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Posted 3 years ago

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I purchased this clock online for about $125 a little over a year ago and really like it. I'm hoping someone might know when it was made. I've looked everywhere on the clock and have only been able to find the New Haven Trademark stamp on the internal brass clock mechanism as well as the number 960 that is on various locations on the inside of the cast iron case. I've researched on the internet with little success, only finding 1 other one exactly the same model as mine which had sold on Ebay in 2007. That ad did not mention any dates or model number. I recognized it from being exactly the same design. Any ideas anyone? I love this clock and would just like to know how old it is. My best guess is somewhere from 1880 - 1900.

Here is the link for the only other one I've found like it online:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-new-haven-cast-iron-mantel-clock-gargoyles

Thank you

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  1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    You have a New Haven Enameled Iron Mantel Clock model called the "Washington" from circa 1895.

    I can see why you had trouble finding anything on this clock. I only found one other examples on the internet so it must not be a very common model.

    See: http://p2.la-img.com/289/28326/10871656_1_x.jpg

    As you can see, that clock was in pretty poor shape which was reflected in the auction's hammer price of $60 in February of 2012.

    The Washington's measurements are: Height 10 1/2" Width 16". It came with a fancy gilt, silver or plain white 6 inch dial.

    Your model originally listed for $12.70 in 1895. That was pretty pricey back then. The Washington could also be obtained with a visible escapement, porcelain dial for an additional $0.50 - $2.00 (depending upon the dial chosen)

    It was last appraised by Tran Duy Ly in 2000 at $275 for a mint, original example.

    Hope that solves your mystery. If so, please be sure to click on the "Mystery Solved" gray button below your post's text entry box, if not, please feel free to ask whatever questions you may still have.

    Regards,

    Bruce
  2. oceansunset79, 3 years ago
    Wow - I'm very impressed with your knowledge Bruce! Thank you soooooooo much! I've been so eager to find out more about it for a very long time now and this is wonderful you've solved the mystery :) I plan on keeping it as I love how it looks and it works great. How did you find all of that so easily and quickly?

    Thanks so much again,
    Cody
  3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    Hi Cody. You're very welcome! I'm glad that I could help. I have started to collect New Haven clocks, (and this is a great looking model by the way...I wouldn't want to sell it either!) so I have some very good reference materials at hand and I've spent a lot of time on the Internet too! :)

    Best regards,

    Bruce
  4. oceansunset79, 3 years ago
    Glad to hear it Bruce - Thanks for the compliment again! I should probably start purchasing some reference materials as well. As of right now, I only have this clock but plan on expanding my collection in the near future...have been looking at a cuckoo clock or kitchen mantle clock next :) You picked a good brand to start collecting. It's amazing this is still working well when it is 117 years old! They must be good quality and so many of their models are interesting designs. Good luck with your collection and thanks so much for the information again :)
  5. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    Cody, Tran Duy Ly publishes very good references which are largely based upon Company Catalogs. The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) has an online store with some of their recommended books. If you're not a member, you probably wouldn't purchase from them since you may find the materials for less elsewhere, but it's a good list to browse at: http://5758.webpossystem.com/bin/category.asp?category=31 and the NAWCC is a good organization to belong to if you become a avid clock and/or watch collector.

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