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    Posted 2 years ago

    Marine
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    Hi , Could anyone please tell me what type of ansonia clock this is, i cannot find it after endless searching and if its worth restoring ,i also found 2 lionheads with rings in mouth and feet for front an back inside wrapped in grease proof paper , Thank you in advance. Terry

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Very handsome gladiator scene on top, great clock
    2. Marine, 2 years ago
      Thank you Newfld,
    3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
      Hello Marine and welcome to Collectors Weekly. Your clock has similarities to other models I've seen here so something that I posted before is appropriate for you as well...
      "Unless I've missed it, Tran Duy Ly's Ansonia Reference doesn't show this model. It's very similar to some of the Marble Cased Clocks in the "El ____" series such as the El Rey see: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/123298-ansonia-marble-and-cast-iron-mantle-cloc . I suspect that your clock is probably circa 1900 just because of its similarities with other models, but it's not an exact match to anything I've run across.

      If it is Enameled Cast Iron, you can clean it and wax it and treat it like a car's finish. Nothing too harsh or abrasive. Whatever you do, don't repaint it.

      If it is marble, clean it accordingly. There are a lot of online references regarding the proper cleaning and finishing of marble. Some recommend the use of baking soda or caulk to polish it *after* you've carefully cleaned and removed surface dirt and abrasive. That's likely to be a long and somewhat tedious process on antique marble (especially if it hasn't been well maintained). Sometimes you can "refinish" black marble by carefully cleaning it and then applying black shoe polish. It's really black wax. It can improve the color and appearance of a "hazy" black marble finish while not doing anything which is irreversible to it. The bottom line is that it will take a lot of work to restore the finish. Use Q-Tips to get into all the little nooks and crannies. See: http://mb.nawcc.org/archive/index.php/t-15241.html

      Good luck and thanks for sharing it with us."

      Hope that helps a little. Sorry I didn't find an exact match in my reference materials, but it is a nice looking example.

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