Ansonia Diana Swinging Clock

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  1. mldenison

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    I've recently got an Ansonia Diana clock and am in the process of restoring it.

    Unfortunately, her bow is missing. I've contacted a guy who can cast stuff like this. I have a bow from my replica Diana clock that he's going to use. It's probably close to the original but I've never seen an original. A lot of searching for just an original bow turned up nothing.

    If anyone has an Ansonia clock, I'd appreciate a picture of an original bow.

    Also, the replica bow is secured to the statue by a machine screw through the arm. There's no screw hole on my Ansonia statue. It may have been filled in. I'll need to know how the original was fastened to the statue.

    Once I get everything back together I'll post some pictures.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    Here's a completed Ebay sale that shows her without the bow. I wonder if there were more than one style?
     
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    As far as I can tell, there's the Huntress and the Diana. The Huntress shows her carrying game. The Diana shows her with a quiver of arrows and a bow. The seller, I believe, should have left out 'Diana' as that's the Huntress one. The movement on the Huntress is on her left arm. The movement on the Diana is on her right arm. There sure aren't many good pictures on the web that I've found. After I get the kinks out of the swinging clock, I'll post a picture. It's close - the Ansonia movement has been nicely rebushed over the years. Unfortunately, the previous owner(s) did some tweaking. I eventually found that the post for the movement was upside down, causing the swing movement to be all over the place. So they then decided to bend the hidden pendulum and got it out of beat, It's running well now, but I'm going to polish the ball in the next few days.
     
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    Thanks for the links! I'll be able to fit Diana up after I get her bow cast.
     
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    Here is page 23 from the 1886/7 Ansonia catalog.

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    Two different statues. Note the difference in heights too.

    Eric
     
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    Good picture. Except for the round ball clock on mine, the statue is identical. I wasn't 100% sure my statue was authentic.
     
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    On the examples above, the bow is all over the place. It apparently just lays in her hand and is not fastened.
     
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    I noticed that, too. Explains why so many bows are missing.
     
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