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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I bought this clock in Scotland in 1988 at a thrift shop and I'm looking for information about when it might have been made. The only markings I've been able to find are Enfield CO London LTD Made In England. It chimes or I should say "BONGs" on the quarter, half and hour.

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    1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
      There's general information the the Enfield Clock Company on the web. Here's one link: according to that webpage they had a Welsh factory starting in 1955. Nice looking Westminster Chime! Kind of an Art Deco/Tambour themed case. The movement looks clean and unmolested. It looks like it might need a *tiny* bit of clock oil. Hard to tell from a photo. Also, the chime rod hammers should be completely at rest when the chime train has stopped. It looks like your clock might need some attention. Again, you can't really tell from a photo. Thanks for sharing.
    2. Tutzie Tutzie, 6 years ago
      I found what looks almost identical to your clock on the Antiques Clocks Price and Identification Guide, but yours is in phenomenal condition compared to the one on the Guide. Your dial appears to be a brushed gold with Arabic numerals and the other is a silver/chrome with roman numerals and not look'n good in the picture. Your case also looks like it's got a pretty walnut grained veneer. The auction clock case also looks 'worn'. Anyway, the clock was sold under Horton's auctions in 2004. In my opinion, he's never been one to offer very detailed descriptions about his auction clocks unless they're in the very upper dollar market: "English oak mantle, 8 day Westminster chime. Movement signed, "Made in England", the dial is signed, "Enfield, Made in England". A plate on the base tells who made the case in England. Excellent silver dial and sash, bowed glass. Case is 11 inches wide, 9 inches high, a little washed out looking on the front, but still a good looking chiming clock. I believe it will run, but some of these clocks have newspapers around the pendulum dating to 1984. Maybe some oil don't you think." You have a very pretty clock!
    3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
      I don't agree with your assessment of Horton's catalog descriptions Tutzie. Perhaps they were lacking in 2004, or even within the last couple of years, but his more recent descriptions are usually much better than most you'll find elsewhere online (with the exception of a few eBay sellers who are selling restored clocks) Even for clocks in the lower estimate ranges Carroll certainly rivals anything offered by R.O. Schmitt or Harris as far as condition reports are concerned. In my opinion anyway.
    4. Tutzie Tutzie, 6 years ago
      Hi Bruce99, Hey that's okay. Of course, we're all entitled to our individual opinions, and I certainly respect yours.
    5. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
      Thank you Tutzie, I certainly respect yours as well. You obviously love clocks and I enjoy your posts. I understand what you are saying about Horton's catalogs in the past. He's got another auction going on this month. Check out his website if you have some time. I think that he has really improved his catalogs but admittedly it's been quite a while since I've actually purchased anything from him. Regards
    6. Tutzie Tutzie, 6 years ago
      Oh I will, Bruce99. My clock guy had mentioned something about a 'silent auction' as well. I'll check out one or both~ thanks!

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