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Posted 3 years ago

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xxmagsxx
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I bought this at a garage sale....wound up paying $150 for it it weighs more then I do lol...( the tape u see on the glass door is because it doesn't like to stay shut completely)...theres no marks or signaures that I can see..and it runs!!.the top comes off...took it apart and still cant see any numbers or writing..hmmm..if you know anything about it that would be excellent

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  1. xxmagsxx xxmagsxx, 3 years ago
    Hi Jason ..thanx for yr response..this clock is so heavy I can barely move it on my own lol..I will see if I can get at it again ,got it stuffed tightt on the back of my mantel ..and look for marks inside...I did do that when I first got it and couldnt find anything....This is so great, awsume website !! I have more clocks around my house I would love to show you ,I collect alot of things I know nothing about .
    Will post them after I take some pics xoxoxo
  2. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Looks like an Ansonia to me... Not sure what model. Bruce99 will be along shortly with all the details. Until then, here's a link you can peruse: http://www.antiqueansoniaclocks.com/Ansonia-Clock-Model-Names.php
  3. xxmagsxx xxmagsxx, 3 years ago
    there we go ...took some pics of the inside...that was a chore..the top is super heavy lol...still couldnt find any numbers or writing
  4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    Hi xxmagsxx,

    Welcome to Collector's Weekly!

    This is a boldly styled clock with over-sized ornamentation that I'm not familiar with.

    Can you tell what the dial is made of? The center piece of your two piece, open escapement dial looks like it is missing its finish or cover material. Usually both pieces of a two piece dial like this are finished to match one another. Perhaps that is where the manufacturer's mark was, but the movement should also bear a maker's mark. It could be on the front plate which you can't see unless you remove the movement or the dial. I wouldn't recommend that to you, especially with an open escapement.

    I could be wrong but I do not think that it is an Ansonia Nathan. It just doesn't look like their style to me, and I've never known them to use a small round movement that placed the winding arbors in the center dial. I've only seen Ansonia Clocks with winding arbors in the chapter ring.

    I'm at a loss. I can't find this clock and it doesn't look familiar to me. All of the major American manufacturers traded on their name and they stamped their dials, their movements and labeled their cases.

    If it is American, it might be a New Haven, Kroeber, Waterbury or even a Seth Thomas. They all made Marble cased clocks with open escapement movements and winding arbors placed within the center dial.

    Are you certain that it is made of marble?

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help to you but if you find additional markings, or any other information please let us know. There's always a chance that one of the collectors here will recognize this clock, or manufacturer.

    Good luck and enjoy. It's a very nice, substantial, bold clock! :)
  5. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Bruce, you're right about the winding arbors and that little round movement...And I think you're also right about it's missing what ever inset material it originally had on it's dial...
  6. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Oh, I also meant to say IT'S BEAUTIFUL MAGS!! Congrats!!
  7. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    Even Ansonia's round movements which you see in their small Crystal Regulators are still large enough to have winding arbors in the outer dial. The French loved to use cup bells. I've yet to see a spiral gong on a French clock but I'm sure they're are some out there... I'll recognize it if I see it again. It's very distinctive.
  8. xxmagsxx xxmagsxx, 3 years ago
    well....the gentleman I bought it off of had a story ...if its true or not one never knows..( as the saying goes" anything over 80 yrs has driven in many cars" )...He said the clock was given as a gift to an owner of a museum out in Barrie Ontario Canada...and was apparently made in Canada many moons ago...and u asked if it was marbel..well the part above the base rim is ..but now u have me wondering I think it may be granite...its a super heavy piece and alo larger in size then u see in the picture..(I specialize in dolls and vintage jewlery lol not wood or stone)...going to look around it some more to see if I can find anything xoxo..tku for your time and compliments xoxox
  9. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    The reason I asked about Marble is that sometimes these types of clocks were made out of black slate. I think that marble can take a finer finish and slate looks kind of layered from the edge. Generally speaking, I think that slate is also more porous so unless it is waxed or sealed it might tend to absorb surface moisture more readily than marble.

    I must confess (as if it wasn't obvious) that I know very little about Canadian Clocks. In many respects, your clock looks similar to those offered by some American manufacturers but it definitely has it's own style.

    So you specialize in dolls and jewelery? You'll find plenty of fellow collectors here. "Manikin" comes immediately to mind. With a screen name like that, you know she loves dolls! :)

    Regards,

    Bruce

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