Ugliest clock you've ever seen.

Willie X

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Guess this topic should have two categories: factory made clocks and homemade clocks. I have an old Sessions that looks like a 9th grade wood shop project gone bad! Will post a photo soon, it's hiding somewhere.
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Bruce Alexander

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What about their "state" Willie. Some clocks are in very ugly condition, but would look much better restored. Do you want clocks that were "ugly" right out of the factory/workshop?
 

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This is an Ingraham "Hammond".

I think of it as kind of a fusion of a Gothic Arch and Tambour case style...which I personally don't care much for. My mentor sent me its movement for disassembly, cleaning, reassembly practice. I asked about it so he gave me the movement and the case after I had finished properly cleaning the movement.

Bottom line, it's a derelict case with a multiple personality disorder. The clock has had a hard life. I just can't bring myself to throw it out or "harvest" the movement though. That will probably be a task left to one of our heirs, or perhaps someone I live to mentor many years from now.

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Chris

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I'll have to find her, but her name is Polish (Ozakawanie) for expecting or marking. She looks like a fat squat native american woman to me, but someone took a ton of time to make her. She's so weird I keep her right on top of my work desk so I can see her every day. I love her! I have a couple other art projects I've picked up over time, so I'll post them, too.
 

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Willy, I recently attempted to restore an ugly ingrahams like yours with all types of different wood glued togeather.
It was a real challenge to get all the dark spots out, in fact, I never did.
I haven't rubbed it out yet but its going to be an ok clock when I finnish it.
Don't have a dial but it will show up eventually.

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Bruce Alexander

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That looks pretty good John P. Maybe there's a decent looking clock lurking around deep inside of my Hammond's case after all.
 

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I have one that fits this category. It's a Vesna, made in the USSR probably in the 1970s. The case is plastic and has an escapement I'd never seen before. I bought it at a rummage sale for $5, it wasn't working, the lady said it had been wound too tight. I figured it would be good practice for me to help learn repair and it was. Ugliest clock I have seen but you know what, it probably keeps the most accurate time of all my clocks, seldom needs adjusting, a real horse. It doesn't keep a prominent place in my home but I can't bear to get rid of it.

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