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    Posted 7 years ago

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    This clock was my grandfather's and my father inherited it after my grandfather passed away. My father says that my grandfather told him that he thought it was 200 years old. I am leery of taking the back off of the clock because it is in rough shape and I am afraid that I will break it more. The bottom "trim" is broken and the top/center decorative piece is just sitting there. Also, unfortunately, the mechanism is broken. If anybody can tell me anything about this please help me out!!

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    1. ticktocktime100 ticktocktime100, 6 years ago
      The proper term for this clock is a Parlor Clock. These were produced by many american companies. At a guess I would say it is from the 1870's or so. If there is a label on the back or inside of the clock, let me know, as that can be a good key to identify it. Lovely, thanks!
    2. ticktocktime100 ticktocktime100, 6 years ago
      I can also give you tips on basic repair, or advice if it is more intense. So please do let me know! :)
    3. antiquesareamazing antiquesareamazing, 6 years ago
      Hello ticktocktime100!
      Thanks For The Info. There are no labels, I've looked all over it - inside and out. There's nothing on the face either, as I expected. It's just a mystery!
      It is nowhere near working condition, it's really bad.
      It was assumed that it belonged to my grandfather's grandparents, only one problem - they were born in the 1880s in Ireland and immigrated to the states in 1900. It may have been something that was important to them, so they brought it along.
      Any advice that you have, is more than welcome! I know nothing about clocks.
    4. ticktocktime100 ticktocktime100, 6 years ago
      I may have two other suggestions on identifying it. Sometimes, on
      American clocks of this period, you may find that the maker (probably with the help of a magnifying glass) is tucked away at the bottom (or anywhere close to that) on the face. If it also comes with a key the maker may be stamped on it, or you may find a number or serial code which probably is a reference to a catalog. You can google "American clocks model number 8, or about how to identify them. I do hope this helps you!

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