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    Default The Dirtiest Clock I've ever seen - Ansonia

    Piked this up recently. It needs a base as well as a good cleaning!
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    Default Re: The Dirtiest Clock I've ever seen - Ansonia (By: ThomasR1967)

    not sure what I did when I posted to get the pictures so big, that was not my intent

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    Default Re: The Dirtiest Clock I've ever seen - Ansonia (By: ThomasR1967)

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasR1967 View Post
    not sure what I did when I posted to get the pictures so big, that was not my intent
    I had this same problem. Read this:
    http://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?1...versize-images
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    Default Re: The Dirtiest Clock I've ever seen - Ansonia (By: tarant)

    It's not that bad....



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    Default Re: The Dirtiest Clock I've ever seen - Ansonia (By: Ralph)

    This case looks like a Welch or Sessions product to me. A clock (not the same model as yours) with this pendulum showing the "B&D" trademark is pictured in Tran Duy Ly's 1992 Welch book on page 126. The paper on the back of the clock shows the Welch name and also states that the clock was manufactured for Baird & Dillon. The paper indicates that Baird and Dillon was a company located in Chicago. Baird and Dillon apparently sold Welch clocks. David, Owen.or

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    Default Re: The Dirtiest Clock I've ever seen - Ansonia (By: Ralph)

    I should have taken pictures of the little Korean clock I have here.
    It was on its back on a shelf with the front open and pigeons
    had made a nest in it.
    All you guys have is a little dust and rust.
    The first one does look like long term WD-40 corrosion as well.
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    Default Re: The Dirtiest Clock I've ever seen - Ansonia

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasR1967 View Post
    Piked this up recently. It needs a base as well as a good cleaning!
    Interesting pendulum.

    Better than found with most on these "gingerbreads" with the initials "B&D".

    I've seen clocks made by one of the larger companies with the name of the retailer or as a promotional item with something like that, eg, clocks made for the "American Wringer Co." and the "Colby Wringer Co." which have been reported in the Bulletin.

    Wonder if that's the same thing? Do you have any info?

    By the way, I do have a clock with a movement about as filthy.

    Brewster and Ingraham made gilt gallery clocks with signed wooden dials of various sizes. They had "east-west" movements with brass springs.

    A version of one the larger models was made without a bezel glass. I found one in fresh off the wall of the old out building as found condition (just the way I like's 'em). The movement was covered in grime, dust and the numerous shed exoskeletons of long gone arachnids and other small arthropods. Removed a small mud dauber nest from the case...don't know how it get in there. I blew all the junk out of the movement...and the darn thing started ticking! They knew how to build stuff then.

    For fun, posted some pix. The one of the movement was after the movement had been cleaned up some. I don't run it.

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    Default Re: The Dirtiest Clock I've ever seen - Ansonia (By: rmarkowitz1_cee4a1)

    I like the photo of the dirty clock in the clean kitchen. Your wife is quite tolerant I assume?

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    Default Re: The Dirtiest Clock I've ever seen - Ansonia (By: owen.or)

    Quote Originally Posted by owen.or View Post
    This case looks like a Welch or Sessions product to me. A clock (not the same model as yours) with this pendulum showing the "B&D" trademark is pictured in Tran Duy Ly's 1992 Welch book on page 126. The paper on the back of the clock shows the Welch name and also states that the clock was manufactured for Baird & Dillon. The paper indicates that Baird and Dillon was a company located in Chicago. Baird and Dillon apparently sold Welch clocks. David, Owen.or
    You know, David, this seems to be a clock of many parts. A signed Ansonia movement, a (very desirable) Welch pendulum made for Baird and Dillon, and a door glass and side pieces from Ingraham clocks.

    For the door glass, an example made be found in Tran Duy Ly's book on Ingraham clocks (arlingtonbooks.com) on page 303, fig. 1003 (the Virginia, 1897 catalogue. So far as the side pieces, see the same book, page 313, figs. 1049 (Oneida), 1053 (Micha), and 1054 (Cayuga), all from the Lake Line.

    A nice mix.
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    Default Re: The Dirtiest Clock I've ever seen - Ansonia (By: Tinker Dwight)

    It is hard to beat your mark, Tinker, but this French lantern was (well, to some extent, it still is) full of sooth and the home of a few spiders (all of them already dead, fortunately)


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    Default Re: The Dirtiest Clock I've ever seen - Ansonia (By: ballistarius)

    How about some "before" and "after" photos, folks.

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    Default Re: The Dirtiest Clock I've ever seen - Ansonia (By: MQ32shooter)

    Quote Originally Posted by MQ32shooter View Post
    How about some "before" and "after" photos, folks.
    Yea, I'll second that motion.

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    Default Re: The Dirtiest Clock I've ever seen - Ansonia (By: Dave T)

    Thanks everyone for the information I appreciate it! When I get this cleaned I'll post some images.

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