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Wall Clock: Ansonia Oak Regulator. ca 1890.

This wall clock has a case that is in exceptional condition. Ansonia wall clocks are not common in our collection, but this common design is likeable. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the movement. When I first wound the clock , I was surprised to find that it worked, but the chiming was very erratic. Upon inspection, I found that the movement had been modified and the count wheel had been removed and replaced with a strange wheel with pins added that activated the striking hammer.

Ansonia Oak Regulator Wall Clock. ca 1890.

Ansonia Oak Regulator Wall Clock B. ca 1890.

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E.N. Welch Clock. Gallery Clock. 1800’s.

I don’t have much info on this E.N. Welch Clock , but my best guess is that it dates from the late 1800’s.

E.N. Welch Clock. Gallery Clock. 1800’s.

Gallery Clock. 1800’s.

When this one strikes the hour, the sound of the gong is almost drowned out by the noise of the gears clattering as they spin. . . Terrible bloody racket!

The clock is American. You can find an in depth write up about the history of this clock company with the Antique Clock Guys. Other sites will direct you to a history of the New Haven Clock Company which is not accurate. We have a couple of  New Haven clocks in our collection; they are much nicer than this one.

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