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Posted 11 months ago

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Chris5762
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Cherry case clock with Isaac Grotz with Easton under the name on the hand painted face.It has a moon dial .It is 7'-8" tall from floor to top of finial.

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 11 months ago
    Gravity Clock, lol. nice clock, unique variant on this , first celling mounted ones I've every seen. Opps, sorry, had to joke a bit. But really nice clock, does it chime also? can only see one key opening. How long does it run?
  2. Chris5762, 11 months ago
    Kerry it's not really upside down its just the way you holding your I pad. It has two key holes and it keeps perfect time and never stops running.
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 11 months ago
    LOL, thanks Chris5762, wonder why it was different, spun the old screen around and looks better. I don't really know particulars about larger clock works, but looking at this, circa 1814-16 model, from what I can see, better shots of the dial would help. But it looks to be a Grotz clock, very nice, thanks for sharing this treasure
  4. Chris5762, 11 months ago
    Kerry10456 do u know how I can find out more about this clock.
  5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 11 months ago
    I don't know where to steer you, but Bruce99 might be some insight for a detailed history and always check with the NAWCC, here's a link.
    http://mb.nawcc.org/

    I've seen a couple of thee a beautiful piece, and they're demand a premium price. Sorry can be much help, but will see what I can dig up.
  6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 11 months ago
    Wow need to read these before hitting the submit. Should read "seen a couple of these and are beautiful pieces" :-)
  7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 11 months ago
    Kerry, you have been around long enough to have seen ceiling mounted grandfather clocks. That's why they invented Velco. Part I'm having trouble understanding is, "never stops running". Guess technology has jumped ahead of me again. "Atomic clock"? From experience, I know pendulums don't work well upside down. I'm envious of the clock but would have to modify it if it were mine.
  8. Chris5762, 11 months ago
    Bruce99 do you have any info on clock posted by Chris5763
  9. Bruce99 Bruce99, 11 months ago
    Hello Chris5762. This is a beautiful old-timer! Thanks for sharing it. I think Kerry has given you some good information. There's not much I can add to it.

    It looks like Issac Grotz from Easton, PA lived from 1777 to 1835. http://records.ancestry.com/Isaac_Grotz_records.ashx?pid=127217548

    I found an Issac Grotz Tall Case clock very similar to yours which sold at auction in November of 2012 for $5,000. That's pretty good in this economy!

    Here are a few links to images of that clock:
    http://image.invaluable.com/housePhotos/Dennis/69/411469/H1524-L39531466.jpg

    http://image.artfact.com/housePhotos/Dennis/69/411469/H1524-L39531467.jpg

    As you can see on this photo, someone re-traced "1814" on the dial face:
    http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/isaac-grotz,-easton-pa-cherry-tall-case-clock-1133-c-5634526588 That's really a big "no-no" by the way. You really don't want to mess with the face. Even a professional restoration is something that you only do as a last resort if the face/dial has deteriorated to the point of not being legible.

    Finally I would suggest that you try contacting the Easton, PA public library to see if one of their Librarians can assist you in your search for more information. See their website at: http://www.eastonpl.org/ for contact information.

    Good luck. Please let us know what you find out and thanks again for sharing.
  10. Grotzy001, 6 days ago
    Hey that was my great great great grandfather grew up at a kid with one just like this in my house.. We didn't wind it up much because it's in mint condition but it chimed belive it would run a day or two...
  11. Grotzy001, 6 days ago
    Feel free to contact me. I'll be more than happy to help you with any information.

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