F. Kroeber Arctic model Calendar Wall Clock. Please read the full description and view all photos, as they are part of the description. This exact Kroeber clock is pictured on p152 in American Clocks by Tran Ly. Kroeber Clock Co., New York, NY began manufacturing some cases of his own design and purchase movements from various Connecticut clock companies in business from 1870-1904 in Manhattan, NY. This particular Arctic model was made by E. Ingraham, Bristol, Conn. The main difference between the Kroeber Arctic and the Ingraham Arctic is the pendulum. Ingraham used a fancy embossed cast metal pendulum whereas Kroeber used the pendulum pictured with this clock. Much information is in the book along with many examples of his clocks. The actual clock size is 36” long, 16” wide, and 4 ½” deep with an 8” diameter dial. Dial has been replaced. Solid oak refinished case, has original glass wit imperfections, double labels on the back, see photos. Clock has Kroeber beat scale, original brass pendulum bob, new wood pendulum stick with original hardware, non original key, marked Ingraham movement that is original to the case. Case is structurally sound with no apparent damage. In 40 years this the 5th Arctic I have owned. Two from the Ingraham factory and 3 Kroebers with Ingraham movements. The Arctic is not a common clock, verging on rare. The movement is a week duration time piece, no chime. It retains the original calendar mechanism. This is a simple calendar that does not compensate for the odd day of the month. The date change occurs around midnight. I have completely rebuilt the movement; it was disassembled and cleaned ultrasonically, all pivots were resurfaced and polished on the lathe, every pivot hole has had a new bronze bushing installed. The verge and escape wheel were restored, all metal to metal wear was eliminated, and new main spring (the original polished steel spring could not be trusted.) Movement was cleaned again, assembled, lubricated and tested for 30 days. The brass pendulum and dial bezel were polished to a mirror finish and sealed. This is an exceptional clock in restored condition.
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Antique Calendar Wall Clock F. Kroeber Arctic Model
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