Trying to identify this New Haven clock
by Mark O'Neil
I bought this clock a a garage sale for 2 dollars. It still works although I have been trying to adjust how slow or fast it runs.
I cannot find a model name or number on it anywhere and am trying to discover how old it might be. It stands about 6 and 3/4 inches high, 5 inches wide and 3 inches deep. The face is about 3 and 1/2 inches across. In the center of the face it says "eight day strike" and on the bottom of the face it says "Made by the New Haven Clock Co., New Haven, Conn USA".
The back door swings open to reveal the movement and in the metal just below the knob used to change the time is "New Haven Clock Co" and "USA".
There are two springs to wind, the left spring is for the chime and the right spring is for the time. The chime will ding on the hour with the number of the hour and then once on the half hour.
I have looked at a few different clock websites hoping to see my clock but have not been able to see this one. I have also looked on ebay but have not seen this one on there either. I am hoping that someone can help me to date it or tell me a little more about it, or point me to a website that can help me gather more information on it.
I do love the sound of the ticking, brings me back to my days as a child when I visited my grandmothers farmhouse and all the clocks were mechanical and required winding.