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Recent activity158092 of 181995please tell me about my clock...Vintage 70's French KIPLE alarm clock.
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Posted 6 years ago


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Ansonia Regulator wall clock. Had this a long time & don't know much about clocks. I know Ansonia was an American clock maker in the 1800's and was sold to a Russian co in the early 1900's. Don't know how to date this , back is nailed shut. Can't tell if trim is hand carved or pressed. Pic 3 Looks hand carved to me but have been wrong before I show in pic 4 how trim was added. Does not work. Thanks


  1. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Thanks clockman
  2. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    thanks toolate2
  3. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Thanks kerry
  4. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Thanks BELLIN
  5. olegaclockman47 olegaclockman47, 6 years ago
    to check the clock movement you will need to remove the hands and the screws that hold the dial on. or have a clock repairman service it for you.i think others will agree.
  6. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Thanks clockman. I just noticed the screws around the dial but will probably let an expert check it out
  7. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    I definitely agree with olegaclockman47.

    I've spent a little time looking in my references and online and I can not find your case design. The closest model I could find was a weight driven regulator called the "General" see:

    As you can see from the photos it was a huge, true regulator measuring 68 inches in height with an 18 inch dial. It was from circa 1886 through 1914. Judging from the adjacent door in your photos I'm guesstimating that your clock might be around 45 inches in height plus or minus 5 inches. Is that close?

    Ansonia also made a "Regulator"A" but it was a long drop octagon which looks nothing like your clock.

    I agree with you that this case appears to be the hand-crafted work of a cabinet maker. It just doesn't look "pressed" to me and I've never seen mortise and tenon joints like that on a mass produced clock. Even the stain on the back of the side piece in your photo looks like it was applied by hand.

    Ansonia's "General" (which to me implies top-of-the-line) is not nearly as ornate as yours. Your clock may have started off as an Ansonia "Office" or "Standard" Regulator which was ornately modified by a highly skilled craftsman. This is all just speculation on my part and I certainly welcome other opinions.

    Again, olegaclockman47's suggestion would be the next best thing for you to do and besides, such a lovely clock should be in running condition! :) Enjoy!
  8. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Thanks Bruce99 for your in depth analysis, And the clockmans too. All greatly appreciated. I'll have the movement checked out by an expert.
  9. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Thanks hedgewalker
  10. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Long trip from Texas, will you feed me while I wait, oh you said send not bring.
  11. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    Please let us know what you find out pickingupbones. There's probably a patent date stamped on the movement and perhaps someone has seen this case before. I just couldn't find it. It almost looks like a cross with a religious theme. Scottscuff is MacGyver! He didn't need much coaching from me.
  12. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Will certainly let you what I find out. I really appreciate ya'lls help. It won't be quick unless I take the face off today but afraid I will damage the hands

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