New Clock! What is it?

Welldweller

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So I don't know the difference between certain clocks, I've always loved grandfather clocks and the chimes. (memories from my grandparents loving home)
But I never really learned much about them.

My husband found one when we were in Goodwill and immediately showed me! We were so excited to acquire our first clock!

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Its colonial treasure house michigan
1688 co-72
But we don't know much about clocks and I can't find much in research. Everyone on here seems so knowledgeable!
No weights, ( i thought they were missing at first!)
The key is a little rusted. (anything I can use that'd be safe to fix it?)
It chimes every 15, 1/2 and hour.

The inside says enfield england clock co.

Any info that would help on care (Worth??) fixing up any scratches (the back notches scratched the wood up).
(maybe good websites?)
Is it grandfather or mother? Most sites say height is the factor?

Thank you so much and I'm so excited!
 

Welldweller

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I forgot to post by worth I meant was it a steal for the $60 I paid at goodwill. xD

also I found the link on the antiques clock pricing site but its a paid membership :x
the only thing i could read it c.1939. Wish i could the rest
 
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Terry C.

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Hi W,

CO-72 is the factory case cutting order number.

Colonial made model 1688 in the 50's and the 60's.

It was available with either a spring ($153 - $163) or weight driven ($170-$180) movement. Brass columns were a $7.00 option.

Seems like a real good buy!

Terry C.
 

harold bain

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I would say it is either a grandmother, or granddaughter clock, depending on the height.
 

Tinker Dwight

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As a spring wound, any weights would have been
decretive. The movements during this period were
still of reasonable quality. Later movements were poorer.
Still, a clock of that age is likely in need of service.
If you plan on learning to do it your self, I'd recommend
a simpler clock to start on. A strike only is good.
If you plan to have it service, don't be too surprised
by "sticker shock". One has to realize, inflation has changed
relative values over time.
Enfield made good movements. Colonial usually bought
German movements but they were known to buy from
other places. During the wars, they used US makers as
well.
Tinker Dwight
 

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