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Birge, Peck & Co. Eight-Day Column and Cornice Weight Clock

August 16, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Birge, Peck & Co. Eight-Day Column and Cornice Weight Clock

This beautiful clock came into my shop for repair recently. It was made by Birge, Peck & Co., Bristol, Connecticut. The accepted name for this style of clock is “Eight-Day Standard Column and Cornice Clock”. I really like the reverse painted glass tablets in the doors. The middle glass shows “Public Square, New Haven”, and […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

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

E. N. Welch Walnut Cased “Kitchen” or Shelf Clock

July 11, 2011 | By | Reply More
E. N. Welch Walnut Cased “Kitchen” or Shelf Clock

I recently repaired this walnut cased shelf clock, made in the 1880s – 1890s by E. N. Welch Manufacturing Co., Forestville, Connecticut. The movement is 8-day time and strike. The case is 23 3/8 inches tall and 14 5/16 inches wide. The original painted dial has a 4 7/8 inch time track. The hands are […]

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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

Seth Thomas Cottage Clock, Late Model

June 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Cottage Clock, Late Model

Cottage clocks (small simple spring driven shelf clocks) were popular starting around the 1850s. This is a much newer one, using the Seth Thomas no. 89A movement, and was probably made around the 1920s. The 89A movement is a variation on the basic no. 89 used in many Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clocks. This clock […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Seth Thomas Green and Black Adamantine Mantel Clock, Rear Escapement

May 30, 2011 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Green and Black Adamantine Mantel Clock, Rear Escapement

This beautiful Seth Thomas green and black Adamantine mantel clock has the older type of movement with rear escapement. See my clockhistory.com web site for some history of Seth Thomas Adamantine clocks. This clock is 11 3/8 inches wide and 12 1/2 inches tall. The dial is not original, and has a 4 1/4 inch […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Ansonia Porcelain Cased Mantel Clock

May 28, 2011 | By | 3 Replies 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

Ansonia “Sharon” Cabinet Clock

May 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
Ansonia “Sharon” Cabinet Clock

This Ansonia “Sharon” cabinet clock has an oak case, an enamel dial, and an 8-day time and strike movement. The case has a top piece that isn’t shown here. The height of the clock (as illustrated without the top piece) is 14 1/4 inches. It is 13 5/8 inches wide, and the enamel dial has […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Birge & Fuller 8 Day Standard Cornice & Column Shelf Clock

May 21, 2011 | By | Reply More
Birge & Fuller 8 Day Standard Cornice & Column Shelf Clock

Birge & Fuller was in business from 1843 to 1848, and was one of a series of firms (started by Joseph Ives) making weight driven clocks with strap brass movements and rolling pinions. This beautiful clock is in excellent condition except that the backboard label is missing. Notice the beautiful reverse painted tablets in the […]

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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