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Posted 7 years ago


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One day while garage saling, I found this clock. It looked old and wierd so I bought it for 35 bucks. The guy said it didn't work, and I believed him, but I still bought it. I would like to say i'm fourteen, and got this clock working again, and the bell and coil strike both sound wonderful. It keeps time well, when I set it right, and chimes work corectly on the hour. the mystery is, who made it, and what year is it. There are no markings what so ever. The face is made out of porcelein and brass. My dad says it's a kit clock from the 1970's, he thinks this cause there was a clock in the same style there, but it's a french mantle clock and all almost look like this. The legs are made of brass, but are completely black. the pillar tops are too. So, I'm just wondering who made it, and what year is it from. I know for a fact it is not from the 70's. Maybe 1890's or early 1900's.

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  1. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 7 years ago
    Early 1900s Late 1800s, look up Sessions and Seth Thomas Mantel Clocks You'll Find the information you need to know, and ask your dad if he also thinks that its made of plastic! :)
  2. Ivan, 7 years ago
    Looks like 1890,s with a generic replace movement, can be any name if sign movement is in staled
  3. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 7 years ago
    do you know the value?
  4. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 7 years ago
    Why you want to sell it?
  5. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 7 years ago
    No, just curious, to see if I did good or bad on buying it.
  6. subaru, 7 years ago
    Just checking on line to see if any represents our clock. This is the closest i can find. Ours is a WmL Gilbert made in Winsted Conn. USA in 1907. This was inscibed inside on the gold bars surrounding clock works. Ours does have an extra piece on top on clock and another piece below. Yours may be slightly older looking by the inside clock works.
  7. tammyo, 7 years ago
    My mother past and I have the same clock. I think it is early 1900's' I seen one on ebay for 300.00.
  8. gazza1963, 7 years ago
    I would have to agree with subaru.
    it's an early 1900 gilbert in some cases the makers stamp is stamped on the front of the movement behind the dial. You could always carefully remove the hands and unsrew the dial to see if that's the case with your particular clock?
  9. ticktocktime100 ticktocktime100, 5 years ago
    Yes, a great buy indeed. I think this is probably american, made by Seth Thomas or Ansonia, in the 1880's to 1920.
  10. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
    Wrong again ticktocktime. This is an Ingraham "Anchor" circa Ca 1903. Where are you getting your mis-information?

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