Bruce99

Pennsylvania

My wife and I are avid antique clock collectors.

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Seth Thomas Chime No. 70 Mantel Clock - Clocksin Clocks
Herschede Hall Clock, Pattern No. 122 - Clocksin Clocks

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  1. Perhaps "Overhaul 3/11/50" ?
  2. I haven't run across very many Ingraham figure clocks. I imagine that the base is cast iron and they statue and clock tower are probably bronze finished Spelter. I don't know that for sure but use o...
  3. Your father's clock is a model called the "Duke" from circa 1909. It's described as an 8-day hour and half-hour strike, 4 1/2" porcelain dial. It came in "Bronze" or "Verde" finishes with five gold-...
  4. You're very welcome Dschmid. We can't always identify models and it's nice when we can. Glad we could help. Unless you have other questions, please do indicate that your mystery has been solved in...
  5. Congratulations on your purchase. You have an Ansonia "Servia" from circa 1886. Here's one which sold at auction for $65 at auction but it was in pretty poor condition: http://p2.la-img.com/289/295...
  6. You're very welcome agnes. Again, thank you for sharing these beautiful, heirloom clocks with us at CW.
  7. Spelter, (aka Zinc Alloy, "White" or "Pot" Metal) is light weight relative to Bronze. It's also relatively fragile so thin pieces like wings or fingers are easily broken off from the main sculpture. ...
  8. I think the clock maker is Honoré Pons recorded 1807–50 Here's another example of a Pons Clock: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/209347 Beautiful clock. Thanks ...
  9. My guess would be circa 1911.
  10. This style is generally known as a "Kitchen" or "Gingerbread" Clock. While I can't find an exact match to your model in my reference material I do see several similar models from the mid 1890's . V...
  11. This evidently is an Ansonia but it is not "Royal Bonn", it's "Kennebec". Royal Bonn porcelain has the Royal Bonn mark. See this link: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/89154-ansonia-porcelain...
  12. I would imagine that a well established clock repair shop in your area would be able to service it for you. You could also ship it to a repair shop somewhere but that involves more costs and risks.
  13. Three gear train (weight or spring) clocks that I'm familiar with have one train for keeping time, one for quarterly chiming (or cuckoos), and a third for the hourly strike. Generally speaking, the h...
  14. What are the case measurements? It looks like it has New Haven's Triple Plate Chime Movement. Those are very nicely engineered mechanisms but they are a challenge to work on and adjust.
  15. Sessions had a series of Novelty Clocks they called their "Easel": Easel No. 1, Easel No. 2, etc. I don't see your particular model number in my references but based on a similar design my guess wou...
  16. It looks like you have a model Seth Thomas called their "Colton 2E" from sometime around 1940. It also came in a wind-up mechanical version called the "Colton 2W". Nice example. Thanks for sharing....
  17. It also looks like you may be missing the pendulum rod and suspension spring. This is a "Bim Bam" striking clock. One of the hammers is laying on the side of a badly corroded chime rod (or at least ...
  18. I think the flicker bulbs will be a real nice touch Russ. Always enjoy your posts. Thanks for sharing another great clock from your collection...and Happy New Year to you and yours!
  19. Hi Irreantum, The "Circa" is just a general guideline. The clock could have been manufactured before or after that date but certainly not before 1881 since that is the date of the patent cited on th...
  20. From the information and photos you've provided thus far it looks like your heirloom is an Enameled Iron Case Waterbury Mantel Clock called the "Bothnia" from circa 1893. It originally listed for $13...
  21. As you already know, it has a Waterbury Clock Co. logo on the dial. It looks to be made of black enameled iron or perhaps marble. The style in general is the Black Mantel Clock. They were popula...
  22. Merry Christmas Nathan! Thanks for sharing!
  23. Thank you Kydur and SJR for stopping by and for the loves. Much appreciated!
  24. Merry Christmas to you too Sean. Hoping that your 2014 & 2015 end & begin with the best of times! See you around the CW.
  25. Niiiice! Thanks for sharing another sweet pick Sean. :)
  26. Yeah, just give me the date of manufacture! Maybe I'll call it mine, maybe not... :)
  27. What SEAN68 said! Very nice example. My guess is that it might be a century old but I doubt that it is much older than that. The "R/A" on the pendulum bob is fairly common. It means "Slower" and ...
  28. I certainly wasn't accusing you of molesting antiques for art projects Kydur. There are different "definitions" of antique clocks but generally speaking something a century old qualifies. In the mar...
  29. Love the video. Those are some "Fast" birds! Thanks for sharing!
  30. Just saying....
  31. Cuckoos are not my cup of tea but one has to appreciate a piece for what it is. Glad you didn't tear it apart for parts. I like to repair and restore antique clocks so Steampunk "art" made from anti...
  32. You're very welcome! Glad I could help. :)
  33. Yes, that's pretty commonly seen especially in clocks which have been serviced. The old & soft Pine wood cases don't stand up well to repeated removal and replacement of the wood screws...especially ...
  34. Happy Holidays to you and yours Kerry!
  35. Hi Kydur. You're very welcome. With those dimensions I think you have the model called the "Essex". It came in several different designs. Your design matches my circa 1921 illustration. "Beehiv...
  36. Hi Kydur. The closest match I see in my Reference Book (Tran Duy Ly's "Waterbury Clocks & Watches" copyright 2001 page 397) measures 25 7/8" tall. The width is not given. The tablet painting in my...
  37. The crossed arrows is the logo of H.A.C. which later merged with Jungans in 1926. It's a nice looking Art Deco style case. I've never seen one before. Sorry I don't have more information for you. ...
  38. That is a nice Seth Thomas wood case Mantel Clock. The case style is generally referred to as "Gothic Arch" as opposed to a "Sharp Gothic" (or "Steeple") case. I think your model is called the "Stra...
  39. Often a manufacturer would offer these cases with either a 30-hour or 8-day movement until the 30-hour movements fell completely out of production. You are right though. The 30-hour movements are ge...
  40. I agree with shawnicus, that looks to be an 8-day Time and Strike Movement. The Pendulum Bob looks like a Waterbury but it may not be original to the clock. Waterbury also sold movements to other ...
  41. You have a very nice Time & Strike Bracket Clock. I don't have any H.A.C. references but judging from the style my guess would be circa 1915 give or take a decade. Again, that's just a guess on my p...
  42. P.S., at $45 for a nice example in working condition, I think you got a good deal. These types of clocks generally sell at auction for somewhere around $75-$100. Some much more, some less...dependin...
  43. You have an American Black Mantel Clock. It is a Sessions model called the "Carlotta" from circa 1908. It originally listed for $9.15, roughly $240 in 2014 so although it was relatively cheap compar...
  44. It's an "O.G." Circa is probably more along the lines of 1880 give or take a decade. Thanks for sharing.
  45. This is a model called the Ansonia "Baltic". It is from circa 1886 and could have been manufactured several years before or after that date. The case is made from Black Walnut. Prices are down o...
  46. Hi, thanks for sharing your family heirloom. What information are you seeking to solve your "mystery"?
  47. I just spend my time trying help folks interested in their family heirloom or in furthering their collections. If you're looking for information so you can market this clock, items for sale are not s...
  48. Hello McMac, That would confirm that you have an original (or certainly appropriate) movement in this clock case. From your information the clock has a Seth Thomas movement "No. 44 V". That is de...
  49. Nice example Nathan. Thanks for sharing it with us.
  50. Thank you for stopping by and for the loves jimy777 and ticktocktime100!
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