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YOUR FAVORITE CLOCK

Mike306p/Ansoniaman

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What dial will go in the Indiana ? Do you have one, the works /dial ? Mike
 
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Don, it looks fantastic!

How many hours have you put into this restoration?

However many, it's been well worth the effort. I'm impressed with your skill and attention to detail.

Outstanding job, my friend!

I can't wait to see the final result.

Dana
 

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Thanks for checking it out, I am very pleased with it.
I tried to clean up a dial yesterday to get it ready for a different movement but it needs to be refinished also.

Thanks for looking it truely is on of the best clocks that Ansonia made next to the Virginia.

I will post both the Virginia and Indiana when I get this one finished.

Stay Tuned for more.
 

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Here is the dial after being plated.

Bezel and inner ring Gold
Number plate and center plate Bronze
Circles around numbers and escape wheel holder Silver plated.

Check it out.

It is now ready to put back together.

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My favorite clock would have to be my Silas Hoaldey (I refer to it as "George"). It was originally purchased by an ancestor of mine, way back when my family lived in Connecticut. It has been in the family ever since so it has a lot of sentimentle value. Also it keeps great time and the only problems I have ever had with it were with the chime.

Here is another try at an image(don't be surprised if it doesn't work, and if it doesn't I think I know why)
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Thanks for making it live DON.:clap: As one can see, it is from back in November 2002 and it is the old link Favorite Clock. There are some interesting clocks here also if you care to look, see, and read.:?| Mike
 

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harold said:
Sorry, Mike, I had forgotten about this one:?|

Harold...
We need fresh new threads even if the topic has been covered before. Mikes old thread several of the pictures don't come up. And some guy's might have a new favorite.
 

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black mantle clocks.

slate, iron, wooden, open escapement...i love them all. the ornate decorations, the haunting gongs, mmm.
 

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My favorite clock is probably my favorite because I don't have one. Probably if I get one, another will become my favorite.
Today it would be a weight driven miniature keyhole Vienna.
 

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I still needed this clock, it is the Antique Hanging made by Ansonia.
If you have one, you do not have any room for and want clean house, send it to me.
don
 

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I still needed this clock, it the Antique Hanging made by Ansonia.
don
 

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youve all seen my clocks, so im not going to post those again.

I just have to slightly disagree that my first clocks (that i fully own), dont really hold that special place. While i couldnt really part with them, they were just modest starters! Some of us dont start grand!!

My first antique was a little black beehive from seth thomas. (not first clock). I didnt know as much about clocks then, and was just buying anything that was old and ran.

I guess i still am a little guilty of that. BUt oh well.
 

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Here is my new favorite clock. It is a Lenzkirch dated 1866 -1867 and is a one weighter. I acquired it 8-4-07 at the Denver regional and it has been cleaned and is up and running and going for it. Mike P.S. It is along side my other Lenzkirch , also is a one weighter and is the one on the left. Sorry I am running out of room and have to double up somewhere. 5207.jpg 5208.jpg 5209.jpg
 

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Don said:
Well here is the almost complete clock and statue
It is the Ansonia Indiana and Mignon statue.
What do you think.

I still have to clean the dial and movement which will be a different movement.

I will post a picture again when I get the movement running and cleaned up.


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This is a beautiful clock. Did it ever get finished ? :thumb: Mike
 

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Mike306p/Ansoniaman said:
Don said:
Well here is the almost complete clock and statue
It is the Ansonia Indiana and Mignon statue.
What do you think.

I still have to clean the dial and movement which will be a different movement.

I will post a picture again when I get the movement running and cleaned up.


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This is a beautiful clock. Did it ever get finished ? :thumb: Mike
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Mike306p/Ansoniaman said:
Mike306p/Ansoniaman said:
Don said:
Well here is the almost complete clock and statue
It is the Ansonia Indiana and Mignon statue.
What do you think.

I still have to clean the dial and movement which will be a different movement.

I will post a picture again when I get the movement running and cleaned up.


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This is a beautiful clock. Did it ever get finished ? :thumb: Mike
Yes it is finished, thanks for asking.
don
 

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Not my most favorite, but I like the case on this clock. My favorite is our 7' tall wall hanging swiss pinwheel jewlers regulator. Unfortunately, my wife hung a bunch of christmas stuff on it. 24723.jpg
 

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Hi,
My favorite clocks has been cuckoo clocks. On a previous thread I have mentioned that these clocks add an old world charm to the apartment or house. I have been fascinated with their calls since childhood.
Jonathan Lee Jones
 

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One of the favorite clocks that I own is an Ansonia Sicily iron clock, brass face and painted black numbers, amazing shape, runs, got it for 65 bucks at the chapter 1 mart. My favorite and most treasured clock ever (its my family's) is the emperor grandfather clock my grandfather built for my parents in the 70s. It is the clock that got me interested in clocks as a small child. He built one just like it and its in my room until I get my own house.

I have a soft spot for 1920s-40s mass produced American banjos. At my grandparents house there was a Seth thomas brookfield always running and striking in their eating area. My grandmother still has it. I also love black mantle clocks. My dream clock is either a Waltham or Seth Thomas hall clock. Waltham for the amazing sounding bells and ST for their gongs. Herschedes are too clangy for me. I have a soft spot for tambours too, as there are a few in my general family, and those also helped me become more fascinated with clocks.
 

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Mike306p/Ansoniaman;51390 said:
Florida and Group and Sybil/Gloria would be nice, others would be considered as you find em. :p Mike 0136966

Hello I was going through some old posts and came across this one. Funny thing in 2003 I posted a couple of clocks that I thought I wanted. Guess what I acquired them and yes they are very beautiful and now I know why I wanted them. :Party:Mike
 

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Mike306p/Ansoniaman;442540 said:
Hello I was going through some old posts and came across this one. Funny thing in 2003 I posted a couple of clocks that I thought I wanted. Guess what I acquired them and yes they are very beautiful and now I know why I wanted them. :Party:Mike
What are the names of the clocks you wanted, and if you have pictures post them.
 

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Hi Guys,
It just seems not to long ago that we have done this topic. Oh well, my favorite clock is the cuckoo clock. I have one in the living room of my apartment. It seems like this my childhood fascination and fond memory of the ones that my grandparents had.
Jonathan Lee Jones
 

Mike306p/Ansoniaman

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The Treasured Clock;442587 said:
Hi Guys,
It just seems not to long ago that we have done this topic. Oh well, my favorite clock is the cuckoo clock. I have one in the living room of my apartment. It seems like this my childhood fascination and fond memory of the ones that my grandparents had.
Jonathan Lee Jones

Glad to see that someone noticed that there was a post on this subject recently. Well it has only been around for seven ( 7) now going on eight (8)years or so. So keep up the good work and show us your favorite clock. :) Mike
 

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One of my favorites would be this Chelsea. Carved Base #1, Ship's Bell, Yacht Wheel, circa 1910. These carved clocks were only made for a very short period and are very rare. The dial is signed "Ball Watch Company, Cleveland". 8.5 " gold finish dial and shaded old brass case, all original. Enjoy.
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eastmanj;442660 said:
Hello,
One of my favorites would be this Chelsea. Carved Base #1, Ship's Bell, Yacht Wheel, circa 1910. These carved clocks were only made for a very short period and are very rare. The dial is signed "Ball Watch Company, Cleveland". 8.5 " gold finish dial and shaded old brass case, all original. Enjoy.
Jim Dyson
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The carving on that base is killer. Raises the whole package to another level. Surpirsed, though, that carving is not nautical themed. Was that typical?

RM
 

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RM,
Chelsea made several models of clocks using this carved base, some without the yacht wheel. This is typical of all the styles. All the carving was similar but some had more detail that others. The additional cost of the carving was $18 for my clock making the total $143 in the 1911 catalog. This additional cost must not have gone over well with buyers as the carved clocks were dropped from the next catalog.
Jim
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eastmanj;442823 said:
RM,
The additional cost of the carving was $18 for my clock making the total $143 in the 1911 catalog. This additional cost must not have gone over well with buyers as the carved clocks were dropped from the next catalog.
Jim

Jim:

"The Inflation Calculator" says that that original selling price of $143 in 1911 was the equivalent of $3,145.19 in 2007 dollars, and the $18.00 in 1911 would have added the equivalent of $395.90 in 2007 dollars!

RobertG
 

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Those prices are interesting. Chelsea sells the 6" Yacht Wheel Clock today for $4000 retail. The 1911 8.5" Carved Base Yacht Wheel for less than $3200 in current dollars was a bargain. I guess the lower labor cost in 1911 allowed them to make these clocks for a lower cost. Even though we say the clock cost $3200 in current dollars, you can't find one for anything remotely close to this price. Here is a photo of the oldest known Chelsea Yacht Wheel Clock, circa 1905. The clock has spokes made of cocabola wood, the only one of its' type known. You can see from this catalog page from 1906, they did offer this option. The 1906 cost was $100 compared to the 2010 price of $4000 for the same size clock.
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Don DeMarcus #0135928;442568 said:
What are the names of the clocks you wanted, and if you have pictures post them.

Mike
You have not said what the clocks that you wanted you know own.

Please post the pictures.
 

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eastmanj;442823 said:
RM,
Chelsea made several models of clocks using this carved base, some without the yacht wheel. This is typical of all the styles. All the carving was similar but some had more detail that others. The additional cost of the carving was $18 for my clock making the total $143 in the 1911 catalog. This additional cost must not have gone over well with buyers as the carved clocks were dropped from the next catalog.
Jim
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Thanks. Great clock, wonderful carving.

RM
 

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Don DeMarcus #0135928;442922 said:
Mike
You have not said what the clocks that you wanted you know own.

Please post the pictures.
Don, They are, both Ansonia 1900 era,Florida and Group, I do not have the statue Spring. The other is Sybil ,with Gloria on top,:rolleyes: Mike 54529.jpg 54530.jpg
 

eastmanj

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Fellow Clock Collectors,
I have been collecting Chelseas for quite a while. Since Chelsea has been in business for over 100 years they have made a large number of clocks, about 1 million clocks. The vast majority of all Chelsea clocks are high grade. Collectors, however, that focus on the rarities in this large number of collectable clocks are the astute ones. Early on Chelsea produced some models that were exceptional in detail and design. Unfortunately this detail and design cost a bit more and hence didn't sell as well as some plainer models. The Library clock is one of these great early designs. This clock has a basic design similar to the plainer and longer lived Base and Ball model but has details that set it apart. The fancy feet, beaded base, and coin edge bezels make this design exceptional. This example additionally has a very unusual verde and gold finish with the dial signed Wm. Wise & Son, Brooklyn. From oral history this clock was a wedding present in 1906.
Pages from the 1906 catalog are shown. This design was only offered from 1906 to shortly after 1911.
Jim Dyson
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Fellow Clock Collectors,
I have been collecting Chelseas for quite a while. Since Chelsea has been in business for over 100 years they have made a large number of clocks, about 1 million clocks. The vast majority of all Chelsea clocks are high grade. Collectors, however, that focus on the rarities in this large number of collectable clocks are the astute ones. Early on Chelsea produced some models that were exceptional in detail and design. Unfortunately this detail and design cost a bit more and hence didn't sell as well as some plainer models. The Library clock is one of these great early designs. This clock has a basic design similar to the plainer and longer lived Base and Ball model but has details that set it apart. The fancy feet, beaded base, and coin edge bezels make this design exceptional. This example additionally has a very unusual verde and gold finish with the dial signed Wm. Wise & Son, Brooklyn. From oral history this clock was a wedding present in 1906.
Pages from the 1906 catalog are shown. This design was only offered from 1906 to shortly after 1911.
Jim Dyson
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Chelsea produced some absolutely wonderful clocks, examples of the best of which you have posted. I'm very impressed. I can appreciate the craftsmanship and I genuinely admire and respect the passion and deep knowledge of those like yourself who seek and collect only the very best examples of the very best of Chelsea.

Chelsea products have been sold by some of America's finest retailers. Chelsea clocks were surely cherished by their original owners and are now coveted by those who seek to collect them. This is reflected by their substantial cost when new and now what devotees are willing to pay.

However, with all due respect, for me, they're about 100 years too new.

I've attached a picture of my favorite clock at this particular moment (it's always changing) from amongst the somewhat cruder stuff I like. It's an Asa Munger time and strike 8 day brass works weight driven mirror clock. Some people call these "iron board top" clocks. I think that it's a wonderful example of 1830-40 American craftsmanship, requiring the skills of a clock maker, cabinet maker, carver, tinsmith, wall paper maker, printer, glass maker, ornamental painter and people skilled in the forging of brass, iron, and white metal. The materials were hauled by wagon or canal boat with the components and then the clock produced by hand or employing the most rudimentary industrial processes. Somehow this was all coordinated to come together to produce something that I think is quite handsome and has served faithfully for 170-180 years.

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eastmanj;443286 said:
Fellow Clock Collectors,
I have been collecting Chelseas for quite a while. Since Chelsea has been in business for over 100 years they have made a large number of clocks, about 1 million clocks. The vast majority of all Chelsea clocks are high grade. Collectors, however, that focus on the rarities in this large number of collectable clocks are the astute ones.
It might be that budget plays a part in the decision, too. Those are two very fine clocks you've shown, but both are more expensive than most people's most expensive clock, and each costs much more than my four Chelsea clocks combined. :)
 

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While not my absolute favorite clock, it is my favorite Chelsea. The case is cut glass...the bezel, dial, and back as well as the tubular movement housing are all real silver. Unfortunately, it is a house strike. Since I am mostly into Seth Thomas clocks, I do not know much about this model. Looks nice on a table with light coming from behind. 54622.jpg
 

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Inbeat,
I have seen several models of this type cut crystal clock, from a smaller time only to a striking model slightly larger than yours. I have only seen house strike models, never a ship's bell. Some have been marked with an S in a wreath of the H. P. Sinclaire Company, Corning and Bath, New York. H.P. Sinclaire is one of the rarer American glass houses of the early 20th century. In business as a cutting house in Corning from 1905 to 1929, they only produced their own glass for seven years, under the direction of master gaffer Emil Larson and with blowers from Dorflinger. This clock appeals to clock collectors, Chelsea collectors and glass collectors. I think the glass collectors are the strongest buyers. A very nice clock.
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Inbeat,
That is one impressive group of Seth Thomas clocks. Did you sell that Chelsea #5 to Ron Bechler?
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Inbeat,
That is one impressive group of Seth Thomas clocks. Did you sell that Chelsea #5 to Ron Bechler?
Jim Dyson
 

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Mark de Regt;443308 said:
It might be that budget plays a part in the decision, too. Those are two very fine clocks you've shown, but both are more expensive than most people's most expensive clock, and each costs much more than my four Chelsea clocks combined. :)
Well made points.

It is one of the many wonderful aspects of the NAWCC and the Message Board that folks with varying pocket depths can come together, share, and appreciate each others clocks. There's a niche for everyone. However, even with the funds, I guess the earlier stuff just speaks to me more.

RM
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inbeat;443343 said:
While not my absolute favorite clock, it is my favorite Chelsea. The case is cut glass...the bezel, dial, and back as well as the tubular movement housing are all real silver. Unfortunately, it is a house strike. Since I am mostly into Seth Thomas clocks, I do not know much about this model. Looks nice on a table with light coming from behind.
Checked out you website. Some truly nice ST items with a smattering of nice clocks by other makers as well. The prices for the weight driven wall stuff has gone through roof.

I too like the ST "peanut" calender. It's the only calender clock I've kept over the years.

RM
 

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Wow, there are some great clocks in this thread! I'll add my favorite to the mix. Even though I've acquired several more valuable / elaborate clocks since I started my current collection, one of my first remains my favorite. An art deco-style mantle clock that I picked up for a very modest price. 30715.jpg
 

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eastmanj;443351 said:
Inbeat,
I have seen several models of this type cut crystal clock, from a smaller time only to a striking model slightly larger than yours. I have only seen house strike models, never a ship's bell. Some have been marked with an S in a wreath of the H. P. Sinclaire Company, Corning and Bath, New York. H.P. Sinclaire is one of the rarer American glass houses of the early 20th century. In business as a cutting house in Corning from 1905 to 1929, they only produced their own glass for seven years, under the direction of master gaffer Emil Larson and with blowers from Dorflinger. This clock appeals to clock collectors, Chelsea collectors and glass collectors. I think the glass collectors are the strongest buyers. A very nice clock.
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Inbeat,
That is one impressive group of Seth Thomas clocks. Did you sell that Chelsea #5 to Ron Bechler?
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Inbeat,
That is one impressive group of Seth Thomas clocks. Did you sell that Chelsea #5 to Ron Bechler?
Jim Dyson
Jim...did Ron show it off to you? Yep...I got it locally and it had no spot here...Ron was happy to have it I am sure...He waited on it for a bit since I delivered it to Del Mar a few years ago....

JJ
 

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