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E. N. Welch Hanging Oak Kitchen Clock

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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 June 8, 2014

Sessions Black Mantel Clock, Early

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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 December 22, 2013

New Haven Clyde Walnut Kitchen Clock, ca. 1885

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New Haven Clyde Walnut Kitchen Clock, ca. 1885

New Haven Clock Co. made this walnut shelf clock called “Clyde” about 1885. It is an 8-day clock that strikes the hours.  (Half-hour striking became popular later). The case is 22 1/4 inches tall and 14 5/8 inches wide. The photos below don’t show the dial and hands, as they aren’t original to the clock. […]

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Last updated October 21, 2013

Waterbury Niagara Oak Calendar Shelf Clock, ca. 1911

October 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Waterbury Niagara Oak Calendar Shelf Clock, ca. 1911

This Waterbury “Niagara” shelf clock was made about 1911. The case is oak, and it has a calendar that shows the date. It strikes the hour and half-hour on a coil gong. The case is larger than a typical “kitchen” shelf clock. It is 28 9/16 inches tall and 16 9/16 inches wide. The face includes […]

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Last updated October 10, 2013

Seth Thomas Sentinel No. 19 Tambour Mantel Clock

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Seth Thomas Sentinel No. 19 Tambour Mantel Clock

This is a Seth Thomas “Sentinel No. 19” tambour mantel clock . The case is 20 1/8 inches wide and 8 5/8 inches tall. The painted dial has a 5 inch minute track and the minute hand is 2 7/16 inches long.. The back of the movement has the numbers “37-4” which I believe is the date […]

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Last updated June 9, 2013

Ansonia Enameled Iron Black Mantel Clock

June 6, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Ansonia Enameled Iron Black Mantel Clock

This heavy Ansonia mantel clock has a cast iron case with a glossy black enamel finish. The case is 10 1/4 inches tall and 16 1/8 inches wide at the feet. The paper dial has a 4 13/16 inch minute track, and the minute hand is 2 1/8 inches long. The movement is Ansonia’s 4 […]

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Last updated June 6, 2013

Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 6 Half-Pillar, Black and Marbleized

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Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 6 Half-Pillar, Black and Marbleized

I overhauled the movement and polished the case of this beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock. The case is 18 5/16 inches wide at the feet, and is 11 5/16 inches tall. The dial’s minute track is 4 1/8 inches diameter, and the minute hand  is 2 1/8 inches long. The movement is the No. […]

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Last updated December 22, 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

Terry Clock Company Walnut Shelf Clock

December 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Terry Clock Company Walnut Shelf Clock

This one-day walnut shelf clock was made by Terry Clock Co., Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Terry Clock Co. was in Pittsfield from 1883 – 1888. The company was located in Waterbury, Connecticut from 1867 – 1880. In 1888 they became known as Russell & Jones Clock Co. This clock is 20 3/16 inches tall and 12 13/16 […]

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Last updated December 4, 2012

New Batch of Timesavers 15959 Clock Mainsprings

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
New Batch of Timesavers 15959 Clock Mainsprings

I wrote before about the Timesavers 15959 clock mainspring, specified as 3/4 by 0.0165 by 120 inches. My latest batch of these springs are different: they have a copper rivet and the loop is formed from the spring itself (i.e., not a separate piece). Also, the spring is thinner, the one I used is 0.0153 […]

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Last updated December 1, 2012

Strong Mainsprings Will Wear Out Your Antique American Clock!

October 15, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Strong Mainsprings Will Wear Out Your Antique American Clock!

Many antique American clocks have mainsprings that are stronger than necessary. The most popular replacement mainsprings are even stronger than the originals. These strong replacement springs cause wear to the main wheel teeth and pivot holes. Thinner mainsprings are available, and should be used to replace old replacement springs that are too strong. Here is […]

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Last updated October 15, 2012

The Ansonia 5-Pillar Shelf Clock Movement, ca. 1885

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The Ansonia 5-Pillar Shelf Clock Movement, ca. 1885

This is the Ansonia 5-pillar shelf clock movement. It strikes the hours, and is nominally an 8-day movement, although it will usually run close to 2 weeks on one winding. The plates of the movement are 5 3/4 inches tall and 3 5/16 inches wide. 5 steel pillars secure the front plate to the back […]

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Last updated October 11, 2012

Seth Thomas Adamantine Clock, Mahogany Finish, Back Escapement Movement

September 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Clock, Mahogany Finish, Back Escapement Movement

This beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock has a mahogany finish and two pillars on each side of the case. This clock has the 8-day movement with escapement in back, so it was made in 1901 or earlier. The case is 12 1/4 inches tall and 16 3/4 inches wide at the feet. The minute hand is […]

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Last updated September 11, 2012

Seth Thomas Dark Mahogany Tambour Mantel Clock, ca. 1920

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Seth Thomas Dark Mahogany Tambour Mantel Clock, ca. 1920

This Seth Thomas tambour mantel clock is very plain, yet is a great example of an old clock of classic design that will be reliable for many years. It has the No. 89 movement, very reliable and efficient, and one of their best movements, in my opinion. The clock is 17 inches wide, 9 1/8 […]

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Last updated August 23, 2012