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    Posted 5 years ago

    bettyscoll…
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    Hi. This is my grandmothers clock. Unfortunately she has dementia and cannot help with identification.
    Although not currently working it has a pleasant sound when ticking, it chimes in the hour and half hour also from memory. It has two holes for the key to wind on the clock face.
    The clock repairers removed the label, not sure why, but now it has made identification of the maker, model and year very difficult.
    It appears to be Art Deco in style culminating in a type of crucifix on the top.
    The pendulum is housed behind a glass door with a gold pattern on it, except over the place where you look in to see the oval weight of the pendulum.
    Any advice or suggestions would be gratefully received.
    Thanks everyone

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    1. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      It's Eastlake style. These are very common. Kitchen clock or mantle clock. I have one, too! It keeps great time.
    2. bettyscollectables bettyscollectables, 5 years ago
      Hi Celiene. Thank you for that information. With some research now I can see the clock is clearly in the style of Charles Eastlake.
      Do you have any suggestions on discovering the maker?
      Again, many thanks ????
    3. bettyscollectables bettyscollectables, 5 years ago
      Sorry Celiene I inserted a star emoticon and it's been translated to four question marks. Oops!
    4. bettyscollectables bettyscollectables, 5 years ago
      @bruce99 You seem to have helped many people. I am wondering if you might have some insights into maker and age? Thank you all so much
    5. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      Hi Betty. Without a manufacturer's name to go on, it becomes more difficult to find the model. It becomes a matter of elimination. However, I lucked up and found your model. You have an "Elma" manufactured by the New Haven Clock Co. It is said to be from circa 1890. The case is described as being made from Black Walnut. I haven't found any other examples online yet. The general style of this clock is called a Wood Cased Mantel Clock. They were/are popularly called "Gingerbread Clocks" due to the ornate wood pressings/carvings. They are also called "Kitchen Clocks". This model originally listed for $6.50 - $7.60 depending upon the movement and alarm options. Accounting for inflation, that would be about $190 in 2016. Hope that helps solve your mystery. If so, please indicate "Mystery Solved" in your listing. Welcome to Collectors Weekly and thanks for sharing your heirloom with us. :)
    6. fleafinder fleafinder, 5 years ago
      bruce ure amazing
    7. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      Hello again Betty. I'm still unable to find another example online. That would suggest that it is not a common model although I can't say with any certainty that it is rare. It certainly is distinctive and I'm certain that I've identified the model correctly. It's a very nice looking example of a Gingerbread clock. Thanks again for sharing it.

      Fleafinder, thank you! That's very kind of you to say. This is an amazing website. I'm happy to help other collectors and folks with their family heirlooms when I can. Regards.
    8. bettyscollectables bettyscollectables, 5 years ago
      Wow!! Thank you so so much Bruce99. You have been eminently helpful, and so kind to research for me. Many thanks to you.
      And Celiene, thank you also for your first comment.
      Kind regards
    9. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      You're very welcome Betty. Glad we could help. Hope to see you around. :)
    10. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Once again great information bruce! You are a true asset on this site!

      scott
    11. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      Hi Scott,

      That's very kind. Thank you. It's a great site. There's so much more to it than just clocks but I'm happy to be able to contribute if and where I can. See you around my friend.

      Bruce

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