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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. Wow! Your grandfather had some skills. That's a nice looking case/clock. Thanks for sharing it.
  2. Depends on where you sell them and what kind of condition the whole clock is in. I've seen them go for more, but I agree: $150 give or take $50 seems to be the current market value on eBay. Some mo...
  3. You're welcome MACowan. Glad I could help you.
  4. I said "Singer" above. I meant "Sears".
  5. Keramikos, I know absolutely nothing about vintage sewing machines. We have an old Singer that belonged to my wife's mother. It's heavy but there are significant plastic housing parts. I used i...
  6. Yes, you are welcome Shanleigh. Not to worry about the scarcity of information to go on with keramikos around. In any case I'm glad that we could work together to help provide some information f...
  7. Hey keramikos, I originally glanced at the post and decided that there was too little to go on. There are thousands of these types of clocks. If I hadn't noticed your post I would have kept on....
  8. One small photo and "etc." doesn't really give us much to go on, but keramikos's sharp eye saved the day. You have an altered model Ansonia called their "Aden" from circa 1894. The original crest ...
  9. Nice looking antique clock you have there. Some condition issues but it's an old-timer and none of us will age as gracefully. I don't really know much about German clocks. I don't think that the m...
  10. Hi, Welcome to Collectors Weekly, Clocks. The style of your clock is called a Short Drop Octagon Wall Clock. They are also popularly known as School House Clocks. They were relatively inexpensive,...
  11. Hello MAcowan. Welcome to Collectors Weekly: Clocks! I believe that you have a model that Sessions called "Ideal" from circa 1910. It originally listed for $8.00. Adjust for inflation, the equiv...
  12. Very nice. Thanks for sharing and welcome to CW!
  13. Hi, You have a model called the "El Segura" from circa 1908. Originally listed for $29.00 back then. Adjusted for inflation. approximately 856 in 2021. Hope that solves your mystery.
  14. Another Beauty Michael. Thanks for sharing. Some yahoo ran a red light and totaled our 96 Accord. Nothing special, but we kept it in good condition. When parts are not easily accessible, shops are...
  15. Congrats on your collection and thanks for sharing with us!
  16. Interesting fortapache. You always come up with some high quality pieces like this. I was just wondering, did they include his methamphetamine pills for the Blitz? :) Thanks for sharing.
  17. Thank you Damonways! Glad you enjoyed our Ansonia clock.
  18. Thank you Damonways for stopping by and for your "Love it" click!
  19. That sounds like it may be the serial number on a french clock pendulum. If so, there should be a matching serial number on the movement. We really need additional photos of the clock, including the...
  20. Are you selling it? Look at eBay's "Sold" listings to get an idea of what the market is.
  21. Hello. Are you looking to sell your clock?
  22. Nice with good write up. Glass shouldn't be too expensive to replace ~$40-$50 at most. Thanks for sharing.
  23. Nice clock. Could be a Frenchie or American Black Mantel. You got anything else to go on? Names, labels on the case, dial and/or movement?
  24. Great post Russ. Thanks for sharing the photos and your story behind this part of your collection.
  25. You're very welcome Pauli! I'm glad that we could help solve your Mystery. Thanks again for sharing your antique Seth Thomas. Regards
  26. Regarding the 'upside-down' striking. The clock should strike just once on the half-hour and the number of hours at the top of the hour. It sounds like you're also out of sync as far as that setti...
  27. Yes, you are absolutely correct on the date of manufacture stamp! You can re-synchronize the time with the hour strike by carefully moving the hour hand (clockwise, or counter-clockwise) to the last ...
  28. Right you are, late 19th, early 20th century. My mistake. In the Metal No. 5's case the circa is 1900. The poster put his (or her) clock in the Seth Thomas category so they already knew that much....
  29. Hello. Welcome to Collectors Weekly, Clocks. As you have already indicated, you have wood mantel clock by Seth Thomas. I think that it is from their "Metal Series" which are adorned with metal deco...
  30. Hi, My guess is that your heirloom clock may have been originally marketed circa 1900 give or take 10 years. It looks like it has been well cared for. I'm pretty sure a good clock shop could pu...
  31. axcent_3, is this clock still a mystery to you?
  32. Let's see...this posting is about 9 years old now. Let me check listings for a New Haven Short Drop Octagon. Here's a link to auction results for this kind of clock. The highest price paid was $25...
  33. Good to see you posting again Cokeman1959. Thanks for sharing another one of your jewels! :)
  34. Hello Axcent_3! Welcome to Collectors Weekly, Clocks. I believe that you have a Clock made by the Colonial Manufacturing Co. The case model number is No. 1310 from circa 1920. It can be found on...
  35. Another great post Russ! Thanks for sharing.
  36. I would suggest that you or your daughter go to this website, register and post your question there: https://mb.nawcc.org/forums/general-clock-discussions.9/ Good luck.
  37. Hello CynFun, Welcome to Collectors Weekly, Clocks. I was able to find a match to your heirloom clock in my Tran Duy Ly "Sessions Clocks" reference book on page 172. It is a model Sessions called t...
  38. Nice Clock Russ! Bet it sounds great. A parts movement? Someone's loss is your gain. Thanks for sharing!
  39. Thanks for all you do and share Sean. Always a pleasure to see some of your many collections.
  40. Thanks again Sean!
  41. Thank you Sean!
  42. Thank you Sean! :)
  43. Thank you Sean.
  44. Thank you for stopping by and for the "Love it" click of approval Eclecticrazy29. Much appreciated!
  45. 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...
  46. 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. ...
  47. 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...
  48. You're welcome Gage. I'll see you over there.
  49. Got it. I sent a private message so you'll be able to find me if you have questions.
  50. 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 ...
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