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Ansonia 'El Regalo', 1904, in its unrestored state:

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Looks like Time for Tea's clock is the Bristol Extra ca 1904.

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Here's an Ansonia "Bagdad" wall clock that was found at an estate sale approx. one year ago. It is approx. 50" high and has the double-mainspring time only 8 day movement. A similar clock can be seen in the Tran Duy Ly book on page 182. They also supplied this clock with 8 day double-weight time only movement and 8 day time and strike spring movement.

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Good Day all.

Here is my Ansonia Clock that was passed down from my wife's grandmother to us. I believe this to be on the little older side of them. Would greatly appreciate any more info on it.

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Try moving your request to the General Clock discussions as a new posting...........
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Here is my Ansonia Clock that was passed down from my wife's grandmother to us. I believe this to be on the little older side of them. Would greatly appreciate any more info on it.
Your clock is called the Burton. Tran Duy Ly's book on Ansonia clocks shows an illustration of it from the 1894 catalogue. It could also have been offered a few years either side of that year.

The patent date shown on the movement is stamped incorrectly. It should be June 13, 1882. The patent is for a striking mechanism and was granted to W.D. Davies. It is US259505.
 

Levi Hutchins

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I have had for a few years a fairly restrained, basic Ansonia, walnut kitchen clock in very good condition. I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me the model and the vintage.

Thank you!

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I have had for a few years a fairly restrained, basic Ansonia, walnut kitchen clock in very good condition. I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me the model and the vintage.
It's called the Alaska and is shown in Tran from the 1886 catalogue. Possibly offered a few years either side of 1886.
 

petrus@ZA

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Your clock is called the Burton. Tran Duy Ly's book on Ansonia clocks shows an illustration of it from the 1894 catalogue. It could also have been offered a few years either side of that year.

The patent date shown on the movement is stamped incorrectly. It should be June 13, 1882. The patent is for a striking mechanism and was granted to W.D. Davies. It is US259505.


HI Steven

Thank you very much for this info, it is greatly appreciated!!
 

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Not sure what it’s called or the year, but I got this Ansonia with a broken spring. The gong on this thing is LOUD. Case was just nasty, so I stripped it & finished in linseed oil & wax. Replaced the spring with an old Ansonia spring from a damaged movement.

As far as I know everything is original? I polished the brass - it was just dark brown oxidized
 

petrus@ZA

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Your clock is called the Burton. Tran Duy Ly's book on Ansonia clocks shows an illustration of it from the 1894 catalogue. It could also have been offered a few years either side of that year.

The patent date shown on the movement is stamped incorrectly. It should be June 13, 1882. The patent is for a striking mechanism and was granted to W.D. Davies. It is US259505.


I would love to have a look at this catalogue and see it displayed in there
 

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Here's our Ansonia Alaska, recently renovated. The silver filigree on the glass is just a sticker the P.O. had placed on from the inside; it's pretty old and worn off in a spot or two, but obviously isn't original to the clock. Planning to remove it and either leave the glass bare or etch a suitable scene onto it. Is the design on the glass of the Alaska a few posts up original to the clock?

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For anyone interested, here's the thread that detailed parts of the renovation...

My First Ansonia!
 

Levi Hutchins

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Here's our Ansonia Alaska, recently renovated. The silver filigree on the glass is just a sticker the P.O. had placed on from the inside; it's pretty old and worn off in a spot or two, but obviously isn't original to the clock. Planning to remove it and either leave the glass bare or etch a suitable scene onto it. Is the design on the glass of the Alaska a few posts up original to the clock?

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For anyone interested, here's the thread that detailed parts of the renovation...

My First Ansonia!
Congratulations on your restoration!

Sorry that I did not see your inquiry until now.

Mine was as you see it when I purchased it a few years ago. I believe that both the glass and paper dial had been replaced, but the design on the glass follows the contour of the dial, as did the originals.

You can see a few by searching images of "Ansonia Alaska" on Google or Bing.
 

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Thought I would do a quicky posting this Ansonia found in a local shop for not much money.

Sorry, not just pictures.

Nothing fantastic but, IMCO, survives in rather nice original condition.

Again, runs counter to the somewhat tired refrain often heard on the Forums that there are no genuinely antique clocks available and when they are, they are prohibitively expensive. Not this one. Furthermore, posting it is in part motivated by another posting which included a picture of a "collection" in the background consisting of rather new battery operated mainly wall clocks. If that's one's preference, I say go for it and enjoy collecting. But there is an alternative if one is interested.

Enough pontificating. It's all been said before.

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This particular mirror side model is called the Windsor. Given that the label says New York, after 1880?? Tran indicates 1883 (see page 447, figure 1773). Actually, the first mirror side (and most like the last) I have owned. The complete case is solid walnut and survives with a wonderful original finish. It would be ludicrous to refinish it. An overall smaller clock than that other well known mirror side, the Triumph. I like that it's smaller.

Retains the original uncracked mirrors, and white metal scrolled front feet. Those block rear feet are original based upon my research. Didn't waste a cent on anything not well seen?

The cupids on the mirror side clocks, as they are detachable, are often missing and replaced with repops which are available.

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Looking at these very carefully, the quality of the castings, the wear, the shadows in the wood where they attach, comparing them to other examples online including auction listings where attempts were made to establish completeness and authenticity (including those of other mirror sides), and so on, I really do believe these are right as rain.

One thing that gave me some pause was that they are silver, not gold. Thought they might be repainted. They do match the silver cupids depicted in the original stenciled tablet. However, see Tran's Ansonia book, page 445, figure 1762 and page 447, figure 1773. Apparently, these cupids were silver.

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Has the typical signed Ansonia 8 day brass time and strike spring driven arch topped movement with the escapement between the plates. Hour and 1/2 hour strike. The gong actually sounds great and can be heard upstairs. Thought unmarked, that's a Davies patent pendulum like those seen in the Crystal Palace clocks and is as seen in Tran on page 447.

The inner back board is lined with textured paper. Another thing that gave me some pause was the lack of a beat scale. Sort of expected to find one. I very carefully examined the backboard. Absolutely no signs of the brads which would have attached it nor shadows to indicate it was once there.

One thing I have noted about these clocks. Seems like there are variations in the tablets, pendulums and other specifics.

I know this isn't my thread, but since we're looking at something very Vicky, can't resist sharing another very Vicky thing. It's a mixed media folk art piece:

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Made using cut out lithographed pictures, dried weeds, paper flowers, feathers, silk, ribbon, felt, wood, beads, thread. Like many pieces of folk art, including school girl art, inspired by a print source. See this Currier and Ives:

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Look familiar? Like the firms that printed clock labels, they moved around which helps with "dating". The firm was at 125 Nassau Street in Manhattan between 1872-74.

This type of cutesy, sentimental Currier & Ives is actually worth very little in the current market. I think what was done with it is priceless. More of the weird junk I love finding.

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I was going to post photos of "Rose", our Green Ansonia Porcelain Crystal Regulator No. 4, but there have been a couple of very nice examples already posted so I opted for the Ansonia Teutonic instead. It's ca 1901 and found on page 398 of Tran's "Ansonia Clocks and Watchers" reference book. The catalog reprint states "Teutonic Eight-Day, Half-Hour Gong Strike. Height 17 1/2 inches, Width 12 1/4 inches. French or Rococo Sash, Beveled Glass, Porcelain Dial, 5 inches Arabic or Roman, Visible Escapement. Real Bronze. Finished in Brass and 'Rich Gold'". A similarly styled Candelabra No. 1158 was available.

Both the clock and candelabras were offered in a Brass and "Rich Gold" finish. List prices were $34.50 ($1,131.61) and $48.50 ($1,590.81) for the clock in Brass and Gold. Complete sets retailed of $94.50 ($3,099.62) and $119 ($3,903.23). Separately the Candelabras retailed for $60 ($1,968.01) and $70.50 ($2,312.42) per pair Brass vs. Gold. Adjustments for inflation up to 2022 are in parenthesis according to: U.S. Inflation Calculator: 1635→2022, Department of Labor data

Our example was originally finished in "Rich Gold" but much of the gold plating had been rubbed or polished off leaving the copper plate behind. We sold our example several years ago. It's a beautiful clock if you like that type of Rococo styling. Can't keep them all, but it was still a thrill to own and hold it for a while.

Here it was:

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The Gong on this clock didn't sound particularly impressive. Today, I would have played around with the hammer insert material and perhaps cleaned up the coils to see if I could get a better sounding strike from it. See:

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