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Ansonia Rare Completely Restored Antique Parlor Clock Absolutely Beautiful For Sale
This is a SUPERIOR UNBELIEVABLE COMPLETELY RESTORED HIGH END example of an ANSONIA Antique Parlor Mantle Clock in ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL condition. It was made circa 1876. It is a very happy mantle clock in need of a warm loving home. Runs Great! Sounds the hour on the hour on a sweet sounding large shiny bell! (You can watch it strike with the door closed)! It is a wonderful clock and measures 24 inches high 16 inches wide and 6 inches deep. It has a signed "ANSONIA CLOCK COMPANY" 8 day time and strike movement! It strikes the hours on a very neat sounding large original bell! You can see it do so through the front glass.
This is one of the most wonderful clocks we have seen! The clock was professionally restored with no expense spared. What I like about this clock is you can see the pendulum swinging and the bell chiming. This clock looks exactly like it did when it was new 150 years ago. Someone really loved this clock to bring it back so beautifully. The movement runs very well and keeps good time.
The movement was cleaned, oiled and bushings added where needed. This clock will not need servicing for many years to come, and is ready for the next 100 years! This is a labor intensive service, with many clockmakers charging 250.00 and up.
We recommend having it oiled every 2 to 3 years to keep it in tip-top shape! We will include a professional oiler and easy instructions so you could even do it yourself!
The case is absolutely beautiful! The case is made of solid walnut with a Victorian style in like new condition. There are a couple of small bumps if you look really hard to find them. Has a superior finish. The original dial was repainted by Martha Smallwood at the Dial House, perhaps the finest dial painter (and most expensive) alive today. The door fits well and is tight. This clock has an adjustment for fast and slow on the original fancy pendulum. This way you do not have to take the clock down from its shelf to adjust it for slow and fast! The back is original and in perfect condition.
Everything is original to the case – there are no extra screw holes, and the screws are tight. Complete with a new key to wind it. We have included a picture of the movement so you can see its inner beauty.
This fine clock movement has been completely overhauled and cleaned. The main cause of antique clocks’ no longer working is that they need a good cleaning. Over time, the oil in the pivots gathers dust and particles of metallic grit, the result of normal wear. Also the oil breaks down and becomes thick and gummy, and actually acts like glue. The result is that the gears no longer turn freely, and the clock stops. A good cleaning usually is all the clock needs to be almost like new again! The cleaning procedure involves taking the movement out of the case and totally dismantling the movement. All the gears, rods, etc., are taken off of the clock plates and are hand scrubbed and inspected for wear. The springs are taken out of the barrels, stretched out, and hand cleaned and polished. The plates are thoroughly cleaned. Then all the parts are placed in an ultrasonic cleaning machine for the final cleaning. The pivots are polished on the lathe and the pallets are polished. Bushings are installed on any pivot holes that have become “egg shaped” from wear to make them perfectly round again. The movement is reassembled and oiled. (We use only the finest German Clock Oil). The springs are placed back and greased with top-quality synthetic spring grease and the complete movement is placed on a "running stand" and run for several days to insure all is well. It is easier to detect misalignments, bent rods, and worn pivots and gears while it is running in full view. We like to run the movement for over a week to be sure it will run a full 8 days on one winding, and that everything is well. By that time, any problems will usually show up. The final result is a movement that runs just like new! If you like we will include instructions and hints to keep it that way for the next 100 years (or more!). Google “Antique Clock Repair” or visit billsclockworks.com to see what the going price of an antique clock overhaul costs today! Usually over 350.00 for a time and strike movement and 450.00 for a Westminster Chime Movement.
These antique clocks amaze me - could you imagine any other consumer product still working after over 120 years! And the truly amazing thing with proper care they will work easily past the next 150 years, or even much more! If you are looking for an antique clock that looks UNBELIEVABLE, runs well and is rare and unusual – this is it!
Antique Clocks are a Fine Investment . Each one has a unique quality, as well as appreciating in value and beauty with age. You will become attached to your antique clocks and they will become a meaningful and important part of your life adding untold joy each day you own them. They can be handed down from one generation to another as they increase daily in value. Antique clocks serve many purposes other than being useful in telling time, decorative in your home, a valuable asset in your estate and above all a faithful servant and friend which will be true to you to the end of time.
This clock will be packed very carefully to insure a safe delivery and the buyer is to pay $26.50 for shipping and ins. This clock will require an oversize carton and lots of packing materials to insure a safe delivery. I will gladly answer any emails promptly. I have always hated that "reserve" when I have offer myself so this fine clock has and a very very low (gulp) starting offer. We love these clocks and I will be glad to help you set up your “new” clock, or answer questions long after the sale via email.
We will be at the NAWCC National clock convention at Dayton OH. Going in our vintage Airstream (with all the kitties!) June 29th through August 2nd . This is a great convention. Then we’re planning on visiting Donna’s Sister and brother in law in Conway MO. Then we’re planning on taking a summer vacation camping in Colorado! It looks like we’ll probably not have much internet access during the trip with all the driving, convention activities, and camping in the National Forests. We’ll ship ASAP right after returning. We’ll begin shipping on Monday right after we get back. Sorry for the inconvenience.
A careful inspection is done each and every time during the packing process by "Wild Thing" Master Packing Kitty
SITE SECURITY PROVIDED BY CJ KITTY (trained watch cat) (always vigilant)
Our Purchasing Department travels throughout the United States searching for the "perfect clock"!
Here's "the family" travelin' to the next clock destination
A Highly Skilled Technician (AKA Wild Thing) checks the movement one last exhausting time to be sure all is right before being carefully placed back in its case.
Some well deserved rest after a long day at the office
Here is our newest addition to the team; "Miss Kitty"! Rescued from the "pound". She specializes in UNpacking and spreading things about. Also enjoys chewing on CJ's tail.
Miss Kitty is getting grown up! She likes to "help" with answering emails. Here she is, after a grueling lesson in "computer 101".
Here is Miss Kitty showing our brand new addition from the pound; "Sweet Pea", the "ins and outs" of packing boxes.
Unfortuniately Sweet Pea has not caught on as yet…
Thank you for looking!
Our courteous, friendly operators are standing by for your questions before and long after the sale closes.