Posted 5 years ago
We own a 1906 hall clock with the name Daniel Pratt’s Son on its face. Our beautiful mahogany cased clock stands 7’10” to it’s peak. It has 6 silver in appearance, tube chimes and 3 brass covered lead weights, one at 25#, one at 13# and one at 12#. The door and sides are beveled glass.We purchased it in Manchester NH in 1963 while in the US air Force, after I found it standing and not working, at a very old hotel. I was able to replace the cloth backing (behind the weights and pendulum), new weight cables, replaced one missing pulley, re-padded the strikers, lubricated and polished everything. It now stands working beautifully as it has since 1963 in our home. We have relocated 5 times since then and have moved our clock with us each time and it STILL keeps excellent time. My wife says that I go before the clock. She loves it more than me, I guess!
On one of our moves we literally had to cut a hole in the floor to accommodate it as it was too tall! With it supported by a steel post from the basement, it stood boldly for 4 years. When it was time to move again, we removed it from the hole, replaced the piece of floor and the carpet where it stood.