Union Manufacturing Co. 30 Hour Clock

Keith Doster

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Hi all. This week I received an eBay purchase of a Union Manufacturing Company clock which I am assuming is a 30-hr movement. All I have is the movement itself. There are only three wheels in the time train including the escape wheel. It also has a weight-driven alarm which I find rather cool. :D The plates measure approximately 3.75" X 4.75".

Does anyone have one of these clocks in their collection who could send me some pictures and/or dimensions so I could get some idea of how to go about making (or looking for) an appropriate case for this movement? And also, considering the shape of the alarm hammer, would this clock have utilized one or two bells?

Thanks! Any info would be helpful. Union Manufacturing seems to be a bit of a mystery. Other than their years of operation (1845-1849), I haven't been able to find much about them.

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Go to www.antiqueclockspriceguide.com and search for "union". You will see some of the cases that used "Union" movements (Triple deckers, etc).
Rather than search for "union" on the keyword page, I'd suggest going to the maker's page and click on the "U". You'll see Union Manufacturing Co. on the list, and there are examples of four clocks. Two of the clocks are ogees, and it's quite likely that the 30-hr movement in question would have been in an ogee case.
 

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Well! Thanks for the tips, guys. And I was notified through eBay of a Union clock for sale HERE. A very nice specimen! Now I have a bit more info for my project. It is much appreciated.
 

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If you go to the largest search engine and search for union manufacturing company bristol, ct you will also find another movement like yours for sale along with some other information. Check the movement description while it is still there....it indicates that there might have been a link between Union and Gilbert:

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If you go to the largest search engine and search for union manufacturing company bristol, ct you will also find another movement like yours for sale along with some other information. Check the movement description while it is still there....it indicates that there might have been a link between Union and Gilbert:

www.bckntime.com
Hi Dick. I plugged in your search phrase in Google and found several sites that had sold Union clocks in the past, but did not find what you were referring to. Can you send me the exact URL for the page you found? Thanks!!
 

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Hi all. This week I received an eBay purchase of a Union Manufacturing Company clock which I am assuming is a 30-hr movement. All I have is the movement itself. There are only three wheels in the time train including the escape wheel. It also has a weight-driven alarm which I find rather cool. :D The plates measure approximately 3.75" X 4.75".

Does anyone have one of these clocks in their collection who could send me some pictures and/or dimensions so I could get some idea of how to go about making (or looking for) an appropriate case for this movement? And also, considering the shape of the alarm hammer, would this clock have utilized one or two bells?

Thanks! Any info would be helpful. Union Manufacturing seems to be a bit of a mystery. Other than their years of operation (1845-1849), I haven't been able to find much about them.

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I am very late to this post but I do have a Union Mfg OG clock with an identical 30-hour movement such as you have here. I restored mine myself. The dial is wooden and hand-painted also Union Mfg Company, Bristol Ct. This is one of only a few times I have ever posted in this forum so maybe one isn't supposed to reply after a decade almost lol. So until I am told I am going to.

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I am very late to this post but I do have a Union Mfg OG clock with an identical 30-hour movement such as you have here. I restored mine myself. The dial is wooden and hand-painted also Union Mfg Company, Bristol Ct. This is one of only a few times I have ever posted in this forum so maybe one isn't supposed to reply after a decade almost lol. So until I am told I am going to.

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That is a beautiful clock! Thanks so much for posting your pictures. I became somewhat fascinated with the Union Mfg Co. a number of years ago when a customer gave me one to repair. I had never seen one before, and have seen precious few since. What really caught my eye was their bold proclamation of their name on the dial! Not like the other diminutive clock manufacturers with their names barely discernible at the bottom of the dial. And the glass in yours is gorgeous!
 

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