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    Graeme, Great story. Finding the original cupids was real luck as most of these clocks I've seen always have them replaced with reproductions.
    Be carefull with cleaning as the original patina is what most collectors prize. I use Howard's orange oil on my clocks, it cleans and feeds the wood. Maybe somebody else has recommendations though, or do a search of old threads.
    I show this clock dating from around 1880, the old catalog picture shows it with a glass in the door with Fathertime standing on top of the world.It say's it came in black walnut or oak with bronze ornaments and mirror sides.
    Nice clock,
    Enjoy Bob

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    Hello Graeme

    I would very much like to have a picture of them, I believe that I found an orighinal set on ebay several months back.

    Mine has a small wire soldered into the middle of the base for shaft and the bow was cast seperate and soldered onto his hand and it is still gilded along with his hat.

    I do not know how to post a picture put if you respond, I will send you some picture of mine.

    Here is my email address if you would please send me some pictures of it.

    The reproduction cherubs bow was cast with the statue.

    Thanks for sharing your story, I love to read them.

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    Hi Graeme, The Father time I spoke of would have been on the door glass in a reverse glass painting, in either gold or silver. I'm not sure if they used this reverse paint design on all Triumph's but that is what the book I have By Tran Duy Ly on Ansonia clocks shows.
    It would be interesting to here what the other clocks mentioned have on their door glass.
    I'm not sure what or who the womans head is on the top center?
    Cheers Bob

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    Graeme, The glass you described is shown on another simular clock in my book. Like Loren said different glasses where obviosly used.
    What did your cupids look like? how where they cast?
    Cheers Bob

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