When I first started my antique clock collection, the first thing I noticed was how little I knew about the clocks I had.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.First, look for the obvious signed dial, and/or movement.Many clock makers (and companies) put their names directly on the dial and on the movement.The National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors is a wide-ranging organization with members in the USA and 50 other countries.Members participate in over 140 local and special interest chapters in North America, Asia, and Australia.Join Now Research (in person or via email) and borrowing privileges at the Library and Research Center; the world's largest collection of horological literature.Access to our online research databases for watches and clocks, hundreds of online educational videos, and discounted rates for all of our online and offline educational programs and seminars.
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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.
Sometimes, however, the dial may have the name of a retailer, or other special name that was requested by the customer.
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!