colonial mfg co grandfather clock

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  1. cher

    cher Registered User

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    I have found out that my grandfather is a CMC clock with a Wm Gilbert clock company works. I cannot find a number on the clock. I think from pictures of other clocks that it is about 1910 but would like to know if anyone has a picture of thiers in that age group. It is a hour count and half hour strike and is i think mahogany. Is this combo of clock and works possible? the works are stamped with the Gilbert name but nothing on case but found one identical that was supposed to be. I would post picture but dont know how. help
     
  2. JTD

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    Welcome to the board, Cher.

    Use the little camera icon that you can see on the tool when you start a message to download photos.

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  3. Andy Dervan

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    Cher,

    The model number is stamped on the back of the case near the top.

    Do not attempt to date the clock based on "it looks like another clock" unless you can verify the comparison clock. Colonial Mfg. Co. was constantly changing its case styles sometimes the changes were very minor.

    Colonial Mfg. Co. purchased some time and strike movements from Gilbert Clock Co. for its lower end priced clocks

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  4. cher

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    help have colonial clock co grandfather Stamped number is 1150 G the g is gilbert as the movement is gilbert want to know age
     
  5. Andy Dervan

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    Please post a clock photograph. I do not believe Colonial Mfg. Company would install a Gilbert movement in a fancy carved case style.

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    #6 new2clocks, Mar 5, 2020
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    Cher,

    You have now posted this request in three different threads, in addition to the current thread:

    colonial mfg co grandfather clock

    Colonial of Zeeland Grandfather Clock Identification

    You have been requested by two different members (Andy Dervan and JTD) to post pictures, but you have not as of yet.

    Your question apparently can not be answered without pictures.

    In addition, posting the same request in multiple threads is confusing. Perhaps a moderator will eliminate two of your requests and let us know in which thread your request will remain.

    Regards.
     
  7. cher

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    i am having computer troubles and it told be the message didnt go through also pictures were not sending i will try again
     
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    Perhaps this thread will be of assistance to you in posting pictures.

    How To Attach Photos To Your Posts

    Regards.
     
  9. Steven Thornberry

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    I have combined the posts from various threads inti this new thread.
     
  10. cher

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    I need to say a couple more things. The movement also says Wm Gilbert Clock Co Winstad Conn. It is missing the Colonial Clock Co logo but had seen a similar case with the same fretwork so knew they made cases for Gilbert. Also it has the number 1150 G inside the back on the very lower right bottom corner of the top back panel. and was hoping to identify by that number. I hope this may help you.
     
  11. Andy Dervan

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    What number is stamped on the outside back of the clock's case?

    Andy
     
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    there is no number on the outside of case but on the inside of top back is stenciled 1150 G . I assume the G is for Gilbert as the movement is stamped Wm Gilbert clock co Winstad Conn . I have more pix but they are on phone and i cant seem to post pix from that Any info or pix of this clock would be so appreciated.

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    I am sure this was a lesser quality not the top of the line but to me is a treasure. There is no number on the back and i am sure both top and bottom sections are original as the top inside has the 1150 G stensilled on the back top inside.. I am so into finding the a date (year) of the clock. Any imput would be nice.

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  16. Andy Dervan

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    That is not a Colonial Mfg. Company 1150 case style. 1150 was an elaborately carved case, so I am sure what you have.

    Colonial Mfg. Company clocks have a large 4 digit number stenciled on outside back of the case not inside

    Unfortunately, the first two photographs show only a small part of the trunk; the 3rd photograph has furniture in front of it and plant behind so you can not see any case details.

    You need to move furniture and plant out of the way for an uncluttered view of the clock - feet and hood (top) details are important. A close up photograph of the dial would be helpful.

    Apologize for being so picky, but it is difficult to see any details with items blocking the view.

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  17. Steven Thornberry

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    I suppose that the clock may actually be a product of the William L. Gilbert Clock Co., possibly from the 1920's. However, as Andy suggested above, we would need better pictures of the clock case. If possible, a picture of the movements would also be helpful.

    How did you determine that it is a clock by the Colonial Manufacturing Co.?
     
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    you've got some very knowledgeable folks trying to help... but they need to see big, clear photos from all angles.... please upload large well-lit files and all will be revealed... dial, pendulum, any photos of the movement you can get from the sides, details of the case, etc.

    you've got us all intrigued... more, please!
     
  19. Andy Dervan

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    Gilbert tall clock case number were two digits numbers.

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  20. Steven Thornberry

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    Yes, but we’re they marked on the inside or outside of the case? Or elsewhere? I would like to see the 1150G mark.
     
  21. Andy Dervan

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    Look at Gilbert tall clock pictured in Tran Duy Ly's Gilbert Clock Company book - offerings do not resemble it. One model # 52 has some similarity, but not enough.

    Andy
     
  22. Steven Thornberry

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    I saw those, but thought this could be one not shown in Tran. It's been known to happen.
     
  23. Andy Dervan

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    It is possible need to see better photograph. However all the clocks had 2 digit case numbers not 4 digit case number.

    Andy
     

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