Ansonia mantle clock

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  1. Agostinho Moniz

    Agostinho Moniz Registered User

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    Dear friends, can you please help me gain more information on this ansonia mantle clock. I’ve had this clock for a few years ant it works and I also know it was manufactured in the USA. Any more information would be greatly received. Thank you

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  2. Jim Hartog

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    Hello Agostinho,

    As the label on the back says, your clock is called the "Beaver". In Tran Duy Ly's book, Ansonia Clocks and Watches, it is shown on page 462. The book has the catalogue picture from an 1894 catalogue but your clock could have been manufactured before or after that. Other information from the book states that the case is black walnut, only came as an 8 day striking clock, stands 22.5 inches high, and cost $5.50 in 1894. Over here, we call the case style gingerbread, based on the cut out edges, or kitchen or parlour clock based on where it may be been found in the house.

    Your dial is in excellent condition and even the label is pretty good considering its age.

    Jim
     
  3. Rockin Ronnie

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    It looks to be in great shape. Gingerbread/parlour/Kitchen clocks are very common here. Been to Portugal twice in the last 3 years. Love the country, the people and the museums. Here is a cartel clock I found in the National Museum of Art and Antiquities.

    Ron

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  4. Agostinho Moniz

    Agostinho Moniz Registered User

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    Hi Jim, thank you for the information really helpful, this clock has been with me for the past 40 years and it’s taken a knock or two as it follows me around Europe. I would image that 5.50 dollars a hundred and twenty years ago was a lot of money. Very interesting.
     
  5. Agostinho Moniz

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    Hi Ron, thank you. Your cartel clock looks very interesting and charming, does it work as well as it looks?
     
  6. Rockin Ronnie

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    They wouldn't let me take it from the museum.
    Ron
     

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