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    Default Ridgeway Grandfather Clock, 1988

    Does anyone have an idea of what this model might be called? We acquired it at auction, $395, works perfectly, 3 beautiful tones. My first time posting, but have many many clocks so will probably be on here again at some point in time.
    Thank you!
    Glenda CampbellClick image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Ridgeway Grandfather Clock, 1988 (RE: bulldoggrrl)

    Welcome to the MB. Have you looked for any tags that might be hidden in the case somewhere? Also if you have any pics someone may have seen it before and have a model name.
    The ticking of a clock, the heartbeat of time

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    Default Re: Ridgeway Grandfather Clock, 1988 (RE: gilbert)

    I sent before adding the pic, but it is there now. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Ridgeway Grandfather Clock, 1988 (RE: bulldoggrrl)

    I can't help with identity, but can say it looks very nice, as does the mission clock in background. (Felines seem to be ok with it also)
    The ticking of a clock, the heartbeat of time

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    Default Re: Ridgeway Grandfather Clock, 1988 (RE: gilbert)

    Thanks - I am enjoying the Gfather clock immensely. I have so many clocks, most of them wound and ticking and keeping time, it would drive any normal person crazy! My house sounds like a clock shop. The cats have no issues with the clocks - their sleep is not disturbed whatsoever.

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    Default Re: Ridgeway Grandfather Clock, 1988 (RE: bulldoggrrl)

    Well then, welcome to the club of clock-loonies.
    I'd guess, you already know, how addicting this hobby can become.
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    Default Re: Ridgeway Grandfather Clock, 1988 (RE: bulldoggrrl)

    Hi, Glenda.

    Welcome to the message board!

    Your clock is beautiful. And I, too, love my home sounding like a clock shop! :-)

    I have a few Ridgeway catalogs, dating from ca. 1967, 1977, and 1997. Unfortunately, I could not find your model in any of them. As you can see, I'm missing having any catalogs from the 1980s, which hampers my efforts to help folks such as yourself identify their clock models if they're from that period. (In fact, I have a Ridgeway myself from that period of which I also don't know the model). (Curious, how did you know your clock is from 1988?)

    I've printed a copy of the photo of your clock and will keep it in my file, in case I ever run across more clock catalogs.

    Sorry I wasn't of more help.
    Sincerely,
    John
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    About 3/4 of my clock collection. Still photographing the last 1/4!

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    Default Re: Ridgeway Grandfather Clock, 1988 (RE: Spaceman Spiff)

    John,
    I read a little from this site regarding the first two digits of the serial number on Ridgeways was the year the clock was built. I appreciate your effort in identifying the clock - I do have a label inside the clockworks that tells the model # but haven't written it down to report yet. It did indicate the finish was "Tiger Oak". Thank you for your comments!

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    Default Re: Ridgeway Grandfather Clock, 1988 (RE: bulldoggrrl)

    Hi, Glenda.

    I'm not sure that the "serial-number-indicating-the-year" rule applies to the entire run of Ridgeway clocks, but rather only during certain periods. However, your clock does indeed seem to come from around that time, so perhaps the rule does apply to your clock. (Conversely, there was also a period during which the first two digits of the model number indicates the year of a particular model's original/debut manufacture).

    I would interested in knowing your clock's model number once you open it again.

    Thanks,
    John
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    Default Re: Ridgeway Grandfather Clock, 1988 (RE: Spaceman Spiff)

    If your clock has a Hermle movement, it will also be date coded. With a mirror and a flashlight you might be able to read what's stamped on the movement through the side doors.
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