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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

Terry Clock Co., One-Day Walnut Shelf Clock

May 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
Terry Clock Co., One-Day 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 19 7/8 inches tall, 13 1/2 inches […]

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Last updated October 13, 2016

Seth Thomas Mahogany Adamantine Mantel Clock

May 14, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas Mahogany Adamantine Mantel Clock

This Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock is dated April 1902 on the bottom. The case is 17 3/4 inches wide (at the feet), 10 3/4 inches tall, and the paper dial has a 4 1/8 inch minute track. The date code stamping of 2091 D on the bottom means April 1902. The movement is marked […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Sessions “President No. 3” Tambour Mantel Clock

May 13, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Sessions “President No. 3” Tambour Mantel Clock

This tambour mantel clock is dated 1939 on the label inside the rear door. It has the usual Sessions 8 day time and strike movement. The original time mainspring is 3/4 by 0.017 inch, and the original strike mainspring is 3/4 by 0.0175 inch. I retained the original springs in the clock. I did the […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Gilbert “Black” Kitchen Shelf Clock

May 12, 2011 | By | Reply More
Gilbert “Black” Kitchen Shelf Clock

This clock was made in the mid to late 1880s or early 1890s. The movement bears patent dates of 1879 and 1884.  This case originally had a black finish, and it appears to have been overpainted in black later. The clock’s dimensions are height 19 3/4 inches, width 13 7/16 inches, and the dial has […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

E. N. Welch Drop Octagon

May 11, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
E. N.  Welch Drop Octagon

This drop octagon with simple calendar was made by E. N. Welch in Forestville, Connecticut. It has a walnut veneered case and a painted dial. The glass in the door is labeled “Lowery Insurance” which was an agency in Flora, Indiana. It was made around the 1870s – 1880s. The movement is 8-day time and […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Seth Thomas Round Top Mantel Clock

May 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Round Top Mantel Clock

This Seth Thomas round top mantel clock uses the No. 89C movement, one of the popular 89 series. It is 8-day time and strike, with hour strike on a cathedral gong, and 1/2 hour strike on a bell. The dial is paper covered with celluloid. The original time mainspring of 3/4 x 0.018 inches hadn’t […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Seth Thomas Octagon Top Shelf Clock, 1860s.

May 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Octagon Top Shelf Clock, 1860s.

This Seth Thomas “Octagon Top” clock was made around 1865, the year the company’s town name was changed from Plymouth Hollow to Thomaston. The movement is marked “Plymouth” but the case label says “Thomaston.” Case height 14 7/16 inches, width 8 15/16, dial minute track 5 1/8 diameter. This clock has a one-day time and […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

New Haven Walnut Kitchen Clock

May 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
New Haven Walnut Kitchen Clock

Over the past several months I’ve been so busy repairing clocks and designing my Westclox history database, that I haven’t written in my blog! Here is a post about a New Haven walnut kitchen clock, and I shall post some more clocks this week. This New Haven walnut cased “kitchen” or shelf clock from the […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011