Ansonia Black Iron Mantel Clock

I overhauled this Ansonia mantel clock with a black enameled iron case. This is a plain, but attractive and well-made clock. These Ansonia clocks use mainsprings that are thinner than many other American clocks to reduce the wear. This 8-day clock strikes the hour and half-hour on a flat thick wire gong (cathedral gong) and has a rich sound. The clock is 9 5/8 inches tall, 11 3/8 inches wide, and has a paper dial. The dial’s minute track is 4 1/4 inches outside diameter, and the minute hand is 2 1/8 inches long from center to tip.

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Repair job 6856.  I polished the pivots and installed 12 bushings. I installed a new back cover for the case. The original mainsprings have the following dimensions:

  • Time: 3/4 inch wide by 0.0163 inch thick
  • Strike: 3/4 inch wide by 0.0169 inch thick

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