The pandemic was certainly devastating and no doubt changed everyone and everything. Nothing will ever be quite the same. As Dickens would say, it was the best of times and it was the worst of times. There are no hidden positives in a pandemic but if anything, this past year has given many of us … More Maintaining a hobby after the pandemic
I have just one other Kienzle clock in my collection and it is a rather unusual one, the World Time desk clock from the 1940s. I do not come across Kienzle clocks very often. They are no lessor quality than most German clocks, I just don’t see many around this region. The latest is a … More Kienzle time and strike movement servicing
Welcome back. The mystery is solved! In the spring of 2021 I responded to an ad on a local online for sale site for what appeared to be an antique hall clock. It was inexpensive and I now know why. The seller bought it 20 years ago and in the midst of downsizing it had … More Hall clock mystery is solved
I saw an ad for an old clock on a local online for-sale site and it piqued my interest. The photo of the clock is provided by the seller. My wife and I have been looking for a Arthur Pequegnat hall clock for the last couple of years and I thought I found it for … More It’s an antique tall case clock but what make is it?
While I have over 85 clocks in my collection twelve are 30-hour or one-day clocks. One of the twelve is a relatively modern clock. The history of mass-produced clocks in America began in the 1820s and 1830s with 30-hour clocks that had woodworks movements. While the clock business was booming with many companies selling clocks … More All the 30-hour clocks in my collection
The turned 4 columns of the New York style Sperry and Shaw clock drew my attention because it is so unlike many of the 30-hour shelf clocks of the time. This clock was made between 1844 and 1851 when Henry Sperry and George Shaw were in the clock business together. The label, which is in … More Sperry and Shaw 4 column clock back on the bench