Identifying Sessions wall clock

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  1. jim s

    jim s Registered User

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    Can someone help me identifying this old Sessions wall clock (age, how many were produced etc)?
    I am particularly interested in the slanted bottom design.
    Thanks
    Jim S


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  2. Steven Thornberry

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    The clock is the Sentinel. Tran Duy Ly's book on Sessions clocks shows it from the 1910 catalogue. However, the 1910 catalogue description states that it was a time-only or time and calendar, with a single winding arbor. Your appears to be a time and strike, i.e., it sounds the hours, or possibly a double-wind time only clock.
     
  3. Brian Smith

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    What you have is the "Sentinel" as shown in Session's sales literature dated around 1910. Very handsome.
     
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    Dang! I lost the ID race again.
     
  5. Willie X

    Willie X Registered User

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    That slanted bottom is often called a 'wedge' bottom. More often seen in old English wall clocks. Occasionally, this feature will be hinged at the bottom to create a small compartment.

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