New Haven Antique Calendar Mantle Clock Original Beautiful & Runs Great For SaleThis is a SUPERIOR ORIGINAL example of an NEW HAVEN CALENDAR Mantle Clock. It was made circa 1890, made for the international market and you don't find a clock like this one very often. Rare that it has a calendar feature! It is a SUPERIOR calendar mantle clock in need of a warm loving home. Runs and looks like new with the original rare calendar movement! It has a 8 day time and strike movement which strikes the half-hour and counts the hours on the hour on a gong. 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! The case is extremely beautiful with deep designs! The case is made of solid oak with an unusual and very beautiful classic design deeply inlaid in the wood. This clock measures 22 ½ x 15 x 4 ½ The striking design of this clock grabs the attention of anyone who sees it. The case must have been refinished at some time as it looks so good. This style of clock is sometimes called a “kitchen clock”. Most people used them in their living rooms or “parlors” but in many homes circa 1900 the kitchen was very large, included an eating area and living area, was maybe the only heated area in the house and was where the family congregated. The large gong has a very nice “old clock” sound. The neat thing on this clock is you can see the gong being struck and the pendulum swinging through the original wavy glass door. Original great condition label on the back of the clock (rare for sure!). Complete with the original fancy pendulum and an old antique key (works great and may be the original key). The dial is the original and in Superior condition. Complete instructions for setting up, and care and maintenance will be included if you so desire. These antique clocks amaze me - could you imagine any other consumer product still working perfectly after 110 years! And the truly amazing thing it is ready for the next 100 years. 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 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. This clock will be packed very carefully to insure a safe delivery and the buyer is to pay $24.50 for packing, shipping and ins. This clock is large and will require an oversize carton with lots of packing materials. 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 (gulp) low 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 are at the NAWCC National clock convention at Dayton OH, in our vintage Airstream (with all the kitties!) 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. Altogether, we will be gone from June 29th through August 2nd . Sorry for the inconvenience.
We try to describe these clocks as accurately as we can, and include lots of pictures, (usually 12 to 20 or more) using just about every angle. We go over them thoroughly, and if they're dirty or need overhauling, we clean and overhaul them. Antiques, if they've had normal use, will have age-appropriate wear, which adds character rather than detracting. (WAY TOO much wear will, of course, detract.) Older clocks had to be transported over rough, unpaved roads in horse and buggy, buckboards, and maybe even Conestoga wagons.
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 small adjustments necessary, which we are glad to help you with. We include several pages of setup/adjustment instructions, help via emails and do "phone surgery"! 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.
We also offer a clock oiler (at our cost, with the purchase of a clock) and instructions for oiling your own clock, should you choose to do that.
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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