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.
Bob Ling: Chapter #75
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Collect American wall clocks & Banjo's