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New Haven Clock movement question

Benjamin Cooper

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Hello to all Members,
About a week and a half ago I posted a picture of a clock that I recently got from a relative. A few days ago my Dad and myself took the movement out of the case, and to my surprise the movement appears to not have any maker’s name stamped on it?? I have been doing some research and I believe my clock is the New Haven “Rhine” model. It appears to have been made around 1880 give or take a few years. My question is, was it common for New Haven movements to not be stamped or marked during this time period? I would like to know please I’m attaching a photo of the movement, I am sorry it is dark it was sitting on a movement stand Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Kevin W.

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I have seen a few unmarked New haven clock movements.
 

Benjamin Cooper

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I have seen a few unmarked New haven clock movements.
Thank you Kevin for your reply. You were the first person to respond. I was quite puzzled that the movement is not marked with the clock maker's name. The majority of clock movements that I have seen have been marked. I guess it's not unheard of, I am just surprised, especially since it's an antique clock. I appreciate your input! :)
 

Benjamin Cooper

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My New Haven does not have it marked either. And its 1910.
Thank you for your reply! I was quite puzzled and surprised that New Haven did not mark it. At first I thought it was an E. Ingraham, but then someone told me about the The New Haven Rhine model. I looked it up and it looks almost identical to mine. I was thinking it was odd that a well known clock manufacturer didn't mark the particular movement in my clock. But I guess it wasn't necessarily uncommon to do so among clock manufacturers
 
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Willie X

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Look on the inside of the plates. It's a long shot but I've seen quite a few that were stamped on the wrong side.

I recently saw a Gilbert ladder chain GF movement with 1913 on on the front plate and 1914 on the back plate.

Surprises abound with old clocks.

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It was very common for New Haven not to stamp their movements with a maker's mark. If I had to guess, I'd say the stamped ones are far fewer than the unstamped ones.
Mike
 

Benjamin Cooper

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Look on the inside of the plates. It's a long shot but I've seen quite a few that were stamped on the wrong side.

I recently saw a Gilbert ladder chain GF movement with 1913 on on the front plate and 1914 on the back plate.

Surprises abound with old clocks.

Willie X
Thank you Willie for your reply,
My Dad and I have since put the clock back in its case and back together. If we do end up needing to take it apart again, I will be sure to look on the inside of the plates. The clock seems to be running much better now. Something got out of adjustment somehow between the clutch and the escapement. We finally got it working properly.
 

Benjamin Cooper

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It was very common for New Haven not to stamp their movements with a maker's mark. If I had to guess, I'd say the stamped ones are far fewer than the unstamped ones.
Mike
Thank you Mike for your reply.
This is good info to know.
Ben
 

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