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Ansonia “Burton” Oak Kitchen or Shelf Clock

February 26, 2015 | 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 February 23, 2015

Gilbert “Consort” Oak Long Drop Octagon Wall Clock

February 24, 2015 | By | 2 Replies 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 February 22, 2015

Seth Thomas “Wickford” Electric Westminster Chime Tambour Clock, ca. 1930

February 23, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas “Wickford” Electric Westminster Chime Tambour Clock, ca. 1930

Seth Thomas Clock Company made many Westminster Chime clocks in the 20th century. Here is a beauty in a tambour case called the “Wickford”, made around 1930. The dial is engraved and silvered brass with applied numerals. The motor is the Sangamo self-starting synchronous motor, a very reliable motor made through the late-1940s. The case […]

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Last updated February 22, 2015

Ansonia “Capitol” Weight Driven Wall Clock

February 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ansonia “Capitol” Weight Driven Wall Clock

Here is an Ansonia “Capitol” wall clock driven by 2 weights. It is time-only (no striking or chiming). The clock is 50 inches tall (without the finial) and 14 3/4 inches wide. The minute hand is 3 7/16 inches long from center to tip. See more photos. Two weights allow the clock to keep ticking […]

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Last updated February 22, 2015

Seth Thomas Electric Steeple Clock with Hour and Half-Hour Striking, 1947

October 23, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas Electric Steeple Clock with Hour and Half-Hour Striking, 1947

I repaired this Seth Thomas electric steeple clock earlier this year. It strikes the hour and half-hour on one rod. The model number on the back of the case is E503-000. The clock is 14 5/16 inches tall and 9 1/16 inches wide. The dial’s minute track is 5 inches outside diameter, and the minute […]

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Last updated October 21, 2014

Seth Thomas Small Mahogany Adamantine Mantel Clock

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Small Mahogany Adamantine Mantel Clock

Here is a beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mahogany mantel clock. It is a cute little clock with one celluloid half-pillar on each side of the front. It is in excellent original condition. It strikes the hours on a heavy coil gong, and strikes a single note each half hour on the brass bell. It is […]

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Last updated October 21, 2014

Seth Thomas Miniature Octagon Top Clock Ca. 1865

October 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Miniature Octagon Top Clock Ca. 1865

This cute little Seth Thomas octagon top shelf clock is only 9 1/4 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The case has mahogany veneer, and the small movement is one-day time only. There is a mirror in the door. See more photos. Repair job 6325. I polished the pivots, installed 6 bushings and replaced the […]

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Last updated October 20, 2014

Seth Thomas “Utica” Walnut Shelf Clock

October 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas “Utica” Walnut Shelf Clock

Here is a beautiful Seth Thomas walnut-cased shelf clock I repaired. My customer shipped the clock from Alaska to my shop in Indiana for repair without the door and dial, to reduce the chance of damage. This clock is 22 3/16 inches tall and 12 5/8 inches wide. This clock was made around 1886. The […]

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Last updated October 12, 2014

Important Points for the Repair of a Connecticut-type American Antique Clock

August 19, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Important Points for the Repair of a Connecticut-type American Antique Clock

I repair lots of American-made Connecticut-type antique clocks. This list helps me to remember everything important. Check T1 and S1 tooth wear and record on log sheet. (Mainsprings are often too strong on these clocks, and I record the approximate wear each time I repair a clock to see if the teeth are wearing too […]

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Last updated August 17, 2014

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

June 30, 2014 | 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 June 26, 2014