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Posted 2 years ago

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The Ansonia Clock Co. began in 1850, was incorporated in 1873 and was in business until 1930 when they sold their equipment to a Russian investor.
They began making watches in 1904. Some watches have the "Patented April 17, 1888 on the back plate. They made approximately 10,000,000 watches.
This watch is an early one with the 1888 patent date. Stem wind & Stem set (push stem in to set). 18 size.
The dial is marked with the Ansonia Trade Mark. A inside of a square inside a diamond shape with TRADE on top left angle & MARK on top right angle.
The back plate is marked:
(in a circle inside the back plate screws)
MANUFACTURED BY THE ANSONIA CLOCK CO.
NEW YORK UNUTED STATES OF AMERICA
(inside this circle)
The Ansonia Trade Mark like on the dial.
PATENTED APRIL 17TH
1888
The box is a wood box with the inside sectioned for the watch. The glued on labels are in bad shape but read (as much as I can read);
Top:
Prize Medal Awarded
Paris Exhibition 1878
Highest Award Medal and Diploma
obtained at the WORLDS
COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION
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THE BROOKLYN
Stem Winder (Ansonia Trade Mark) Stem Set
THE ANSONIA CLOCK COMPANY, MANUFACTURERS
New York, United States of America
Top Edge:
PATENTED APRIL 17, 1888.
In the United States, Great Britain
France, Austria and Belgium.
Bottom Edge:
DIRECTIONS,
To wind, turn stem to right, To set hands push stem in.
(the rest is hard to read but is directions telling how to regulate for fast & slow)
Thanks for looking,
Dave

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks BELLIN68, kerry10456 & officialfuel for the appreciation,
    Dave
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks thisoldwatch for the appreciation,
    Dave
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks AR8Jason do the appreciation,
    Dave
  4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    We really love Ansonia. They never recovered after WW I. They went from producing around 450 different clock models in 1914 to only 47 clocks and 3 watches by 1927. This is a fabulous piece with the original box. What a rare find!
    Thanks for sharing it!
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Bruce99 for the appreciation and added history.
    Dave
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks pops52 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks mustangtony for the appreciation.
    Dave
  8. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Longings for the appreciation.
    Dave
  9. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 months ago
    Thanks petey & toenail2 for the appreciation.
    Dave

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