Here is a great looking antique Ansonia Mantel Clock for your buying consideration. Recently acquired it at an estate sale. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself!
What a great case on this clock. Not sure what the model name is for this clock. If one of you out there knows, please clue us in. Your identity would be kept anonymous.
Beautiful cast iron case on this one. The case is black with a great design with gold colored metal trim for front design pieces and the legs. The metal trim is all in place, no missing pieces. We see some minor markings to the shiny black enamel finish on the case, no cracks, or repairs to it. The finish on the clock does have some minor loss to it, some flaked off areas to the left of the bezel. The metal rear door is on the clock. The back plate of the clock may have had a solder repair done on left side, see pic. The bottom of the case has a wood panel that holds the gong unit. The clock was probably made in the early 1900s time frame.
The porcelain face on this clock is in nice condition. A hairline between the 9 and 10. The two metal grommets are not in place. No other hairline cracks, chips or missing pieces. Great looking open escapement with lots of gold colored pieces that have very little finish loss. There is the Ansonia logo in the center plate on the face of the clock and also says Made by Ansonia at the bottom of the clock face. A little wear to the painted on numbers on the face in places, but minimal. The bezel is securely attached to the case at the hinge. The beveled glass is intact, no cracking or blistering. The bezel does fit a little too tightly to the trim ring. The hands match and look appropriate to the clock.
There is no pendulum with this clock, so cannot say if running consistently or not. The clock does strike once on the half hour and the number of hours on the hour when run manually. Nice deep sound to the strike on the gong unit. This is a time and strike clock. The movement and gong unit are in place. The movement is an Ansonia and has a patent date of June 1882 patent date on it. A "4 1/2" is engraved into the right leg of the back plate. The clock will come with a newer winding key. There is no pendulum. Both springs in the movement feel sound when keyed, are wound tight.
The hanger for the pendulum are there. The movement was not serviced other than what noted here. So, the clock is being sold in not running and striking condition, at this juncture.
The clock stands 10-3/16" tall, by 13.5" across, by 5.5" wide. The clock face is 4" across. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures.
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
As can be expected when dealing with an antique clock, some adjustments may be needed after shipping to get the clock re-running correctly again as they can be very delicate. If you have not had experience with old mechanical clocks before, I would suggest you steer clear. One really needs to have the patience, and skill to work with these great works of art. They are not our modern plug in and go, or change the battery clocks. Please ask any questions relating to this matter, before you decide to purchase it.
Make sure that this clock meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures, ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
Don't be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions! You can also pick this clock up in Wilmington, DE should you not want to have the clock shipped to you. The clock will be partially disassembled to be more safely shipped to you (topper and legs to be removed and packed separately). So, expect some reassembly.
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