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    Default Help with finding info on a Waterbury Dale mantel clock

    I have found my Grandmothers Waterbury Dale mantel clock but can't find any information on it. It is rough but I'm hoping to at least make it into a display or hopefully get it to work
    I'm brand new to the board but after looking thru the forum I can see a lot of nice, helpful people.
    Can anyone help me to identify this?

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    Default Re: Help with finding info on a Waterbury Dale mantel clock (By: dhat)

    I have found a used bezel, glass, and face.

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    I also bought this but can't find anything on a Waterbury Dale

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    Default Re: Help with finding info on a Waterbury Dale mantel clock (By: dhat)

    Well you have a nice old mantle clock there.
    I always encourage newcomers to go slow and resist the urge to refinish and replace everything. This is a slippery slope issue, where you overdo one thing and this stands out like a sore thumb, so you redo something else, etc, etc. Best to go for minor improvements and shoot for a clock that shows its age but looks like it has been wrll used and taken care of for its whole life.
    My 2, Willie X

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    Default Re: Help with finding info on a Waterbury Dale mantel clock (By: Willie X)

    Thank you Willie X for you wise reply. I'll be sure to keep your wisdom under advice. This will be a family keepsake that I would like to pass down.

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    Default Re: Help with finding info on a Waterbury Dale mantel clock (By: dhat)

    The Waterbury Dale belongs to a "class" of clocks known as enameled wood clocks, popularly referred to as black mantel clocks. Your book of Tran Duy Ly's Waterbury Clocks & Watches (arlingtonboks.com) must be the first edition. The second edition (2001), Vol I. p. 298, shows the Dale from the 1910 catalogue. It also could well have been offered a few years either side of 1910. Your seems to be missing the top piece shown in the catalogue, which would account for the holes on the top of the case. I have attached a copy of the catalogue picture as found in Tran's 2d edition.

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    Smile Re: Help with finding info on a Waterbury Dale mantel clock (By: Steven Thornberry)

    Thanks so much Steven. Yes my book is a first edition. I do have the top, it came off. I should have put it on before I sent the picture. You have made my day!

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