New Clock but WHAT IS IT??

legosnell

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Newest add today to the collection and it isn't much but the price was right. Pictures included. Good project clock
1. Notice the strange method of securing the movement to the wooden case.
2. Notice the 4 movement anchors are not the threaded and nut type. Instead they use small tapered wire
3. Notice hour and minute hands are held in place with tapered wire instead of threaded shaft and nut.
4. Notice case is made with wood veneer which might help date the clock.
5. I did not notice any markings on the front movement plate, have not looked at the backside movement plate yet. still trying to figure out how it's mounted and not wanting to mess that part up in the process of removing movement.
6. Dial in too bad of shape to identify clock maker
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The whole thing reminds me of my Waterbury steeple clock with the look of the case and the use of the wood holding the movement in place. I haven't taken pics of my movement when i had it out but I'm pretty sure it has an outside escapement like that to

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It's a 30-hour New Haven clock, 1870 or later just judging by the escape wheel bridge. I need to check my New Haven book to be sure of the specific model.

1. Notice the strange method of securing the movement to the wooden case.
That's not really all that strange or unusual.
 
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It's a 30-hour New Haven clock, 1870 or later just judging by the escape wheel bridge. I need to check my New Haven book to be sure of the specific model.



That's not really all that strange or unusual.
Maybe 1870 New Haven Beehive Clock? Octagonal case design.
 
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At quick glance, a couple of things say "New Haven".

The movement and the shape of the escape wheel bridge. New Haven also used a plain brown paper on the backboard, sometimes a patterned one. The label would have been adhered to the back of the tablet.

Which model? Don't know.

Hope you're good with veneer repair.

RM
 

legosnell

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At quick glance, a couple of things say "New Haven".

The movement and the shape of the escape wheel bridge. New Haven also used a plain brown paper on the backboard, sometimes a patterned one. The label would have been adhered to the back of the tablet.

Which model? Don't know.

Hope you're good with veneer repair.

RM
I've never tried veneer repair but I guess it's about time. I've seen a few youtube videos. I've got two other clocks ahead of this one. If this one dates to 1870s 1880s then it would be the oldest one I have. I do have a 1905 Seth Thomas Black Mantel that is patiently waiting in line for some attention.
 

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Maybe 1870 New Haven Beehive Clock? Octagonal case design.
If the height of your clock is ca. 15 inches, it is the New Haven Gem. The Gem is shown in Tran Duy Ly's book on New Haven clocks from the 1876 catalogue but could have been offered a few years before or after.
 
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