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Sessions Store Regulator Clock in Oak Case

June 25, 2014 | 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 June 22, 2014

Seth Thomas Rosewood Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

June 24, 2014 | 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 June 22, 2014

E. N. Welch Hanging Oak Kitchen Clock

June 9, 2014 | 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 June 8, 2014

Seth Thomas No. 801 Mantel Clock Made in 1889

June 8, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas No. 801 Mantel Clock Made in 1889

I repaired this Seth Thomas No. 801 mantel clock. The date June 1889 is on the back door (date code 9881F). This mantel clock came in 3 different finishes: Wood case, adamantine finish; Walnut case with ash beryl veneers; Oak case with French walnut veneers. This one is the “Walnut case with ash beryl veneers.” […]

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Last updated June 8, 2014

Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 90 with “Bugle” Chime

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 90 with “Bugle” Chime

This clock looks like a normal Seth Thomas chiming tambour clock. But the chime rods are tuned differently than Westminster chime rods, producing what Seth Thomas called “Bugle” chime. This clock has the Seth Thomas No. 124 chime movement, made from 1924 through 1956.The “Bugle” chime was made only in 1926 and 1927. (Reference: NAWCC […]

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Last updated May 29, 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

Ithaca Grandfather Clock Repair

November 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ithaca Grandfather Clock Repair

Here’s an Ithaca grandfather clock I repaired in July 2013 (and I did another one last month). William L. Gilbert Clock Co. made the movements of these clocks, as discussed in Ithaca Grandfather Clock with Gilbert Movement. See more photos. Repair job 6121. I polished the pivots, installed 12 bushings, replaced the time mainspring with […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

New Haven Clyde Walnut Kitchen Clock, ca. 1885

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
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

A Backward Striking Wall Clock!

July 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Backward Striking Wall Clock!

My customer brought in this Ingraham oak-cased long drop wall clock. He said after a friend cleaned it, the strike sequence was backwards (striking 12, then 11, 10, 9, etc). The fix was simple – disassemble the movement and turn over the count wheel, shown below at the left:   (This clock has “Count Wheel” […]

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Last updated July 5, 2013