” Most people do not collect antique clocks per se, but end up with one or two clocks that were handed down from family members.
Some people will see a clock at an antique store that would look good in a certain room of their house, and end up with it that way.
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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.
There are so many styles and types of clocks, made by so many clock makers and from so many countries, that I was totally lost. I’m still a long way from knowing everything though.
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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 …
Some of the other things that are looked at are the type of glass and stenciling, the dial (paper, tin, wood, ceramic, etc.), the type of strike (gong, bell, chime rod, etc.), case materials, hand styles, type of fasteners, and many more. I have the receipt from when my great grandpa Holdridge purchased it (Dec. Building a replica, but can't ID the movement Hi - well as the title suggests, I'm building a replica of a mantel clock that has been in our family since the 1960's. Please help Identify this clock...age, maker, etc... Hi there, I recently acquired this clock at a flee market. I think it is a New Haven 'Occidental' American Parlor Clock. Please help me with a manufacturer name for this clock It is an octagon style clock with a wood veneer.