Ansonia 8 Day Antique Parlor Mantel Clock 100% All Original Beautiful Runs Great For Sale
This is a SUPERIOR example of an ANSONIA Antique Parlor Mantle Clock in EXCELLENT Clean Original condition. It was made circa 1880s. It is a very happy mantle clock in need of a warm loving home. Runs Great! Sounds the hour on the hour the original high quality cathedral gong! It is a super very unique rare style clock and measures 22 inches high 14 inches wide and 4 ½ inches deep. It has a signed "ANSONIA CLOCK COMPANY" 8 day time and strike movement! The movement runs very well and keeps good time.
The movement was just cleaned, oiled, pivots polished 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! With the purchase of this clock for an additional $ 2.25 we will include an oiler kit with a professional oiler loaded with enough oil to oil approximately 50 clocks with easy instructions so you could even do it yourself!
It strikes the half hour and the hours on a very neat SIGNED great sounding gong!
This is a superior 100% all original clock!
The case is unique! The case is made of solid walnut with a Victorian style in outstanding condition. Has a superior original finish in outstanding condition aging to a beautiful antique patina. The signed dial is original and in superior condition. The door fits well and is tight. The glass is wavy with seeds – original! This clock has an adjustment for fast and slow on the original rare and 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!
Complete with the original pendulum and a new key! Quite rare for a clock to retain its original pendulum! We have included some pictures of the signed movement so you can see its inner beauty. The glass is very wavy and original.
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 great, 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 $23.50 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 also offer a clock oiler (at our cost – 2.25 - , with the purchase of a clock) and instructions for oiling your own clock, should you choose to do that.
We will be at the Florida Regional Clock Convention. Going in our vintage Airstream (with all the kitties!) from the 7th to the 15th . This is one of the largest NAWCC regional conventions and its great to see our old friends there! We are taking our laptop and will be available somewhat to answer questions while on the trip –we usually can find a modem hookup at a Starbucks, etc. We will ship on Monday the 17th after returning – 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…
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Our courteous, friendly operators are standing by for your questions before and long after the sale closes.
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Ansonia 8 Day Antique Parlor Mantel Clock 100% All Original Beautiful Runs Great: $179