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Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 1895, Beautiful Tan with Deep Red and Orange Swirls

2015/03/13 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 1895, Beautiful Tan with Deep Red and Orange Swirls

Here’s a most beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock I repaired. My customer polished the case, and I repaired the movement, gently cleaned and lacquered the case ornaments, and cleaned the dial. The case background color is tan, with deep red lines and swirls, and some orange swirls too. The dial is embossed brass. The […]

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Last updated 2015/03/11

Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with 89C Movement

2015/03/12 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with 89C Movement

Here’s a beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock I repaired. The case is black, with green, yellow and orange marbleized top and trim. The movement is the popular and long-lasting No. 89C (which appears to be the same as the movement marked 89 which is seen often). It strikes the hour on a heavy coil […]

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Last updated 2015/03/10

Ansonia “Burton” Oak Kitchen or Shelf Clock

2015/02/26 | By | Reply More
Ansonia “Burton” Oak Kitchen or Shelf Clock

I repaired this Ansonia “Burton” oak shelf clock. It is in nice, all-original condition including dial and door glass. About 35% of the label on the back of the case remains. This clock is 22 1/2 inches tall. The movement is 8-day time and strike. See more photos. Repair job 6396. This is the “4 […]

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Last updated 2015/02/23

Gilbert “Consort” Oak Long Drop Octagon Wall Clock

2015/02/24 | By | Reply More
Gilbert “Consort” Oak Long Drop Octagon Wall Clock

Here’s a nice example of a Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. oak long drop octagon wall clock named “Consort.” It has an 8-day time only movement. The case is 32 inches tall and 17 7/8 inches wide. The dial’s minute track is 11 inches outside diameter, and the minute hand is 5 1/4 inches from […]

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Last updated 2015/02/22

Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with Mainspring Broken in 22 Pieces!

2014/06/30 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with Mainspring Broken in 22 Pieces!

I repaired this Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock made about 1902. The movement was very dirty, and had a broken time mainspring. Instead of being broken in one place, it was in 22 pieces! Improper cleaning can cause multiple mainspring breaks. Someone may have cleaned the movement without taking it apart. This can leave cleaning […]

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Last updated 2014/06/26

Sessions Store Regulator Clock in Oak Case

2014/06/25 | By | Reply More
Sessions Store Regulator Clock in Oak Case

Here is a Sessions wall clock in an oak case. Collectors often refer to this style of clock as a “Store Regulator”. This example strikes the hour and half-hour, and has a red calendar hand that indicates the day of the month. See more photos. Setting the Calendar The calendar hand advances automatically each night, […]

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Last updated 2014/06/22

Seth Thomas Rosewood Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

2014/06/24 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Rosewood Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

Here’s a beautiful Seth Thomas drop octagon clock in a rosewood veneer case. The clock is 24 inches tall and 16 inches wide. The dial is painted metal. The minute hand is 5 15/32 inches long, and the dial’s minute track is 11 inches diameter. The clock is time-only (no striking). See more pictures. Repair […]

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Last updated 2014/06/22

Sessions Oak Cased Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

2014/06/23 | By | 2 Replies More
Sessions Oak Cased Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

Here’s a Sessions schoolhouse or drop octagon clock in an oak case. It has a time-only movement (no striking) The dial is paper on a metal pan. I like the style of the hands. See more photos. Repair job 6365. A previous repair shop had installed 3 large, ugly screw-in bushings (note to new clock […]

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Last updated 2014/06/22

E. N. Welch Hanging Oak Kitchen Clock

2014/06/09 | 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 2014/06/08

Sessions Black Mantel Clock, Early

2013/12/05 | By | Reply More
Sessions Black Mantel Clock, Early

I recently repaired this early Sessions “Black” mantel clock. The E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. became the Sessions Clock Co. in 1903, and the label on the back of this clock has BOTH company names on it. The case is 11 inches tall, 16 3/8 inches wide at the feet and 13 1/2 inches wide […]

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Last updated 2013/12/22