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Bruce99

Pennsylvania, USA

I'm a retired General Dentist. I really enjoy collecting and restoring antique mechanical Mantel and Tall Case Clocks. Our Clock Collection is made up of mostly (bI'm a retired General Dentist. 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 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. (Read more)

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Seth Thomas Garfield Wood Cased Clock - Clocksin Clocks
Ingraham Girl Cherub Black Mantel Clock - Clocksin Clocks

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  1. Okay. I wouldn't worry about it. As I mentioned originally, if someone did install a movement after the clock was manufactured they did an excellent job of it. If it were mine I'd just enjoy it as ...
  2. You still there dharveyak? Do you have any more questions?
  3. There's some loss to the stenciling on your heirloom clock's glass tablet. The clock was manufactured by the "Ansonia" Clock Company. See this CW article to learn more about Ansonia. https://www.col...
  4. You're welcome. If that solves your mystery, please indicate so in your listing. Welcome to Collectors Weekly by the way.
  5. Hello harleygirl, It looks like your Grandmother's clock is a model called "Felix" made by the Waterbury Clock Co. Collectors Weekly has a nice, concise and informative article on Waterbury at thi...
  6. Okay, well one of the pivot holes on the right side of the movement right below the nut on the upper right hand side looks pretty punched up. That's not good but by itself I doubt it would stop the c...
  7. An antique clock is like any other machine in that it needs routine maintenance. You may be able to get it running again without "paying to have fixed" but it really should at least be looked over so...
  8. Hello Noble. Welcome to Collectors Weekly. What you have is generally called a "Triple Decker Clock" for obvious reasons. I think that your time-frame is probably accurate. It looks like your c...
  9. Hello again Don, That all depends on what was done, but if the job was done properly, that's not an unreasonable charge for a professional service at an established clock shop in most markets I think...
  10. It's a nice looking clock. The Seller must have listed on eBay as well since that's where I found an old listing for it in Google Images. You'd have a real tough time beating that price! You can ea...
  11. New Haven usually stamped one of the movement plates with their logo/name. Sometimes the stamp appeared on the inside surface of the plate, probably by accident. I'd look over the movement thoroughl...
  12. I see that this clock was listed on eBay/Canada at some point in recent history. Were you the Buyer or Seller? It is a New Haven model called their "Cumberland". It's made from enameled iron, not s...
  13. Do an advanced search for "Sold" listings on eBay. "Daniel Pratt Ogee (and/or 'OG') Clock". Looks nice.
  14. Nice looking clock. The pivots look pretty dry and one also looks like it has started to rust. You should probably have it looked at by a good clock repair shop. It may just need to be properly oil...
  15. Fortapache & Mrstyndall Thank you for stopping by and for the loves.
  16. Hi Thomas. Thanks for stopping by, for the love and for your interesting comments. Art often leaves much to the imagination. Clocks in paintings have been interpreted as the artist's depiction of...
  17. Thank you Vetraio50.
  18. Of course, that's where I've seen that style before. Thanks. Do you know the model name already?
  19. Thank you blunderbuss2 Newfld Toyrebel Ben and OfficialFuel for the loves. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed the post. Thanks also for your very kind remarks Newfld. I really love your art...
  20. Do you know what that 3rd clock is HEDVAL? The hands look familiar but I can't quite place them.
  21. Those are some beautiful French Clocks there HEDVAL. The Seth Thomas and Sons' example kind of illustrates how American Manufacturers attempted to "knock off" the European Style with relatively cheap...
  22. You're welcome HEDVAL. Glad I could help with this clock. Good luck with your French Clocks. Those can be notoriously difficult to run down. Information on the movements could give you a ballpark ...
  23. Also, if that solves your mystery, please indicate mystery solved in your posting. Thanks.
  24. I think you have a paper dial which is glued to a metal backing. That's normally how they are done. Dials were also painted on, but I don't think that was done for these models.
  25. You clock is "No. 2" in one of Gilbert's "Lake Set" assortments. Gilbert boxed and sold only full sets of these six different models, four oak, two walnut: One Set "Eries" (6 clocks, all wire bell...
  26. You're welcome. Is your mystery solved, or do you have more questions?
  27. Hello and welcome to Collectors Weekly. Ansonia manufactured your heirloom. Your clocks' model name is right below the Royal Bonn mark on the back. You have a "La Clair". Collectors Weekly has a n...
  28. Hi, Welcome to the CW! See this link for tips on moving your grandfather clock: https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/moving-grandfather-clocks.81458/ If you have specific questions you can post them here ...
  29. Thanks for taking the time to photograph and share your photo of the movement. I've not seen anything like it before. The gears look to be made of stamped brass and steel. I can see where it has be...
  30. Very unusual. I don't think these clocks came with a grounded plug did they? :) Thanks for sharing.
  31. If you remove the back of the movement, there *may* be a maker's logo or mark on the back plate. You should be able to unwind the key (counter clockwise?) and remove those three little nuts (looks li...
  32. Photo is pretty dark. More of a Silhouette. Can you post a picture with better lighting or a flash? Also, is the Eagle just a topper or is it attached to the case? Thanks.
  33. As far as a key goes, enter this into a google or eBay search "New Haven Antique Clock Key Brass 6/3 double End Key". You should be able to find something for around $9-$10. If that solves your M...
  34. It looks like you have a New Haven "Inglewood" Westminster Chime Clock. See the last clock listed on this webpage for more details: http://hortonclocks.com/Completed_auctions/2016/Sep16/cabinets/cabi...
  35. The scrolling looks a little different from what is illustrated in my reference but your clock is very similar to the "Petrel" from circa 1900. You can search on that model name to see other examples.
  36. You may find this of interest: http://www.benwrightclocks.co.uk/pdf/condliff-collection.pdf
  37. Oh my! I didn't even notice that WD40 sitting in the background. Strange place to store it, no? Yikes! It's good for many things, but as slackjack states, lubricating clocks definitely *ain't* ...
  38. That is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. If you ever get a little nervous about having that much mercury hanging by a suspension spring, look into having the pendulum rod replaced by a rod of "Invar" ...
  39. You're very welcome Lamplover78. It's a nice looking Tambour and should display nicely among your antique collections. Sessions shifted their production lines from Mechanical to Electric in a big wa...
  40. Nice looking clock. Glad you didn't get ripped off and that you were able to get it running again. It will eventually need maintenance so you should continue looking for a reputable clock repair sho...
  41. Very interesting story. Thanks for sharing it and your clock with us. I don't know about the Civil War timing though. Your clock is a New Haven Wood cased mantel clock that was their "Merchants ...
  42. I think you're right on the date Lamplover. Early 30's. Nice clock. If you intend to run it, please look over this link on safety: http://www.kensclockclinic.com/pdf/Safety%20and%20your%20Vintage%...
  43. You're very welcome Mark. It's a nice looking clock with family history. Cleaned and waxed I bet it would be a beautiful decorative piece as is. Of course, these clocks can usually be made to run...
  44. Fredrich Mauthe, Schwenningen of Germany was the maker. The trademark stamp and the style of the case may be more along the lines of 1920s, but it's difficult to tell. See this link: https://www.a...
  45. Hello markK. Welcome to Collectors Weekly. This is a pretty old posting. Hard to believe I've been at this for so long. :) My resource has the model at "circa" 1939 which means it could have b...
  46. You're very welcome SpiritBear. It's a very nice clock. Looks like it was well cared for. Probably just needs routine maintenance. You never really know for sure but I would be surprised to find o...
  47. Hi SpiritBear. The model is named "Werra" from circa 1886. My reference has the wood as Black Walnut. It has a one day, strike movement. The dial has been replaced. The initials stand of E & J S...
  48. You may be able to find out more here: http://www.telechron.net/main.htm Good luck.
  49. You're very welcome Mominator. Thank you for indicating "Mystery Solved". We all volunteer our time here and a response and "thank you" from good folks like you is very much appreciated. If you ce...
  50. You're very welcome were. Nice clock. Glad we could help.
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