Last Stand of U.S. Production Mantle Clock Cases

Ontime

Registered User
Nov 6, 2012
160
2
18
Among the few remaining factory made clock cases by an American maker were Daneker, Trend, New England Clock co. and Colonial (possibly the finest of all). They relied on German movements - late examples had quartz battery power. What other companies besides the four mentioned were making mantle clock cases in the 1970's & 80's or even later ? Not specialty craftsman cases, but rather production made by what would be considered a clock company.

A 1956 Colonial ad for their model 26 in Honduras mahogany

Colonial model 26.jpg
 
Last edited:

chimeclockfan

Registered User
NAWCC Member
Dec 21, 2006
4,273
287
83
WI
Country
Region
Though the Emperor Clock Company LLC of Fairhope, Alabama was known for its grandfather clocks they had at least one style of mantel clock during the 1970's. This resembled a standalone hood from the more familiar grandfather clocks. Some had moon dials, others had "Tempus Fugit".
Mantel.png

Other case styles were introduced later on as kits or completed clocks. Unfortunately the market for new mantel clocks is next to nothing. I've never seen them at the local furniture stores.
 

Jim DuBois

Registered User
Gibbs Literary Award
NAWCC Member
Sponsor
Jun 14, 2008
3,077
709
113
Magnolia, TX
Country
Region
Do a google or bing search for "New England Clock Company", which you list above. They were the last that I am aware of that offered some marginal facsimiles of what we might think to be American style clock cases. The company closed finally in 2000. It was an offshoot of Sessions Clock Company, many years earlier.
 
Our 2021 National Meeting in Hampton Roads Virginia
Topic related ad experiment