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Good customers of a clock company that bought in bulk could arrange to have their own name printed on the dial. New haven Clock Company - Help me date it and more!
In this case, look at the movement for the name or trademark of the maker. The manufacturer does not put their name on the clock at all. The paper labels that were glued on many antique clocks are a wealth of information if they are still readable and intact. This is the second clock I am posting on this site. 1972 Pennwood Numechron Central Standard Time Metal Case This clock has a 1972 Pennwood Numechron flip clock mechanism but is housed in a case I have never seen made by them. Family Clock Moved From New Haven, CT to Cleveland, OH I have a mantel clock that was purchased by my ancestors who lived in New Haven, CT.
There are many ways to identify and date an antique clock. But some of the most common things to look at first are usually the most helpful.
First, look for the obvious signed dial, and/or movement.
So if you know the time line of a company’s history, you can tell when your clock was made. These styles are well documented in clock books as to the years they were made. In the middle of the dial, it says Seth Thomas and it kind of somehow resembles a Seth Thomas …
Good examples of this are The Seth Thomas Clock Company, Ansonia, E. Some of these styles are banjo, OOG, black mantel, beehive, steeple, lantern, iron, cottage, and many more. Banjo Wall Clock A Clock company in Lafayette CA took this clock apart and told me it is signed inside by the Derry Mfg. Antique table clock was 100 years old 33 years ago We were given this table clock as a wedding present 33 years ago, and we were told that it was over 100 years old at that time. My Grandma's Old Waterbury Mantle Chime Clock This clock was left to me after my dad passed last year. As I don't yet have it in hand, I can't tell you anything about the works, but this is a cast metal Ansonia, marked NY so it was made after Ansonia moved …
So, as you can see, there is a lot to learn if you want to do this yourself. Stone on the British Queen by friends and customers in high esteem and … Grandmother Clock which we think is made by JFC This clock was handed down from my Gran to my mother, I'm not really sure on the value of this clock as it is missing the pendulum. 1950s German - Switzerland Cuckoo Clock Regula plays Auf Wiedersehen This clock is approximately 50 plus years old. The back of the mantel clock has a label Wm L Gilbert Clock Co, Winnstead, Conn.. He owned a brass 8 day Cross travel alarm clock with a folding brass ring stand …
If, on the other hand, you just want help identifying one or two clocks you happen to have, post it here. If you know anything about our visitor's clocks below, please help them out by sharing your knowledge. I bought this lovely mantel clock from a small auction in Leicester, 3 years ago. It is quite beautiful and is painted in toned down colors. This United clock was from a friend of my great aunt.
Brands we repair regularly are Schneider, Honas, and Black Forest Cuckoo clocks.