"welsch springer"

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  1. bruce linde

    bruce linde Technical Admin
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    just picked this up locally off of Facebook marketplace... used the profits from selling another clock i paid nothing for, ended up with $50 into it. :cool:



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    he had it listed as a 'welch springer'. i sent him basic info about the clock ("hi - it's a welch spring & co. clock. they were known for making good quality clocks but being lousy businessmen. yours is called a 'round top drop' and is from 1874.") and told him that i collected both welch spring & co. clocks AND welsh springers (max, left, charlie, right):

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    more photos in next post...
     
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    Pretty nice and in good original condition, it seems!

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  4. senhalls

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    Sweet clock ! What a great find. Not being a "dog person" I have to ask. Are those springer spandrels ? Thanks...........
     
  5. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

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    What about this Springer?

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    Seriously, nice clock. I recall Atkins made a similar style?

    That pendulum is from a gingerbread clock. Should be a plain brass one.

    Enjoy!

    RM
     
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    please don't insult my springers by associating them with that one! :cool:

    seriously, though, i was thinking of of you when i posted and mentioned that i collected both kinds of welch springers... thought my post was somewhat reflective of an RM post. :cool:

    i will find another bob, but i'm probably not even going to run it... just some lovely wall art hanging next to my seconds-beating wall clocks.
     
  7. brian fisher

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    howdabout this springer?

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    austin powers puts the "grrr" in springer baby!

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  8. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

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    Glad to be a bad influence.

    There are different philosophies about running antique clocks.

    Some insist that they are all running. I, on the other hand, do not. I don't do repairs or cleaning. So, when I buy a clock, it's a bonus when it's in "GRO", i.e., good running order. However, I'm more concerned about whether it's complete and original. Also, I would rather put my $$ into acquisition. I'm having a devil of a time finding a good person close to home to do those repairs.

    Another consideration is that some of mine are close to 200 year old mechanical devices. Running them is just going to put stress and wear on them. They've done their jobs. Now, time for them to relax and be admired.

    Finally, I have so many clocks, too much work to wind them. And then the racket...the ticking of a couple of clocks is okay, though.

    Here's my spaniel:

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    No poop to scoop or vet bills.

    This blinker has been discussed on the MB.

    RM
     
  9. jmclaugh

    jmclaugh Registered User

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    In my experience most spaniels are nice nutters.
     

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