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?
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?
Ringing in the New Year is for reminiscing, reliving, looking back, and looking forward. However, I’ll be honest; let’s hope that 2022 is a whole lot better. We got through 2021 but for many of us, the ongoing pandemic has left an indelible mark. Promises were made and broken, plans were made and altered, hopes … More A Happy New Year to all
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
I have a growing collection of clocks with upwards of 85 in my collection. My focus is on clocks made in Canada that are entirely manufactured in this country or companies such as Fleet and Forestville, that assembled clocks with foreign/domestic cases and movements. In addition, I have many other clocks that were made in … More Pursuing a clock on an online auction
If you are a collector or simply have a general interest in mechanical clocks and wish to sell antique and/or vintage clocks then, read on. I am not a seller but I purchase clocks to build my collection. Although I do not advertise sales on my blog I sell the odd clock locally as a … More Tips on selling (or buying) an antique or 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?
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
I have installed a few bushings in clock movements over the past 7 years but have never bushed a clock barrel. Some clock-makers will say they bush barrels all the time but of all the barrel mainsprings I have seen this is the first that is in such poor condition. Although this is my first … More Bushing a Jauch clock movement barrel
This is Part I of a two part series. In Part I, I will discuss why I collect, repair and restore clocks. In Part II are 9 reasons why clock collecting and repair is a great hobby for just about anyone.
I was asked to take a look at this German made wall clock from the 1980s. The owner said it had not been running for 3 years. It is a German made Jauch wall clock from the late 1970s. Sadly, the doors of the Jauch clock company closed many years ago. Jauch was not a … More Jauch wall clock – the end of an era
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