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2017 In Review

January 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
2017 In Review

Clockhistory.com: Westclox clocks are my passion; I added some clock details in 2017, and hope to add the other major Big Ben and Baby Ben variations in 2018. I visited the Westclox Museum in October, it was wonderful to see friends Gary and Cheryl Biolchini, and museum volunteers Don and Ruth Spayer, who have created […]

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Last updated January 1, 2018

Seth Thomas Tambour Clock with Quarter Hour Strike, 1939

January 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Tambour Clock with Quarter Hour Strike, 1939

I repaired this Seth Thomas tambour mantel clock. It has the later type of windup movement (that replaced the popular No 89). The case is 8 1/16 inches tall and 18 inches wide. The dial is silvered brass with printed numerals. The movement is model 4605, dated 7-39 (July 1939). It does bim-bam strike on […]

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Last updated January 1, 2018

Seth Thomas Sentinel #9 Tambour Mantel Clock

January 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Sentinel #9 Tambour Mantel Clock

I repaired this Seth Thomas tambour mantel clock called the “Sentinal #9”. It has a mahogany case 9 1/4 inches tall, 10 15/16 inches wide. The hands are the modern style “ST” hands, and the minute hand is 2 11/32 inches long. It was made around the 1920s or 1930s. The dial is aluminum. See […]

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Last updated January 1, 2018

Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with Ding Dong Strike

January 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with Ding Dong Strike

Here’s a Seth Thomas green and black Adamantine mantel clock I repaired. It strikes on two bells instead of a gong, and Seth Thomas called it “Ding Dong” strike. The clock has a No. 89T 8-day movement. The case is 11 1/4 inches tall, 18 1/8 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 1/8 inches […]

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Last updated January 1, 2018

Gilbert 8-Day Cottage Clock

October 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gilbert 8-Day Cottage Clock

Here is a small Gilbert shelf clock, called a “cottage clock”, that I repaired. This clock looks “supercharged” – the movement almost fills the case! Clocks like kitchen clocks and parlor clocks that are larger (around 20 to 24 inches) have the same movement but with a longer pendulum. This clock is only 13 3/16 […]

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Last updated October 12, 2017

Schatz Cuckoo Clock Made in June 1956

October 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Schatz Cuckoo Clock Made in June 1956

I’ve written about Schatz cuckoo clocks before, and because I am about to repair two more, I decided to illustrate one I repaired back in 2015. The back of the movement has the date stamp 6 56 (June 1956), and says “RR” for Remington Rand, the importer. See more pictures. Repair job 6550. I polished […]

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Last updated October 9, 2017

Red Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, April 1902

October 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Red Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, April 1902

Here is a pretty Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock dated April 1902 on the bottom of the case (and “No. 633”). It has two celluloid half-columns on each side of the case. The Adamantine finish was mahogany color when new, but some of it has faded to orange. See more pictures. Repair job 6558. I […]

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Last updated October 6, 2017

Ithaca Perpetual Calendar Clock with Pomeroy Movement

October 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ithaca Perpetual Calendar Clock with Pomeroy Movement

Here’s a neat old double dial (perpetual) calendar clock made in the early 1870s. The calendar dial shows the day of the month around the outside, the day of the week in the left opening, and the month in the right opening. It shows the correct number of days in each month, even doing 28 […]

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Last updated October 3, 2017

Gilbert Square Dial Tambour Mantel Clock, Made in 1925

October 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gilbert Square Dial Tambour Mantel Clock, Made in 1925

Here is a Gilbert tambour mantel clock with a square dial! This sure gives the clock an unusual appearance. The movement production date is 1925. It has a mahogany case 19 9/16 inches long and 9 15/16 inches tall. The silvered metal dial has printed numerals. It has a standard Gilbert 8 day time and […]

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Last updated October 4, 2017

Gilbert “Perfect” Oak Shelf Clock

September 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gilbert “Perfect” Oak Shelf Clock

Here’s a Gilbert (Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co., Winstead, Conn., U.S.A.) that I repaired. The paper face, hands, door glass, etc. are original. You can recognize original Gilbert Maltese hands because they have a wide area where the hand joins the base. It has a nice label on the back. This clock is 22 15/16 […]

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Last updated October 12, 2017

Plymouth by Seth Thomas Round Top Mantel Clock, 1940

September 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Plymouth by Seth Thomas Round Top Mantel Clock, 1940

Here is a cute little round-top mantel clock made by Seth Thomas and sold under the Plymouth name. Plymouth was a lower-priced clock line made by Seth Thomas. They have Seth Thomas movements. See a ca. 1940 Plymouth Clocks catalog. This clock is 9 11/16 inches tall and 8 7/8 inches wide. It has a […]

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Last updated September 25, 2017

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