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    Posted 6 years ago

    Handsoftime
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    Discovered this treasure at a local estate sale. I just had to have it. What intrigued me was the simplicity yet stylish mission style design. Also the fact that I have not come across any mission style clocks with the Sessions name on them. Not exactly sure how many they manufactured.

    Sessions clock stands 18" Tall. Is 9 3/4" in width and is 5 1/4" in depth.

    The movement was not running when I purchased the clock. I expected to find a terribly tarnished movement inside with a few cobwebs. To my surprise the movement was actually very clean and appears to have been recently serviced. Once I wound the clock which was quite smooth, I put the pendulum in motion. A day later I adjusted the timing and from there it ran like a gem for 12 days before stopping.

    The Sessions label inside is pretty much deteriorated. Only pieces of it remain on the panel. I have decyphered the label states 'The Sessions Clock Co., Successors to E.N. Welch MFG, Forestville, Conn.' The date of 1902 is written on the back panel but I don't know by who's hand. I'm thinking previous owner(s). 1903 is when Sessions took over E.N Welch if my memory serves me correct. My ears are open to any insight others may have.

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    1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
      Hello HandsofTime and welcome to Collectors Weekly. It looks like you have a Sessions Credo from circa 1908. The model could certainly have been produced several years before or after that date. Here's a link to another example for you to compare: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6716309_sessions-mission-oak-credo-shelf-clock
      Thanks for sharing.
    2. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
      So....did you have any other questions "HandsofTime"? Our ears are open....
    3. Handsoftime, 6 years ago
      Sorry for the delayed response Bruce. Been fighting off the flu or a bug I caught. My wife insists I caught it from entering others homes in my quest of antique clocks. Perhaps so, but well worth it.
      Thank you for informing me I have a Sessions Credo Clock circa 1908. I tried to do some research on the model but came up empty handed. I took a picture of it to a local clock shop to see if they had any further knowledge. The gentleman was curious to know if E.N. Welch manufactured the clock originally and then Sesssions put their name on it after the buyout. He said the only way to tell would be to remove the movement & see if E.N. Welch is stamped on the front of the movement. What is your view on this Bruce? I'm not keen on removing the movement because the movement is working perfectly & keeping great time. If it's not broke, leave it alone I believe.

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