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Bill Stoddard
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Here’s a Seth Thomas Cymbal #5 tambour mantel clock I repaired. This  8-day clock strikes bim-bam (two note strike) on the first, second and third quarter, and strikes the hour on the low note. The dark mahogany case is 9 1/4 inches tall and 20 1/8 inches…
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Merritt’s Antiques offers the MS310 mainspring, an ideal mainspring for the Seth Thomas No. 89 movement and many other antique American movements that need a 3/4 inch wide loop end mainspring. The MS310 is specified as 3/4 inch wide by 0.016 inch thick by…
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I overhauled this Ansonia mantel clock with a black enameled iron case. This is a plain, but attractive and well-made clock. These Ansonia clocks use mainsprings that are thinner than many other American clocks to reduce the wear. This 8-day clock strikes…
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I repaired this great old Birge & Fuller half-column shelf clock.
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The major American clock companies made tambour mantel clocks starting early in the 20th century. This example by Gilbert (Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Corp., Winsted, Conn.) is from the 1920s, and has an aluminum dial with embossed and painted numerals, and…
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I repaired this large, heavy French mantel clock in a slate and marble case. It has a visible escapement and an enamel dial. I didn’t weigh the clock, but I think it is around 20 pounds! It’s an 8-day clock that strikes the hours on a bell. The movement…
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Introduction The word Westclox (an abbreviation for Western Clocks) first appeared on the backs of Big Ben alarm clocks ca. October 1910. In late 1911, Westclox appeared in the small print at the bottom of Western Clock Co. advertising. But Western Clock…
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Here’s a Seth Thomas Sentinel #4 tambour mantel clock I repaired. It’s an 8-day clock with hour and half-hour strike on a heavy wire gong (often called cathedral gong). The case is dark mahogany, and the dial is silvered brass with printed Arabic…
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I repaired this great old Ansonia long drop octagon wall clock. The name on the glass is “Regulator A”. This clock has an 8-day time and strike movement, it was also available as a time-only clock. It was made around 1880 – 1900. See more pictures. Repair…
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I repaired this pretty little Seth Thomas mahogany Adamantine mantel clock. It is smaller than many Adamantine clocks (I forgot to write down the dimensions), with no columns and a white painted metal dial. It is an 8-day clock that strikes the hour and…
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