Ansonia Antique Clocks

Wooden-cased Ansonia Clock Co. There are galvanized metal clips that have been added to the back of this clock at the top, for mounting on a wall. Pendulum b. The clock has a dark-brown finished, veneered case, with a brass-hinged glass door. There is a cast door pull. The clock is weight-powered, with two lead weights.

Identify an Antique Clock

Finding a name or trademark image on a clock may simplify the task of identifying the maker and the approximate date the clock was made. Then again, it may provide you with misleading information. For instance, an original paper label may have been taken from a clock perhaps one in poor condition and affixed inside another in an attempt to make the second clock seem more valuable or to lend an air of authenticity. Reproductions of old labels are also available for purchase from a number of sources.

A reputable dealer will tell a buyer if a label is a reproduction. But the dealer himself may not know or investigate too closely , and there are, of course, some sellers who deliberately attempt to mislead buyers.

Feb 18, – Explore SaVan Herbison’s board “ansonia regulator clocks” on Pinterest. Movement is dated June 18, and is marked Ansonia from.

Crystal Palace No. Historically, Ansonia Clock Company did not have its roots in Ansonia, the Connecticut town after which it was named, but some 35 miles northeast in the great clockmaking town of Bristol. In , Theodore Terry, nephew of Eli Terry the man who had started the manufacture of inexpensive clocks in the first decade of the 19th century, formed a partnership with one Franklin C.

Andrews of New York purchased two parcels of land, one noted ” After the destruction of the Chauncey Jerome factory in and Jerome’s subsequent removal of the remainder of his business to New Haven, Conn. However, about this time Anson G. On May 7,, Anson G. Phelps, Theodore Terry and Franklin C. Andrews formed a joint stock corporation known as the “Ansonia Clock Company” for the manufacture and sale of clocks, movements and related wares. Phelps held controlling interest with 1, shares while Terry and Andrews held 1, each.

Theodore Terry was chosen President and his son Hubbell P. Terry became secretary.

Dating Ansonia Clock

It is ceramic and it is marked “Ansonia Clock Co. New York” and it has an “A” inside a square inside a diamond. I do not know whether or not it works because I do not have a key. I would appreciate knowing the history and value of this clock. DEAR M. There is no question that Ansonia made the clock works found in this piece, but there is also no question that they did not make the ceramic case that houses the clock works.

The clocks of the Ansonia Clock company, one of the foremost 19th century The initial identified price list of Ansonia Brass & Copper Company was dated.

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Ansonia Clocks

It’s in very good running order and keeps very good time Strikes on the hour and half hour This is what they call and eight day clock, which means you just wind it once a week Original Ansonia, New York label on the back, describing this clock as the Sharp Gothic , but more commonly referred to as steeple clocks due to the shape Original decoratively designed glass in the front The clock shows obvious signs of age such as usage marks, wear and discoloration


Dating Antique Clocks can be an exact science providing you have the right reference books and the proper experience. A few simple things that can point you in the right direction and at the correct period for your antique wall clock, advertising clock or bracket clock. Even the type of material used to construct your antique clock movement can help, or discovering when chimes were introduced and the type of chime used. It provided a safe alternative to the hazardous use of mercury in gilding metals, which was banned c The first American patent issued for a calendar movement was in Up until then hand cast and finished brass movements were very expensive.

Adamantine celluloid veneer was patented in Belgian born scientist Dr. Leo Baekeland, founded the Bakelite Corporation around Providing you can find the clock makers name and the date of activity listed in one of the many guides accessible to watch and clockmakers. Now you have some good information, check out our antique clocks for sale section to help find that beautiful antique clock.

Ansonia clocks : history, identification & price guide / Tran Duy Ly

The name “Ansonia” was an important one in the American Clock Industry for a period of roughly 80 years, from its beginning in to its end in The purpose was, undoubtedly, to provide a captive market for brass which was the product of its parent company. Clock movements are composed of brass to the extent of 95 per cent, or more, and a company making clocks in quantities would require large quantities of brass.

Ansonia made only brass movements, as one might readily surmise. As a matter of. I have had old clocks with brass mainsprings several times in the past.

Black Mantel Clocks, Old Clocks, Watches, Home Decor, Clocks, A Truly Fantastic Century Ansonia Black Metal Mantel Clock Dated Ansonia Clock, Black​.

Its pages are crammed with illustrations depicting every single type of clock made by Ansonia as well as many of their additional products – side pieces, top ornaments, candlesticks, watches and more. The size and weight alone of this new edition indicates the great wealth of additional material that has been added to the edition. It is these additions that reflect Mr. Ly’s attention to the types of information sought by the clock and watch collector.

This book does not simply reproduce Ansonia catalogs. If it had done only that it would provide a valuable reference for the collector. But it is the extras, seen in few if any other collector guides, that make this a “must have” reference for collectors and libraries. What are these “extras? This concise history is beautifully illustrated and heavily referenced. Photographs, many never before seen by this reviewer, show the men who dominated Ansonia’s early history as well as the offices, sales rooms, and factory.

Page 37 includes a table that will serve as a quick reference for dating Ansonia clocks and neatly unravels for the collector the names used by the company at various times in its history. Ly’s nineteen-page introduction is the result of years spent discussing and collecting clocks. The beginning and seasoned collector both will benefit greatly from reading these important tips on buying and collecting clocks.

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This company was in business from around to This particular clock was first sold around Most Ansonia clocks are worth very little, but this was the best model that they made.

Auctioneer: Auction Gallery of Boca Raton, LLC, High End Antiques, Clocks & Collectibles, Date: February 26th, GMT, Location: Delray Beach, FL, United​.

The Triumphs issued in the s generally featured a gracefully rounded movement right below , and utilized a “long drop” pendulum that swung from a pin at the top centre of the movement, and did a big dog leg around the central clock hand pin. It had a way of backing off the minute hand from top centre, to the nine o’clock position, to advance the number of gongs, if it had to be reset because it stopped from not being rewound.

Auction Alert: When a Niagara area auctioneer announced that he had one of these, we were intrigued – but not for long Because we are by nature sceptical, especially about antiques, and more so about clocks, we saw a lot that was wrong with this clock. The label on the back said that you could turn the hands counter-clockwise without damaging the movement, something you should never do with other clocks. But the gong didn’t advance, in spite of repeated tries

Ansonia mantel movement, 1880s

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