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Help identify brass wall clock??

Swanicyouth

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Obtained this clock today, seems to just need a cleaning & maybe some bushings, it runs ok as is.

it’s brass, likely American, double spring for time only; no strike. Lever/marine type escapement. Movement is in a can, but a different can from Westclox novelty style. Numbers seem like painted metal?

I can’t find any markings on it. Was wondering if anyone had a clue or ever seen a clock like this? Haven’t removed the movement yet to look at the front.

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TIA
 

Steven Thornberry

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I,m pretty sure the movement is by New Haven, but I have not been able to identify the clock. Can you show us the front of the movement?
 

Steven Thornberry

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I,m pretty sure the movement is by New Haven, but I have not been able to identify the clock. Can you show us the front of the movement?
After checking, I retract my original suggestion in favor of Peter's suggestion. I found the clock in Tran Duy Ly's book on Ansonia clocks, where it is called simply "Brass Antique or Silver Antique." it is shown from the 1886 catalogue. New Haven did have a similar movement, but it is not this one.

Below is a link to an Ansonia plush clock with a similar dial.
Antique Clock Details (antiqueclockspriceguide.com)
 

Swanicyouth

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Thank you. I have some Ansonia catalogue reprints - I’ll have to take a look. I haven’t pulled the movt out yet, maybe it says Ansonia on the front. It’s pretty clean & runs well, so it’s not being messed with until it gives me a problem.

For some reason everything I get now has a hairspring. Ugh.
 

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