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Dave T

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Here's my old Calendar. I've had this for years before I ever considered working on a clock.. Have never opened it up and it continues to tick away. I know, it surely needs a service.

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A small addition to a little used thread is this recently acquired wood-cased (mahogany) crystal regulator called the Tuxford, shown in Tran's New Haven book (arlingtonbooks.com) from the 1917 catalogue. A plain simple case, movement working well.

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Tran shows a total of 5 crystal regulators with mahogany cases, all from the 1917 catalogue.

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However, I have found one other not shown in Tran at antiqueclockspriceguide.com.

I haven't seen these wood-cased crystal regulators very often. Perhaps they did not enjoy the popularity of their metal cousins and were offered only for a limited time and/or in limited quantities.

Of other clock makers, I know offhand that Waterbury also offered wood-cased crystal regulators and crystal regulators with cases having a combination of wood and metal trim.
 

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Pretty nice clock. I always associated New Haven more in the line of everyday (lower priced) clocks. This looks like it might have been top of the line for New Haven?
 

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Dave T;1073924 said:
Pretty nice clock. I always associated New Haven more in the line of everyday (lower priced) clocks. This looks like it might have been top of the line for New Haven?
That's a good question and I have no good answer, I'm afraid. The 1917 prices are not included in the NH catalogue descriptions in Tran. I haven't made a systematic review of available prices in the Waterbury catalogue descriptions, but what I remember is that the prices for the wood-cased crystal regulators were a bit lower than for the metal-cased.

NH's wood-cased crystal regulators seem quite a bit plainer, in general, than their metal counterparts. Perhaps they were lower priced and aimed at a market that wanted a crystal regulator but hesitated to pay for the higher priced metal ones. Perhaps, too, they were just something different, offered to see if there were a market of any kind for them. I'm just guessing, of course.

I have to say that I, myself, like it as something different, and so does my wife.
 

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Perhaps it had something to do with a shortage of brass during WW1. A substitute so to speak.
 

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harold bain;1073938 said:
Perhaps it had something to do with a shortage of brass during WW1. A substitute so to speak.
A good possibility, I suppose. New Haven seems not to have made many crystal regulators. The metal ones are, for the most part, described as "Heavy Metal, Finished in Polished Gold Plate," FWIW.
 

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Unless I've missed it somehow, there doesn't appear to be an "Abbey" from circa 1929 in this thread.
Either way, here's one that used to be in our collection.
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They have a very nice tuned chime rod array with a deep hour rod.

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We don't have many New Havens, but we think this is a nice model.
 

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Just got this new haven alarm clock.
Could anyone tell when they were made?
Thanks

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Here's another one of my New Havens. It's a 30 day Columbia. Excellent time keeper. I love reverse glass painting. Think it really dresses up the clock. New Haven.jpg
 
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Wind up 30 hour Ogee New Haven - a bit of case work, full service and dial as found.

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Can anyone verify that this is a New Haven Vamoose Office clock? I think I have seen it in a 1900 catalog reprint. The trade mark on the dial has me wondering.

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1931 New Haven Westinghouse mantel converted in 1940 to grandfather. Part Electric, part wind up. (2) 110v AC Electric Westinghouse motors for clockwork and pendulum, but chimes are wound up and then hit completing 12VDC circuit for tubular chimes. Has an AC variable transformer hooked up to a giant rectifier(converts AC to DC) to power pneumatic plungers for chimes. I would love to see a picture of a 1931 New Haven Westinghouse mantel clock to see what this originally looked like.
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Not my favorite, but another one of my New Haven 30 day runners. It's a Model 3043. This is only the second Model 3043 I've seen that was a 30 day. IMG_8355.jpg
 

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Here's my old New Haven Standard Time Calendar. As bought more than 45 years ago. Never have touched it, inside or out. But it runs faithfully ever since.
Poor old thing deserves a service. Maybe one of these days!
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Here's one that was found at an estate sale last week. Although unmarked, it appears to be the New Haven "Cambria" as shown on page 152 of the Tran Duy Ly book. It was missing the bottom finial, but I had one on hand that fit okay, was the right color & finish, and looks good enough for me. The clock is approx. 42" high and has a time only movement with winding arbor near the 7:00 position. It also works good.

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I really like the earlier cases by New Haven. My favorite case style is the Chime #3 clocks, although the Cabinet #10/Anita case is also very sharp.

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