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Bruce99

Bruce99

Pennsylvania, USA

I really enjoy collecting and restoring antique mechanical Mantel and Tall Case Clocks. Our Clock Collection is made up of mostly (but not exclusively) American MaI really enjoy collecting and restoring antique mechanical Mantel and Tall Case Clocks. Our Clock Collection is made up of mostly (but not exclusively) American Manufacturers like Seth Thomas, Ansonia, Ingraham, New Haven, Welch, Waterbury, Sessions, Gilbert, Herschede and Chelsea. We also have a small number of French and German Clocks. E-mail: basa78@juno.com (Read more)

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Ansonia's "Poetry" Figural Mantel Clock - Clocksin Clocks
Our Ansonia "La Verdon" Royal Bonn Porcelain Mantel Clock, from circa 1901 - Clocksin Clocks
Ingraham "Acme" Wood Case Mantel Clock Restoration - Clocksin Clocks
Ansonia Royal Bonn Crystal Regulator No. 4 - Clocksin Clocks
Mid 20th Century Tall Case Dutch Marquetry Reproduction with an Antique French Morbier Movement   - Clocksin Clocks
Antique Seth Thomas "Empire No. 30" Crystal Regulator. - Clocksin Clocks
Ornate Seth Thomas "Tampa Variant" from circa 1910 - Clocksin Clocks
Sessions "Shop of the Crafters" Mission-Style Mantel Clock - Clocksin Clocks
Seth Thomas Garfield Wood Cased Clock - Clocksin Clocks
Ingraham Girl Cherub Black Mantel Clock - Clocksin Clocks

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  1. Thank you for stopping by and for the "Love it" click of approval Eclecticrazy29. Much appreciated!
  2. Hello Gage, It's fine to share and comment here but for repair/restoration/maintenance, I'd really prefer to go over this in detail on the NAWCC's website since it helps contribute to their archive...
  3. Hello Staclaiz76. Welcome to Collectors Weekly, Clocks. I'm sorry for the recent loss of your father. It looks like he took good care of his father's Seth Thomas, which is now your clock. ...
  4. Neat idea henhenglade! Isn't it incredible that with the passage of a little time, we can buy a micro memory card, something about the size of a fingernail, with over 50,000 times the amount of stora...
  5. You're welcome Gage. I'll see you over there.
  6. Got it. I sent a private message so you'll be able to find me if you have questions.
  7. Okay, good. I am a member but I was pretty sure that the Forums were/are free to the public. I would suggest that you read over this page: https://mb.nawcc.org/pages/community/ Then just lurk and ...
  8. Okay. May the 4th be with you. :) (Star Wars Day)
  9. blunderbuss2, Welch is mentioned briefly in the history of the Sessions Clock Company. For a little more info, see this short history on the CW Website: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/clocks/sessions
  10. That would explain a lot Gage.
  11. You're welcome Gage. Based upon your own observations, the dial doesn't match the movement configuration though. Were there any extra holes in the case where the movement is mounted? It might m...
  12. What a beautiful and interesting jeweled and crystal menagerie you share with all of us Newfld. Thank you for taking the time to do so!
  13. Hello Glenda, Welcome to Collectors Weekly, Clocks. You have a Seth Thomas "Crystal Doric" mantel clock from circa 1913. The general classification of your clock is "Crystal Regulator" These model...
  14. Okay. I'll see you over there. Just FYI, the "Hood" is more commonly known as the "Bezel".
  15. Hello Gage, The nearest model match in my references is the Welch "Karina" from circa 1900. I kind of doubt that your clock is much older than that. I think that you have what is commonly known...
  16. Judging from comparable models, the circa is probably 1900 give or take a few years.
  17. Also, please provide case measurements from the widest, and tallest points A photo taken directly in front of the clock which shows all of the detail of the Entablatures might be helpful too. ...
  18. Hello Gage. What are you referring to when you write "Hood"? "...because the hood of the clock has a S F hole for speed adjustment in the middle circle of the hood where the hands are..." Just...
  19. Great clock and super provenance information. Most information like this long lost, especially for a clock that has gone through an estate auction. Thanks for sharing Gage!
  20. Hi Jim, Thanks for stopping by and for your "Love it" click of approval. Glad that you like Poetry. Someone did a nice job of refinishing her long before we got her. We hope to pass her on in goo...
  21. Hello Jim, Welcome to Collectors Weekly, Clocks. I would tend to agree with your assessment. Without more information, though, it's just a guess. At some point in time, the clock will need servic...
  22. There are generally two schools of thought regarding the originality of the finish. It comes down to the owner's preferences, of course. Personally, refinishing is a last resort for me but I'm sure...
  23. Thanks for the additional photo. That's helpful. I think that tour clock is likely from the mid 1800's. Here is a link that may allow you to get a circa date for your movement: http://theindex...
  24. That's art. Thanks for sharing.
  25. I've only used linseed oil once on a set of sawhorses that I put together. It gave a pretty decent finish. Kind of a slight yellowing of the unstained pine wood. No worries about brush marks, run...
  26. Hello MarmorealMaiden. Thanks for stopping by and for your "Love it" click! :)
  27. Hi again, Frenchies can be tough to nail down. The movements were manufactured in large numbers and sold to clock makers for casing. Please lot of business records were destroyed in the European ...
  28. Hi Tangoes, You have a class of clock often referred to as an Anglo-American Wall Clock. They are characterized by beautiful, very ornately decorated wood cases and American movements. In your c...
  29. Hi "Whynot14", Welcome to Collectors Weekly, Clocks. That's a very unusual hanging clock (to me anyway). How did you identify it as a Seth Thomas "King Bee" 8-day? Is there a label on it somewher...
  30. Hey Gage, You have quite a large selection of clamps in your shop. Judging by that and the quality of work you're doing, you must really enjoy working with wood. Were you planning on applying ...
  31. Another fabulous, unique piece. Make me want to smile. Thanks for sharing Newfld.
  32. Vintagelamp and Ho2cultcha, thank you both for stopping by and for your "Love it" clicks. We have this clock wrapped up and in storage. We really love the colors and design. I'm going to find som...
  33. Russ, always great to see you stop by. I really enjoy your posts in clocks too! Thank you! Vintagelamp, thank you for stopping by and for your "Love it" click of approval as well. I very much enj...
  34. Hello vintagelamp. Thank you for stopping by and for your "Love it" click of approval. Glad you liked our little purple Royal Bonn Ansonia. :)
  35. Russ and Inky, Thank you for the "Love its". Glad you enjoyed our Ansonia Porcelain Regulator! :)
  36. That's just a rugged, classy machine. Thanks for sharing.
  37. Thanks Kerry! :)
  38. Kerry10456! My God, man it's good to see you are alive and kicking! Thanks for stopping and for your "Love it" click! You just helped to make my day. :) Thank you ho2culture, too. It's always...
  39. Okay, to get back to the purpose of this website: Gregk: While I have not worked on this particular Ansonia model, I have worked on several similar Black Enameled Cast Iron clocks. The cases are ...
  40. Well, (I says to myself, I says)...the next time I want to convert a surviving 100+ year old American Cast Iron mantel clock into a bird house, or perhaps welded into some kind of funky yard art, or e...
  41. Okay, here's another quarter Pac-Man... ...and there he goes yet again.... The mouth keeps running and running and running even though he really has nothing of value to say. The best part i...
  42. "Wha-ah-wha-ah-wha" :) You're funny.
  43. Hey Pac Man (I'm calling you that because your mouth is always running... "Wha-ah-wha-ah-wha-ah-wha"...) I think you meant to write "you're a clown" and not "your a clown" didn't you? I...
  44. Hello Ben, Could you possibly post a well lit photo of the label and maybe a couple more of the clock and its movement? It's a black enameled wood case mantel clock against a dark background. It...
  45. Sorry to spoil your posting Greg. I hope that I provided you with some useful information about your clock. I've been around here for a while and it's usually a nice, respectful environment for Col...
  46. Clearly you're the one with the ego problem and just as clearly you don't know how to shut up. I hope you know how to put up, but I really doubt that you do. You come across as a keyboard warrior....
  47. Just what I thought.
  48. I'm not paying freight because I'm not the one on here talking a bunch trash. You don't know the first thing about me. I've been on this planet a lot longer than 25 years, fella. I do agree wit...
  49. Just from fishing with your ole buddy, Pacem, you seem to think you know more about this clock than I do so maybe you could fabricate a back that is right on the money for Greg? It shouldn't cost too...
  50. Hi GregK. I have some experience with this general class of Ansonia Black Enameled Cast Iron clocks. As you observed, the back is not just a flat piece of iron. There are often "legs" or positionin...
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