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Ansonia Queen Elizabeth Wall Clock

December 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Ansonia Queen Elizabeth Wall Clock

I just repaired this Ansonia “Queen Elizabeth” mahogany wall clock. The top piece to the case is not shown in the photo, but the catalog illustration below shows the complete clock. The overall height with the top is 37 inches, and the width is 13 5/8 inches. The dial in this example has a replacement […]

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Last updated December 29, 2011

Seth Thomas Lyre Movement in Fancy Round Drop Case

September 13, 2011 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Lyre Movement in Fancy Round Drop Case

My customer sent this movement to be repaired, because the clock fell off the wall, bending the center arbor and causing 2 gears to come out of the movement plates. The movement has the nice thin original Seth Thomas mainsprings. Time Mainspring: 11/16 inch wide by 0.0165 inch thick. Strike Mainspring: 11/16 inch wide by […]

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Last updated September 5, 2011

Ansonia Black Iron Mantel Clock

September 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Ansonia Black Iron Mantel Clock

This Ansonia mantel clock has a black enamled iron case, and was made around 1890 – 1910. It has Ansonia’s 4 pillar rectangular movement that uses thinner (weaker) mainsprings than most other American clocks. This reliable movement was used in many Ansonia mantel clocks. The case is 10 7/8 inches tall, 11 1/2 inches wide, […]

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Last updated September 5, 2011

Ansonia Oak Kitchen or Shelf Clock

September 7, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Ansonia Oak Kitchen or Shelf Clock

This Ansonia oak cased shelf clock is called the “Bedford” according to the label on the back. The 8-day movement strikes the hour and half-hour on a heavy wire or Cathedral gong. The case is 22 1/2 inches tall and 14 7/16 inches wide. The dial has a 4 7/8 inch minute track (outside diameter). […]

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Last updated September 8, 2011

Plymouth (by Seth Thomas) 1940 Mantel Clock

August 20, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Plymouth (by Seth Thomas) 1940 Mantel Clock

I repaired this modern-styled mantel clock. Seth Thomas made it and sold it under the “Plymouth” name. The movement has two numbers stamped on the back: 11 40 (November 1940) on left rear movement leg; 4506 (the model number) on strike hammer bridge. The case is 8 5/8 inches tall and 12 3/4 inches wide. […]

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Last updated December 22, 2012

Repair of Decrepit Ansonia Mantel Clock Movement

July 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Repair of Decrepit Ansonia Mantel Clock Movement

This Ansonia mantel clock movement was sent to me for repair. After examining it, I thought it might be too far gone to be worth repairing. The customer really wanted it done, and sent me a down payment on the repair, so I proceeded. After lots of cleaning and repair work, it operates like new […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Waterbury Oak Shelf Clock with Steel Plate Movement

June 27, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Waterbury Oak Shelf Clock with Steel Plate Movement

This Waterbury oak cased shelf (kitchen) clock was made around 1903 and is called “Amherst”. It is 21 3/4 inches tall (a small piece is is missing at the top, it should be 22 inches tall) and 15 inches wide. The hands are original Waterbury blackened brass Maltese style. The minute hand is 2 9/16 […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Ansonia Porcelain Cased Mantel Clock

May 28, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Ansonia Porcelain Cased Mantel Clock

I recently repaired this pretty clock. The back of the case is labeled: PORCELAIN Dresden 8-Day Hour and Half Hour Cathedral Bell Strike Manufactured Expressly For The American Wringer Co No 99 Chambers Street New York No. D-. 363 The number 363 is hand written. The movement is Ansonia’s efficient running 8 day time and […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Sessions Oak Kitchen (Shelf) Clock, 1920s – 1930s

May 27, 2011 | By | Reply More
Sessions Oak Kitchen (Shelf) Clock, 1920s – 1930s

This Sessions oak kitchen or shelf clock may have been made in the 1920s or 1930s. The case form has been simplified from earlier models. The label on the back says at the top: Superior Assortment Manufactured by The Sessions Clock Co., Forestville, Conn, U. S. A. Eight Day Half Hour Strike A metal plate […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Gilbert Tambour Mantel Clock with Oval Dial, 1928

May 26, 2011 | By | Reply More
Gilbert Tambour Mantel Clock with Oval Dial, 1928

This Gilbert tambour mantel clock is unusual in that the dial is oval instead of round. The clock looks as though a clock with a round dial was stretched vertically! The overall height is 10 1/8 inches, and the width is 20 inches. The dial’s minute track is 6 5/8 inches tall and 5 3/16 […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Ansonia Round Drop Wall Clock

May 20, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Ansonia Round Drop Wall Clock

This nice old Ansonia wall clock has an 8-day time only movement. The case is 24 1/2 inches tall and 16 inches wide. The paper dial has an 11 inch time track. The movement, like those in many Ansonia clocks, is an efficient runner, with the original mainspring being only around 0.0172 – 0.0174 inch […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Gilbert Tambour Mantel Clock, 1928

May 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Gilbert Tambour Mantel Clock, 1928

This Gilbert tambour mantel clock is dated 1928 on the movement. The case is 21 1/8 inches wide, 9 1/2 inches tall, and the dial is printed aluminum with a 4 7/8 inch time track. The movement is 8 day time and bin-bam strike on 2 chime rods. The movement has removable mainwheel bushings, and […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Ansonia “Cabinet No. 56” Mantel Clock

May 18, 2011 | By | Reply More
Ansonia “Cabinet No. 56” Mantel Clock

This Ansonia mantel clock is named “Cabinet Co. 56” and has an oak case with a fancy metal dial. The case dimensions are 12 15/16 high and 9 5/8 wide, with a 5.5 inch time track on the dial. The dial is metal (zinc or aluminum?) with applied gilt spandrels (corners) and embossed numerals. This […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock

May 17, 2011 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock

This Seth Thomas tambour mantel clock is 19 inches wide, 9 1/8 inches tall, and the aluminum dial has a 4.5 inch time track. The case has been refinished, and there is no label inside the rear door. It was made around the late 1920s or 1930s. The movement is the popular and excellent No. […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011