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Posted 6 years ago

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Dont know any history of this, would like to know if it worth keeping or not. Seems to work fine after blowing the dust out. keeps goodtime and the date and day change. Anyone have any info? Thanks

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  1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    What a unique looking clock! Time, calendar, with date, month and weekday along with an alarm function all in a "gingerbread" wood clock case. Can you help narrow down the possibilities with a manufacturer's mark/name? On the movement or edge of the dial? And could you throw in case measurements while you're at it? Widest, Longest, Deepest point measurements only please.

    Finally, more photos would be great! One of the entire case (the top decorative scrolling is out of frame), the dials , and movement if possible.

    Maybe another collector will recognize it on sight, but I would need more to go on. There are so many possible manufacturers/models....

    Also a word of caution, if you are blowing dust out of the movement area, I would not run the clock until it has been cleaned and oiled.

  2. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    Oh...and let's not forget mention, a double-dial with strike function and a subsidiary "1 2 3 4" dial on the calendar...what's *that* about? There's a lot packed into this case. Not your typical calendar clock. I'm not finding any quick and easy matches in my references. If you take the time to post more information, I'll take the time to keep looking.

    We have a lot of collectors here, maybe someone can i.d. it for you.

    A very nice clock in any case. I personally don't care too much for the "Gingerbread" or "Kitchen" style clock, but the understated case is almost incidental. It's a fantastic clock having everything but the Kitchen Sink! :)

    Thanks for sharing it.
  3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    Do NOT use WD-40 lubricant on this or any other clock. This is a very nice, unusual calendar clock. Take it to a professional for service if you want to run it. That's my advice.
  4. Dtruck, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the comments. Clock is 22"H 4"D and 13"W @ bottom. Can I use WD40 to oil it? There is no name or markings that I can find.
  5. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    WOW!!! Worth keeping you ask?!

    I think that you have a C. W. Feishtinger Oak Calendar Alarm Kitchen Clock. These movements are complicated and were fit to Waterbury Clock cases. Your clock case is a Waterbury model called the "Hardin" from circa 1893, but again, it is a C. W. Feishtinger Clock. HIGHLY VALUABLE AND COLLECTIBLE!

    See this auction result link for a clock very similar to yours which sold for $950 in 2004:


    Look at the newspaper article attached to the back of your clock case. It says "Leave adjustments to an expert. Attempts to just get it going often cause damage"... That's my advice exactly!

    Wonderful Clock! Great find! Worth keeping? No, I'd be happy to take it off your hands for a couple bucks! LOL! It's definitely a KEEPER!!!

    Take good professional care of it or sell it in the right clock collectors market. If you decide to sell it, don't try to do so here. This venue is for collectors, not for vendors

    If you have any more questions, please ask. If not, please click on the "Mystery Solved" gray button right below your Post's text entry box.

    Thanks for posting the extra photos and for sharing this item with us!
  6. Dtruck, 6 years ago
    Thanks Bruce99, will look in to it more.
  7. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    You're very welcome Dtruck!

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