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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

Ingraham Oak Kitchen Clock

July 3, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Ingraham Oak Kitchen Clock

Here is a late-model oak kitchen clock, made December 1934 (12 34 date code on the movement). The oak kitchen clock became popular around 1900 (the walnut-cased models were popular earlier, beginning about the 1880s). Many of the walnut cased clocks have carving, but the designs were pressed into the oak cases. This clock is […]

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Last updated July 3, 2013

Jerome & Co. “Register” Walnut Wall Clock

July 2, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Jerome & Co. “Register” Walnut Wall Clock

This walnut-cased wall clock is named “Register”. The label on back says “Jerome & Co.” Jerome & Co. is a name used by the New Haven Clock Co., of New Haven Connecticut. This clock was originally a “Double Dial” calendar clock with day of the week hand on the upper dial and month and date […]

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Last updated July 2, 2013

Seth Thomas Sentinel No. 19 Tambour Mantel Clock

June 9, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
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

Saving an Original Dial (Ingraham Oak Kitchen Clock)

June 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Saving an Original Dial (Ingraham Oak Kitchen Clock)

This Ingraham oak kitchen clock had a terrible looking replacement dial when my customer brought it in. The dial was 3/8 inch oversize and covered too much of the dial pan. She asked me to install a new paper dial. I removed the dial, and found a thick layer of gold paint. I soaked the […]

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Last updated June 7, 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

June 5, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
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

1946 Seth Thomas Mantel Clock in Modern Style Case

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
1946 Seth Thomas Mantel Clock in Modern Style Case

Here is a “modern” style Seth Thomas mantel clock made in 1946. It has the newer time and strike clock movement (see my post “1940s Seth Thomas 8 Day Time and Strike Clock Movement” for more details about this movement). The mahogany case is 14 1/16 inches wide and 8 9/16 inches tall. The minute […]

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Last updated September 18, 2013

Gilbert Black Mantel Clock Made in 1916

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Gilbert Black Mantel Clock Made in 1916

This Gilbert Black Mantel clock has a date stamp of 16 (meaning year 1916) on the movement. The painted wooden case is 16 9/16 inches wide at the feet, and 10 7/8 inches tall. The celluloid covered dial has Arabic numerals, and the minute hand is 2 19/32 inches long. The movement has steel plates with […]

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Last updated May 29, 2013

Seth Thomas “Metals No. 1” Oak Kitchen Clock Dated 1899

May 26, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas “Metals No. 1” Oak Kitchen Clock Dated 1899

This clock is named “Metals No. 1”, the first in a series of clocks in oak cases with metal trim. The case is  22 3/4 inches tall and 14 15/16 inches wide. The paper face has a 4 7/8 inch minute track, and the minute hand is 2 7/16 inches long. The date code 9981 […]

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Last updated May 29, 2013

Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, Back Escapement Movement, 1893

May 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, Back Escapement Movement, 1893

This Adamantine mantel clock with black slate and tan marble appearance has the date code 3981F (June 1893) on the bottom. The case is 10 3/16 inches tall and 16 1/2 inches wide at the feet. The paper dial has a 4 1/4 inch minute track, and the minute hand is 2 1/8 inches long. […]

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Last updated May 26, 2013

Seth Thomas Legacy – 2W Mantel Clock with No. 124 Movement, Made in 1950

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Seth Thomas Legacy – 2W Mantel Clock with No. 124 Movement, Made in 1950

This Seth Thomas “Legacy – 2W” mantel clock with Westminster chime dates from 1950. The movement is the No. 124, introduced about 1924 and made through 1956. The clock is 14 1/4 inches tall and 10 3/4 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 7/8 inches long, with a 5 2/4 inch minute track on the […]

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Last updated May 26, 2013

New Haven Oak Kitchen Clock

May 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
New Haven Oak Kitchen Clock

This New Haven “kitchen” or shelf clock, was made around the 1880s or 1890s. It originally had an alarm, which has been removed. The dial has a large center opening for the alarm set disc. The oak case is 22 1/8 inches tall and 14 inches wide. The painted dial has a 5 inch minute […]

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Last updated May 26, 2013