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    Silas Hoadley clock for real?

    Thanks for that Andy, it is great to be able to approximately date these clocks, as the label printer listings I have don't include Osborn & Baldwin. Looking at some brass-movement Hoadley OG's elsewhere on the forum, Hoadley must have moved on to another printer when he finished woodworks...
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    Silas Hoadley clock for real?

    I have two similar Silas Hoadley clocks in storage, having just now begun to assess the amount of work they require, which is how I stumbled onto this discussion. I purchased the clocks as a pair in 2013 from an on-line seller in Santa Rosa, California. Remarkably, both clocks are almost...
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    Questions re Atkins, Porter & Co. OG Clock.

    Well, I've certainly received wonderful constructive responses, and I thank you all for steering me in the right direction, as well as for the valuable information regarding OG clocks. At the risk of prolonging this thread further than desired, I close with a pic of the underside of the seat...
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    Questions re Atkins, Porter & Co. OG Clock.

    Thank you RM for your observation re movement, which due to the scarcity of these early clocks down here I will need to live with. Thank you also for the publication references which I will follow up. One feature (pic attached) of my case may confirm which movement it should have, and that is...
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    Questions re Atkins, Porter & Co. OG Clock.

    I suppose the paper backing was not affected by the putty, and did its job protecting the mirror backing. Amazing that the backing survives today - Is it more like thin cardboard, or flimsy paper? My clock has a replacement mirror, bare backed and poorly secured. The mirror is old, maybe early...
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    Questions re Atkins, Porter & Co. OG Clock.

    Thanks Jim, I am relieved that my clock has not been overly botched, and I can proceed with putting it together. That brass dial clock is nice, love the brass dial, and the very clean label; is that the original mirror with paper backing?
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    Questions re Atkins, Porter & Co. OG Clock.

    Some years back I put this clock in storage with others, and have only now closely inspected it. it is a 26 inch high OG clock, and besides having had its label varnished, and with minor veneer issues, some features appear odd to me, and I need some clarification prior to mounting a rescue...
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    Unknown maker small American steeple clock

    I'm sure I have seen some American clock labels depicting an "Eagle on globe", which may have instigated a European replica label. The attached pics may be of interest.
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    Unknown maker small American steeple clock

    I have had a closer look at the my clock and took a few additional pics. At this stage I have it as a "probable" European knock-off of the Jerome & Co. Sharp Gothic Steeple Clock. I noted that the veneer used is almost paper-thin, and that to me the rear board looks like Baltic pine, although...
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    Unknown maker small American steeple clock

    I really appreciate your responses, seems that we have opened up a can of worms. I fully expected my clock to be a well known copy or re-label of an American clock sold in UK. On the suggestion by RM that it may well be a European copy, I will take some construction detail pics, as the clock...
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    Unknown maker small American steeple clock

    My first posting to your forum, so trust all is clear. This attractive small American steeple clock came to me from UK. I haven't been able to find a maker's mark anywhere on it, although I have not inspected the rear of the time/alarm movement. I removed the alarm bell prior to photographing...

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