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Hoadley Time & Alarm Wood Works

Jim DuBois

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As I have all too frequently complained, we don't often find woodworks clocks down hereabouts. But, at the Mesquite Regional, this little fellow popped up in the hands of a buddy. It has some things going for it, good original stencils for example, but sadly both the dial and the glass have been redone and its hands have been lost as have its pineapple finials and alarm dial. It apparently was purchased off eBay in 2001 for several (6?) times what I paid for it yesterday, but it had hands back then. It also had an invoice from 2005 for a tablet repaint from one of our esteemed members, and it was for about 1/2 the purchase price of the clock yesterday. I mention all this as it is part of the ongoing story of both this clock and the marketplace for clocks these days.

The last photo is from the Chris Brown collection and shows another with the alarm disk.

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As I have all too frequently complained, we don't often find woodworks clocks down hereabouts. But, at the Mesquite Regional, this little fellow popped up in the hands of a buddy. It has some things going for it, good original stencils for example, but sadly both the dial and the glass have been redone and its hands have been lost as have its pineapple finials and alarm dial. It apparently was purchased off eBay in 2001 for several (6?) times what I paid for it yesterday, but it had hands back then. It also had an invoice from 2005 for a tablet repaint from one of our esteemed members, and it was for about 1/2 the purchase price of the clock yesterday. I mention all this as it is part of the ongoing story of both this clock and the marketplace for clocks these days.

The last photo is from the Chris Brown collection and shows another with the alarm disk.

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Nice.

Still haven't got my grubby mitts on one of those.

Maybe some day....

RM
 

Dick C

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Interesting that the winding locations are different on yours vs the Chris Brown one that is shown? Why would the maker chosen different movements?
 

Jim DuBois

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Interesting that the winding locations are different on yours vs the Chris Brown one that is shown? Why would the maker chosen different movements?
Good catch Dick. The clock I pictured in the last photo above is an R & L Atkins. I got lost in the photo file or confused or sloppy or inattentive or all of the above.

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I think a nice example of one of these would still bring a good price. The market as it is now, any major issues kill the price. I can live with a well done repainted glass. The other stuff, not so much.
 

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