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Ansonia Model ID please.....

TheTickTockDoc

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011 (1024x768).jpg 010 (1024x768).jpg 007 (1024x768).jpg Hello Friends: I love restoring old Ansonia Iron Case clocks. I think that they're just beautiful. I am going to give this one away as a wedding present. I've sandblasted and painted the case, painted the columns gold (they were a brown-ish, marbled, adamantine-like, finish). I'm wondering if anyone can provide the model and date of manufacture. The case is approx. 13 x 6 x 10 (L x W x H). All I have to do is add the Rub N' Buff to the decoration and install the movement. It should look great when it is finished. As always, thanks in advance for your kind help. Rich
 

Douglas Ballard

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Nice restoration. I always wondered if sand blasting would remove the incise on these. Are you planning on painting the incise?
 

TheTickTockDoc

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012 (1024x768).jpg 013 (1024x768).jpg 014 (768x1024).jpg Here it is with the Rub N' Buff in the decoration and the dial painted and installed. Now that I come to think of it, this may not be an Ansonia case. I purchased it with a whole bunch of iron cases. It did not have a movement in it. I've never seen this type of gong in an Ansonia before? I guess I'll probably replace the dial paper as this one is pretty discolored. This is the first case that I sandblasted and painted. I've painted plenty of cars, so I know that I'm doing it right..... Honestly, I don't think that I would do it this way again. I have several other Ansonias that I had powdercoated. The finish is much deeper and glossy. The powdercoat does tend to slightly fill in the engravings though, but they still look good when the gold Rub N' Buff is applied.
 

Jim Hartog

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Hello Rich,

Check out clock number 1005, the "Jura", on page 289 of Tran's Waterbury book. Catalogued in 1891, bronze columns, had the Star movement, which is a rack and snail affair. Height 9 7/8", length 13".

Jim
 

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