Back in October (2020), I wrote about the challenges of working on this mantel clock by Forestville. Recap so far It is a nondescript Art Deco-style German mantel clock made in the 1960s sold under the Forestville name, a Toronto-based company that assembled clocks up to the 1970s. The rack and snail movement is relatively … More Forestville mantel clock servicing – not fun when things go wrong! Part II
A working clock for $25? You can’t go wrong. Found this little schoolhouse clock not 10 minutes from where I live. It is a Sessions Drop Octagon. It was manufactured in Forestville Conn. USA in the early 1920s and spent most of it’s life hung in a one-room schoolhouse near Springhill, Nova Scotia (Canada). The … More Sessions Drop Octagon – a pint-sized schoolhouse clock
If you ever need to transport a German box clock or a similar style wall clock there are several steps you must take before you remove it from the wall. One of these procedures is to secure the strike rods. The gong or strike rods are screwed into the gong block. If allowed to move … More What is this clock thing for? #2 – the strike rod lock
The clock is a 1937 Blackforest Royal Tour commemorative edition shelf clock with an 8-day time-only “plate” clock movement. Plate clock movements are so-called because they were typically used on kitchen clocks with Dutch Delft plates such as this one in the next photo. The movement is likely German and could have been made by a number of … More Blackforest shelf clock (Canadian made) gives me grief but decides to run again
Tick-Talk Tuesday is about the letters and comments I have received from you, the reader, concerning your clocks, issues you might have had and challenges you face and my responses to your questions with advice on your particular clock concern(s). For those comments and questions that stump even me, I consult within my clock circles … More My Forestville mantel clock looks like yours
I bought four wonderful clocks at an estate auction several weeks ago, this and three other Ogee clocks plus a parlour clock. This clock is no less interesting than the other three but I was lucky enough to research its maker and date the manufacture to within a year or two. Noble Jerome’s invention showed … More Chauncey Jerome 30 hour Ogee – a 156 year old American clock that is a tribute to the man himself
The clock is an instrument designed to keep and indicate time. It is one of the oldest human inventions. The clock has evolved through the ages from sundials in ancient times to early tower clocks of the 14th century and weight driven clocks and finally spring driven clocks from the 1840s to the 1970s. A … More What style of clock do I have?
German box clocks are quite common. Prices for these clocks are all over the map, some ask hundreds of dollars but they can be had for very little money like this Mauthe box clock I picked up in a flea market outside Peterborough Ontario. The hands were faded and the case was in rough shape … More Mauthe box clock – Sold by Eatons under the Solar name or a Forestville?
I scour the online for-sale sites frequently and I am always amused by some of the clock ads that folks write. I wish I could post some pictures, some of the clocks are truly pathetic but copyright law prevents me from doing so but at least present the unique descriptions. None of the spelling errors … More Hilarious and other interesting clock ads
I prefer time-only clocks above anything else. They are simple to work on and because they are less complex they tend to be more accurate, relatively speaking. Most are easy to service but this little guy has me stumped. Thousands of these relatively small German movements were made and some found their way into small … More Stubborn little plate clock movement
The curator of the Canadian Clock museum was kind enough to respond to an email I sent concerning the absence of Martin Cheney clocks as well as provide further information on the collection. First of all Mr. Symons explained that the museum profiles two centuries of Canadian clocks which include many Canadian manufacturers that represent 90% … More Update to my clock museum post
If you are looking for clocks from the Black Forest region of Germany I hate to disappoint. This post is about the Forestville Clock Company of Canada. Forestville clocks were assembled in Canada with foreign movements in local and foreign-made cases through the late 1920s to the mid-1970s. This Forestville mantel clock is not particularly … More Forestville mantel clock