help ID black mantel clock

Rodrigo A

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Hello, I picked up this clock as a beginner's project, for after I put together the 30-hour ogee that is apart right now. I have spent some time searching the Forum and other sources, but could not come up with much other than it appears to be an Ansonia. I do not see anything on the dial, and the movement has '5' stamped at the lower right, but nothing else. Any information would be great. Thank you,

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Ticktocktime100

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Hi,

Yes, it looks very much like a cast iron Ansonia mantle clock, made sometime in the 1890’s. These movements usually have a patent date of 1882, interesting that it doesn’t appear to be the case here. Hopefully someone can enlighten you further and recognise the exact model.

Regards.
 

Salsagev

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It is the “Rugby” model and it is under Enameled Iron Cases of Tran’s book. Your model feature additions include a porcelain dial which was listed for $8.65. 1904 is the production date. The valuation guide said it was $250 back in 2004 but based on the current market, I would say no more than $100.
 

Rodrigo A

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It is the “Rugby” model and it is under Enameled Iron Cases of Tran’s book. Your model feature additions include a porcelain dial which was listed for $8.65. 1904 is the production date. The valuation guide said it was $250 back in 2004 but based on the current market, I would say no more than $100.
Thank you! Out of curiosity, would you know why some of these clocks do not have stamps on the movement (e.g. patent information in this case) or the hallmark on the dial? Thanks again.
 

Salsagev

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You are welcome!
Out of curiosity, would you know why some of these clocks do not have stamps on the movement (e.g. patent information in this case) or the hallmark on the dial? Thanks again.
That I don’t know.
But after researching a bit, the 5 might be the pendulum length.

This May or may not be a good clock to practice on but I haven’t done Ansonia before. Good luck on the repairs!
 

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