Mantel clock, Gold Gilt Ansonia antique, Please Read The Full Description,
This cast iron clock was made by the Ansonia Clock Co., of Brooklyn, New York. This is an early example bearing the patent date on the back of May 3, 1892. The clock is 100% original which retains the week duration wind up balance wheel movement. The clock was ultrasonically cleaned, then oiled and the hair spring was demagnetized. The clock keeps time for about 5 days, do not expect quartz accuracy for these type of clocks. Actually it is a miracle that it still works, these novelty clocks were always considered as disposable. Clock retains it's original convex beveled glass crystal and silvered brass dial. The gold plating has some wear on the edges. The case has been lightly polished and sealed with lacquer. The clock weighs 3 1/2 pounds without packing. Clock is 5" tall, 4" wide, and 2 3/4" deep. See last photo for some but not all of the desk and mantel clocks we have listed for sale.
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Basic Information You Should Know!
For those of you who are not familiar with the term "Restoration", this simply means cleaning, waxing and repairing a clock or any other Antique to original condition with out alteration. The more an item is original the more it is worth. The less original the less it is worth.
Now is the time to start collecting these antique American novelty clocks, suitable for desks or even the bedroom (no audible ticking) and they require no winding. At Drury House Antiques we are offering 20 of these unique clocks at prices that go back 30+ years. All are in working order. We do not sell junk, damaged or clocks that require an apology for their condition.
For the serious collector we have over 80 wall, mantel, desk or table clock, in various woods and finishes, even porcelain. All have been meticulously restored, by me, professional clockmaker, to their original condition. ALL are on SALE.
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