hubbell? Clock Movement in Wall Regulator Case

This clock has an unusual movement that may have been made by Laporte Hubbell ca. 1865. There is no name on the movement or the case. The paper dial is a replacement, as is the mirror in the front door. The case is 44 inches tall and 18 inches wide. The length of the minute […]

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Last updated March 9, 2012

Baby Ben Style 7 Alarm Clock Made in October 1976

January 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Baby Ben Style 7 Alarm Clock Made in October 1976

For years, we thought that the style 7 Big Ben and Baby Ben alarm clocks were made from 1956 – 1964. We now know that the style 7 Baby Ben windup was revived ca. 1976. Here are photos of an example dated 10 76 (October 1976) on the movement, in its original box with instructions. […]

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Last updated January 14, 2012

Schatz 1000 Day Clock, 1956, with 1959 Presentation Plate

January 14, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Schatz 1000 Day Clock, 1956, with 1959 Presentation Plate

I recently repaired this Schatz 1000 day clock. It is dated 10 56 (October 1956) on the back of the movement, and the front of the base has a presentation plate dated February 8, 1959. The picture on the right, below, shows the gears and the mainspring barrel. Note how large the barrel is compared […]

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Last updated January 14, 2012

Schatz Diamond Dial 400 Day Clock with Hole in Dome

January 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schatz Diamond Dial 400 Day Clock with Hole in Dome

This Schatz standard-sized 400 day clock with diamond-shaped dial is dated 7 53 (July 1953) on the back of the movement. This clock has a glass dome with a hole in the top that fits over the brass handle. The base has brass leveling discs. The movement has two jewels (bearings), an uncommon feature in […]

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Last updated May 19, 2015

Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Adamantine Finish and Bim-Bam Strike

January 3, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Adamantine Finish and Bim-Bam Strike

This Seth Thomas mantel clock from about 1910 – 1920 has an Adamantine (celluloid) wood-grain finish. The movement is marked “89” and has bim-bam striking on the hour and a single tone strike (the high note only) on the half-hour. The case is 19 7/8  inches wide and 9 1/2 inches tall. The dial is […]

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Last updated January 14, 2012