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Sessions Revere 36" clock glass

Rex Aubrey

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As you can see, from the photos , I need new glass or the artwork redone for this clock i rescued from my Father-in-Laws basement. If anyone has good glass, the artwork, or suggestions on what i should do, I would be very grateful for the info. I am willing to pay a reasonable price and shipping for this. The clock face is off as I am in the process of oiling the mechanism.
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abe

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Did you check eBay? I think I have seen Revere clock artwork for sale.

Is oiling the works a good idea?

I hope you find the reverse painted glass. The Revere lighthouse and clipper ship makes a cool banjo clock.

Here is mine.

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Rex Aubrey

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Abe,
I just finished a 2 hour hunt on Ebay, Etsy, and a bunch of antique clock parts stores. No Luck so far. Still hoping someone here has some scans of the artwork or maybe one of the shop owners has the original glass still in good shape that would like to sell it to me. I have even looked for a clock that is not working to buy just for the glass. I did notice yours is a newer model than mine. Yours was advertised in a 1930 ad and mine was advertised in a 1927 ad. The main difference is the side scrolls and the final on top, As far as oiling goes, It is advised to use a good clock oil and oil the clock about every two years. This saves on costs of having a full cleaning done by extending the full cleaning cycle to about every 10-12 years instead of every 5 years or so.
 

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As far as oiling goes, It is advised to use a good clock oil and oil the clock about every two years. This saves on costs of having a full cleaning done by extending the full cleaning cycle to about every 10-12 years instead of every 5 years or so

That might be true when the clock is new or fairly new, but your clock may not have been serviced for 50 years or indeed ever, so this idea of oiling would not necessarily apply.

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Abe,
I just finished a 2 hour hunt on Ebay, Etsy, and a bunch of antique clock parts stores. No Luck so far. Still hoping someone here has some scans of the artwork or maybe one of the shop owners has the original glass still in good shape that would like to sell it to me. I have even looked for a clock that is not working to buy just for the glass. I did notice yours is a newer model than mine. Yours was advertised in a 1930 ad and mine was advertised in a 1927 ad. The main difference is the side scrolls and the final on top, As far as oiling goes, It is advised to use a good clock oil and oil the clock about every two years. This saves on costs of having a full cleaning done by extending the full cleaning cycle to about every 10-12 years instead of every 5 years or so.
I think the differences in our banjo clocks is the price. I think my clock was the more expensive model with the brass side scrolls and eagle instead of the wooden finial. My clock also has the "bim-bam" two-tone chime. The Revere Sessions clock my parents had had no chime at all but had the eagle and brass side scrolls.
 

abe

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You might be right about my Sessions Revere clock being a later model instead of a more expensive model with more bells and whistles.

Here are pics of Sessions ads I have in my files. Both of these are from 1927. What's neat is that our house was built in 1929 so my Revere banjo is period correct.

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This ad is from 1932.

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this is a picture of my Grandpa and Grandma sitting in our kitchen with my Dad's Sessions Revere banjo on the kitchen wall.
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