$ Grand Rapids Clock and Mantle Grandfather Clock

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  1. Bill Scott

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    My wife and I are in the process of downsizing and may need to find a home for this clock. It is in great condition, keeps very accurate time and chimes like church bells. I know the company was around in the late 1800's until 1918. I have no idea what to expect for this clock as I hear these types of clocks are not selling well now. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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    That's a nice chimer that has some collectability. I don't think you'd have any trouble getting somewhere in the upper three figures, perhaps more.
    The issue of course is location, since it's hard to ship a critter like that.
     
  3. brian fisher

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    that is indeed a very nice clock. it looks like it could perhaps use a service and probably a restoration. assuming that it runs, keeps good time, chimes, and strikes properly, and the tubes have no cracks, i would say $2300-2700.00 would be a reasonable asking price. just keep in mind that it could take a long time to sell.
     
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    Check out this link:
    Grandfather Clock, Grand Rapids Clock and Mantel Co.

    It sold for $500 in 1910.

    One sold on Live Auctioneers in 2013 for $2250.
    A Grand Rapids Clock & Mantel Co. Grandfather Clock - Nov 17, 2013 | Midwest Auction Galleries, Inc. in MI

    It's a lovely clock, but will cost a few hundred to safely ship. Freight truck due to its size most likely.
    If you are motivated, find someone local who will KEEP it for their home for $1750-2000 and let it go.
    It is truly a gem that I'd love to have myself.

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  5. brian fisher

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    that is really interesting info. in 1910, you could buy a farm for 500 bucks.
     
  6. M Syb

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    A little more historical information for you, the Grand Rapids Clock and Mantle company was founded in 1893 under the name Dryen-Annin-Rose Clock Co. My 2nd Great Grandfather was John A. Rose, the Rose in the company name. He was related by marriage (brother-in-law) to either Dryen or Annin I believe. He was a cabinet maker who emigrated from Sweden, following his older sister to America. In 1898, Dryden-Annin-Rose became Grand Rapids Clock Company. A grandfather clock just like this one is still in our family. I agree with the others here about it's value. It's such a beautiful clock!
     
  7. brian fisher

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    welcome to the forum M syb. thank you for sharing that great info.
     
  8. Andy Dervan

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    I wrote an article on the company NAWCC Watch and Clock Bulletin - check it out.

    Those 9 tube clocks were only made for about 2-3 years 1910 - 1913. After the company's president died in 1912 the company quickly faded

    Andy Dervan
     
  9. Bill Scott

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    M Syb, thank you so much for the information. I did end up keeping the clock and had it shipped along with our furniture from California to Kentucky. I am so glad we kept it. It is big but we will make room for it in our smaller home. I hired a local 2nd generation clock shop owner to assist with the dismantling and packing. He was totally amazed by the clock which made me appreciate it even more.
     
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