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Wall Clocks100 of 225endura funky old wall clockR A Pendulum 31 Day Wall Clock /Hour and Half Hour Chime /Possibly Korean Made Unknown Age
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Posted 4 years ago


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Hello everyone,
I am posting a picture of clock I have. I only know that this is old but no idea how much old,and what company. All i can read on it is "Regulator A" and "Japan".
Can anyone help me regarding its make, date ?
It is not functional, motor has long been thrown away, no pendulum. Please help me with this!
Thanking in advance.

Mystery Solved


  1. dr.erat, 4 years ago
    help needed
  2. dr.erat, 4 years ago
    Hello everyone.. i had been on this clock since my last post and i can figure out few faded words on its dial, i.e.. "ANSON" and below it "since 184"
    Now if it ansonia, then why does the dial say Made in Japan?
    anyone out there??
  3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 4 years ago
    Hi dr.erat. That gives us something to go on. My guess is that this is a marriage of case, dial and movement from very different times and manufacturers. Perhaps the original movement was unsalvageable...hopefully that was the case as I think it would be a real shame to destroy an antique just to put a modern movement (perhaps a battery powered quartz) in the case. This is especially true when modern reproductions are readily available with atomic clock synchronized movements (if that's the way one wants to go).

    Back to your clock, depending upon the case measurements, if this is indeed from Ansonia, it may have been their 10-inch Drop Octagon. The Dial would be 10", and the case would measure 21 1/2" in height. It would be from circa 1901. This style of case is probably most commonly referred to as a SchoolHouse Clock. Manufacturers often added the word "Regulator" to the glass tablets or model names, but that was more marketing than mechanical. Generally speaking, these clocks were pretty decent time keepers (especially the Long Drops) they were more often than not a far cry from the true "Regulators". If you give exact dimensions, perhaps I can narrow down the case model for you, but it can no longer be considered as "Ansonia". Where did you see "Japan" on the clock?
  4. dr.erat, 4 years ago
    Hello Bruce 99, thank you for the informative answer, so kind of you.
    well i have added 2 more pictures of the dial,i have tried my level best to focus the name of clock and I have found out that it was not 18 hundred something, it was "registered". Please give them your kind look.
    Now the questions you asked.
    1- The dial was exactly 9.8 inches
    2- Case measurement was exactly 21.5 inches from top to bottom.
    3- The "made in japan" is at 6 "o" clock.
    Please tell me what more things you need to know in order to know the exact date of this clock. Also tell me if it is worth it in this pathetic condition?
  5. Bruce99 Bruce99, 4 years ago
    I think that is what we have dr.erat. A derelict Ansonia 10" Octagon Case (from circa 1901) which someone has used to cobble together a "clock" of unknown origins. It has no value as an antique so whatever it is worth to you is what will determine its value. If you want to save it, you could fit it with a new battery powered quartz movement and leave it as is, or you could refinish/repair the case and make it look nicer. Either way you'll have a new clock made from very old wood. Here's one good source for projects such as this: There are many other website/vendors but this should give you some idea of what's available and how much it would cost.
    Best regards.
  6. dr.erat, 4 years ago
    Thank you so much bruce99.. im obliged.
  7. Bruce99 Bruce99, 4 years ago
    You're very welcome dr.erat. If you have any more questions, please fire away. If we've solved your mystery, please indicate so in your post. I believe there is some kind of "Mystery Solved" checkbox. Welcome to Collectors Weekly btw Hope to see you around. I think it's a pretty neat "resource" with something for just about everyone.

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