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Posted 3 years ago

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We purchased this clock at a yard sale. I can't get any information. It is key wound(have key) and still runs. The only information I can find is that the man would made the clock was a jeweler around the turn of the century and then went into the newspaper business. He published the Winslow paper in Winslow Ind. I spoke to his Grandson who knows little about his Grandfather's jewelery days.

Any help on this would be great.

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  1. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    This is a cool one. I think what you have is a "private label" clock made for a jewelry store by another clock maker and fitted with the jeweler's label and sold under their name. You see this in pocket watches a lot. A retailer would order several watches from say Hamilton. Hamilon would produce them with the retailers name on the dial and sometimes even the movement. The only info I'm finding on yours is just as you said. Alden Heuring had a retail jewelry business in Monroe City Indiana around the turn of the last century but closed up shop. In later years he went into the newspaper business... I think if you get a flashlight and look up under the dial at the movement the real makers name will be stamped into the front plate. If you can't see it that way you may need to take the dial off. Very cool!
  2. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Anybody else?
  3. Clockladyinarizona, 3 years ago
    toolate2...

    Thank you for your response. Your reply makes sense. I hesitate to take the fragile dial paper off since I know nothing about clocks and would hate to damage the original face. Guess my best bet is to take it to a clock professional.
    I could not make sense of the idea of not finding anything on the internet.

    Take care and thanks again...
  4. qmong qmong, 3 years ago
    ...I would just add, having two winding openings, it is a striking capable clock.
    And it appears to be in nice condition.
  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Your clock appears to be a modern made clock-- within the last 30 years.

    The label is made to look old, not to fool, but to give the appearance of an antique clock.

    This was originally sold as a modern clock "in the style" of an antique.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    The accepted standard for calling an item "antique" is 100 years of age.

    As I said the label clearly identifies your clock as modern. The "aged" paper, along with the wording and phrases are indicative of a modern piece.

    Scott
  7. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    It's a nice looking clock. In my experience and in his defense I have to say that Scottvez has always tried to contribute accurate information. If you don't care for his general definition of the word "antique", consider eBay's current definition of antique, vintage and modern clocks as being pre-1930s, 1929-1969, and 1970-now respectively. Share, learn and have fun.
  8. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Bruce-- when do you think the clock was made?

    I do think this is a quality clock and probably equal to an antique in quality (if advertisement is accurate).

    The key points on the label that jump out and ID as modern:

    1. Even age toning-- no foxing or significant lighter/ darker areas.
    2. "handcrafted quality"
    3. "workmanship in these clocks afford one a true family heirloom"
    4. The name of the company at the bottom: "Enterprises"

    Scott
  9. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 3 years ago
    bruce well for dermeads defense there has been alot of heated arguments among dealers and collectors as what really is a antique different areas has different time periods. ebay thats just their standard and not much to that either . its about like politics everybody has a different opinion
  10. Clockladyinarizona, 3 years ago
    Thank you everyone for your "opinions" and ideas. I agree it is a nice piece, "antique" or not. My husband and I will enjoy our find and continue to do research regarding it. For $2.00 we have already gotten much enjoyment out of it. My thoughts on it being an earlier piece are: since he (A.J.) went out of business early 1900's and into another business that is documented, (became a newspaper publisher) someone else would have had to forge the label? Happy New Year all!
  11. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    Hi Scott,
    I agree with you. My general impression is that it is a very well made modern clock. Either that or it has been restored to the point that it is a modern clock made from very old wood! :) It's beautiful. Very nice fit and finish.

    Hi Vanskyock24,
    Yes, I know and in my experience, Scott's definition of a century or older is generally accepted across the board. I read one account where the author states "Vintage" is really meaningless unless the year is included. "Vintage 1955" for example. In the same manner as one might describe a wine. I don't think that there is a problem unless money is changing hands and then I think that the Seller should be as exact as he or she can be with the year. The Buyer can make their own determination from there. Certainly we can agree or disagree respectfully.
    Clockladyinarizona,
    Two Bucks!? What a pick! A Happy, prosperous New Year to all!
  12. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for your thoughts Bruce-- Happy New Year!

    Scott
  13. sister, 2 years ago
    This clock was made in the early 70's by my brother Terry Heuring. It brings me joy that you have this clock as he is now decreased.

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