Antique Ansonia "monarch" Parlor Mantel Clock W/ Alarm - Very Rare - C. 1882
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Antique Ansonia "monarch" Parlor Mantel Clock W/ Alarm - Very Rare - C. 1882 :
Listing Ansonia "Monarch" Parlor Mantel Clock ThisRARE 1880'sMantel Clock comes with an Alarm.
This is a great example of a very RARE Antique Ansonia Parlor Mantle Clock with ALARM! It was made by TheAnsonia Clock Compny, Ansonia, Conn. and New York. circa 1882 and is known as the "Monarch" model.This model is rare to start with, but even more rare are the few that came with an alarm such as this one.The case is solid wood, in excellent condition.
The movement runs great and keeps good time striking the time for you. It has a signed "Ansonia Clock Co" 8 day time and strike movement which chimes on a gong with the distinctive sound of antique clocks. The gong isoriginal, signed "A". It strikes once on the half hour and strikes each hour, on the hour.What I like about this clock is you can see the pendulum swinging and the gong chiming through the glass in the door. The movement runs very well and keeps good time. The alarm sounds the alarm on a bell with a loud sound. This clock no doubt woke the entire family each and every morning!
The movement was just cleaned, oiled, and checked for proper operation. This clock will not need servicing for many years to come, and is ready to serve you for many years!I have included pictures of the movement so you can see how clean and well made it is.
The case is made with aclassy parlordesign (see pictures). The case is made of solidBlack Walnutwith an unusual and very beautiful classic design. The striking design of this clock grabs the attention of anyone who sees it. The dial is still very readable and is over the original heavy solid brassdial pan and bezel and is in great condition with anantique patina and still has its original turquoise highlights. . This clock has an adjustment for fast and slow on thebottom of thependulum. This way you do not have to take the clock down from its shelf to adjust it for slow and fast! The pendulum is original and very fancy (see pictures). It also comes with brass key. The original paper label is still readable on the back of the case!
This style of clock isusually called a “Parlor clock”. I’m not sure why, as most people used them in their living rooms, or “kitchen”.The alarm bells were loud so they could be heard throughout the house, because most families were lucky if they could afford one clock for the entire house.
The back is original andlooks as good as the front. The clock is large - itmeasures25inches high and 15 inches wide and6 inches deep. The entire clock looks to have original parts with only one repair that I noticed on the original top finial and the touched up finish near the bottom. This is amazing for a clock over 130 years old. Don't forget, it runs great too!
You can offer with confidence. 14-day money back guarantee.This clock is listed with a low reserve that is only about one forth of its book value, so you can get an excellent price by offerding on this clock.The shipping charges are calculated by and are what I pay, with no added handling or packing material charges added. Shipping will be fast - usually in one day. Buyers that are not in the U.S., U.K., Canada or New Zeland should check the shipping charges before offerding because of the large size of this clock. Some countries only allow 79 inches total size of box. Thank you for looking!
offer with confidence.14 day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your purchase. We try to describe our clocks as accurately as we can, and include lots of pictures, (usually 12) using just about every angle. We go over our clocks thoroughly, and if they're dirty or need overhauling, we clean and overhaul them. If you expect an antique clock to look brand new,they usually don't. Antiques, if they've had normal use, will have age-appropriate wear, which adds character rather than detracting. If there are glaring faults, we do note them in the description.
We test them out here before shipping and guarantee they will work for you, but due to shipment trauma, (why do some UPS and USPS people feel they have to treat packages so roughly?) there may be some adjustments necessary, which we are glad to help you with. We provide help via email or over the phone. In extreme cases we ask folks to send the clock back to us to adjust for them and we return them ASAP at our expense.
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