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Posted 6 years ago

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I just recently got an interest in clocks....(not that I needed to add to the 200000 things I already collect lol...the long mantel clock I picked up in florida for $10 on a vacation...the bakelite one I got for $5 at a rummage sale in barrie Ontario...the deco style ones I got at a garage sale in Toronto $10 for all 3!!...f you know anything (value etc) on any of them I would love to know..xoxoxo

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  1. toolate2 toolate2, 6 years ago
    Do you keep them all running? I have seven chiming clocks in my living room that I keep wound. I try to keep their chiming staggered so it doesn't sound like the intro to the Pink Floyd song Time...lol...
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  3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    Xxmagsxx and Nathan, check out this video!
    When they all really get going it almost sounds like part of the soundtrack from "2001: A Space Odyssey" :)
  4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    I can help you a little bit with your first clock in this group which you call a "Long Mantel".

    It is referred to as a "Tambour". Some folks call it a "Napolean Hat", "Camel Back", or "Hump Back". They first appeared in America sometime around W.W. I. I think it could be referred to as the quintessential American mantel clock in the 20's and 30's.

    They were mostly produced with mechanical 8-day time and strike, bim-bam, and chime movements...some with multiple chime mechanisms. A lot of electrics were produced as well.

    The cases ranged from the basic style and shape to very elaborate, highly decorative examples in a wide variety of materials, but mostly wood and wood veneers.

    Modern reproductions with quartz movements are still produced and easy to find today.

    As far as value is concerned, these types of clock with Mechanical Movements are generally more sought after than the Electrics. For example, here is a recent auction in which 7 of these electric Tambour clocks sold for just $60 (plus Buyer's Premium which for this particular Auctioneer was 15%) http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/10745192_lot-of-7-mantle-clocks-and-parts-telechron-and-mor. There was very little information in the condition report and I doubt that many, if any, of them were in working condition.

    The little red dot below the "12" on your clock's dial was a power outage indicator. If the power was interrupted, the red dot would drop and stay visible even if the power came back on. The owner would need to reset it when he or she reset the clock.

    I don't collect electrics, but if you like plug-in electric clocks, advertising and neon clocks are highly collectible and can be quite valuable.


  5. xxmagsxx xxmagsxx, 6 years ago
    tku bruce xoxo
  6. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    You're very welcome mags!

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