Gilbert time and strike – why I am putting the movement aside for now

While antiquing some time ago I came across boxes of clock movements in a shop. Some were fairly new though I found a Gilbert time and strike date stamped 1906 which piqued my interest. In the box was the key, the coil gong, clock hands, pendulum and movement mounting screws. A movement without a case. … More Gilbert time and strike – why I am putting the movement aside for now

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New Haven Ogee clock – attractive but not without issues

This spring driven 30 hour New Haven Ogee clock is a loud ticker and rapid striker so distinctive that I can hear the ticking outside the room it is in like a mischievous puppy who wants to remind you where it is. Judging from other New Haven clocks I have researched from this period, 1875 … More New Haven Ogee clock – attractive but not without issues

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E. N. Welch Whittier model parlor clock Part III – more issues than anticipated

This is perhaps the dirtiest movement I have ever worked on This is perhaps the dirtiest movement I have ever worked on. The case, tablet and dial face are in beautiful condition and nicely preserved requiring little or no work at all to restore to its former glory but the movement is another story. A … More E. N. Welch Whittier model parlor clock Part III – more issues than anticipated

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Canada Clock Co. – a cottage clock from the early 1880s

We have a couple of antique stores in our small town. Calling them antique stores is a bit of a stretch because there is usually more junk inside than actual antiques. We were shopping in the area of one of those “antique” stores and my wife turned to me and said, “Let’s go in”. I … More Canada Clock Co. – a cottage clock from the early 1880s

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E. N. Welch Whittier model parlor clock Part II – a description

The Whittier Model This is the Whittier model from Welch’s Authors series. Tran’s 2d ed. shows it from the 1893 catalogue. It is a half-hour strike clock. Though an alarm could be ordered this clock came without one. It is solid walnut in construction, deep brown in colour and darkened by age.  It stands 22 … More E. N. Welch Whittier model parlor clock Part II – a description

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E. N. Welch Whittier model parlor clock Part I – E. N. Welch history

Among the most common parlour clocks you will find few E N Welch clocks. Why. A good reason is that the company was absorbed by Sessions in 1903. The history of Welch is interesting because Welch Spring and Co. began by making higher end clocks but eventually produced cheaper, heavily discounted mass market clocks which … More E. N. Welch Whittier model parlor clock Part I – E. N. Welch history

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More fascinating terms – the language of clocks

Regular reader and contributor JC suggested a few more clock terms I thought readers and fellow horologists might find interesting. My source for this article is the Watch and Clock Encyclopedia by Donald de Clarke, published by Bonanza Books (1984) which is still available on Amazon. Gridiron pendulum: A pendulum consisting of alternating steels and … More More fascinating terms – the language of clocks

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