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Ansonia cottage question

bpd

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I know this clock needs a lot of work. Is this movement correct for the time period of the label. I have not seen a count wheel being also the great wheel with the mainspring ( which is missing).
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bpd

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Also, what should the original hands look like. Somebody pieced the minute hand together
 

Willie X

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Looks good to me. Yep, lots of previous repair work to clean up there. On 1-Days, I am always tempted to do a minimum of new work. Often much of the old work was done out of habit and wasn't really necessary ... Willie X
 

bpd

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The reason I asked about the hands the repair it looks like they used parts from two hands to make the minute hand. There is two square hole collets glued together and the hand shaft is two pieces crimped together with a brass sleeve. I may just leave it since it looks like it should work and adds “character” to the clock.
 

RickNB

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IMO,. both hands are hacked up replacements. THe hour hand has been shortened by cutting the end off. The hour hand hwas shortened by cutting the hand in half in the middle, overlapping the pieces and fastening, Here are what I believe were used:

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bpd

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Thank you I was hoping they were original even if they were altered. I will use these for now while I look for replacements and other missing parts.
 

bpd

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Do you think they would have used a front base wood piece with that large knot like that? The corner joints are very tight. I just haven’t seen a case with a large knot before. I was very excited when I open the door and saw the complete label.
 

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every time i look at the label, i ask myself where the gong went. lol
 

bpd

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Don’t worry I took the gong off to get a picture of the whole label. It is missing the gong hammer, strike levers and the strike spring.I think it is going to be a fun clock to work on during the hurricane, if the power stays on so I can see what I am doing.
 

Willie X

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The case could have been painted when new. Lots of old clocks got stripped and stained a couple of generations back.
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JTD

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The case could have been painted when new. Lots of old clocks got stripped and stained a couple of generations back.
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I agree - to me the case has a very 'stripped' look, which was popular in years gone by when almost everything from doors to cupboards and tables got stripped.

It would also account for the presence of that big knot, which would have been covered by paint.

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bpd

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I had not thought about it being originally painted. That would explain the knot. I like the knot because we have a lot of pine cabinets and shelves and it fits right in. I have not been able to determine the model to look for pictures.
 

bpd

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I am happy to say this old clock has been loudly ticking away for two weeks now. It doesn’t strike because all the strike levers and hammer are missing. Do you think the parts out of a later Ansonia movement would work in this clock? I did find it listed in the Tran Duy Ly book as the Cottage model from the 1870's.
 

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