American Clock and Watch Museum – a must-see for any clock enthusiast

During our stay in Springfield Ma. to attend a NAWCC annual clock convention in June 2019 we stopped in Bristol, Connecticut about 45 minutes drive south of Springfield. In Bristol, Connecticut is the American Clock and Watch Museum. The non-descript white clapboard New England styled salt-box is what first greets the visitor. Although the museum … More American Clock and Watch Museum – a must-see for any clock enthusiast

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E. N. Welch large cottage clock – first look

I attended the NAWCC Convention In June 2019 and bought this clock at the clock mart. The NAWCC clock mart is an opportunity to find that special clock among thousands offered for sale. I have always equated E.N Welch with quality and this clock is no exception. I have one other Welch, the Whittier, a … More E. N. Welch large cottage clock – first look

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Seth Thomas round top cottage clock

Among the most respected American clockmakers is the Seth Thomas Clock Co. In my collection are 6 Seth Thomas clocks representing several styles all of which are unique representing the period between 1865 and 1930. I acquired this clock at the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors conference in Springfield Ma. in June of … More Seth Thomas round top cottage clock

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Jerome & Co. round top shelf clock – first impressions

Chauncey Jerome along with his brother Noble introduced the first mass-produced brass movement in 1839 two years after the depression of 1837 knocked out 90% of factories in the Northeast (New England States). The 30-hour brass movement was rugged, cheap to repair and not subject to swelling found in wood movement clocks. Despite business ups … More Jerome & Co. round top shelf clock – first impressions

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Tick Talk Tuesday #21 – What is my Ansonia schoolhouse clock worth?

Tick-Talk Tuesday is about the letters and comments I have received from you, the reader, concerning your clock, issues you might have had, challenges you face or a clock you would like me to profile and my responses to your questions with advice on your particular clock concern. For those comments and questions that stump … More Tick Talk Tuesday #21 – What is my Ansonia schoolhouse clock worth?

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2 Westclox LaSalle 61C clocks combined to make one working clock

Reader EW asked me if I wanted a second Westclox LaSalle 61C alarm clock. Yes, I said, of course. I was advised of the condition of the clock beforehand so there was no surprise when it arrived in the mail. The important distinction between my clock and the new arrival is that the new one … More 2 Westclox LaSalle 61C clocks combined to make one working clock

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New Haven Sharp Gothic (Steeple) clock – Part I – history unearthed

This is Part I entitled History Unearthed. It is the first part of a two part series. Part II concerns servicing the movement. My recently acquired New Haven Gothic Steeple 30-hour clock is an online auction win. The case is in very good condition apart from minor veneer issues on the base and the columns. … More New Haven Sharp Gothic (Steeple) clock – Part I – history unearthed

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Inpainting a Seth Thomas clock dial – Part II

And now for the exciting conclusion. This is Part II of a two part series. Part one covers the first three steps in renewing a Seth Thomas clock dial. In this, Part II, the decorative design is restored on the corners. Inpainting is the process of reconstructing lost or deteriorated parts of a clock dial. … More Inpainting a Seth Thomas clock dial – Part II

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Gilbert 2038 tambour clock with Normandy Chime – servicing the movement

I have worked on Gilbert movements previously but this one is a little different; it has a rod gong with two striking hammers. Disassembly was routine but required the removal of parts to separate the plates. The Gilbert Clock Company began making clocks in December of 1828 and produced clocks over a span of 130 … More Gilbert 2038 tambour clock with Normandy Chime – servicing the movement

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E N Welch clock and why helper springs are important

Among common parlour clocks you will find few EN Welch clocks. There is a good reason for this. The company was absorbed by the Sessions Clock Company in 1903 so any Welch clock is 115 years old and older. This E N Welch time and strike parlour clock is the Whittier model. The clock was … More E N Welch clock and why helper springs are important

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Gustav Becker 2-weight Vienna Regulator wall clock – 3 years later

Clock collectors usually pride themselves in having at least one Gustav Becker (GB) clock in their collection. I have just one but I am always on the lookout for another. Becker clocks are not difficult to identify and date. Along with a maker’s stamp, serial numbers on the clock movements identify the year of manufacture. … More Gustav Becker 2-weight Vienna Regulator wall clock – 3 years later

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