Ansonia Clock Ages

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  1. Kelly Garst

    Kelly Garst New Member

    Feb 15, 2019
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    Hello, I have two Ansonia clock that I have had for years and am wondering about potential age and/or model if anyone knows.

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  2. Rockin Ronnie

    Rockin Ronnie Registered User
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    The first is called a parlour clock with alarm and the second a Gothic steeple. Both are around 1900.
  3. Steven Thornberry

    Steven Thornberry User Administrator
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    The first one, the parlour clock, is called the Buffalo. Tran Duy Ly's book on Ansonia clocks shows it from the 1901 catalogue, but it may have been offered some years earlier or later.

    The second one, the steeple or sharp gothic, is possibly no later than the late 1870's to early 1880's. The label seems to place the location of Ansonia Clock Co. in Ansonia, CT. In the early 1880's, Ansonia built a factory in Brooklyn, NY, which suffered some setbacks, such as a disastrous fire in October 1880. It was rebuilt in 1881, and by 1883, the factory at Ansonia had been closed. I see no mention of Brooklyn on your label.
  4. owen.or

    owen.or Registered User
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    The label in your steeple clock is available as a reproduction. The label could be original, and I certainly have seen old labels in excellent condition. Still, the uniformity of the color and the lack of any obvious imperfections in this label lead me to think it might not be 140 years old. Regardless, the clock may be an Ansonia product and could date from the years Steven mentions. Would you post a picture of the movement? Often the style of the movement can help identify the maker and the years of production. Some movements are signed. David, Owen.or

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