Antique Clocks

Clocks on this page are not for sale. Clock, movement, and stamp. Note the countwheel strike has a slot for hours and half-hours. A total of three different embossed patterns were offered as part of the Camden series. All were 8-day in oak cases with alarms as an extra cost option. The New Haven Clock Company traces its roots back to the first brass clocks and was founded in as a result of the business failures of Chauncey Jerome. Clock uses a single-ended 6 key. New Haven Black Mantle clock, circa This is a very nice original condition clock also made by New Haven Clock Co, and thus bears some similarities to the clock pictured above.

Reference Sold Items: Case Pieces

Short 10″ pendulum and verge escapement. Because of the short pendulum it could stand on a table, but the timekeeping was poor. Another Lantern clock, C , with the “new” long pendulum and anchor escapement this clock had to be hung on the wall to run. Often known as “hoop and spike” clocks because of the iron hoop to hang the clock from, and the spikes at the bottom to dig in the wall and keep the clock steady.

From now on the timekeeping of clocks improved by a huge amount using the longer pendulum and “anchor” escapement.

Our Tall Case Clock is an extremely precise and faithful reproduction of an 18th century Simon Willard Clock made in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Unlike any piece we have made the wood working is only a portion of the overall composition.

In these pages you will learn a lot about this enjoyable hobby; how to find good collectibles, how to make minor repairs, the history of some of the famous clock makers and much more. Collecting timepieces is a great way to hang on to a little piece of history. Owning and displaying a great old timepiece adds value and beauty to your home. With it’s quartz movement, it will keep excellent time for several years. But, two or three batteries later, you’ll probably throw it away and look for a new one.

I’m not against them at all. I own them too. They fill a need for our time-driven society where the correct time must always be known. As a long time collector, and more recently, repairer-restorer, I just hate to see over six centuries of timepieces lost forever. This site is for people, like me, who are interested in clock collecting, and would like to learn more about this fascinating subject. Do you want to learn about the history of timekeeping?

Mauthe Mantel Clock

Fitted out with modern electronics to give a truly original clock that will get people asking questions when they see it! This is quite a long page and takes a while to load. It is basically my portfolio of Steampunk work, with the later pieces at the top and my first clocks at the bottom I also support the work of others, so dotted about the page are clocks from other talented makers that you may well be interested in.

Tall clocks were previously called either standing clocks, tall-case clocks or hall clocks. In , a man named Henry Work wrote a song called Grandfathers Clock. It became the most popular song in America and the sheet music cover shown here was probably published in , three years after the introduction of the song.

If you think this is a trick question, you would be right. If you delve a little deeper, you will find that people expect the case to be curvy and painted. But a clock is more than just a pretty case! The curvy form first appeared in Stockholm in the mid-eighteenth century as an expression of the rococo style that spread north from Paris through Germany and Russia to Stockholm. The new look was intimate, sensitive, and full of graceful S-shaped curves. Colors were lighter — pale grays, creams and pastels with gilding.

The style was so livable that it took only 20 years to spread throughout the countryside. At the same time that the rococo was taking hold in Sweden, years of bad weather and overworked soil in the Mora area led many families from the area around Mora in the Dalarna province to move to the city or to southern Sweden where they learned new crafts. Returning home, they used their new skills to establish a cottage industry — Making Mora clocks!

Identifying & Dating Tall Case

You’ll also be signed up to receive e-newsletters from Antique Trader and partners. Just over 1, lots came up for bid, in a wide range of categories. More than11, people reportedly participated online. It features a hand- Handsome early 19th century mahogany tall-case clock made by Jacob Eby of Mannheim, Pa. All resting on bracket feet with a federal eagle inlaid roundel. The dial appeared under a moon phase, with Roman numerals showing within a chapter ring and fluted spandrels.

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Ferris , Philadelphia Created: Thomas Jefferson Foundation reproduction Historical Notes: Jefferson purchased this plain, eight-day case clock in , and it was probably used in the Monticello Kitchen. Isaac Briggs , a surveyor then residing in Philadelphia, arranged for the purchase from the prominent clockmaker Benjamin Ferris. The clock case has little ornamentation other than the freestanding columns supporting its flat-topped hod.

Curiously, the dial bears the name of Thomas Dring, a little-known West Chester, Pennsylvania clockmaker who returned to his native England just before Although Dring’s signature is on the clock dial, Ferris clearly completed the clock in to Jefferson’s order: Pursuant to the directions of Isaac Brigg I have completed a Clock for thee.

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Don’t worry — your e-mail address is totally secure. I promise to use it only to send you Clock Collecting Tips. 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. Over many years, I have learned a lot. I have concentrated on the American clock companies for my collection, so there is much for me to learn about clocks from outside the US.

The question I get most from the comment form on this web site is:

Cherry tall case clock, 7’ tall, with 8-day brass works in excellent running condition. The clock boasts a beautiful case with very attractive inlay, reeded quarter columns and nice high feet. The dial is painted with intersecting red, green and yellow lines on a tan background, almost like a plaid, flanked with four quarter rounds in red and.

But it wasn’t until about when clockmakers mastered the workings of the pendulum for accurate timekeeping in conjunction with an anchor escapement — the mechanical device that gives a pendulum its swing. If you own a longcase clock, determining its age can tell you how much it is worth. After , most clocks were mass-produced by German and American manufacturers, effectively putting an end to the valuable custom-made grandfather clocks.

The Brass Facts English clockmakers crafted clocks with brass dials from about to Early brass-dial grandfather clocks had only one clock hand, since to clock owners, the hour of the day was more important than minutes. By , grandfather clocks with two hands began showing up in England, even though outlying villages and country regions still had clockmakers crafting clocks with only the hour hand. From through , brass dials became more ornate and contained other features such as second hands, date hands and wheels.

Grandfather clocks with moon dials appeared in clocks made from through Hands to Face While individual features alone are not enough to determine the age of a grandfather clock, combining different elements such as its face, hands, spandrels — the ornamentation near the clock face — and movement pillars can lock in its age. Some clockmakers also signed their work, adding their initials or signature to the clock face, which narrows the clock’s age to a specific period.

Younger Man / Older Woman

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Most younger men in this study, preferred to date years older than their own age.

Nov 11,  · Care in Handling: handling and moving tall case clocks.

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Conan realizes that the heart attack was caused by thermal shock in a short period of time noting the dead flowers and solidfied chocolates. Using the bowtie, he uses his voice as Jimmy Kudo and calls Inspector Joseph Meguire and Richard to Ken’s house where Conan drops subtle hints to reveal Ken as the murderer. Using the evidence that Ken took Osgood’s cat home with him that day, Ken confesses to murdering Osgood by hacking the computer that regulates the houses temperature and turns himself in.

While there Conan picks up a phone call from Samuel’s wife Catherine Taylor. During the phone call, a musical melody is heard from Catherine’s end of the line. Samuel takes over the call, tells his wife he will call later and asks Conan and Rachel to leave so he may talk with Richard. Richard returns, telling Conan and Rachel he took Samuel’s request to spy on Catherine and her affair.

On the way home, they spot police cars in front of the Taylors’.

Jacob Eby tall-case clock strikes $10,620

Click on any thumbnail picture to show all of them. Others were donations from various sources in or purchased online from different sellers. The following mantel models were received in early October by donation from the late Bryan Hollebone’s collection: Most recently the museum added, again from the Jim Connell collection, four more mantel clocks that were purchased at the Miller brothers’ October 7, live auction in New Hamburg, Ontario:

Tall-case clock definition, a pendulum clock tall enough to stand on the floor; a grandfather’s or grandmother’s clock. See more.

Mahogany UK Long door clocks that appeared after were “scots”, either the “flat tops” or “drumheads”, and some Bristol clocks: You will find late “country oak” clocks that were made, if the dial name is to be believed, after , with long doors. That is the main problem of dating these clocks: You will notice, that on most of the “up market” clock sites, you will often see “in its original case”, after some of the exhibits.

One wonders what that says about the others! When I said “if it is english”, I was thinking of possibly american, as long doors seem to have been used long after Dean, thanks for your recommendation, but since I started the dial scripts thread, I now realize that most names on painted dials were printed. However, the fading of the image still applies, and I think that the medium used is somewhat similar to “signwriter’s enamel”. It’s all down to the job having to have been done “once only”:

How to Determine the Age of a Grandfather Clock

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Clock hands and dial features: minute hands were introduced to longcase clocks c. — matching minute and hour hands were introduced c. ; however, clocks were still produced with only hours hands up until around

Renaissance Turret Clock, German, circa Spring driven Matthew Norman carriage clock with winding key Clockmakers developed their art in various ways. Building smaller clocks was a technical challenge, as was improving accuracy and reliability. Clocks could be impressive showpieces to demonstrate skilled craftsmanship, or less expensive, mass-produced items for domestic use.

The escapement in particular was an important factor affecting the clock’s accuracy, so many different mechanisms were tried. Spring-driven clocks appeared during the 15th century, [25] [26] [27] although they are often erroneously credited to Nuremberg watchmaker Peter Henlein or Henle, or Hele around This resulted in the invention of the stackfreed and the fusee in the 15th century, and many other innovations, down to the invention of the modern going barrel in Early clock dials did not indicate minutes and seconds.

Antique English 5 Tube Musical Longcase Clock c.1900