Trend Grandfather Clock

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  1. fc-kid

    fc-kid Registered User

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    hello ,my name is bill and i hate to intrude in your forum. i have searched high and low around the net with much effort and was unable to find any good info about my clock.i have use forums before and know that great minds get together to pass invaulable info you can not find on the net . i was hoping to find yall could help .

    what i know about the clock ; TREND clock . movements made in germany. i believe it is a granddaughter clock. the glass/door in front of the face opens UPWARDS .

    i purchased this clock at a garage sale for $50 and took it to a clock repair shop for cleaning and info about it . clock works now , but the repairman(from a small town) didnt know much more than what i knew.
    i took some pictures and added them to my album.
    here is one of them. thank you in advance
    https://mb.nawcc.org/picture.php?albumid=308&pictureid=1882
     
  2. Steven Thornberry

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    #2 Steven Thornberry, Aug 11, 2010
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    fc:

    Your inquiry deserves its own thread and so I have created a new one for you. Welcome to the Message Board. In regards to Trend, you might be interested in this earlier thread as a starter. A picture of the movement might possibly help narrow down the date a bit.

    My bad, I missed that there are such pictures in your aalbum under your profile. I can't be of much help in dating but perhaps other members may have an idea.
     
  3. harold bain

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    Hi, fc, welcome to the message board. The Trend Clock Company was bought by the Sligh Furniture Company in 1968, if my memory serves me well. This dates your clock to at least earlier than 1968.
    The pictures you posted in your profile show a movement made by Jauch. Difficult to accurately date your clock, but my best guess would be 1950-60's.
     
  4. fc-kid

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    thanks for the welcome steven and that great bit of info harold.
    any ideas on the type of wood ?
     
  5. harold bain

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    Hard to tell from your picture, but I would guess cherrywood.
     
  6. fc-kid

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    i would also like to add that the title of this thread states "grandfather"clock. the clock stands 67 inches tall from floor up to its tallest peak. i was informed by the clockworker it was a granddaughter clock?
     
  7. harold bain

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    Definately a grandmother clock, but I'm not sure where the line between grandmother and granddaughter is. One I have that I would call a granddaughter clock is 41 inches tall.
     
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    I believe that between 66 and 72 inches, it would properly be classified as a Granduncle Clock. Or maybe a Greataunt. :D:D

    Unfortunately, the canonical rules for these things are hard to come by.

    bangster
     
  9. chimeclockfan

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    There really aren't any canon rules, regarding the height.

    I call them all "longcases" now.
     
  10. Richard T.

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    Never say never:):), While it may be true that there are no firm guidelines concerning the height of floor clocks there are some generally accepted heights for these clocks.

    The Clock Book, Philip E. Balcomb, Tempus Press, 1996. "Today, clocks that are between five and six feet tall are generally referred to as Grandmothers whle those over six feet are called Grandfathers".

    Grandaughter clocks are actually a cross between a mantel clock and a tall clock, normally standing on the floor. They first appeared about 1930 and are between three and five feet in height. All of those that I have seen have been spring driven.

    I have also seen miniature GF/Tall clocks, some quite old.

    Any others have additional information and/or general comments?

    Best,

    Richard T.
     
  11. fc-kid

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    i could post more pictures if this would help the NAWCC for future refrences on trend clocks ?
     
  12. harold bain

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    Yes, do post more pictures, maybe with better lighting to highlight the clock case and the wood's grain.
    We don't have many Trend clocks on file.
     
  13. fc-kid

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    been offered $500 for this clock by a local antique dealer. does this sound reasonable?
     
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    Trend - Sligh Grandfather Clock 845w

    I am trying to find original cost and/or any information anyone can provide for my Trend - Sligh 845w -860 movement no.100a. My father purchased it in his life time (possibly around 1974), he has since passed away and I want to pass it on to my son his grandson and would like to include information about the clock when I pass it on to my son.
     
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    Re: Trend - Sligh Grandfather Clock 845w

    Aside from that, can you post some photos of your clock?
     
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    #16 Jillian Hartman, Jan 12, 2020
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    I am looking for info on a Sligh Grandfather clock as well.
     

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