Posted 5 years ago
Hello CW friends!!
Our CW friend TassieDevil (Judy) inspired me to re-post my antique mantel clock. My wife and sons knew I'd been admiring it for quite a while and gifted me with it for Fathers' Day a few years ago.
Thanks to our CW friend Bruce99, I now know this is a 1917 "Engelwood" mantel clock manufactured by the Waterbury Clock Company, of Waterbury, CT.
The clock operates quite well and keeps near perfect time (after a tedious calibration of the pendulum). I believe this is referred to as an 8 day clock. Not sure about that. I just know that, as a rule of thumb, I wind it about every every 6 days.
Talk about a loud clock. This one chimes once on the half hour and gongs (loudly) every hour. If it's 12:00 o'clock it gongs 12 times, 1:00 o'clock 1 time and so on and so on. We've now became accustomed to the loud gonging and hardly notice it any longer.
The entire clock measures 11 1/2" tall, 9" wide base and 4 5/8" deep. The clock face measures approximately 8 1/2" top to bottom and 6 1/2" wide. The clock dial measures 4 1/2" in diameter.
The internal workings appear to be original to the clock, but I'm certain that the pendulum is not.
Thanks for looking!!
Mystery solved: A VERY special thank you goes out to our CW friend Bruce99 for identifying this clock for me. Many many thanks Bruce!!!