Ansonia Extra Drop wall clock – moving ahead with repairs

The photos tell the story Some time ago I wrote an article on an Ansonia barn find. It is an Ansonia Extra Drop time-only Rosewood veneered wall clock, circa 1880. I thought I would update readers on how this little project is progressing. I was able to find most of the parts but there are … More Ansonia Extra Drop wall clock – moving ahead with repairs

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Mercedes clock – not made by the car folks

Mercedes makes a great car. Do they make clocks. No! Is this Mercedes novelty timepiece a great clock? No, but read on. This very attractive 30 hour Mercedes ceramic mechanical shelf clock of the Baroque Meissen style (debatable) from the 1970s is more of a novelty item than a clock. It is a time-only alarm … More Mercedes clock – not made by the car folks

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Timezone clocks – keeping track of family across the country

  It this day and age it is very common to have family scattered to the four winds. What time is it is such and such? Why not create timezone clocks? I live in Canada and I have one daughter in Calgary, Alberta, one of our mid-western provinces and one in Victoria, BC, on the … More Timezone clocks – keeping track of family across the country

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Jauch Drop Octagon – one problem I cannot address…..yet!

We often cruise the HiBid sites. While they may be wholly Canadian I am sure there are similar sites in the US. HiBid are a hosting service for antique online auction companies and from time to time clocks come up on estate sales. One day in early February 2017 we were on a Nova Scotia … More Jauch Drop Octagon – one problem I cannot address…..yet!

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German “schoolhouse clock” by Gebruder Jauch?

The Germans would not have called them schoolhouse clocks, rather, short drop octagon wall clocks. The term “schoolhouse clock” is typically an American description. The stylistic features of the Jauch reminds me of my Canadian made Arthur Pequegnat Brandon II wall clock We often cruise the HiBid sites. I am not sure if they are … More German “schoolhouse clock” by Gebruder Jauch?

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The schoolhouse clock that was never called the schoolhouse clock

My recent acquisition of another schoolhouse clock stimulated my curiosity and prompted me to do some research on the origin of the name. In this article I will describe my thoughts on how the schoolhouse clock came to be and my most recent Sessions wall clock purchase. During my research I found it very interesting … More The schoolhouse clock that was never called the schoolhouse clock

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Searching for a donor movement pays off

Last summer (2015) I bought a Blackforest time-only shelf clock for $10 at a small antique store in Kazabazua, Quebec which you see pictured below. To be fair it did not look like this when I bought it. It was quite beaten up and a case refresh was sorely needed which included stripping and re-staining. It’s a relatively simple … More Searching for a donor movement pays off

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A curious little Blackforest shelf clock

Shelf clocks such as the one pictured have always been hard to find though I did stumble upon this one very recently (April 2016) at an antique store in Great Village, Nova Scotia. Why, because of their cheap construction and inexpensive movements, not many of these clocks have survived over the years. This one might have had a … More A curious little Blackforest shelf clock

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Waterbury “Arion” Small Octagon Short Drop wall clock

A diminutive size, this clock was made around 1930 just a couple of years before the Waterbury Clock Company was placed in receivership. It is a solid oak case measuring 19 inches long by 12 inches wide, with a paper dial marked Waterbury, a black and gold pendulum aperture, and 8-day time-only movement. The bottom of the … More Waterbury “Arion” Small Octagon Short Drop wall clock

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Ansonia Octagonal Short drop “schoolhouse” clock

I have been thinking of expanding my collection of wall clocks lately after acquiring a good sampling of mantle and shelf clocks. I picked up this clock not far from where I live. It is an Ansonia octagonal short drop commonly known as a schoolhouse clock. I am putting the date of manufacture at around the turn … More Ansonia Octagonal Short drop “schoolhouse” clock

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