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  1. J Fox

    J Fox Registered User

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    Went to Maine and pick up a few clocks this past week. Two are Seth Thomas, a Sessions Banjo and an unknown (the tall one).

    Anyone have any ideas of the maker. It works just fine so I really don't want to take it apart just to find out the maker.

    I have some questions on the Banjo but I'll start another thread on that.

    Thanks,
    JF

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  2. Joseph Bautsch

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    If you remove the dial on the unknown one the maker may be stamped of the front plate of the works. Removing just the dial is easy and should not disturb the running of the clock.
     
  3. D.th.munroe

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    I think that one is a Gilbert. At least the pendulum. I think those odd pendulums were a Gilbert thing.
     
  4. Rockin Ronnie

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    I was in Maine this past August 17th weekend and picked up a Sessions Lexington (time-only spring-powered banjo) in Augusta for what I thought was a fair price. Can I ask where (in Maine) you picked up your clocks?
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    That Banjo didn't cost just $10, did it...:???:? Unbelieveable buy.

    Great finds!
     
  6. Steven Thornberry

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    This one is a New Haven, known simply as No. 504, from the 1880's. Variations on that particular pendulum style were used by Gilbert, Waterbury, Welch, and Kroeber in addition to New Haven. I seem to see on the pendulum the abbreviated version of "patented March 1st 1881." That would make it the following patent granted to Everett Horton and assigned to New Haven.

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  7. J Fox

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    #7 J Fox, Aug 21, 2019
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    Yes it was $10. I got it at an Anti...junk shop. Did a little cleaning and put some oil on it and added a bob and it took right off. :)

    The Seth Thomas with the missing part was $13. Has a broken spring which is on order.

    The others I paid up for others.
     
  8. J Fox

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    That would be the one.

    Thanks.

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  9. J Fox

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    One was from Auburn ME another from coming down south in NH from Mt Washington, one off route one near Kennebunk and anther one in Mass on the way home. Lost track of how many places we stopped. I also picked up a Stanley 131 hand plane, but that's for a different forum. ;)
     
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