Bruce99

Pennsylvania

My wife and I are avid antique clock collectors.

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Herschede Hall Clock, Pattern No. 122 - Clocksin Clocks

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  1. Hi Peavie, sorry for the delay, I just now saw your post here. Glad you were able to get some information on your clock. I was able to identify your Sessions Mantel Clock so hopefully that will help...
  2. You're very welcome Steve.
  3. Hi Steve, It looks like you have a Seth Thomas "Sentinel 4" from circa 1924. It has a mahogany finish and their very reliable No. 89 8-day time and strike movement. The Seth Thomas No. 89 movemen...
  4. Cool watch....sorry to hear about the Shuttle clock. :(
  5. Yeah, all sorts of hell can break loose with the wrong person under your roof. That's Judge Judy's bread and butter! :) You got a good heart Kerry.
  6. I would really like to see what's stamped in brass behind that cup bell but if you're not comfortable removing it, that's fine. You really shouldn't move the clock with the pendulum still hanging on ...
  7. You've got the serial number and the company is still in business. Why not get the information straight from them? Looks kind of like their current "Martinville" model. See: http://www.ridgewaycl...
  8. Sounds like you need security cameras set up on your collection Kerry. Glad you got some of them back.
  9. Good morning Kerry! Hopefully that solved it. Hope all is well with you and yours.
  10. P.S., this clock is not really a "chimer". It is described as a Time and Strike. Chiming Clocks will play a melody on the quarter hours with an hourly strike immediately following the full chime me...
  11. It appears to be the Sessions "Puritan" from circa 1910. Described as an Eight-Day Cathedral Gong Half-Hour Strike on Cup Bell. 12 3/4" high, 8 1/2" wide. Was offered in Mahogany or Quartered Oa...
  12. That looks like a Sessions movement. I'll see if I can find it in one of my references.
  13. I could be wrong of course but I don't think this is a Seth Thomas Gothic Arch model. If the dial is original to the clock and it were a Seth Thomas there would be no doubt. The hands are probably...
  14. Is this the H.A.C. 1-Day Strike clock then?
  15. No, sorry. None of those names and manufacturers click with what I'm seeing. If you unscrew the bell there may be more information behind it. Perhaps another collector who is more familiar with th...
  16. Another beauty! The general case style is something I would call a "Tambour", but it appears to be made of black slate or perhaps marble. The middle of the dial is made that way because the c...
  17. My advice would be to contact your local chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Here is a link to their website: http://community.nawcc.org/chapter12/home/ Perhaps one...
  18. You're very welcome smallmonster1981!
  19. P.S., Your clock also appears to be missing the back door, gong and possibly the gong hammer. It's hard to tell from the photo. The door is important as it helps to keep dust out. No problem repla...
  20. You have an Ansonia "El Noria" (No. 1074) Marble Case Mantel Clock featuring the Brocot or Open Escapement. It's from circa 1901. It wasn't cheap as it listed for $18.80 back then which woul...
  21. Hello Moonstone23. Thanks for sharing your heirloom. It is a Sessions "Clyde" Enamelled Wood Mantle Clock from circa 1908. It originally retailed for $9.45 which would have been about $240 in 2013....
  22. You're welcome "scamman". I would guess somewhere between $100-$200. Try a search on "New Haven Tyndall" and you'll probably come up with some internet hits. By the way, this clock is enameled Ir...
  23. You're very welcome Billy from Boston. We have some very knowledgeable and helpful collectors here. Nathan makes very good points. Cases were sometimes offered in a variety of wood types. I'm not...
  24. Hello scamman. Welcome to C.W.! Thank you for sharing your family heirloom. It is a New Haven "Tyndall" from circa 1895. Described in my reference material as an "Enameled Wood Case Mantel Cloc...
  25. I missed the "Circa 1885" on the back of one of the Auction Listing photos...which may be helpful.
  26. Hello PileOfJunk, Welcome to C.W.! Thanks for sharing your pick. A very nice example of a "Gingerbread" Mantel Clock. Evidently, this type of "premium" ornate pendulum was not that uncommon o...
  27. If you do decide to restore functionality and opt for a modern movement, be *sure* to save the original.
  28. If properly done, restoring the clock to function should increase its value at auction. But I do agree that it "may" cost more to do so than it would be "worth" which is why you have to be careful bu...
  29. Well, this is certainly not a common clock. With the fit and finish of the stone I really don't think it was re-purposed (but I could be wrong). Your point is well taken that the clock (as a wh...
  30. You're right Nathan, "Retard" just sounds bad to me so I don't use it. Perhaps I was called a Retard too many times while growing up. :)
  31. Welcome to CW utherrr, and what a beautiful clock! I agree that the New Haven Clock is almost incidental to the piece. It was obviously selected by the maker of your clock and beautifully integrate...
  32. R&A has to do with regulation of the clock's speed. "R" means slower and "A" means faster. In order to help identify your clock, please provide the following: Any and all information printed, s...
  33. Do you have any experience in working with antique/vintage clock mechanisms? A "good" cleaning involves complete disassembly. Lubrication involves using clock oil. Cuckoo clocks usually have twice...
  34. From the information you've given my best guess would be circa 1880 give or take a decade. Nice clock. Thanks for sharing.
  35. Also, a photo of the movement could be helpful.
  36. Nice example at an incredible price! Can you provide case and dial/face measurements?
  37. Beautiful clock. Nice restoration touch using period appropriate cord and plug.
  38. You do nice work Kerry. Thanks for sharing.
  39. Very nice restoration! Someone put those side ornaments on upside down though. I know you put them back the way you found them, but here's how they looked from the factory: http://p2.la-img.com/213...
  40. Hello hal81. Welcome to Collectors Weekly. Your heirloom is a wood case calendar clock made by the Waterbury Clock Company. See this link for a good, brief history for Waterbury: http://www.collec...
  41. It looks like you have a "H.A.C." (Hamburg American Company) clock. Also known as HAU in Germany from the german company name Hamberg Amerikanische Uhrenfabrik. I would tend to disregard any infor...
  42. Great write up as usual. Thanks for sharing your heirloom and provenance with us. Definitely see a strong resemblance.
  43. Glad you solved the mystery. Thanks for sharing the information with us.
  44. Beautiful Clock. Thanks for sharing it. I've never seen a pin cylinder configuration like that before. If you can, please provide the following: Any and all information printed, stamped or lab...
  45. Thanks for stopping by with some "Love" Tutzie and Pops52! :)
  46. Someone did a nice job of dial restoration, too bad they mis-read the name of the town. The paint was probably flaking off. Nice job of researching. The mystery is all but solved now, eh?
  47. I don't see this model in any of my reference materials but based upon your provenance information and the early history of electric Sessions clocks, my *guess* would be that your heirloom clock is fr...
  48. Hi Gary, You've very welcome. Just Google Tran Duy Ly and you'll get information about the author and his series of books on various clock makes and manufacturers. Welcome to Collectors Weekly. ...
  49. It looks like you have a model New Haven called their "No. 1011, No. 2". It originally had six brass hoops. It is illustrated in my Tran Duy Ly reference as having a small stand and being oriented h...
  50. Another beautiful example. Thirty clocks in a small apartment, huh? Have you ever seen the mini-series "Fresno" with Carol Burnett, Dabney Coleman and a whole cast from that "era" of T.V. Comedy? ...
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