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  1. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1


    Yes, that's a reasonable alternative explanation though as pointed out, the use of pegs to retain the dial and movement is more typical of a dial clock. Also, would expect to see evidence that there may have once been a seat board for the movement, etc. Aren't any pix provided which would...
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    Honestly, I don't like what I see behind the dial. The bracket to which the movement is mounted as well as the mounting braces added behind the dial look quite recent. All mounted using modern center slot screws. Also note the obvious shadows of earlier mounting braces. The cut-outs in the...
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    Hollow Column Hills Goodrich & Co. 30 hr but pretty original

    Very nice. I only have the ww hollow columns. The brass works ones seem to have eluded me. Has an alarm no less! Makes sense that they would use a spring driven alarm. Given the typical construction of these cases, a weight driven one wouldn't really work. RM
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    Finally I have my first 8-day triple-decker on the way by Jerome & Co.

    Now, as The Bard once wrote: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet." However, I would not refer to the Jerome you posted as a triple decker. Granted, that term is often misapplied to these clocks. It's actually a column and cornice. In...
  5. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Charles Allison Clock #9: The Three-Legged Clock

    Excellent. Looking forward to the article. Perfect display for the National. Congratulations to you and granddad. RM
  6. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Interesting wall clock

    By Jove Holmes, I think you've done it. No movement pix in the auction listing. Could be the same clock. The OP's pix are dark. Hard to compare the wood grain of the case veneer which is almost like a fingerprint. Notice that the auctioneer ventures no date. Outer back of the auction's...
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    Interesting wall clock

    An interesting clock and most attractive, too. Is it of the "period"? I remember seeing @ Bob Schmitt's auctions in NH, now quite a # of years ago, very finely made reproduction Viennas in that style. Very convincing in appearance. Well made. Bob, who was quite the expert on clocks of that...
  8. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Goblin Teasmade D25

    Thanks. All too often I'm at 6's and 7's. RM
  9. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Goblin Teasmade D25

    Now that’s different! Like the sort of Deco style. 1950’s? The ad mentions “TV intervals”. Not quite sure what that refers to. Also, what is “elevenses”? NOS? Technically, shouldn’t really use it to maintain that status. 2 tea cups shown. What’s that old song, “Tea For 2”? RM
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    Opinions please antique German round top clock

    Glad you got a full refund. Hope the seller has a nice supply of skewers & a big bag of marshmallows. Re: the prices quoted above. I suspect those may have been found on Craig’s List where clocks were sought before there was a significant change in circumstances. Prices quoted before those...
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    Opinions please antique German round top clock

    Buy the clock if you like it! Nothing wrong with it, per de. Would go with the other clocks you mentioned you inherited. But I think @ $500 you’re all in. Don’t pay another penny. Also, just know what you’re buying. Re: the seller’s agent. IMHO, if she has been in the “biz” for any...
  12. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Opinions please antique German round top clock

    I opened the video you posted and looked @ the clock. I hope it was the correct one. It's much better to download a picture to the Forums. The story you are being told, except for the part about it being German is, well, hogwash. That's being very polite. Okay, maybe the seller is just...
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    Something very special, a German organ clock

    Pretty special indeed! German speaking immigrants to PA before and after the American Revolution brought with them their traditions, language, how they worshiped and traditional crafts. The included furniture making, textiles, works on paper ("fraktur") and of course, clock making. There is...
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    To me, a strange dial. The rendering of the chinoiserie-type figures in the spandrels is quite crude and rudimentary. For me, they cross the line from "folky" to just not very good. And I'm a sucker for folky. Agreed it's quite subjective. The thatched roof cottage is completely...
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    Seth Thomas Weight driven clock ID

    Fenn definitely did monochromatic tablets. In fact, I just recently posted some examples. The columns on these clocks were typically gilded or a faux tortoise shell or some other decorative surface. When bare wood, I suspect they were probably stripped @ some point when the original...
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    Seth Thomas Weight driven clock ID

    The 1875 date is immaterial to your clock. About 1865, the town changed its name from Plymouth Hollow to Thomaston. Shortly thereafter, the labels in ST clocks reflected this. Sometimes you will find a clock with a Thomaston label but Plymouth Hollow stamped on the movement. Those clocks...
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    Seth Thomas Weight driven clock ID

    “Only the Shadow knows…mwah-hah-hah!!” No mystery here. A style of clock ST made in great #’s, with variations, for many years throughout the 19th Century. Note the dimensions. About the same size as a 30 hour ogee. So, it used the same “mechanicals” as one. Just a fancier front. Like a...
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    70-year-old HADDON "Home Sweet Home" Clock with rockin' grandma :-)

    Another fine clock in your extensive collection?:eek:o_O RM
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    What sort of clock is this?

    Actually, now that you mention it, it was someone else. Sorry. Skol! RM
  20. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    What sort of clock is this?

    I suspect it probably approximated something like the SOLD clock pictured in this link?? Antiques Atlas - Trunk Dial Norfolk Wall Clock (antiques-atlas.com) Now sadly, a wreck. American makers, like the Willards, made their own versions. Here is a link to a SOLD example: Willard School...

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