Grandfather Clock Hmmmm...........

by Craig
(NY)

Hi:

I have a grandfather's clock from the American Chime Clock Company (Philadelphia) with a detailed receipt from 1934.

the clock has three weights, strikes one of three different tunes you select (Wynchester, Whittington, and Westminster) and has numerous chrome tubes.

What was the reputation of this clock compamy? Any general thoughts on such a clock?

Thanks!

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Grandfather Clock Circa 1790

by Eric Laurence
(Montreal)

Long Case Clock

Long Case Clock

Circa 1790 Longcase clock (6'10"), footprint 15 1/8"-9". Door has a locking mechanism, inside is painted red, back is unfinished. Possibly made in the Province of Quebec, Canada.

Any info would be really appreciate, no marking except at the bottom rear of the dial "112 HM".

Does anyone have any information about the "Twiss Brothers" clockmakers? They were from Montreal and they flourished from 1821-1850.


Thanks!

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1790 Grandfather Clock

by Bob
(KY)

Face of clock

Face of clock

This clock was in my house when I moved in. It is Engraved with the year 1790, and is a really dark color wood, but that could be due to aging. The clock itself does not work, but does have the chains inside it. The face of the clock is a gold color and has two names on it that I can't make out. Maybe you can. I am very interested to find out how much this clock might be worth. Since it only lets me add one picture I'll zoom in on the names since that might help out more.

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Antique Clock Auction

by Papi
(Atlanta, Ga.)

Tall Clock

Tall Clock

78 in.tall, 20 in wide
Wood - Dark (walnut?)
Westminster Quarter Hour Chimes
Can find no identifying markings
Possibly 1900-1910
Trying to identify

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Please Help Identify this Grandfather Clock

by Tammy
(Ontario, Canada)

Grandfather Clock

Grandfather Clock

I bought this oak grandfather clock because of the beautiful carvings around the clock face, down the case and in the carved flower basket under the door.

The face and weights are beautifully scrolled- The weights and face are brass with silver over lay? There are two numbers on the back off the works, 5 space 3 space,
0 space 9, above this number is 166.

Could someone help identify this clock. Thanks so much.

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Lost Clockmaker

When I bought my longcase clock about 50 years ago I knew it was made by Jonathan Snow in England in 1820. I was able then to find a little information about Snow. Now with the wonderful internet I am unable to even find mention of his name. Can anyone provide information about this clockmaker?

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James Arthur Collection - Tall Clock

by Douglas Post
(Portage, MI USA)

Antique Tall Clock

Antique Tall Clock

Inherited this clock from my Grandmother who said it came from Chicago and was possibly in Macy's.

D.W. Hering wrote a book called "The Lure of the Clock" and on page XIII Fig 23; No. 31 it shows my exact clock. Aparantly this clock might have been donated from the James Arthur Colection to NYU in 1926. See article in the New Yorker - John Brooks, the Talk of the Town "Tick" May 19, 1951 p29.

I would like to know more about this clock and have an idea as to its value. $1000 or $10,000. Please feel free to reply here with your comments.

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JOE & BONNIES TALL CLOCK

JOE & BONNIES

JOE & BONNIES

I BOUGHT THE CLOCK IN THE MIDDLE OF INDIANA 20 YEARS AGO.
CURIOUSITY FINALLY GOT TO ME TODAY, THIS IS ON THE BACK-
FRANZ HERMLE
TWO121JEWELS
WEST GERMANY
UNADJUSTED
350-020

WE LIVE IN GRAND RAPIDS MICH,DO YOU KNOW AN APPRASIED VALUE?YEAR MADE?

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David Collier Longcase

Hi,

I have just aquired a family heirloom. This clock was given to my great grandparents in 1909 as a wedding gift. We have no history before that date but assume it was in the family. The clock traveled from England to the USA. The clock is signed "David Collier" and has a faintly etched "XII" on the back of the face plate. We are curious to learn more about the history and more importantly of how to properly care and preserve this interesting piece.

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Scottish Long Case Clock

by Alastair Reynolds
(UK)

Dial Scottish Clock

Dial Scottish Clock

I am an amature clock restorer with some capability. I was asked by the owner of a clock to restrore the movement. It turns out the movement restoration is quite a challenge.

The clock was originally made by Alexander Black of Kircaldy in Fife (Scotalnd) at around 1844 onwards. It has a painted dial from T Russells depicting Queen Victoria visiting Dundee in 1844.

The dial is reputed to have been painted by a D Sinclair.

The clock mechanism had many problems the least of which was missing date parts rendering that part of the dial (day-of-the-month) inoperative.

The clock mechanism appears to be from another clock although it has the capability to drive the seconds and day-of-the-month dials.

I have invented the missing date parts in a simpathetic restoration that mearly attaches to the front plate with two screws should a future owner resent my restoration.

I am of the belief the clock mechanism is contemporary with the clock period but not from the original clock maker.

The clock was restored (badly) in 1945 by?

In summary I would like to asertain if anyone has knowledge of what mechanism would have been original to the clock and how to identify it.

regards

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VERY OLD CLOCK I NEED HELP WITH

by STEPHEN LYONS
(DANBURY,CONNECTICUT,USA)

HELMET MARK ON CLOCK WORK

HELMET MARK ON CLOCK WORK

HELLO,I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THIS CLOCK.IT IS A WEIGHT DRIVEN.ALSO PRETTY TALL.THE MARK ON THE BACK IS A HELMET TYPE DESIGN.IT IS VERY OLD.

CASE IS ALSO IN VERY NICE CONDITION. PORCELAIN IS MINT.IT APPEARS IT WAS WAS WELL KEPT. WOULD YOU KNOW WHO HAD A MAKERS MARK STAMPED IN WITH A HELMET.I WILL ADD PICTURES.

MY EMAIL IS SLYONS6974@AOL.COM,THANKS VERY MUCH FOR THE HELP.STEVE

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Old English Grandfather Clock

by Edward McChesney
(Orlando, Florda, USA)

Old Grandfather Clock

Old Grandfather Clock

This clock belonged to my sister before she passed away. I'm pretty sure it's around 150-200 years old? The clock was made in England. I have all of the original parts for it to be fully operational. It has a fairly simple look to it, but I love it!

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Grandmother Clock, Handmade ~ Oak

by Debbie
(California)

Grandmother Clock

Grandmother Clock

I acquired this clock over 30 years ago from a lady who moved to the US and had it shipped over from England.

She told me it was over 100 years old at that time. She traded the clock and some cash for a pre-war truck we had for sale. She told me it is one of a kind, and handmade by an artisan clockmaker somewhere in Europe. It is evident that the case is handmade, and pretty well done at that. There are saw marks on the back of the case as well. The decorative glass pieces in it are thick and have beveled edges. The face is stained in one area, and the case bottom at the feet has darkened from mopping over the years.

The clock ran well for many years as long as it was perfectly level, but I have not wound it for several years now. I think it is possible that with a cleaning and adjustment it would run very well again. It did keep perfect time, and the pendulum has an adjustment in case it doesn't. This clock is made of oak and weighs 40 pounds.

Does anyone know anything about this clock, or how I can verify the information I have? Does anyone know what is it worth?

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Junghans 3 weights

by Mohsen
(Singapore)

Junghans 3 Weight

Junghans 3 Weight

Appreciate if someone can give more information about this clock.It's a Junghans 3 weight.
It's still in perfect working condition. The weight and pendulum is still there.Thanks

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How old am I ?

by Randy Schreckengost
(Vienna, Ohio)

I came to purchase a "tall" clock this past weekend that was in a house put up for sale. The clock stands 7' 5".

I don't know if the face plate is made from tin or brass. There are regular numbers, not roman numerals. Above the 12, is the face of a woman.

The only two identifications I can find is that on the chime mechanism is American Chime Clock Co. Philadelphia, Pa. and also on that is Old Glory. Also, on the back of the pendulum, the date of 1840 is stamped. The pendulum is 33" long and 5 1/2" in diameter. From what I have found online is that the American Chime Clock Co. was in business from 1916-1922.

But the town or city from which they were located was Nicetown, Pa. The company of Bailey, Banks, and Biddle which opened 1840 in Philadelphia was the only company that was from there. Also, on the wood case in a couple places, are the number 208. I don't know if that # is for matching parts for the case, or is that the # of that particular #'s of that clock made.

There is only one long chime in the right rear corner of the case which has a glass door. Both weights are hand cast and have brass sleeves over them. They are 9" long and 2" in diameter.

The "hood" or top that covers the face and timing mechanism, slides of towards the front. One more thing, the clock seems not only to chime, but also plays music. There are 4 single "chimes" that hang and are hit with 4 small hammers. The same system on a music box. Other than that, the clock seems like a straight line clock, no fancy carvings, except two curved pieces at the top.

On the chains for the weights, are pieces of wood in the shape of acorns. Hopefully in the near future, I will be posting a picture(s). If any one has some type of knowledge about my "find", please post any info you might have, or where I might be able to find out more myself.

I am afraid to wind the clock (which there is only 1 place on the face). All parts to the clock are there.

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A Mystery Clock

by Page
(Georgia)

Braun Clock

Braun Clock

This clock was purchased in Europe in the late 1950's by my parents. It is 85" tall and has "Franz Jacob Braun" on the face with "Eber Bach" beneath it.

There is also something else embossed under the last line but it is difficult to read. The clock has a street car bell and has the weights and pendulum. As far as I know it still works if wound.

Any info would be helpful.

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Anyone know anything about this maker?

I inherited a grandfather clock from my grandmother. I believe it came from the UK. On the movement (as best I can read) it says Wm Apshall Wishave. The face is hand painted. Any info will help. You can email any info to my email address at joshdog13@gvtc.com. I dont have a picture right now b/c the clock is having some work done on it.

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Grandfather Clock

by Alan Strubinger
(Jim Thorpe, PA, USA)

Halliwell Grandfather Clock

Halliwell Grandfather Clock

Good afternoon. I have a grandfather clock given to me when an Uncle passed away. It keeps perfect time but I know nothing about it. The only markings I am aware of is the word Halliwell written on the face.

The case is in great shape except for a small missing piece of veneer near the door. The hour hand is broken off but I have it available to be fixed. Would it be better to fix the original hour hand or should I buy replacement hands? And what else might you be able to tell me about the clock (when and where built and an approximate value)? Thanks for your time.
~ Alan

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Tall Clock Seems Old, But Could Be Just Unloved

by Chris Coulson
(Kent, UK)

Old Tall Clock

Old Tall Clock

My father's cousin recently died at the age of 96, and he had this grandfather clock...

From reading around on the net, I can tell you that it has a chain weight, not a cable, and the face seems to be like an enamel bath sort of material - is that ceramic? It also has a bell on top of the mechanism, rather than a gong or anything else.

The face is terribly faded, although when we found it, it was in the hall, away from any sunlight!

The picture isn't very clear, but the wood at the very top has castellations on it.

There is no sign of any makers mark on the face at all - its completely faded.

It's about 7 foot tall.

Inside, it doesn't look like it was made by a craftsman, more like it's made from rough offcuts of wood!

Can anyone tell me anything about it?

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My Mystery Clock

by Wally Savage
(Suffield,CT USA)

My tall clock was inherited from my father. As far as I know he got it from an auction in Maine some years ago.

I have been unable to find any identifying marks.
It is over seven feet tall, mahogany veneer case, brass face surrounded by filligree decoration. a round medallion above the face is engraved Wm Panton Montrose.

It was appraised for estate purposes at $8500.00. I have been told that this style of clock dates to the 1830's Any help in finding the history of this clock will be greatly appreciated. I am unable to transmit a picture at this time.

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GrandFather Clock Unknown Manufacturer

by Chris
(lagunaBeach, CA)

Tall Clock

Tall Clock

I received this grandfather clock from a family member long ago. It sat in my garage for 15 years. I cleaned it up and put the weights on and its been running now for almost a year.

88" Tall
19" wide
12" deep
11" dial
2 weights, 2 chains
pendulum
spiral bong behind mechanism
there is a stamp on the back but unable to read it.

With a flashlight and a mirror I was able to get the following from the back of the mechanism
It has a manufacturer' symbol, but unable to get a picture without dissembling the clock. It has a circle with a design with what appears to be wings extended on both sides.

D. R. Patent
125 805
and 8 5 7 0 stamped on the back of the clock

On the chime/bong mechanism, it has the following to the best of what I can make out
DGMS 11970

Dark wood, spiral columns on both sides, open pendelum/weight area.
I have looked at hundreds of styles of clocks online only to still wonder of its manuf. and date.

Any assistance would greatly be appreciated.
I have more pictures, but appears I can only upload one

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Unkown Long Clock

by Joe Zitkus
(Lawton, Ok)

Long Case Clock

Long Case Clock

Dad got it in Germany in the 60s. Can't find a name on it. The works has metal gears with a wood case to hold them.

Wondering what it might be worth and how old and anything else.
Thanks Joe
jzitkus@yahoo.com

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Junghans

by Mohsen
(Singapore)

Tall Clock

Tall Clock

Can anyone there give more detail about this Junghans 3 weights? Age and value.Thanks

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Would like to learn about my Grandfather clock

by Kristopher
(Hawkinsville, GA)

Grandfather Clock

Grandfather Clock

I don't know much about this clock. All I know is my father bought it for my mother and paid something like $1500 for it and I would like to learn more about it.

Does anyone know how much it's worth and who made it? I found no label on it and all that's on the face is at the bottom "Made In U.S.A" and "Pearl" right above the 12. It has 3 weights in it and can play a few different tunes with a slide next to the 3-4.

I have more than this picture I have close up's of the face.

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Antique wind-up horizontal wheel clock

by John Mutrux
(Kansas City, MO, USA)

I'd like to find out more about this clock.

I'd like to find out more about this clock.

This clock was always on the top shelf of Mother's kitchen. She told me that when my father was in the University of Illinois while he was in the U.S. Army in 1944, he had a very difficult time waking up and getting to class on time. Apparently, he rigged a switch on this clock that would activate a vacuum cleaner electric motor that he had fastened to his bed springs. An eccentric weight was on the shaft of the motor, so when it ran, it violently shook the bed.

I'm ready to sell this clock, but want to get some more information about it before I post it on ebay. So far, I've not been able to find anything like it. Any help appreciated.

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the clock that stopped at 9:16

by Kris
(Newarek, DE)

Grandmother's Hutch Clock

Grandmother's Hutch Clock

I received through the estate of my God Mother Mary Cunio of North Andover MA 2 clocks. One has a small plaque on the back -
Grandmother's Hutch Clock
Design by: #N.E. 101F
Nils Mahnus Tornquist A S I D
The New England Clock Company
Bristol, Connecticut
USA DES PAT app'l'd for
I know knothing about it's history and would really love to add the clock's story to our family's story

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Family Business Clock

by Joe
(Louisiana)

Tall Clock

Tall Clock

This grandfather's clock was in our family business in 1883. I do not know how it got there or where it came from. Am not sure if my ancestors brought it from Germany or had it made here in the States.

It is 9'3" tall and the base is 36" wide and 18" deep. Approximately 150#. We cannot find any mark or label. There are 3 different kinds of wood in the frame and base. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks

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