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    Posted 2 years ago

    Fourcats1d…
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    My mother passed away a few months ago and I remember being a child and being with my parents when they bought this. It was for an anniversary and I always remembered those chimes tolling through the house echoing especially at midnight waking me up. I am torn on whether to keep it or sell. I could swear that only one or two of this particular moon/ship and flower style were made. I know I need to contact an expert for details. In the meantime I must move this as her home has to get cleared of everything and its just my husband and I. Can I get some tips on how to carefully move this and the best way so no damage occurs to the pendulums etc? Can anyone direct me to a good website that tells me things like how to restart the clock? Its in meticulously condition and I want it to stay that way, whether it stays with us or finds a new home. The detail and artwork is simply lovely, I never realized how much so. Thank you so much in advance.

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    1. Fourcats1dogandaguy Fourcats1dogandaguy, 2 years ago
      P.s. the eyes appear to move/automated on the moon, how neat!
    2. Golgatha Golgatha, 2 years ago
      Pretty, but not old. A replica of a clock from around 1800, as can be seen from the case. If it has to be moved, I'd find a way to take the mechanism and pendulum out and move them seperately. When the case is in its new place, they can be put back in place.
    3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
      Hi,
      Welcome to the CW!
      See this link for tips on moving your grandfather clock:
      https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/moving-grandfather-clocks.81458/
      If you have specific questions you can post them here and/or on the NAWCC's message board but you'll need to register there first.
      Sorry for your loss. Hope you'll either find a space for it in your home or find a good home for it. It looks very nice.
    4. Fourcats1dogandaguy Fourcats1dogandaguy, 2 years ago
      Thank you so much for the information. It is a huge help. I looked online but could not find the specific details. I have thought about it and just can not see parting with it at this time. I figured it was a reproduction and I actually prefer the hauntingly old pieces myself look wise. But of course it is about the meaning and this survived many moves.
    5. jsaults, 2 years ago
      I have the exact same clock. I don't know anything about it other than that it's from the 1960s if you or anyone else could give me information on it I would appreciate it.
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Love the moon :)
    7. Fourcats1dogandaguy Fourcats1dogandaguy, 2 years ago
      Hi There.. I do not know if that age is accurate. All I can tell you from memory, is that I was with my parents when they purchased this and I believe they spent a few thousand. It was there 25th wedding anniversary to each other. Anyways I do know that only two of this exact model/edition were made. So if I have one it means you have the other. Which is pretty neat as they were both there in that clock store when I was 11 yrs old. I of course was so annoyed by all of the clocks that I did not pay better attention. My mother however was sure to tell me many times over tje years that it was special and valuable. Well sadly value wise I do not think it is at the same range as 30 plus years ago. But I am very glad that I did not sell it. I wish that I could tell you more.
      Do you reside in New England? Or did the other clock end up traveling as well..
    8. jsaults, 1 year ago
      I live in New Jersey. I don't care if the clock is valuable or not I love it. by any chance do you know the model number?
    9. jsaults, 1 year ago
      Also, where was the store?
    10. Fourcats1dogandaguy Fourcats1dogandaguy, 1 year ago
      I do not know where to look for the model number. The store is no longer in existence, it was a small Clockwork shop that also sold unique clocks. Regardless of the model number there were only two of this exact scenery made/reproduced. If you read through the comments the person that has the other commented.
      It is quite possible that this could have been reproduced again and I am not aware.. we actually have it wrapped and secure in our spare room as we still don't know if we want to keep it. It has lots of sentimental value. However we live in a small house.. a grandfather clock booming in here is incredibly loud lol. I would offer for you to view and make an offer if interested. But I am in Florida. It would cost quite a lot to have it shipped properly. It was in a huge moving truck during our journey from North to South. Wish I could be of more help. God Bless
    11. jsaults, 1 year ago
      I am the person who has the other one. I was told that it was purchased when Seth Thomas was making clocks in Connecticut and that it was made in the 1960's. I really enjoy the clock, not only for its beauty, but for its sound. Thank you for your response.

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