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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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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

Comments

  1. Your photos don't seem to match up. Is something missing from the photo showing us the dial?
  2. Hello Hembree. Welcome to Collectors Weekly. You have a Wuersch Chiming Mantel Clock manufactured in the style of a Bracket Clock. It probably has a mechanical 8-day, three train German Chiming ...
  3. Thank you rlwindle!
  4. Hello NAP360. Welcome to Collectors Weekly. Thanks for sharing your Seth Thomas "Cottage Clock". It looks like you may have their "Octagon Top 'O' " model from circa 1860. If so, it would be fi...
  5. Hello mcginty and welcome to Collectors Weekly. You have a model that Ansonia called their "No. 400". It is found on page 637 or noted authority Tran DuyLy's book on Ansonia Clocks and Watches. It ...
  6. ttomtucker, thank you for the "Love It". Glad that you enjoyed the posting.
  7. Yes, the cutting action is rotational. The taper allows custom sizing of the pivot hole (inner diameter) of the new bushing. Some may determine the desired size of the broached hole, and place a s...
  8. They are cutting broaches. They are 5-sided to make them better at self-centering in a hole that is out of round (center around the largest part of the hole). They are typically used to broach bus...
  9. Thank you Roycroftbooksfromme1! Much appreciated.
  10. Thank you Roycroftbooksfromme1. We really enjoy this grand old clock too. Wish we had more Presidents like Lincoln. Seems the mold was destroyed after he was born.
  11. Roycroftbooksfromme1, thank you for your "Love It". Happy to know that you enjoyed the Post! :)
  12. Hello ChaseCan. I believe you have a set of cutting broaches there. They are typically used to size the inner diameter of newly placed bushings. They are tapered to cover a wide range of sizes,...
  13. Beautiful
  14. Looking good!
  15. Hello! Welcome to CW. You have a Black Mantel Clock made of enameled wood. Sessions bought out the Welch Clock Co. in 1902 and by 1903 they started manufacturing clocks under the Sessions name. ...
  16. One other thing I forgot to mention, the little red circle above the six was to indicate if there had been a power outage. I believe that red indicated that there had been a power loss since the clo...
  17. Hello Tshane3000. Welcome to Collectors Weekly! You have a Seth Thomas model called the "Dynaire E" from circa 1954. It was also offered with an eight-day, 4-jewel windup movement. That model was ...
  18. You're very welcome CC
  19. The case looks like quarter-sawn Oak. The finish (probably shellac) is a little worn and weathered but you can easy coax it with a good, gentle cleaning with Murphy's Oil Soap solution. Allow it to ...
  20. There are several New Haven models which look similar to yours. What are the clock's dimensions?
  21. Here's a brief thread on the NAWCC's message board which discusses a clock similar to yours in some ways: https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/old-german-porcelain-blue-and-white-wall-clock-with-double-crosse...
  22. Here you are: https://clockhistory.com/0/document-7341-1.html?DocumentSearch%5Bdocument_name%5D=seth+thomas&DocumentSearch%5BdocumentDate%5D=&DocumentSearch%5Bdescription%5D=&DocumentSearch%5Bdocumen...
  23. If there is, Google would probably "know" about it.
  24. Seth Thomas offered the Century in several different versions as well as with spring wound and plug-in movements. You have the model name and date of manufacture right. What more were you hoping to ...
  25. You're very welcome cobramax. If you have any follow-up questions, please feel free to post them here. Best, Bruce
  26. You're welcome cobramax. The hands illustrated in my reference are kind of Session's take on a style called "Fleur de Lis". See this auction listing for an example of the original hands: https:...
  27. Hello cobramax. Welcome to Collectors Weekly. You have a model called the "Crawford" from circa 1915. Of course your particular example could have been manufactured several years before or after th...
  28. Very, very nice Marine! Thanks for taking the time to share your "After" photos.
  29. Hello Yamaha. Welcome to Collectors Weekly. Why do you think this clock is called "Timber"? Is there a surviving original label on it somewhere? I could certainly be wrong but I think you may...
  30. This is a model Gilbert called the "Delos" from circa 1891. The case is made from Walnut.
  31. Thank you Sean for your kind comments. We really like the glass colors and how it blends into the rest of the case. Thank you Valentino97 for your "Love It". :)
  32. Hello eyesdoug, I would tend to agree with you. Seth Thomas started to phase out movement manufacturing in 1955. I've found cases similar to your clock in a model Seth Thomas called "Legacy" but...
  33. Well Neil, the Watch Enthusiast, There are Watches and there are Clocks. I can tell you what it isn't. It isn't "Clock Parts and Tools". I could press the issue, but it's just not that important...
  34. Hi Dstarin52, Thanks for sharing your antique alarm clock. To me, it looks to be in great shape for its age. It's obviously been in good hands. Also thank you for sharing the results of your r...
  35. I may have seen it if I was interested in watches and went to the right category Neil. In putting it in the wrong category, you've created work for someone else to clean up. I suppose you can correc...
  36. Kind of cute, but it doesn't really belong in clock parts.
  37. You're very welcome Dstarin52. Good luck with your research. If you have a few moments, please back to let us know what you find out about Quimby & Quimby? Regards, Bruce
  38. You're very welcome Sean! :)
  39. Kind of reminds me of the Sun which is at the center of our concept of time. Interesting post Sean and nice pick. Thanks for sharing!
  40. This is an alarm clock manufactured by the Gilbert Clock Company. The boxed "G" is their trademark and it also plainly says so around the bottom of the dial. They called this model their "Wake-Up A...
  41. Hello Don, If you have a warranty on the work done by your shop, contact them for help. That would be my advice. Good luck with it Bruce
  42. Thank you Re-In-Vintage, pw-collector and Sean68! Much appreciated!
  43. Thank you Re-In-Vintage, Melo1968, and Sean68 for stopping by and clicking on your "Love It" button. Very much appreciated and happy to know that you enjoyed the post.
  44. Having trouble with the link. Hopefully it will show up this time: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/68923919_antique-sessions-oak-assortment-a-no-4-clock
  45. Hi JMWheatley, You have a clock Sessions called their "Assortment New 'A' No. 1" from circa 1906. They were offered in Oak or Walnut. Yours looks fairly dark without prominent grain patterns so ...
  46. Beautiful, but I would hate to have to dust and keep it clean.
  47. Hi Sean! Thanks for stopping by and for the "Love It". Glad you enjoyed the write up and photos. :)
  48. Often you can date French clocks by the style and construction of their movements. Can you post a well-lit, sharply focused photo or two of the movement through the back door?
  49. Thank you for the "Love It"s PW-Collector and Yougottahavestuff. Glad you enjoyed the clock and very much appreciate you stopping by.
  50. Thank you ttomtucker!
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