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Discussion in 'General Clock Discussions' started by chrsvor25, May 14, 2008.
something more different
Were there pictures posted here, i did not see any.
You have to put some up, Kevin. Like this one, billed as the worlds smallest clock. My Yale Clock Company clock. About 3 inches tall.
ill post em later I have to take them. But the ones worth mentioning I have are a first model big ben, a westclox ben hur, and an ansonia square pirate.
Here's one from the Terry Clock Co., Pittsfield, Mass. The alarm bell and stand are replacements. It has a lever escapement with visible balance and a luminous (not radium) dial. The dial is no longer luminous.
neat clock harold.never heard of the Yale company.
Jeremy the wood alarm clock is nice.I have just ordinary metal alarm clocks.
I have one 8 day clock with a thermometer and it keeps great time for a somewhat cheapie clock.Will post some pics later.
Hmm, I am surprised at the lack of posts this tread has received. I would think most people would have at least one interesting small clock in their collection.
Anyway, here is one I just finished. A very Art Deco desk clock with day/date function. Interestingly, it is time only with two mainsprings in barrels. It has no makings on the case, dial or movement. Anyone know who made it? It has a German look to me.
I had to replace three teeth on the left side winding gear
Probably not everyones tast, but I like it!
Nice clock Peetah how well does it keep time?
Many of those little clocks had no names or maybe a name not heard of before.
Here is my contribution.
It is a Bulova - can anyone provide information on it, such as age, etc.?
Hi VT, it is a very good time keeper, much better than some of my better quality clocks. I guess the two mainsprings must work to provide a more stable power supply than a single spring.
Peter your clock does not have a alrm?
My 8 day cllock has a alarm and a aminspring for each side, about how old is your clock?
new to clocks with the plastic knobs on your clock i might guess age at mid to later 1960,s.Bulova is a good name.
here is my 8 day Europa alrm clock, keeps good time and has a working thermometer.
No VT, my clock does not have an alarm. Both mainsprings power the great wheel. The extra power is needed to run the day/date function. I would say it was made around 1940-1950, but that's just a guess.
Cool clock Peetah.i like the day and date feature.
What do think of my Europa?
Have a good night.
It's a nice example VT! All the others I have seen have had very nice movements, so I am not surprised yours keeps good time. While the 60s/70s styling of these isn't to everyones liking, they are fine time keepers.
Here are a few "smalls"...
Peetah just out of curiousity in Auz do they celebrate the long weekend, Queen Victoria ?
Yes these do keep good tome, not bad for a 7 jewel clock.
I thought I had identified them ......
008 French metal
007 New Haven Wood case
006 Early plastic (Foreign)
004 Celluloid USA
009 French metal (back)
005 New Haven Celluloid
and one more..........
A few more...............The pictures didn't post. Will try again.
a few more.............
Yes VT, we have a long weekend for the Queen's birthday. Queen Elizabeth II that is.
Interesting Peetah, we celebrate Queen Victoria, Victoria day is on Monday.
More small clocks.....I didn't think I had this many!
There are about 50 of the Lux/Keebler pendulettes.
A few more.....
The ones on the right and left were found at my grandparents when we were cleaning their home out. One is a big ben chime alarm, the other is from westclox as well. The middle one I bought for 8 Canadian dollars in niagra falls years ago (And the exchange rate was in my favor at the time!!). The brand is kaiser, says western germany at the bottom. Was brought over from Belgium.
An original model big ben (was a great deal at merritts many years ago, i think it was less then 20 bucks!!!) A Ben-hur (i guess its a baby ben model)
And the one with the glare is an Ansonia square pirate.
Here are a Waterbury "Tin Can" bedside time only, a Seth Thomas time only (Mov't No 104), a 2" Ansonia in a Royal Bonn case, and a few more assorted tin cans, alarms and travel alarms. Loks like a couple of electrics snuck into that picture too, and so did Dennis The Menace.
OK, why not. Below is a Lux tambour (this one not a bank as many were) and, something a little different, a small Ansonia banjo, needing some side rails and a lot of encouragement to work.
A pair of colourful Baby Ben.
this little fellow was on a thread all on his own, I felt he could do with some friends.
no maker's marks. 12 ins high including finial
I might get round to getting the brown paint off.
Below are two examples of the New Haven "Capri", 30 hour alarm. It is shown in LY's New Haven Clocks and Watches in a catalog illustration from 1937. Cast metal finished in rose, green, black or ivory. Original cost $1.50.
(had this since childhood..can't throw anything away)
Here are 2 unrestored alarm clocks. One is the New Haven Junior Tattoo (1920's). The other is my personal favorite design of the Westclox Big Ben (early 1930's). Sorry the Big Ben was not centered in the photo.
Here is a good one......the Gilbert "Nine". A creative name for an 8-day alarm clock.
I have probably posted this picture before under a different topic but here it is again....4 small Seth Thomas clocks. The one on the left (The "Lodge") and the one on the right (The "Student Lever") are alarms. Second from the left is bronze and is 8 day. Second from the right is 30 hr. and I cannot remember the name of the model but it is a mini version of the series of long alarms made by S/T.
Many years ago I accuired boxes of NOS Westclox repair parts and have dicided to sell them, but before doing so I spent the last month putting my accumulation of alarm clocks in running order.
Just finished this one. An Ebay strike under $10.
Turned out this small alarm clock (3 1/2 x 4 inches) marked Zentra
had a LFS / Furtwangler movement in it.
This is the smallest alarm clock I have. It's a French alarm with a case made of copper. The chapter ring measures 1 1/8 inches.
some years ago, 70s I think, I found this little baby in a box of bits. It worked, despite its handycaps.
It so happened that it has followed me to France, and believe it or not, it actually works and keeps time!
the case is nickle plated industrial brass, and the remaining turned leg is the same. The face is paper and the inner bezel is decorative brass. the hands are blued steel.
no trace of a maker.
I can't remember where I got this Seth Thomas alarum clock, Eire or the UK. I just like the older american clocks, and when ever I see one I buy it.
it has no finish at the moment, but the veneer is rosewood.
the height is 9 inches. the tablet is an original mirror.
however I am missing a "S" hand, you can see the "T" (red) hour hand in the movement pic.
Dial marked Westinghouse Made In U.S.A. Back marked Patented Apr. 27, 1920 Other Pat. Pending. Heavy cast iron case marked 5519A1 W7. Base measures 6-1/2" wide, 3" deep, base to top of clock, 5-3/4".
Here are most of my small clocks and alarms. Nothing spectacular, as you can see. Just some that caught my eye as being different. The mother-0f-pearl and abalone are Lux.
Seth Thomas USA, Anvil, animated alarm. 1 day, time, alarm. When the time side only is wound, the man is seen at work; the winding of the alarm puts him at rest. (Late 1800's I think.)
Sternreiter and early Black Forest...
Dave, I have to say that your animated alarm is a great clock. I don't think I have seen one in person.....You are already one up on us with your pocket watches, sizewise....and now this....again, jealousy rares it's ugly head.....
Here's a little silver plated German music box alarm. The song is "Alice Blue Gown". It is filthy dirty - I recently found it stored in an attic. My mother says it was her grandmother's. There are no other markings on it, other than "Made in Germany." I deduce it was made between the World Wars, because Alice Blue Gown was first performed in the 1919 Broadway musical, Irene. If it had been made after WW II, it would have been labeled West Germany.
Thanks "inbeat" for your kind comments. To me, this is just sharing what one is lucky enough to come across and enjoy for the short time alloted to them on this earth.
This one is not an alarm clock but does have a bell (two bells). From what I have been told this clock was used in a patients room to call the nurse. The bell and light was powered by a large battery (inserted inside the base) and a braided cord with a push button on the end for the paitent to push and call the nurse. At nighttime the light was used, daytime the bell was used. (I would love to aquire the cord that goes with this clock)
Dial: Manufactured by Darche Mfg. Co. 2117 S. Hallsted St. Chicago, Ill. Top of base on right side: To insert new battery pry off the lid at this end.
Back of clock: Patented Mar. 19, 1889 Jan. 29, 1901
Back of Base: left side of cord attachment, Light, right side, Call. below,
SEARCHLIGHT (Trade Mark Registered) ELECTRIC ALARM CLOCK Pat. Applied For.
Dave, the NAWCC book 150 Years Of Electric Horology has a page on the Darche Electric Clock Company, and shows a picture of your clock. It says the company name was changed in 1903 to The Darche Electric Clock Company, so yours must date from 1901-1903. Neat clock.
Thanks Harold, Any idea where I can get the call button cord?
Here is a small non-alarm. It is a date stamp clock that apparently National Auto Insurance Company, date stamped their papers with.
Dial: Dorson Jr. Pat. 2054127 Other Pats. Pending Made in U.S.A.
Back: Dorson 4254 Chicago, Ill.
Brass Tag: Nat. Auto Ins. 1688
5 wheels on back, set date & time stamp on bottom of clock
Measures 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" x 4" high