Refreshing an Ingraham “octagon top” 30-hour shelf clock – keep or sell?

This 30-hour shelf clock (hour strike) was manufactured by American clock-maker E. Ingraham and Co. in the 1870s. There are various iterations of the name over the maker’s history but this was the one the company used from 1861 to 1880. The clock was bought at auction in mid-March 2022 along with 3 other clocks. … More Refreshing an Ingraham “octagon top” 30-hour shelf clock – keep or sell?

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Will antique/vintage clock prices go up or down in 2022?

Will antique and vintage clock prices go up or down in 2022? Is this the time to buy or sell? Read further for my thoughts and observations. First off, some definitions. According to the United States Government, the term “antique” is reserved for items that are over a century old. Webster’s dictionary defines an antique as a … More Will antique/vintage clock prices go up or down in 2022?

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Happy Holidays Everyone

The last two years have taught us to be very thankful for family, friends, and relationships. Of course, we all wish we could be celebrating the holidays in a very different way in 2021 but just when we thought we were seeing the end of the pandemic another wave is crashing over us. Unfortunately, celebrations … More Happy Holidays Everyone

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What’s the difference between an antique and a vintage clock?

There is enough confusion among clock collectors and owners of antique and vintage items that it prompts a discussion. The terms vintage and antique are often used interchangeably, and often incorrectly. According to the United States Government, the term “antique” is reserved for valuables that are over a century old. Webster’s dictionary defines an antique as a work … More What’s the difference between an antique and a vintage clock?

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Tick Talk Tuesday #31 – nobody wants the family clock

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 or my responses to your questions with advice on your particular clock concern. For those comments and questions that stump … More Tick Talk Tuesday #31 – nobody wants the family clock

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Kienzle World Time Clock (Weltzeituhr) – more about this fascinating clock

Occasionally, I receive private email from readers. One reader asked why I dated the clock to 1950 I received a couple such emails regarding my Kienzle World Time clock and it prompted me to dig a little deeper into the origin of this unique clock. The clock is substantial, measuring 13 and 3/4″ high, 10″ … More Kienzle World Time Clock (Weltzeituhr) – more about this fascinating clock

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