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Posted 8 years ago

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Haven't been able to date this attic find from old family farmhouse. Fairly crude cabinet work. Very black stained. Solid brass numerals and hands. Sessions name engraved on clockworks but no identifying numbers or model names.

Chime is very rich, deep tone, more like a grandfather clock.

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  1. Mark Aldinger, 8 years ago
    Your clock is Mission style. It looks complete and should work. Made of solid oak with brass numerals and clock works. The right hand key slot winds the time and the left slot winds the chime. Keys can be found on ebay or a clock shop. The clock time can be regulated with the adjustable brass pendulum. If your clock does not work it may need a simple cleaning and oiling. The paper lable has probably peeled off with age. Don't remember the company name but was U.S. and dates to about 1920 or earlyer. These were made affordable to the average American public and sold for about $2.50 brand new they also made a grandfather clock in the same style. These clocks were made well and should last a long time. I may add one of these to my own collection.

  2. RonMallett, 8 years ago
    We very much appreciate Mark Aldinger's information. I should have mentioned in my writeup that we have two sets of keys, and it runs, but stops after a while. The chime works beautifully. We have oiled and cleaned it, but it acts like the main spring is not strong enough. It does not appear broken. We will probably take it to a clock smith.
  3. Mark Aldinger, 8 years ago
    One other solution to your problem before you take it in. It could be wound to tight. Try removing the pendulum and letting it unwind. the spring might be stuck. If this does not work take it in. Also forgot to mention, do not refinish the clock or value will decrease by at least half.
  4. RonMallett, 8 years ago
    I'll unwind the spring completely and re-oil it. I'll let you know if this helps. I definitely will not refinish it, because it is quite attractive as it is. Thanks again.
  5. Ron Mallett, 8 years ago
    To Mark Aldinger. Sorry for the slow response. We took 10 days and went hiking in the Utah canyonlands. We did take the clock to a repair shop in Fort Collins. The good news is that there is nothing wrong with the clock. The pendulum rod was missing, and I had hooked it up wrong. The repairman said it was in good working order, though worn. We plan to put it up for sale, as our house is full of keepsakes (we're in our 70s) and my wife can't find a place for it that she is happy with. If you're interested, let us know.
  6. Mark Aldinger, 8 years ago
    Yes I would be interested in the clock. Let me know what you feel is a good price. Thankyou!
  7. Ronald Mallett, 8 years ago
    I have found similar clocks on the internet, and they range $200-$300.
    Since this one is in such good condition (my wife inherited it), she says she
    will be happy with $275. If we shop it around more, she will ask $300. We
    will very securely package and insure it, and mail it at the asking price of $275.
  8. Mark Aldinger, 8 years ago
    Ron, Thankyou for your offer and yes it is a wonderful clock but at this time it just is not in my budget. Being a retired person sometimes does this and I need to sometimes watch it. But many thanks and hope you find the right buyer for your clock!! Mark
  9. ticktocktime100 ticktocktime100, 6 years ago
    The date of your clock is probably 1890 to 1930. Great find!

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