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    Posted 6 months ago

    Shae1324
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    Hello everyone. I narrowly rescued this little beauty before it went into a dumpster at an assisted living facility. It is missing the hands but it has the key. The glass face plate cover has come unattached but I have that as well.

    I am genuinely curious as to what model this is, when it was made, etc. Whether it is repairable or not would also be useful to know. Thank you in advance for all your help!

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    1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 months ago
      Hello,

      Welcome to Collectors Weekly: Clocks. I can not see the entire case of your clock and dimensions would help confirm my guess that you have a model called the Ansonia "Dayton". If so, you clock would measure 17 1/2 inches wide by 9 inches tall. The Dayton was from circa 1923. It was manufactured for a range of years so if that is what you have, your example could have actually been manufactured and sold several years before or after that date. The Dayton has an 8-day Hour and Half-Hour Dual Chimetone Strike on two so-called "Sweet-Toned" Chime Rods.

      The case would be made from Mahogany wood. If the clock is essentially all there, it should be serviceable. Appropriate replacement hands can be found, but anything that has to be replaced makes returning the clock to good running order more time, and resource consuming...thus more expensive.

      They were nice clocks. If you like antique tambour mantel clocks, this was a nice one. The 2-toned strike is also known as a "Bim-bam", or 'Ding-dong" Strike.

      Thanks for sharing,

      Bruce
    2. Shae1324, 6 months ago
      Bruce,

      Thank you so much for your reply! Yes, those dimensions are accurate for the case. It seems to be in working condition, or at the very least, it winds and the pendulum swings (I did not mess with it too much. I am very mechanically inclined but I have no experience with clock works. I did not want to mess anything up by fooling with it.)

      The case does seem to be mahogany. I've always found clocks to be fascinating, so heres hoping it can be returned to good working order. I'm sure it will make a good starting point for my collection.

      Thank you again,

      Shae
    3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 months ago
      Hi Shae,

      If those are your clock's dimensions, I would venture to say that we've solved your mystery. There are so many thousands of clock models strewn over more than a century that the ones we can't identify far outweigh the number that we can.

      If you consider your mystery solved, please indicate so in your listing/posting. There should be a little "Mystery Solved" checkbox somewhere in there.

      You should register over at the Nastional Association of Watch and Clock Collectors online Forums. Just browse over there and lurk around for a while. Registration is free and open to the public. Folks there can direct you and answer questions you will have if you decide to service this clock yourself.

      Here's the starting URL: https://mb.nawcc.org/ My screen name is Bruce Alexander over there. If you register please be sure to let me know you're on board. I'll try to help you get a good start.

      Regards,

      Bruce

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