Dating Antique Clocks

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Ansonia Clock Company

It’s in very good running order and keeps very good time Strikes on the hour and half hour This is what they call and eight day clock, which means you just wind it once a week Original Ansonia, New York label on the back, describing this clock as the Sharp Gothic , but more commonly referred to as steeple clocks due to the shape Original decoratively designed glass in the front

American Clock Co. label c. >. Ansonia Clock Company. Ansonia, Connecticut until Brooklyn, New York.

There are so many styles and types of clocks, made by so many clock makers and from so many countries, that I was totally lost. Over many years, I have learned a lot. I have concentrated on the American clock companies for my collection, so there is much for me to learn about clocks from outside the US. Some people will see a clock at an antique store that would look good in a certain room of their house, and end up with it that way.

However you might end up with your special clock, you probably would like to identify, date and generally learn more about it. This clock forum page may be able to help. You can post your clock here for other visitors to see. If these visitors have knowledge of your clock, they can post comments about it here. Also, if I know anything about your clock, I will also post a comment for you. There are many ways to identify and date an antique clock.

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Contact Us. Parkside House Antiques specializes in clocks of American, English, French and Scottish origin with an emphasis on tall case clocks. All of our clocks run fine and many are original clock-maker signed and dated. I’ve seen this once before on a New England clock and I think that’s the origin.

Search for: Ansonia Derby clock as-is Identifying and dating a clock can be tricky, but in this case, there are several strong hints. First, the.

One of the most popular clocks in the 18th and 19th century was the mantel clock, according to “Collectors Weekly. Mantel clocks were made with brass and wood movements, and most ran for 30 days. When dating your mantel clock, be aware that replicas of the fashionable clocks are still being manufactured today. You can begin to determine the age of your American-made mantel clock by reviewing history.

American clocks date to the s, according to DiscoverClocks. Most of those originals were the tall, grandfather-style clocks. Clockmaker Eli Terry boosted smaller clock popularity in the early s when he began mass production of clockworks in Connecticut.

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Finding a name or trademark image on a clock may simplify the task of identifying the maker and the approximate date the clock was made. Then again, it may provide you with misleading information. For instance, an original paper label may have been taken from a clock perhaps one in poor condition and affixed inside another in an attempt to make the second clock seem more valuable or to lend an air of authenticity. Reproductions of old labels are also available for purchase from a number of sources.

On offer for sale is a lovely old American, New York, Ansonia Steeple clock dating to the ”s in very good running order and keeps very good time.

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the American Ansonia Clock Co., peak production period 1880s to 1920s

These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only. You can reduce the number of items displayed by entering a keyword that must be included in the description of the item. An Ansonia timber steeple mantle clock, c. Ansonia American rectangular mantle clock with marbled effect and hand gilt with key and pendulum. Ansonia cabinet model American shelf clock in pressed oak case, circa , 44 cm high Show 13 more like this.

Ansonia Clock Company History, Clock Model Names, Trademarks and Labels plus 1, color photos of Antique Ansonia Clocks. Just Added – Ansonia Crystal​.

The Company never set a trend or created a new design in clocks, but it did make some that are worthy of interest today. During this period the Ansonia clocks all had brass movements, as noted in the foregoing, and were usually weight-operated. The cases were, for the most part, designed along the contemporary lines of the period. I have, however, come across a clock by Ansonia, of this period, which was a bold departure from the American contemporary scene. This clock is shown as illustration 1.

This fine wall clock is roughly 45 inches high and 18 inches wide. The case is made entirely of red cherry wood, and it is elaborately ornamented with more than cast brass pieces with a bronze finish. The large casting in the center of the base is a good “Mother And Child. The strips above and below the dial are decorative; the one above the dial depicting some of the life of Alexander. The dial is in two tones of copper and silver and the numerals are individual porcelain pieces, after the Continental fashion.

It is a beautiful and unusual clock in every respect. As can be noted, it is powered by two brass-sheathed weights.


Have you ever wondered how to identify an antique clock? If you have you are not alone. Just about everyone with an interest in old clocks has thought about the question at one time or another. For many years collectors have been fascinated by the subject of old clocks.

Lot: Ansonia mantle clock, Lot Number: , Starting Bid: $50, Auctioneer: Schmidt’s Antiques Inc. Since , Auction: November Clock Auction, Date.

I found it in an antique mall in Hillsboro Oregon. It also fit the bill of a not working well, and b not worth a lot. Crafts are artistic expression. The first thing I noticed was that the case had been painted… multiple times. The whole thing had been painted gold, and the base showed traces of white underneath the gold. I knew I was going to have to remove all that paint to get to the original wood underneath.

You can also see in the above picture that the wire running from the alarm to the movement is missing, and the pendulum bob has ugly blobs of solder on the top. I later found this bob is likely not original — the original bob was likely a lovely silver-colored one, with concentric rings and an ornate floral top. The face had been painted in a floral motif. Fortunately, I kind of like how some past owner painted this face.

I also noticed the gingerbreading — the elaborately cut wooden plate — from the top of the clock was missing. It also seems part of the gingerbreading may have broken off — I may never know. At any rate, the top arch of the clock is all that remains of the lovely original woodworking. Second, what looks like the original paper label remains, in poor condition, on the back of the clock.

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Its pages are crammed with illustrations depicting every single type of clock made by Ansonia as well as many of their additional products – side pieces, top ornaments, candlesticks, watches and more. The size and weight alone of this new edition indicates the great wealth of additional material that has been added to the edition. It is these additions that reflect Mr. Ly’s attention to the types of information sought by the clock and watch collector.

The clock is shown on page of Ly’s book on Ansonia clocks; it is one of a of Ly’s book); it is signed “Ansonia Clock / Ansonia Conn USA”, dating it to either.

The name “Ansonia” was an important one in the American Clock Industry for a period of roughly 80 years, from its beginning in to its end in The purpose was, undoubtedly, to provide a captive market for brass which was the product of its parent company. Clock movements are composed of brass to the extent of 95 per cent, or more, and a company making clocks in quantities would require large quantities of brass.

Ansonia made only brass movements, as one might readily surmise. As a matter of. I have had old clocks with brass mainsprings several times in the past. The Clock Company was in operation at this location during the period of to

Phelps and Bartholomew

Some of these substitutes were enamelled iron, others were ebonized wood. This is a pretty famous Ansonia model. The dial on this clock is “gutta percha,” a hard rubber similar to what old record albums were made of. It’s the nicest gutta percha dial I’ve ever seen. This clock is all original except that the very top of it has been refinished. It has the same nickel-plated movement as my ” Florentine No.

I recently picked up this rather sad looking Ansonia slate clock for a quite reasonable price. (The seller counted my offer with an offer $50 lower.

Ansonia Clocks were made by a clock manufacturing business which started in Ansonia, Connecticut , in and which moved to Brooklyn , New York , in In , brass movements had mainly replaced wooden and cast iron movements in most clocks due to the volumes of supply of rolled brass. In , metal dealer Anson Greene Phelps formed the Ansonia Brass company in Connecticut, to supply the expanding clock business – nine companies were producing clocks in Connecticut.

Phelps decided to get into the clockmaking business to expand the market for his brass, while Terry and Andrews got access to better quality brass at better prices. In the clock company purchased a factory in New York, and moved most of its production there after being spun off from the brass company. Henry J. Davies of Brooklyn, himself a clockmaker, inventor and case designer, joined the newly reconstituted company as one of its founders.

As President, he is thought to have been largely responsible for the figurine clocks, swing clocks and other unusual and desirable novelties for which the Ansonia firm became known. Thomas Edison visited the factory in to experiment combining clocks with his newly developed phonograph. But the experiments proved unviable. By , a second factory was opened in Brooklyn, New York and by June employed workers, while the Connecticut factory continued producing clocks as well with a workforce of men and 25 women.

Hence, clocks marked “Connecticut” were generally produced before , while those marked “New York” were all produced after The company rebuilt the factory on the same site, and reopened the expanded factory in , with capacity to exceed that of the Connecticut factory – which closed completely in By , the company had sales offices in New York, Chicago and London, and more than different clock models were being manufactured.

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It is ceramic and it is marked “Ansonia Clock Co. New York” and it has an “A” inside a square inside a diamond. I do not know whether or not it works because I do not have a key. I would appreciate knowing the history and value of this clock. DEAR M.

To date I have examined over 2 dozen examples of this company’s products. It is easy to speculate that around when the prosperous Ansonia Clock Co.

Q-Where can we find information on Ansonia clocks and their values? We recently inherited a beautiful porcelain example decorated with what appears to be hand-painted flowers and leaves. A-A terrific book that contains the original catalog reprints of every kind of Ansonia clock, the original prices such clocks sold for, and a listing of their current values is ”Ansonia Clocks-A Guide to Identification and Prices,” by Tran Duy Lay.

Or write to the company enclosing a photo and description of your Ansonia clock, including its measurement and any wording it has and an addressed, stamped envelope for a reply or offer. Q-My uncle has an old glass Standard Oil crown-shaped gasoline pump globe that he wants to sell or have made into a lamp. How can he find out its value?

Ansonia mantle striking clock with no self correcting mechanism – setting up