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Ithaca weight driven Grandfather clock.Aquired at auction.

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My first post, have patience... Anyone out there know what kind of movements Ithaca used? This one has 2 weights and is unmarked, case is cherry & in really good shape.Any information would be appreciated.
 
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Re: Ithaca weight drinven Grandfather clock.Aquired at auction.

My first post, have patience... Anyone out there know what kind of movements Ithaca used? This one has 2 weights and is unmarked, case is cherry & in really good shape.Any information would be appreciated.

Ithaca outsourced alot, so we couldn't tell you much unless you provide a pictures of the clock and the front and back of the movement
 

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Ithaca Grandfather clock pictures

I thank bangster, tutorial was great! Got busy and didn't post picts, but here they are. The chains have 39 links per foot, and are flat . No date on right side under face pl. Must thank the other guys( &gals) for the other posts on Ithacas... 100_0467.jpg 100_0461.jpg 100_0469.jpg 100_0463.jpg Clock on right is the one in question, sorry for bad pict. but clock is 88" I am64"...
 

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Re: Ithaca Grandfather clock pictures

See the other Ithaca threads- there is usually a date stenciled in the bonnet. Ithaca used New Haven Ladder chain movements, and some from Waterbury. They also had an arrangement with Gilbert. Yours appears to be a New Haven movement. See Tran Duy Ly's book Longcase Clocks and Standing Regulators for more information, along with other threads here on the message board.
 
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Re: Ithaca Grandfather clock pictures

As Peter said, definitely a New Haven movement. Tran Duy Ly's book on New Haven clocks shows the same movement on page 191, from New Haven's Hall Clock No. 1, ca. 1915. (Note: I'm not saying your clock is a New Haven; it is definitely Ithaca, with a New Haven movement.)
 

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Re: Ithaca Grandfather clock pictures

Thanks Guys,now I know the movement, and probably date of manufacture.
Dave@Sidehill
 

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Re: Ithaca Grandfather clock pictures

Holy smokes! You got that at an auction?

Around here, what is usually advertised at auctions as an "antique clock" is a 1985 electric alarm clock. That needs a new plug. Which someone somehow thinks is worth $3000 but is "untested."

Actual antique clocks tend to sell for millions of dollars (ok, not really millions but certainly out of MY price range) and often don't run.
 

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