Sessions clock with unusual stamp on plate

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  1. harold bain

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    I'm working on this Sessions black mantel, looks like a Winchester, from 1921 in Tran's book. It has Lion heads on the side instead of what's shown from the catlaog picture. Has the Successors to E. N. Welch label often seen.
    The unusual thing is the stamp on the back plate of the movement.
    A large C with an E in the middle. Looks professionally done. 100_0962.jpg
    Anyone seen anything like this? The movement is trademarked Sessions, likely original to the clock.
     
  2. Willie X

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    Harold,

    Seen a ton of those movements, got a few of them now, but I've never seen that mark before.

    That would be a good picture to indicate how much the springs should be let down for easy assembly/dis-assembly.

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    Yes, Willie, it's a very common movement. I took the picture just before taking it apart. Needed the usual half dozen or so bushings. I try to get about that much unwind when letting down loop end springs. Not enough or too much and it's much harder to re-assemble. And I always use wire to restrain them. The front plate has the usual trademark stamped.
     
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    #4 Steven Thornberry, Oct 1, 2012
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    I'm sure we've seen that CE come up before in regard to Sessions clocks. As I recall, we reached no definite conclusions. I vaguely remember having had a clock with that marking, but I'm not sure I would still have it. Hey, maybe good old Charlie Eccles put the movement together.:whistle:

    Aearch on Sessions CE brought two threads in addition to this one. Here is one of those two, and in it is a link to the other.
     
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    Thanks, Steven. I had a closer look at this one, and sure enough it's also stamped in the wood on the bottom with the C E. So, these were made for a customer (CE), possibly as a giveaway clock. The mystery as to who CE was remains.
     
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    Thanks for this thread! I recently had a Sessions clock with the C E stamp. ...now I understand that marking better.
     
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    Maybe so, but it doesn't entirely satisfy. I would expect to find this sort of thing on a label, something like "Made Expressly for CE by the Sessions Clcok Co." I was wondering whether it was a quality control marking of some kind, but that doesn't satisfy entirely either.
     
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    I have just come across a Sessions with the Ce mark, the dial is unmarked, but the case has the same trim as others and the gong base is typical. the plate layout is Sessions.
     
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