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  1. MuseChaser

    Thinking about buy a grandfather clock that can be Passed down, but need advice.

    Thank you, Prince of Darkness.... Edit... I tried to add some smilies to make sure it was said in jest, but it didn't work.... Edit...
  2. MuseChaser

    Ansonia pictures only

    Here's our Ansonia Alaska, recently renovated. The silver filigree on the glass is just a sticker the P.O. had placed on from the inside; it's pretty old and worn off in a spot or two, but obviously isn't original to the clock. Planning to remove it and either leave the glass bare or etch a...
  3. MuseChaser

    Thinking about buy a grandfather clock that can be Passed down, but need advice.

    Well, that may be true... But you can certainly chooseto reward those who value something other than money,.....or not to reward a lack of appreciation of the finer things in life!
  4. MuseChaser

    Thinking about buy a grandfather clock that can be Passed down, but need advice.

    I currently have 43 clocks running in my house. I only have three kids. I can certainly understand none of them wanting fourteen or fifteen clocks. However, if I were to pick out three that were very special to me, one for each of them, and they told me they weren't interested, that would...
  5. MuseChaser

    Thinking about buy a grandfather clock that can be Passed down, but need advice.

    As a lifelong public school music teacher, and now thankfully retired (although it was a rewarding career that allowed me to do a great deal of good for thousands of kids), I've heard similar arguments and railed against them many times. "You should let the kids play pop music... songs they know...
  6. MuseChaser

    Thinking about buy a grandfather clock that can be Passed down, but need advice.

    Personally, I think if your heirs are only interested in your money, they don't deserve your money. If your kids and grandkids have been kind, loving, and helpful to you, there is of course nothing wrong with leaving them the aforementioned fat trust funds, Roths, etc. if that's the way you'd...
  7. MuseChaser

    Thinking about buy a grandfather clock that can be Passed down, but need advice.

    We are all different, and look for different things. When I was a lad (back in the late 60s/early 70s), my father and I built two grandfather clock kits from Emperor. I'm not looking forward to inheriting them because it'll mean he has passed on, but they will ALWAYS mean a great deal to me...
  8. MuseChaser

    More info for New Haven gingerbread?

    Thank you, Jim! My guess was way off.. I didn't think it was that old. Also, it's been running for two days on the initial winding so far.... I'll let it go and see how long it runs. The sounds it makes during striking are..... ummm.... striking. I might rethink my hesitancy to pull the...
  9. MuseChaser

    More info for New Haven gingerbread?

    Some musician friends of mine were over for a recording session last week, saw my growing collection of clocks, and asked if they could bring a clock they had recently acquired from a friend over for me to look at. It was easy to get running (the usual... put the pendulum back together...
  10. MuseChaser

    New haven Harmonious model

    I know this is an old thread, but figured it'd be better to keep info re/ this model in one spot. I found this and a few other threads looking for more detail about the workings of this particular movement. I've got three of Conover's great books, "Basics," "Strike," and "Chime" volumes. This...
  11. MuseChaser

    The auction has ended...

    I heard back, and have received permission, so no worries.
  12. MuseChaser

    The auction has ended...

    I've written a note of apology to the lister, and have asked for permission. Will advise as to the response. Apologies for the hassle.
  13. MuseChaser

    Gilbert "Automatic Calendar"....Japan?

    Thank you, Steven. Learning more every day...much appreciated.
  14. MuseChaser

    The auction has ended...

    My apologies. I thought it was OK to to do based upon a previous discussion wherein we (the posters) were advised that we should not expect to retain the rights to any images posted online. I recently posted two pics of a Gilbert calendar clock. Should I remove that post?
  15. MuseChaser

    The auction has ended...

    I am acutely interested in learning "what to look for" and especially "what to look OUT for," and would very much appreciate posts pointing out less tha ethical sales practices. The reasons for not discussing live auctions given by new2clocks and others and contained in John Hubby's statement...
  16. MuseChaser

    Gilbert "Automatic Calendar"....Japan?

    Is this some kind of Frankenclock, or something Gilbert actually made? Face has winding arbors and Gilbert logo, but "Japan" can be seen printed on back. Any info?
  17. MuseChaser

    Regula 34 M

    Love the German Shepherd Dog!
  18. MuseChaser

    Curious about Ansonia clock listing..

    Based upon the three arbor holes in the face, right? In any case, it went for well into three digits. Glad I dodged that bullet. :)
  19. MuseChaser

    Curious about Ansonia clock listing..

    I'm trying not to bother with them! The catch is learning how to tell the wheat from the chaff....
  20. MuseChaser

    Curious about Ansonia clock listing..

    So this case originally had a modern mechanical movement? While not the collectible Ansonias from earlier on, are these newer Ansonias still typically mechanical and of decent quality, American made cases, and.., German movements?

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