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    #101 Jundo, Jan 1, 2011
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    Happy New Year to all!!! Im new to this site and here's my Waterbury mantle clock with a clock topper given to me last christmas. 80169.jpg
     
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    Thanks Harold . I measured the clock and it matches your measurements for a LOUIS.
    Happy New Year, Brian
     
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    #103 MDean, Jan 2, 2011
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    Attached is my Waterbury No. 1 English Drop, Calendar clock.
    I would guess this to be around the 1880s ?

    If anyone has more information on this Waterbury I would appreciate it. Are there catalog pictures available? Was this a less costly model in a series of available styles? How many years was this model produced?

    Thanks, Maynard 80265.jpg 80267.jpg
     
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    Hi, Maynard, welcome to the message board.
    Tran Duy Ly shows your clock from 1892. He doesn't give a price, nor say how many years it may have been produced. There was a #2 and 3, that are somewhat more elaborate, case wise. They came in time only, or time and half-hour strike. Yours is time only, and would have cost less than T & S.
     
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    #105 Pat L., Jan 2, 2011
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    Here are two recent acquisitions:
    On left is a "Surrey" wall clock. Time only. Replacement finials not yet matched to case color. Walnut wood.
    On right is a "Eton" wall clock. Time and strike. Think wood is oak. 80280.jpg 80281.jpg
     
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    #106 Matt Parker, Jan 8, 2011
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    Here is my Waterbury #16! I love this clock.
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    Wow, nice clock, Pigrion. That's one I would certainly make room for:thumb::thumb:. Although I would have to cut a hole in my floor to fit it's 108 inches into my 8 foot ceilinged home:?|
    Pinwheel escapement, no doubt.
     
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    #108 MDean, Aug 2, 2011
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    Waterbury, SULTAN No. 1, Eight Day Strike Alarm

    When I saw the painting of the Heron on this clock I knew I had to buy it.
    I have always enjoyed watching water birds. The circular door frame and glass creates a great setting for this painting.


    Clock condition when received:
    Movement not attached, dial not attached, loose back, loose door, no pendulum bob, very dirty case, very dirty movement, veneer loss on base, shellac pitting and alligatoring. Painting of bird is in good condition with black background flaking.


    Shellac finish, wood grained to resemble other woods (rosewood?). The movement and alarm mechanism are complete. Two labels are in very good condition.

    Plan:
    The condition of the case simply detracts from the beauty of the painting.
    After a thorough cleaning I will rejuvenate the existing shellac finish. I will need to obtain an appropriate adjustable bob and properly clean the movement and then get this clock running.


    I do not have the Waterbury book and have been searching for pictures of the various Sultan models. I did not see one with this figure eight style. Looking carefully at the alligatoring and glue blocks and wear patterns everything looks original.

    Waterbury probably copied others that were making similar styles during this time period. If someone could look up the Sultan No. 1 and provide a copy of the catalog drawing and data that would be much appreciated.
    Emit
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    Nice clock, Emit. It is, of course, Waterbury's response to (or version of, if you prefer) Ingraham's Venetian. As often once Ingraham made it, the others rushed to copy, thus recognizing Ingraham's genius and popularity in case designs. The Sultan No. 1 seems to have been the only Sultan model with the figure-eight doors. The others, including a Sultan No. 1, V.P., all had single-piece, round-top doors. Tran shows the figure-eight No. 1 three times, twice from the 1881 catalogue and once from the 1883 catalogue. Apologies that I am not capable of scanning at this moment.
     
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    #110 Rick WW1ME, Aug 3, 2011
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    Brass/glass-case Waterbury w/ open deadbeat escapement (jewel paddles). I have no history on this clock and don't know the date of manufacture. Bought it from a clock dealer on Cape Cod (now deceased) for my wife probably 20 years ago. It's a good timekeeper. The time winding arbor is on the left, the strike on the right. 98785.jpg 98786.jpg
     
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    #111 harold bain, Aug 3, 2011
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    Hi, Rick. I've had a few of these Waterbury crystal regulators. Usually there will be a label under the clock with the model name on it. Tran shows a few that could be yours, like the Ostend or the Toulon. They were made in the early 1900's (1907-1909 for the two I mentioned).
     
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    #112 Rick WW1ME, Aug 3, 2011
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    This oak-cased Waterbury drop lived in my grandmother's kitchen in E Milton, Massachusetts, for years. My uncle, who later became a clock repairer and collector, replaced the gong with a bell, and I still can recall, as a kid, hearing it strike when we visited. It passed along through the family, and my dad ended up with it, and I inherited it from him in 1990. Somewhere along the line, the gong was restored. As I was told, this clock was a wedding gift to my maternal grandparents in 1905. 98787.jpg
     
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    Thanks! I'm sure I saw it at one point. The paper is still there and in good shape. It's a Toulon. I didn't want to hold it up in the air too long to see what else it said. Besides, the top of the label is toward the back of the clock.
     
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    Rick, Tran's pictures don't show the fancy dial center like yours has, just an ivory colored enamelled center. The Toulon I had also just had a relatively plain dial. While Tran shows it from 1909, it likely was made for a few years on either side of this date.
     
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    For the sake of cross-referencing and consolidation, please use this link to see a nice little Waterbury cottage timepiece posted by senrab.

    https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?p=570754#post570754

    The points of interest are that it has 2 dials (go look and see what I mean) and that the spring is behind the movement back plate. The possible SBT connection is discussed.

    RM
     
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    #116 inbeat, Aug 4, 2011
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    My tiny Waterbury Lever Cottage clock. Pictured by itself and beside one of my Seth Thomas 9" Cottage clocks for sizing purposed. The label is a bit torn, but you can view the Waterbury name as well as
    Lever"
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    Very unusual pendulum on the Waterbury crystal regulator. I've never seen one like it.
     
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    #118 harold bain, Dec 8, 2011
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    He's another clock I picked up last weekend at a local auction. It's a Waterbury Ventura. It was set up backward on its base when I got it (it's reverseable, but Tran's catalogue picture showed it as I have it now). It's missing the back door, and needed the movement to be overhauled. Runs great now. 110468.jpg 110469.jpg
     
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    #119 MQ32shooter, Dec 12, 2011
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    Three of my recent Waterbury purchases. First is an Elgin, second is a Postal, then the Eton. I love Waterbury cases!:D 110874.jpg 110875.jpg 110876.jpg
     
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    Thanks everyone for the nice Waterbury clocks, one day when its finished i will post my Waterbury cast iron clock.
     
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    Thanks for starting this thread Kevin. Waterbury wall clocks are my passion and I love seeing what other members have.
     
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    Back in January, I posted pictures of my Waterbury cast iron (Louis) and announced that it was my one and only Waterbury clock.

    The fact is, that I've had my Waterbury gallery clock for a very long time and run it in our office about half the time.

    At the time I did the post in January, the gallery clock was in storage.

    I was told at the time that I purchased this clock that it had hung on the wall of a bank in Western Canada. I have no idea if this is true or not, but it was definitely retailed by Birks and makes a nice addition to the other Birks retailed clocks I have in my collection.

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    My husband and I recently purchased a clock from a flea market. It has the Waterbury symbol on the clock face and a label on the back that says Waterbury Clock Co. with the name KNOX on top where a model name would be placed. I have searched the network high and low for a similiar clock with no luck. Does anyone have any information they could share with us please email peggygail@centurylink.net
    I have pictures posted here https://mb.nawcc.org/album.php?albumid=492
     
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    See my reply in your previous thread, here. Sometimes, too many postings of the same thing can lead to confusion.
     
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    WATERBURY/ATTLEBORO CONFUSION: Twenty years ago, about 1992, I bought my first kitchen clock. On the back label, it says "Attleboro Clock Co.", and the model is called a "Penrose". Attleboro is a small town about 12 miles northeast of Providence, RI, just over the boarder in Massachusetts. All of my other kitchen clocks are Waterburys. My clock repairman, after refurbishing the mechanism, says he thinks the clock was manufactured by Waterbury, i.e. it looks just like a Waterbury mechanism and case. This clock is in good condition, and the label does not identify the maker. He believes Attleboro Clock Company must have just bought them from Waterbury wholesale, put different labels on them, and sold them retail as Attleboro clocks. In other words, Attleboro was just a retailing company, and did not make clocks. The label on the back, i.e. the Attleboro label, looks like it has been placed over an earlier label, probably an earlier Waterbury label. I do have the latest illustrated Waterbury book, purple in color, written by a Vietnamese gent, and I have looked through that, and cannot find a Waterbury kitchen clock that matches the appearance of this Penrose model. QUESTION: Do any of you Waterbury collectors know anything about this Attleboro Clock Company? I have check with local Attleboro, MA historical sources, and they can't tell me anything. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. Gordon Peterson, Omaha, NE. Email: gpete@cox.net.
     
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    #126 harold bain, Jul 16, 2012
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    Hi, Gordon, welcome to the message board. Spittlers' and Bailey's American Clockmakers and Watchmakers says, "Ca 1900, made Victorian pressed oak parlor clocks. Some have brass plated steel plate movements with brass bushings, perhaps made for them by Gilbert." Makes it sound like they were case builders, sourcing movements elsewhere. Post some pictures of your clock and it's movement, perhaps we can confirm who made it.
    As a followup, you might be interested in having a look at this website:
    http://attleboroclocks.com/
     
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    #127 MQ32shooter, Jul 17, 2012
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    A couple of my latest Waterbury's. I'm standing beside my Waterbury No. 61 and a Leipsic is hanging on the wall to the left. 134703.jpg
     
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    Looks totally fantastic MQ.. had not heard from you in some time. Great looking.
     
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    That's a real beauty, Mel. I would need to cut a hole in my ceiling to fit that one in. Congrats:thumb:
     
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    #130 MQ32shooter, Jul 18, 2012
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    Thanks ClockMogul and Harold. Just got the No. 61 up and running. I've actually got 3 more nice Waterbury wall clocks I'm working on now. A Calendar No. 29 which is the double dial version of the Freeport, a very nice Alton and Springfield. The photo of the No. 29 is not mine, just posted it so you could see what it looks like. It must be pretty rare as it is not in any of the catalogs and the only other one I've seen is the one I posted that just sold at auction.
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    #131 neighmond, Jul 18, 2012
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    Since my picture got skankternated I thought I'd repost it. The only Waterbury I have that I run is this one. It's a Waterbury movement in a Waterbury case, with a Waterbury dial, but a marriage. The movement and dial and case make a good couple. They look nice and happy together.
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    I didn't feel too bad about suiting it to my needs. Here is the closeup of the glass, which I painted when I had the shop in Emmetsburg.
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    Great glass Neighmond!
     
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    #133 Jay Fortner, Mar 6, 2013
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    Thought I'd post this old beat up black mantel. 1906 Deerfield.

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    I searched long and hard for those hands.



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    Here is a Waterbury westminster bracket I picked up at an auction recently...for 163 dollars. Quite a deal even in this market! All original, pendulum, movement, hands, finish, and everything. Surprisingly heavy duty movement. One of the crown jewels of my collection. 159824.jpg
     
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    #135 owen.or, Mar 9, 2013
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    Here are a few more of my Waterbury clocks. Two Mission wall clocks: Den #1 and #4, an Augusta, and my #7 pinwheel which I posted earlier, but the picture somehow disappeared from the posting. Finally. an "Apre" time/strike repeater carriage. The picture of my #67 also disappeared. I think it might have had something to do with how we posted pictures back then and the fact that I had changed where I saved my photos?? Unfortunately, the clock is in storage and I couldn't find the pic. DBPhelps posted a picture of a beautiful example anyway. I digress. Here are the photos...... David, "owen.or"
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    Hello there...I'm not sure if the clock I have is a Waterbury Clock, but it has 'Benedict' and then 'Adam Bronze' on the bottom with a BB in the middle and 2303. Guessing that's the model number.

    I'm hoping someone can tell me more about this as I have a large inherited clock collection I'm trying to sell but I know very little about clocks.
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    Yes, I would call it a Waterbury. I have seen Waterbury clocks with the B logo before, Charles Benedict and Gordon W. Burnham, of the Benedict & Burnham Manufacturing Co., formed the Waterbury Clock Company in 1857. Benedict was President until he died in 1881; Burnham succeeded him, but died in 1885. I've always associated the B logo with the Benedict family somehow, but I could be wrong. The "BB" certainly reminds one of Benedict & Burnham Mfg. Co. The 2303 could be a model number, but I was unable to find it in Tran Duy Ly's book on Waterbury clocks, which is not necessarily surprising. Somewhat similar clocks are shown in that book from various of the 1910-1915 sales catalogues.
     
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    Hi There Steve...thought you might like to see a pic of the mechanism and backstamp.

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    No pix unfortunately but I gave a cleaning estimate on a customer clock today that was clearly marked "Waterbury VERMONT". It's cast metal ("Japanned bronze" maybe:???:). Definitely non-ferrous (failed the magnet test) but is really heavy. Couldn't find in Tran's Waterbury book but looks very similiar to the "Metal Clocks - Metal Cases" section. Porcelin (ivory??) dial with external escapement. Nice beveled glass dial cover. Works marked Waterbury pat 1898. I've never seen one of these before. I promised the customer that I would attempt to find a listing for it and perhaps more info. Was shocked that Tran came up empty. Looks somewhat similar to the "Varick" model #675 on page 160 but definitely not the same clock. Thanks for any assistance.
     
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    Here is a Waterbury Arion,all original case and tablet.The dial however is an Ingraham,great time keeper and melodious gong.
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    #141 Jim Hartog, Apr 5, 2013
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    Hello All,

    A clock buddy in Oshawa ON picked this up for repair from a friend in Belleville ON where, the story is, it had spent its life in the Belleville jail. Not exactly in Ly's 2001 Waterbury book but it may be a stretched version (for the weight drop) of the Admiral (#708) on page 221. Height is 37.5 inches, diameter of the top is 18 inches and the distance from the hand post to the rating nut is 21.5 inches. The movement is similar to #568 on page 189 except this one lacks the stops, has the suspension on the front and has no iron mounting bracket. The clock showed up with OG weights, no glass in the bezel, missing a pillar in the movement, both bottom pieces in the case were absent and an abused escape wheel. I only got to replace the glass.

    Jim

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    Tran Duy Ly has recently published his volume 2 to his second edition of Waterbury Clocks & Watches (2001). Browsing through it quickly just now, I have found a couple of clocks that were posted in this thread but did not appear in his previous volume. I have seen a number of Waterbury clocks on the message board that were not in the earlier volume. Perhaps many of them, if not all, can be found in volume 2. There are a few repeats from volume 1 in volume 2, but most of the entries are addition to the corpus. I suspect it will be very useful.
     
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    Nice clock Jim, looks great. Belleville is not too far from me.
     
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    Just wanted to include my Waterbury kitchen clock that has been in my family for as long as I can remember. It is a "Saratoga" from around 1890. Never have had any work done to it and it still keeps good time. Always fondly reminds me of growing up and my folks. This clock motivated my interest in clocks and since, I have re-furbished a Gilbert "Swan" kitchen clock, am currently fixing up an Ingraham "Adrian" mantel clock and purchased a neat looking dutch wall clock (Warmink) from around the 1970's (you can spend alot of money in Dutch markets :D). The whole house is tick-tocking.

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    Latest acquisition is a Waterbury that came with a yellowed magazine clipping that seems to indicate it is a "Skylark" model, yet I don't find anything anywhere linking Waterbury and Skylark. Can anyone enlighten me? Photo to follow later, thanks to all.
     
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    Here's mine! Guessing around 1910's for the date it was manufactured.
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    #147 Jay C., Jan 14, 2014
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    Perhaps this unidentified Waterbury cast iron mantle clock is listed in Tran Duy Ly's second edition? It has the star movement.

    Jay

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    Vol. 2 of Tran's 2nd ed. of Waterbury shows one called the Milan from both the 1900 and 1902 catalogues. The 1900 catalogue shows a visible escapement, but this was also an option on the 1902 model. Vol. 1 shows the Milan from the 1891 and 1893 catalogues, but with a different base. None of the four show the same side plaques as yours, but among the 4 pictures, there are three different sets of plaques shown; so there seem to have been variations over the life of the clock. The 1893 catalogue description does mention the star movement. The dimensions, which per the catalogue descriptions seemed to stay static, are 15 1/8" high and 9 7/8" wide, with a 5 1/2" dial. All had the same incising, which is similar to yours, but not exactly the same as yours.
     
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    Thanks for looking for this one, Steven. The dimensions are not the same as mine but most likely this clock was one of the 1893, or thereabout, series.
     
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    #150 Jay Fortner, Jan 17, 2014
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    Seeking vintage of this little 30hr time only cottage. It has the movement with the MS on the outside of the back plate.
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