My wife and I are avid antique clock collectors.


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


  1. Here's an example that I found which auctioned for $170 back in 2005: I think that was a pretty low price (equivalent to around $200 today). Here's a lin...
  2. May I make a suggestion? If this were my clock I would try a minimal approach first. Clean it up with automobile rubbing/polishing compound and then apply a good coat of car paste wax to the enamel...
  3. Nice....Open Escapement and good porcelain enamel dial too. Thanks for sharing this great example.
  4. Cute commercial but I think I would rather have had a good interest rate instead. That would be somewhere around $800 in 2014! "Show me the Money!" :)
  5. Very nice clock Lovefourantiques. Thanks for taking the time to post some more pics.
  6. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris is spot on in regards to the general date of this clock's manufacture. Ansonia made at least three mantel clocks which featured this statuette. They were the "Troubadour" h...
  7. Hello Nate. Not necessarily. All of the early American Clock Manufacturers made a wide variety of models. There's a LOT more that I don't know compared to the small amount that I do. You sho...
  8. No idea when it was manufactured. There was one just like it offered for sale recently on eBay. The asking price was $135 or best offer. The Seller accepted an offer, no way of knowing how much tha...
  9. Not familiar with the model. Can you post a well lit photo from the rear of the movement?
  10. It's a new hobby/interest of yours. It wouldn't be fun nor challenging if you already knew it all. :) I look forward to seeing you around. I think that both the CW and NAWCC are pretty great reso...
  11. With a couple of hens like these, who needs roosters to wake you up?
  12. Hello Andrew, The Avondale and Venus are very similar models. The Venus was circa 1908. It measures 10 5/8" high and 10 " wide. The columns illustrated in Tran Duy Ly's reference are simulated ma...
  13. Hi Andrew, that a typo and should read "sash" not "sahs". Here's a link to a Sessions clock not unlike yours: My reference shows hands like that. ...
  14. P.S., if the above information "solves" your mystery, please indicate as much in your post. If you have additional questions, fire away. Regards, Bruce
  15. Hello fixit9660. You have a Sessions "Avondale" from circa 1910. According to Tran Duy Ly, it has an Eight-Day Cathedral Gong with the Half-Hour Strike on a Cup Bell. If that's what you have it sho...
  16. Just keep an eye on eBay. Try this search:
  17. Search "Sold" listings for clocks similar to yours on eBay. That will give you some idea of what they are currently selling for.
  18. It could be an hour/half-hour strike or a quarterly strike. Looks like there are three chime rods so it would most likely be some sort of "bim-bam" pattern.
  19. Nice clock! My *guess* is that you have a British Black Marble or Slate Time & Strike Mantel Clock probably from circa 1900 give or take 10 years. Depending upon the market and running condition...
  20. jojo63, thank you! Much appreciated.
  21. Thanks for stopping by and for the love jojo63
  22. That's a very nice case and style. I've got nothing as far as manufacturer is concerned though. Sorry I can't help but good luck with it.
  23. Love this clock Kerry! 40 hours! That's pretty good. The striker looks substantial too so I'm guessing that it's probably pretty well made. It doesn't look cheap anyway. Not in the slightest. ...
  24. Hello zer9k1, what you have is called a Mission Wall Clock. It could be circa 1910 or much more recent. We would need more details to be more specific. As far as current market value is concerned, ...
  25. Hello tonyschacher. Welcome to C.W. As rlwindle stated, American Clock Manufacturers of the era represented by your "Tambour" style of Mantel Clocks were always changing style and Sessions had a lo...
  26. Hello JoJo. These types of clocks are also known generally as a "Tambour". This clock probably has a movement made in Germany although I can't say for certain. I would suspect that 15cm might refer...
  27. Nice. You're always dishing up some nice items from your collection Kerry. This is another one in a long line of MANY. Thanks for sharing!
  28. That should read "carefully give it" NOT "give carefully it" :) If crazycharacter has solved your mystery, please be sure to indicate "Mystery Solved" in your listing. Thanks.
  29. Personally, I would leave the finish as original as possible. I would just clean it with something that's not too harsh or abrasive and then give carefully it a coat or two of a good quality auto wax...
  30. You have a long drop octagon wall clock. Search eBay for sold listings of "New Haven Drop Octagon Clock" or just click here:
  31. Make the search for "Ansonia FOOT" (not "FEET")
  32. Regarding your question of adjustable foot replacement: Several clock supply houses sell them but the quality is spotty. Some of them are nice and round but some of the castings are oblong or oval. ...
  33. That was some ultra-fast shipping! Great deal. No doubts you'll have it in great shape soon. :)
  34. Really neat. Never have seen anything like it but why hide the face of a clock? Seems as though it would make checking the time a little "time consuming". :) Thanks for sharing.
  35. You're very welcome Rickey! That's a nice example of an American Black Mantel Clock and I'm glad that I could help.
  36. Hope that helps solve your mystery. If so, please be sure to indicate "Mystery Solved" in your listing. Thanks for sharing your clock with CW.
  37. I just happen to have that listed in my Waterbury Reference book. It appears to be Waterbury's "Home No. 3" and was produced circa 1925. If so, it should measure approximately 11 1/2 inches high by ...
  38. That didn't take long at all Kerry. You impress with the quality and speed of your work. Thanks for sharing "Doc"! :)
  39. M-I-C, K-E-R, R-Y-D-O-C! :)
  40. Hi Luis, You're very welcome! Thanks for letting me know that was helpful! :)
  41. It may be a "Mauthe" German Clock. It's hard to see details of the trademark.
  42. I saw a "FK" design in the glass pattern. I don't think that you often see it in the glass but that definitely means you have an original glass pane there. FK stands for Florenz Kroeber. See this ...
  43. I don't have any references on F. Kroeber clocks, but I believe that you may have one there. Very nice clock. Thanks for sharing.
  44. I've never seen side ornaments exactly like those on your heirloom clock before. I'm not too familiar with Gilbert Models and wonder if it might be one of theirs... If you follow Kerry's advice that...
  45. You can't help but notice what time it is with that clock in the room! Fantastic piece. Thanks for sharing it.
  46. There are just so many models of "Gingerbread" clocks it would be helpful to get a little more information to go on. I didn't see it in my Ingraham reference book and I'm not sure if those "Maltese" ...
  47. Obsessive and Mikelv85, thanks for stopping by and for the "loves"! You're welcome Perpcal70000000! Sean, doing well thanks. Hope you're having a great summer! :) Russ, thank you for stopping by a...
  48. According to this CW Article: this clock could date from 1871-1880. It has a Moon Phase Dial, a se...
  49. Extremely nice photography and write up rlwindle. Thanks for sharing.
  50. Not aware of any source for that information. It would be nice if you could share a photo of the clock itself though. Thanks.
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