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    Posted 2 years ago

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    I do believe this is meant to be a large sugar bowl, but I'm currently using it for biscuits (specifically, halves of 'Graham Crackers).

    Though the pattern is 1880s, the registration seen here dates to 1906 (my sticker on bottom to give a date, which is the basic info I label on the majority of items in my collection.)

    There's not much else to say. I could go into detail on the pattern, but it introduces itself just fine.


    1. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 2 years ago
      I love it. Also love your clock behind it. Im wanting to pick one up very similar.
    2. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      Lamp Lover, the clock is also new. I'll be posting it soon. I was unable to put a date on it, but it screams 'aesthetic period', which dominates the later 1870s to 1890s as a 'modern' style typical incorporating nature and/or architectural elements.
    3. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 2 years ago
      Ginger bread mantle clock. I think they are called. This lady not far from me has one for a really good pricd. I've been Trying to get from her. But she hasn't had time for me to stop by. I'm not sure hers works but it has the pendulum and key. I can't wait to see yours!
    4. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      The collector term for ornately carved case clocks that stand on such as a mantle is 'ginger bread' (if it has an alarm dial in the centre, they seem to be called kitchen clocks, though I myself would use it for an alarm clock and have been looking for a cheap one).
      The dial is very dark on mine. I think the clock was set on a mantle and suffered heavy soot damage.
      If it ticks for a few minutes, it probably just needs cleaned. If it doesn't want to run, more may be wrong. Generally, though, they work fine. I have an 1900ish wall-clock running strong right now. Degreased and oiled it (as it was last serviced in 1989) and it runs like the Energizer Bunny.
      Now, if you want it to run forever, it's recommended by clock enthusiasts to have them serviced every five to ten years. Otherwise, the oil dries up; and not only is bare brass grinding on itself, but crusty oil is etching the works so it doesn't run smoothly and thus grinds to a halt (when excessive wear exists and parts are ruined). Hence, you want the old oil gone and new oil added. This is true for all motors, wind-up or gas-powered.
    5. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 2 years ago
      Very good info thank you! My Victorolia need to be regreased. The springs are bouncing on occasion.
    6. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      I ended up hosing the mechanism on mine out (on a hot, sunny day, to evaporate it). It was so full of gunk that I could only feign believe it. Because it seemed to require a true grease, and I had none, I made my own out of petroleum jelly and something else to slightly thin it. I don't remember what the other ingredient was. Either 3-in-1 or baby oil? Anyway, it bounces less and runs better but the bounce still exists. I'm not sure how to further remediate that issue.
      I posted the clock.
      I then went to rebuild the reproducer, but the rivets don't go back in. So it sounds great but is currently taped closed (the covers on the reproducer). Oh well. I'll figure that one out eventually.
      But, now it's bed time. Gute nacht.

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