After Taking TIME Off It's Working Again
by Paul and Patti
New Haven Mission Clock
Back in the mid 70's, our family was taking care of an older gentleman. After his passing away, we had to clean out all of his personal items from his house. We came across this Mission clock that was put away in a closet for years.
It was a clock made by the New Haven Clock Co. The label on the back said Mantel Mission Song. Also the word, 8 day and patent Oct.4th 1904 were also visible.
Right after the first of the year (2009) the clock was finally taken out of the closet and we decided to wind up the old girl to see if she worked. The clock started ticking when we gave the pendulum a push and the clock would ring once on the half hour and the correct amount of bells would ring on the hour.
The clock has it's original finish which is a rustic wood look and I have it on display in my family room. Also, the key for winding the clock remained inside when we opened the door.
I'll bet the old clock could tell some stories if she could only talk. I have no idea what kind of value this clock has. Also on the back label it says, "Los Alamos," which we have no idea what it would mean. Any info on this clock would be greatly appreciated. Paul and Patti