Post your American made weight clocks here

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  1. Mike306p/Ansoniaman

    Mike306p/Ansoniaman Registered User

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    Hello everyone. Maybe we can lump the American made clocks here. Photos of the weighted ones please. Mike
     
  2. Richard T.

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    I guess no one wants to be first:):)

    Of all the clocks that I have I don't have too many that are American and weight driven. Will start with a few. 1. Herschede nine tube. 2. Seth Thomas, Plymouth Hollow, 8 day. 3. Seth Thomas No. 2 Regulator. 4. Chelsea weight driven banjo.

    Best.

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  3. Bruce Barnes

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    My only one,attributed to Samuel Eaton.................
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  4. harold bain

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    My model 16-7 IBM weight driven master clock:
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    And my IBM model 35 weight driven master clock: attachment.jpg attachment.jpg
     
  5. jhe.1973

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    Hi Everyone,

    Here is my own prototype I started in January 27, 1979 and completed (sort of) March 19, 1979.

    Experiments are still going on - it's a guinea pig.

    Best wishes to you all.

    Sincerely,

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  6. owen.or

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    This is a Chelsea #3 Regulator from my collection with advertising on the dial for Louis Weule who made chronometers in San Francisco. David, owen.or 84318.jpg
     
  7. Chris Radano

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    Waltham Regulator #33 already loaded in computer. 84328.jpg 84329.jpg 84330.jpg 84331.jpg
     
  8. harold bain

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    Hi, Jim, welcome to the message board. Very nice looking regulator. Good timekeeper, no doubt?
     
  9. jhe.1973

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    #9 jhe.1973, Feb 15, 2011
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    Hello Harold,

    Thank you for the welcome & the compliment.;)

    It seems to be a good timekeeper - but I never got around to temperature compensation for the pendulum.

    I was going to use invar, but now I am looking into fused quartz. Oh well, someday.

    If I remember right, I found it accurate to 1 1/2 seconds in 3 weeks just after I built it. We had an old Victorian house at the time and I was lucky that the inside temp. stayed very stable during those 3 weeks.

    Somehow life has gotten in the way since then and my experiments with it have been on & off through the years.

    Late tomorrow night I have to leave for a road trip so I may not be back here for a couple of weeks - but I will get back.

    Is that a threat or what?:D

    Best wishes to you all.

    Sincerely,

    Jim

    P.S. I've been a NAWCC member since 1976 and when I get back I would like to learn how to log in as a member & use the cool little banner just like a real person.:}
     
  10. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

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    This is not a criticism, but just trying to be honest with everyone and to seek a clarification. Yes, I've disabled the smiley faces in the text.

    I enthusiastically applaud the thought behind this thread! I readily acknowledge some interesting stuff has been posted. I know I'm absolutely desparate to see and read about something in addition to the what appears to be the inexhaustable supple of posts of another clock by the prolific Gebruderjughanskenzlekundomautheschatzbecker Company and oh yes could you please identify and look up the serial number.

    However, there are American weight driven clocks in other threads, including those concerning specific makers. Yes, may have to search, but they're there. Such a broad category has been proposed. Do we really wish to "lump" American clocks in one place? Is there a more specific theme? I kind of like how examples of member's experimentation with weight driven movements have been posted. Please clarify.

    RM
     
  11. bajaddict

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    My O G...... 'er maybe ogee, not quite sure yet about the subtle difference.

    She need's going through. I've got a boatload of tools on my birthday wish list, I'll buy the rest and get to work.

    She runs now, but gets confused as to when to strike.

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  12. Steven Thornberry

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    In accordance with the requirements of the SDA (Smilies with Disabilities Act), I have taken the liberty of re-enabling the disabled smilies (and a couple of frownies, as well) in my quote of RM's post. His intention is not to belittle either non-American made clocks or their collectors and admirers, but rather to encourage those with American-made clocks not to be so shy but to post them more often.

    RM's request for clarification is well taken, but one of the problems with a thread of this nature is that it must be a catch-all. Our threads are not capable of subcategorization; so, the "narrower" a thread's focus the better, to the extent that this resource plays a modest role in horological research.

    However, as a simple "curio cabinet" of American weight-driven clocks, it can serve as a nice "picture book." Unfortunately as threads hit the second page of the forum, they tend to fade in popular memory.
     
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    Thanks Steve!!

    As I read your reply, I definately wore a smilie face ;):D

    One thing that might be considered would be to include links in this thread to previous postings of weight driven clocks, sort of adding the function of an entry point for those whom might wish to explore further, post additional examples, and maybe something that hasn't been shared before? Some of those previous postings have rather detailed info and additional links to references, etc. :p:cool:

    I also agree with the suggestion that MB participants post more of their American clocks :Party::}

    RM :mad: :eek::eek::=
     
  14. Mike306p/Ansoniaman

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    Ok I do not understand. Do you want me to cancel my post? I see where some may think it is a duplication of effort. Key word here is, AMERICAN. Not that I do not like others but as has been stated,lump together American weight clocks is all my intention was. There are numerous others yes, Waterbury,Gilbert,Ansonia and others. The German ones ie; Lenkirch, Gustav Becker,etc. are not included here, they are in the other thread.That is why, Do we really need another . Simple answer, Yes.
    I see them as you put it, in other threads such as post your weight driven clocks if that was the title and it includes German Etc. I have many German weighted clocks, 1, 2 and 3 weighters.That is not the issue here. I wanted to see the AMERICAN weight driven clocks. I was wanting to see / study American weight clocks. Where are they all at spread all over or in the same post? This would be a place to store/find our members contributions , make it fun, maybe...guess not.
    Where are they at the same time for reference. They are being spread apart and all over the place ? Do you want me to search for them individually?
    What am I missing here ? Don't get me wrong we can not always agree. But if you like I can withdraw this if its a duplicated effort. Notice, no smile , razz ,roll eyes or anything here from me...I have fun here reading and learning. I try to help where and when I can . Mike
     
  15. Steven Thornberry

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    By all means, keep the thread open, and let's see where it leads. There are threads that might constitute duplication of effort, but which serve their own unique purposes.
     
  16. Dave B

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    Ok - Here are two American weight clocks that are at the Longmeadow (Mass) Historical Society. One made by the Enfield Shaker Community in Enfield, Conn in 1835; and one with an unknown Connecticut wood movement in a case made by David White of Longmeadow.

    Fifth and sixth photos are my tall clock, with an unknown Connecticut thirty hour wood movement. In David Booth, Schoolmaster's handwriting on the back of the clock is written, "White made the case for $7.00"; and stenciled on the back is "David Booth his clock Longmeadow 1805." (He was my great X 4 grandfather).

    The one standing next to it is a Pearl, but I don't think it qualifies as "American" because it has a Hermle movement.

    In previewing this post, I suddenly realized I used to have the same wall paper in my living room that they have in the upstairs bedroom of the Historical Society. Small world. ;) 60990.jpg 60991.jpg 84462.jpg 84463.jpg 60979.jpg 84466.jpg
     
  17. phinegan

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    My Seth Thomas OG showing off its label, and my recently overhauled pillar and scroll.

    Regards -

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    Russel Coe bevel case (flat OG). Clock purchased July, 2006. Weight driven 30-hour wood movement. Manufactured by Russel Coe, 87 Peal Street, New York. Little information is available about the maker. Probably purchased movements from another maker. Wooden dial, movement, pendulum, hands, and upper glass are old and possibly original. Mirror is a newer replacement. Based on identifying physical characteristics, I believe the wooden movement was most likely made by Elisha Hotchkiss - Hotchkiss & Fields. Circa 1835-1840. Pictures show the clock before any work was done to it. 84866.jpg 84867.jpg 84868.jpg
     
  19. Kevin W.

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    #19 Kevin W., Feb 20, 2011
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    I dont have many weight driven American clocks, but i will get them posted .I like what i have seen so far nice clocks.
     
  20. My Wooden Works "Hotchkiss" - Pillar and Splat
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  21. Peter A. Nunes

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    Dave, what sort of provenance identifies the Longmeadow clock as Shaker? Do you have photos of the movement?

    Secondly, do you have photos of your unidentified Connecticut wood movement in the Booth case? I may be able to help identify it for you. Has it been posted here on the message board previously? Thanks.
     
  22. laumeg

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    Hi, I have been looking as some of the clocks, and thought I would post my Seth Thomas wood works, collum splat clock. This was my first weight driven clock purchased about 7-8 months ago. I purchased it at an estate sale down the block, did not really know much about it, but I liked it and was familiar with Seth Thomas. It was later that I found out it had a wood works movement. I then researched Eli Terry and began to appreciate what I had bought.

    I unfortunately do not have a pictue of the movement, but do have other pictures. The case had been partially refinished. The wood face is origional and as far as I can tell un-retouched. The reverse painting has had a partial restoration. The bottom half is origional, and the upper copies the origional design (actually painted over and along the paint that remained) My brother restored the wood works and had to have 3 gears worked on or replaced. Today it works perfectly.

    This clock and my research on it really got me hooked onto weight driven clocks. I have purchased 2 og clocks, Ansonia and Waterbury. Both og clocks are still being worked on. And finally, I know its not American, but my Scottish Tall Case dating to early 1800s

    Its been fun learing about these clocks and learning to get them back into nice restored condition. Charles :) 82225.jpg 82226.jpg 86253.jpg 86254.jpg 85919.jpg 82104.jpg 86259.jpg
     

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