New Ansonia Swinger juno

Discussion in 'Your Newest Clock Acquisition' started by Dennism, Jan 14, 2018.

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  1. Dennism

    Dennism Registered User
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    I feel very fortunate to have picked up this swinger. I know how rare and expensive they have become. When I got it home, It had a heavy coat or two of what looked like metallic auto paint on it. I tried several chemicals and found that acetone removed the paint easily. After getting through the auto body work I also found a gold paint that also came off. Under all that is what seems to be original paint which was not affected by the acetone. Hopefully you can see the result clearly in the pictures. My question for the experts is, does this look like original paint? There are a few chips and underneath metal. If it is, I do not want to do anything else to it.

    Let me know your thoughts, Dennis Juno4.JPG Juno1.JPG Juno2.JPG Juno3.JPG
     
  2. Dennism

    Dennism Registered User
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    So, After discussions and a lot of research,I determining that none of the six coats of paint on my new Ansonia Juno swinger were original. I had the statue stripped and restored by a friend here in Atlanta. I would have loved to find original paint but I think it looks great as restored. The clock is original with a minor repair to the spring hook.

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  3. George Nelson

    George Nelson Registered User
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    Dennism,

    Your restorer did an amazing job- the clock is indeed wonderful! A real beauty. Congrats!

    Best,

    George N.
     

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