When I bought my Ingersoll-Waterbury clock a year ago I knew that it had not been serviced but the price was reasonable and it was running. I got a lot of other projects out of the way and have finally gotten around to giving this clock a little care and attention. Ingersoll-Waterbury clocks were sold in … More Ingersoll Waterbury mantel clock servicing and a little mystery thrown in for good measure
My quest for a one-weight Vienna Regulator ended this past week and I am now in possession of a miniature rather than a traditional antique Vienna wall clock. Here are first impressions back in 2016. This attractive unmarked Vienna Regulator one-weight (time-only) clock is 34 inches long 4.75 inches deep and 11 inches at it’s … More One weight Vienna Regulator miniature
My Kern anniversary clock was a real deal at $7.23 though it came without its glass dome and it was missing one movement support thumb screw (there should be two). The intent was to learn all about… Source: Kern 400 day clock, first attempt at torsion clock servicing
I had a discussion with David, a horologist acquaintance who is currently working on my 138 year old Ingraham Huron mantel clock (pictured above) about clock repairs in days gone by. He said he had happened to have a conversation a few days ago with an 82 year friend who had been in the clock repair … More Clock repair in days gone by
I am not sure where you would have found a Waterbury Arion. It is really too small for a schoolhouse clock or an office clock unless it was a tiny office. Nevertheless, enough of them were made since they are fairly common. I bought this time-only clock from an older gentleman in Halifax, Nova Scotia.. … More New glass and bezel for Waterbury Arion
I have in my collection an unsigned 8-day carriage clock in a moulded rectangular brass case. This attractive little clock has a white enamel dial with Roman numerals, blued steel hands and a spring driven movement with platform lever escapement visible through the top beveled glass. The moulded brass case has beveled glass panels on all sides complete with a … More The French Carriage clock
Once a year we travel to central Canada and since I am always on the lookout for clocks when I am on the road, they can show up in the strangest of places. We stopped a a boutique hotel in downtown Quebec City and came across this Snider Starburst clock in the dining area. Many … More Clocks I discovered on my summer travels (2016)
I have related the story of this most interesting Ingraham Huron mantel clock in an earlier blog which you can read about here. I purchased it at what I believe was a reasonable price from an older couple near Bridgewater, Nova Scotia who were in the midst of downsizing. It had been in their family … More Ingraham Huron – off to the shop for restoration!
This is the weekend in maritime Canada that we turn the clocks back. We have an expression, “Spring forward, fall behind”. It means that on November 6th we move from Atlantic Daylight Savings Time (DST) to Standard Time, back one hour. Consequently we have “an extra hour of daylight” in the morning, good for farmers, … More Idioms and expressions with the word “clock” in them
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