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    Registered User John Prevatte's Avatar
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    Default Need info on a ANSONIA cast iron case clock.

    Hello to the MB,
    I have been asked to restore this Ansonia clock for a friend. The clock has been in a storage shed for over 40 years and the movement is rusty.
    The cast iron case is quite heavy. It is marked 5 1/2 with the pat.date of June18 1882.

    Pendulum and leader are missing and I need some info on it.

    My questions are, What is the model name? and is this movement worth rebuilding from all the rusty trudels and arbors.

    Any info will surely be appreciated.
    John
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    Default Re: Need info on a ANSONIA cast iron case clock. (RE: John Prevatte)

    Hello John,

    The very top of the clock in the photo of the case is cut off so it can't be seen. We need another photo showing the whole clock case to include the top ornament. There are a couple that are similar and we need to determine which you have. It could be the Seine from 1894 but I'm not sure.

    Throw the mainsprings away and remove the remainder of the rust from the movement and it will make a nice clock. A lot of work but there is potential there. The pendulum is one of the standard straight Ansonia ones. The suspension spring is probably just the one with the straight wire formed into a hook for the pendulum.

    Best,

    Richard T.

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    Default Re: Need info on a ANSONIA cast iron case clock. (RE: Richard T.)

    I have one that's almost the same. Mine has a open escapement. What do you need to know? Before you ask, I'm working with a iPad, and I don't know how to add photos.
    I think there all pretty much worth fixing. When I take a peace of junk, and turn it into a nice clock, it makes me feel pretty good!
    Bob

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    Default Re: Need info on a ANSONIA cast iron case clock. (RE: Bob Vance)

    I'd discard the mainsprings and treat every other part with Navel Jelly and a brass brush to remove the rust. Then you should be able to fix it up and use it. The case looks pretty good considering what it's been through

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    Default Re: Need info on a ANSONIA cast iron case clock. (RE: shutterbug)

    ?Finnished clock and thought I would picture it again. Any idea what the model was namedClick image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Need info on a ANSONIA cast iron case clock. (RE: John Prevatte)

    John, Richard answered this question in the first reply. Good job on the restoration.
    harold bain, Member ch 33
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    Default Re: Need info on a ANSONIA cast iron case clock. (RE: harold bain)

    Yeah, it looks great! Did you use gold leaf for the case?

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    Default Re: Need info on a ANSONIA cast iron case clock. (RE: shutterbug)

    Nope, hobby shop Brush n Leaf. $1.98
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