American Information on Colonial

Maytime

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We've had in the family for all my life (71 years) a Colonial grandfather clock, and no one knows anything much about it except that it was (seriously) grandfather's. Its chimes have accompanied my life.

"1379" is stenciled on the back; I take that to be the model number.
The works inside is Winterhalder, movement 8062.

I'm interested in finding out what I can about this very nice clock.

Thanks!

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bruce linde

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i have a very similar colonial/winterhalder: winterhalder 3-train 5-tube grandfather clock

the movements are very high quality... and yours looks like someone did an excellent job of cleaning/servicing it along the way. that said, if you don't know when it was last serviced it probably needs it... and is worth servicing.

when i serviced mine i found very few mechanical issues because of how well-built the movement is... mostly just needed cleaning and oiling. it's pretty darn accurate... within a few seconds every week.

lastly, i would guesstimate late 1920s... although there are some here who have the actual catalogs and no doubt offer a more definitive answer.
 

Maytime

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Your clock's interesting, as is the reply threads chain in your posting. Where do folks get those catalog photos?
We do indeed get routine cleaning and oiling; that is due now - which got me thinking about it and prompted my inquiry. Overhauled 2006.
 

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1920's is a good estimate as it was not in 1919/1920 catalog and my 1927 catalog only listed a few models.

Winterhalder is name for a conglomerate of family members who had different shops making clock movements and marketed them together.

Download my January 2014 Watch and Clock Bulletin article on Colonial Mfg. Co.

Andy Dervan
 

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