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Seth Thomas Poise-1 Electric Alarm Clock, Dated 1977

August 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Poise-1 Electric Alarm Clock, Dated 1977

I repaired this Seth Thomas Poise-1 (model SS7-Q) electric alarm clock because of its sentimental value to the owner. I was particularly interested in this clock because I have the earlier version (Poise E 861-000) that my parents received as a wedding gift in 1954. The case is the same, the older version has the […]

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Last updated August 16, 2017

Ansonia “Tasso” Figure Clock, ca. 1894

August 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ansonia “Tasso” Figure Clock, ca. 1894

Here is an Ansonia figure clock called the “Tasso” that I repaired. It is a large, heavy clock,  20 1/2 inches tall and 25 3/4 inches wide.  The finish is “Japanese Bronze” according to the Ansonia catalog, it was also available in silver. The enamel dial has Roman numerals and visible escapement. The escapement is […]

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Last updated August 16, 2017

German Quarter Hour Striking Clock, Mahogany Case

August 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
German Quarter Hour Striking Clock, Mahogany Case

Here’s a neat old German wall clock I repaired recently. It is a bit over four feet tall overall. The two-piece enamel dial has Arabic numerals. The movement has the logo R M S, a flower drawing, and the number 27. The case is unusual in having a wooden panel in the door instead of […]

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Last updated August 13, 2017

Waterbury Varden Figure Clock in Metal Case, ca. 1899 – 1900

August 12, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Waterbury Varden Figure Clock in Metal Case, ca. 1899 – 1900

Here is a metal cased Waterbury figure mantel clock called “Varden” that I repaired recently. Tran Duy Ly’s book “Waterbury Clocks” shows this clock, and gives the date 1899 – 1900. This clock is 11 7/8 inches tall and 15 inches wide. The enamel dial’s minute track is 87.8 mm outside diameter (just under 3 […]

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Last updated August 13, 2017

Birge, Peck & Co. 8 Day Clock with Magdalen College Glass, ca. 1849.

July 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Birge, Peck & Co. 8 Day Clock with Magdalen College Glass, ca. 1849.

A man brought this clock to my shop and said “If you don’t buy this clock, I am going to throw it away!” He had owned it for more than 20 years, and was tired of moving it from house to house. I bought it! I love old American weight driven clocks, and this one […]

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Last updated August 11, 2017

Waterbury “Sussex” One-Day Shelf Clock, Inlaid Walnut Case

July 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Waterbury “Sussex” One-Day Shelf Clock, Inlaid Walnut Case

Here is a Waterbury “Sussex” one day walnut shelf clock with nice original painted dial. The inlaid case  is 17 5/8 inches tall without the top trim piece. The minute track of the dial is 4 7/8 inches diameter. The hour hand is original, except for the tip. The minute hand is a replacement. The […]

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Last updated August 16, 2017

Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, Green and Orange Flecked Top and Trim

July 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, Green and Orange Flecked Top and Trim

Here’s a beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock I repaired. The top and trim are orange and green flecked over black. The clock is 18 inches wide, 11 1/4 inches tall, and the minute hand is 2 1/8 inches long. See more photos. Repair job 6786. Movement 89 C. I polished the pivots, installed 3 […]

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Last updated July 7, 2017

Two-Weight Vienna Regulator

July 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Two-Weight Vienna Regulator

Here’s a 2 weight Vienna regulator I repaired. I think that it is German, but there is no maker’s name on the movement. See more photos. I polished or burnished the pivots, straightened 2 bent pivots, installed 6 bushings, and installed new gut line. The movement has serial number 91008. Repair job 6841-1. Save Share […]

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Last updated July 7, 2017

Birge, Peck & Co. 8 Day OG Shelf Clock

June 15, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Birge, Peck & Co. 8 Day OG Shelf Clock

Here is a Birge, Peck & Co. 8 day OG shelf clock I repaired recently. Birge, Peck & Co. was in business from 1849 – 1859. The backboard label says at the bottom: “Press of Elihu Geer, 1 State Street, Hartford”. Elihu Geer was at 1 State Street from 1847 – 1849. Thus, we can […]

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Last updated June 17, 2016

Seth Thomas Style 1 30 Hour Half Column Shelf Clock

April 19, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Style 1 30 Hour Half Column Shelf Clock

Here is Seth Thomas “Style 1 30 Hour Half Column Shelf Clock” that I repaired. There were three styles of this clock, and they are illustrated on my ClockHistory.com website. The style 1 was made from ca. 1850 to ca. 1860. I give more history of these clocks on the following web page: https://clockhistory.com/sethThomas/products/30HourBrassWeight/index.html See […]

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Last updated April 19, 2016

Gilbert “Elia” Walnut shelf Clock ca. 1890

April 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gilbert “Elia” Walnut shelf Clock ca. 1890

Here’s a nice old Gilbert shelf clock I repaired, made by the Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co., Winsted, Conn. It was made around 1890, and has an 8-day time and strike movement. The clock is 21 inches tall and 12 inches wide. The paper face is a replacement. See more photos. It has the original […]

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Last updated April 19, 2016

Seth Thomas Legacy – 2E Electric Westminster Chime Clock

January 9, 2016 | By | 3 Replies More
Seth Thomas Legacy – 2E Electric Westminster Chime Clock

Here’s a beautiful Seth Thomas electric mantel clock I repaired about a year ago. It is a Legacy – 2E with Westminster chime. It has a mahogany case that is 14 1/2 inches tall and 10 3/4 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 7/8 inches long and the dial’s minute track is 5 3/4 […]

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Last updated January 9, 2016

Another Miniature Gilbert Mantel Clock – Green Beehive Case

January 2, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Another Miniature Gilbert Mantel Clock – Green Beehive Case

Here’s another miniature Gilbert mantel clock (see “A Gilbert Miniature Round Top Mantel Clock” for the first one). This clock has a green beehive case with floral decorations. The case is 8 1/2 inches tall, 6 9/16 inches wide, and the minute hand is 1 15/16 inches long, with an engraved brass dial. See more […]

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Last updated January 2, 2016

A Gilbert Miniature Round Top Mantel Clock

January 1, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
A Gilbert Miniature Round Top Mantel Clock

Here is a clock with a movement I had never seen – it is a miniature Gilbert round top mantel clock in a red case with Asian motif. It has a cute little time and strike movement with rack and snail strike, and the mainsprings in barrels. The case is only 8 1/2 inches tall […]

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Last updated January 1, 2016