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PH&S Cottage clock...

Chris.K

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I received my PH&S cottage clock yesterday and it was a complete mess. Case falling apart and the glass was taped in but worst of all it looked like someone spraypainted it. So I had to do what I swore I never would do. I said a prayer to the Clock Gods for forgiveness and started sanding. I'm taking it down to the bare wood and re-stain it with Black Walnut and redo the gold trim on the door and lower base.. On a positive note I pulled the works and put them on a test board and after straightening the crutch and suspension spring the works came back to life after a bit of tweeking.. The clock to me looks like an early PH&S as there is no rabbit and maybe someone more knowledgeable than me could give an approximate date.. Chris..

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new2clocks

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The clock to me looks like an early PH&S as there is no rabbit and maybe someone more knowledgeable than me could give an approximate date
Haas clocks are notoriously difficult to date, and your clock is not an exception.

We do not know when the PH&S mark was first used, although we have seen evidence that it was in use until at least 1891 and possibly later.

The 'hare' trademark was first seen in 1883, but its actual registration is not known. This is of limited assistance to you as the hare and the PH&S were used concurrently at a point in time.

Haas was in business from circa 1867 to circa 1930, so my estimate of the vintage of your clock, based on looks, is 1880 to 1890.

Regards.
 
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