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Posted 6 years ago

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I need your help when this clock was made,
I am not sure of the wood that was use to make this clock, maybe by knowing that would help. It looks pretty old but is beautiful sitting on top of piano. any hep is appreciated. Thanks

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  1. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thank you, BELLING68
  2. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    The catalog reproductions in Ly's book can be pretty dark sometimes and so it is hard to distinguish subtle grain patterns, but it looks like you might have a model called the "Phoenix", circa 1926. It is described as being 9 1/2 inches in height by 19 1/4 inches in width. Are those your clock's measurements?

    Leafing through Waterbury's various tambour clocks, it looks like they had a real flair for unusual tambour case designs. Even your clock, which has a more traditional tambour shape, has a very nice grain pattern accent around the dial.

    I'm certainly no expert on wood types, and I would welcome observation/opinions by others, but I would hazard a guess that your clock is primarily mahogany possibly with a walnut veneer accent around the dial?

    A very nice clock. Thanks for showing it!
  3. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thank you, Bruce99 you are correct on the measurements and like you said i have know idea what kind of wood it is. Thank you so much for stopping by.
    we Welcome opinions.
  4. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thank you, olegaclockman47 for Stopping by
  5. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thanks, Bruce99
  6. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thank you, kerry10456
  7. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thank you, walksoftly
  8. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 6 years ago
    very nice brat
  9. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    Okay great bratjdd! If those are your clock's measurements then you must have the "Phoenix" circa 1926. It's a very nice clock. So can we mark this "Unsolved Mystery" as "Solved"? Thanks! :)
  10. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    btw, I forgot to say earlier that you are very welcome!
  11. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thanks Bruce99 for reminding me I have not be on the computer.
  12. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    Thank you, vanskyock24 for stopping by
  13. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    Thank you bratjdd for sharing your Waterbury Tambour!
  14. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    You are so Welcome:)
  15. WinterWolf WinterWolf, 6 years ago
    My Aunt Marg had the same or a very similar clock sitting atop her secretary desk since at least the early 50's and I'd be willing to bet she had it long before I ever came along. This brought back a flood of good memories.

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