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  1. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Wagon Spring Steeple Clock Date?

    In fact, hard to say when it was made. To me, the back board, seat board, movement blocks, glasses (completely in the wrong style) all appear relatively new. I suspect the dial is a repaint and the lower steeple cones are later. I wonder if someone had some good parts (especially the movement...
  2. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Seth Thomas Regulator - which one?

    I always find it perplexing that a request is made to help identify a clock without posting a single picture of the actual clock. RM
  3. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    20th c American Howard # 95; Not a "reissue".

    Thank you for your knowledgeable input and kind comments. I was hoping you would post something here. Glad the weight looks "kosher". Based upon the wear marks on the back of the weight channel, I thought it probably was. Also looking at the top part of the weight in I believe the Delaney...
  4. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    20th c American Howard # 95; Not a "reissue".

    Yes, I too long for "period" banjos. However, there have been some, IMCO, very fine clocks produced by both companies and individuals inspired by the American designs of > 100 years before. The home of many of the firms and individuals who produced these clocks, though certainly not all (no...
  5. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Any ideas by one pic.

    As per Jim. Egad, the current movement and dial! The case appears to be missing the base, drops and weight channel cover, so needs restoration as well as a proper movement and dial. Price is right. Still not sure it's worth it. Just hope the pick-up doesn't require a long drive and lifting...
  6. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Cuckoo Bradford Exchange Quartz Clock - Nature's Timeless Mystery Cuckoo Clock

    I suppose the best thing about your purchase is that the funds went to Good Will. Honestly, and somewhat bluntly. There are some who feel that quartz clocks are worthwhile. I am not one of them. I can see no logical reason for purchasing a clock like this, even when new. I feel there is...
  7. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Some Kind of French Clock...I think

    Does rub and buff replace a missing gilt finish? RM
  8. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Some Kind of French Clock...I think

    Most likely the name on the dial was a retailer. There are 1000's of clocks like this. Not sure many can be attributed to anyone. RM
  9. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Some Kind of French Clock...I think

    Interesting clock. I do think it's French. Case is "white metal", an alloy which was commonly used in clock cases, figures, a range of decorative objects. There was even a company in Bridgeport, CT, the White Bronze Company, that made cemetery monuments out it. It was much cheaper than...
  10. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Funny Clock Sellers

    Funny clock seller? I say they are engaging in what I call funny business. A fool and his/her money are soon parted. RM
  11. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    French clock with Detroit company on dial

    A French shelf clock with an American retailer's name on the dial is not at all unusual. It's not an American dial. The retailer added they name to the dial. I have seen many. Typically, a jeweler, even the likes of Tiffany & Co., from many American cities. Has nothing to do, per se, with a...
  12. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Need Help Identifying! (Federal Clock Plaque?)

    "Out of many, one". It's basically the US motto. Don't know what clock, if any, it came from. RM
  13. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Could this be the original tablet? Seth Thomas

    I really enjoy clock tablets, too. More so the stenciled and free hand decorated. I also really like those tablets which employ images transferred from lithographs (see Paul Henion's superb Bulletin, yes, the entire Bulletin, devoted to his excellent research about these). It's interesting to...
  14. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Could this be the original tablet? Seth Thomas

    Yes, I have seen original tablets like this and with other subjects in LATE ST clocks. Birds were popular. I have no idea of the species and not sure why that should matter. I am a member of the NAWCC, not the Audubon Society. Here's my version of steeple clocks 101 for those who don't often...
  15. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Post your favorite American fusee clock.

    Nice acquisition. Really like S&G mini fusee ogees. I think that they get the proportions just right. Crusty old if not original surface. GREAT glass!! Enjoy!! RM
  16. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    Opinions on This Cabinet?

    Just some instruction on clock lingo. Technically, it's a clock case, not cabinet. Those openings on the sides are frets, not vents. Do you have a wood stove or fireplace? RM
  17. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    two bird Cuckoo clock i saw at a mart this past weekend

    In all seriousness, I realize that this clock represents a traditional form of carving associated with the "Black Forest" (actually, the best carving of this type came from the Interlaken area of Switzerland). Some of the carvings can be quite wonderful. I certainly find it a much more...
  18. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    19th c American E.C. Brewster

    Meant to post a picture of the pendulum bob: According to Joyce Wahler, this is the correct pendulum bob. Note the use of the leather washer to adjust pendulum height. RM
  19. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    two bird Cuckoo clock i saw at a mart this past weekend

    Not surprised. Any cuckoo clock regardless of age seems to induce a frenzy amongst most of the NAWCC membership. It's an early 20th century cuckoo and quail clock. There's a plethora of articles that can be found about the American Cuckoo Clock Co. in the Bulletin. For example, see this...

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