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    Posted 10 years ago

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    This is my Grandfather's mantle clock. I have not been able to find out who made it or a basic date. It looks like a Waterbury type, but I cannot verify it. If someone recognizes it please let me know. I had the main spring replaced so it works now. It chimes too. I assume it is of the late 1800's early 1900's but I am not sure. It says "The Duchess" on it which was supposedly a New Haven clock name. Someone please give me a clue. I lost my father 5 years ago and I am trying to gather info about the clock. My dad's side of the family, however, are the silent type if you know what I mean. The clock was probably bought in Indiana where my family is from.

    Clueless in Florida

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    1. shasshikant Bhomavat, 10 years ago
      This Grandfather mantle clock is classic and yet it has that charm &
      richness, basically these old items are made very innocently by the artist and at that
      time they use to work very sincerely and not thinking about the value or the sale
      price, but they wanted their artistic value along with their original concept.
    2. bob moser, 10 years ago
      the clock you have im sure is made by E.ingraham co,i have the same clock in my collection,the papers from when it was made are still in it,it was made in nov-1879,it is the twin to yours,it is the pride of my collection,a very fine clock. you can check out there web site at just typing in E.ingraham co,hope this helps you out.
    3. Carolyn Robayo, 10 years ago
      Well, I have a black iron mantel clock, that looks very simlar, and I looked inside the back of the clock and it says "Ansonia Clock Company," " Patened June 18 1882 New York". I also am trying to find out it's value. I was given the name of a book: Encycolpedia of American Antique Clocks" by "Swedberg"
      you might find what you are looking for there! Good Luck!
    4. Tom Curtin, 10 years ago
      I have a similar mantle clock made of rosewood w/simulated ivory pillars and it is made by Seth Thomas. My model is the (Adamantine) where this one says Duchess.
      Just sayin
    5. Grandmaannie, 10 years ago
      I also have a New Haven clock--very very similar to yours. Has lion type heads on each side with rings in their mouths. Mine says Seneca on the back of it, whereas yours says The Dutchess. My mother acquired this clock from 2 old bachlor farmers back in the early 1960's. I can remember going to their farm as a child and seeing their table set up for the next meal with the glasses turned upside down and a netting over the table, and thinking -boy that's strange. Wonder if that's what their mother did way back in the day??? Other than that, I really don't know a thing about it--other than hold on to it for..... Glad to see that someone else has the same brand, thou. Thanks.

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