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. Looks like your suspension spring is broken. You'll need a new pendulum rod/suspension spring replacement properly fit to the movement. You can see a labeled photo of a clock movement very similar ...
  2. I did a search on Patent Number 1,719,805 which was issued to L. Hammond and has a date of July 2, 1929. So that would be the earliest year this clock could have been manufactured, it could have bee...
  3. Something else that you might want to consider is going here: http://mb.nawcc.org/forumdisplay.php?22-Clock-Repair and registering. It's free and you'll get a lot of help on Clock Repair there. Eit...
  4. Hi Sally, just replace one of your photos above with the new photo. If you have trouble doing that, just start a new posting. I'll be happy to keep an eye out for it but there are a number of us he...
  5. Also, the alarm will sound until it runs out of power. Folks who want to use the alarm but don't want it running that long only partially wind the alarm spring. This style of clock is generally call...
  6. You're very welcome. To set the alarm rotate the alarm set disk (clockwise only...very important) until the time you want the alarm to go off is directly under the hour hand. So....if you want the...
  7. Do you have any other questions Sally?
  8. If you have any more questions please let us know otherwise, if your mystery has been solved please indicate that in your posting. Thanks for sharing.
  9. This was part of the Seth Thomas "College Series" of wood cased Mantel Clocks. This model was called the College New York" from circa 1900. You have the Strike alarm option which was the most expens...
  10. Hi Sally, Welcome to Collectors Weekly. The problem with your clock may be something as simple as the pendulum rod/suspension spring being off of the support. Often one finds that the suspension...
  11. See this thread for a brief discussion: http://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?75373-Gilbert-clock-face
  12. Have whoever serviced it address the issue with the hour strike. Regarding the silvered dial, I'd leave it alone. If you try anything strong or even mildly abrasive you'll ruin the silvering and i...
  13. Just do a search on "United Lighthouse Clock" and you'll see a number of examples. Here's one: http://p2.la-img.com/300/23564/8386746_1_l.jpg It's kind of unique to the clock although you might f...
  14. Hi. Beauty! Thanks for sharing with us. I went to the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors business listings and found some Clock Repair shops. Most are in Mass. One in RI. Ther...
  15. I think we all appreciate you too Kerry. Hope all is well.
  16. Absolutely beautiful! Nice work. Thanks for sharing with us.
  17. Hi Melissa, Anything written or scribed in the brass by hand would probably have been done by a clock repair person. Sometimes marks are made to help keep the parts to the various gear trains iden...
  18. Hi lissaline. Thanks for posting the additional information. The movement is French and has a Brocot suspension adjustment (to regulate speed) which is commonly found on such movements. It was inv...
  19. It looks like your Mother's clock is an antique Waterbury "Seaton" from circa 1923. See: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-waterbury-clock-co-seaton-416312771 Hope that helps. Tha...
  20. Can't help with the Junghans but it looks like you have a Seth Thomas "Lynton 1W" from circa 1950. Regarding the Junghans please provide the following: Any and *all* information printed, stamped o...
  21. In order to help identify your clock, please provide the following: Any and all information printed, stamped or labeled on the dial, movement, case, pendulum and key. This includes names, trademar...
  22. Perhaps "Overhaul 3/11/50" ?
  23. 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...
  24. 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-...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. You're very welcome agnes. Again, thank you for sharing these beautiful, heirloom clocks with us at CW.
  28. 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. ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. My guess would be circa 1911.
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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.
  34. 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...
  35. 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.
  36. 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...
  37. 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....
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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!
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. Merry Christmas Nathan! Thanks for sharing!
  44. Thank you Kydur and SJR for stopping by and for the loves. Much appreciated!
  45. Merry Christmas to you too Sean. Hoping that your 2014 & 2015 end & begin with the best of times! See you around the CW.
  46. Niiiice! Thanks for sharing another sweet pick Sean. :)
  47. Yeah, just give me the date of manufacture! Maybe I'll call it mine, maybe not... :)
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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...
  50. Love the video. Those are some "Fast" birds! Thanks for sharing!
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