It is a brick building dating to the first decade of the 20th century. Its tall clock tower , built by the Seth Thomas Company , is the city’s most prominent landmark. Later in the 20th century, when the city’s rail service had declined to its current level of one commuter route, the building’s interior was closed. Today it is in use again as the offices of the Republican-American , Waterbury’s daily newspaper. The station building is located just west of downtown Waterbury , where Meadow and Grand streets intersect. To its north and south are other industrial buildings; southwest is the current platform station used by Metro-North and its parking facilities. On the west are 12 tracks, most of which are rarely used; beyond them are industrial buildings, the Naugatuck River and the Connecticut Route 8 freeway.
Which to use? New Haven Clock Co. Clock, movement, and stamp. Note the countwheel strike has a slot for hours and half-hours. A total of three different embossed patterns were offered as part of the Camden series. All were 8-day in oak cases with alarms as an extra cost option.
Waterbury Clock Company alarm novelty shelf clock. The Waterbury Clock Company. The back plate is die-stamped with the patent date, Pat. March 19,
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Waterbury clocks : history, identification & price guide
Seth Thomas. Seth Thomas was born in Wolcott, Connecticut in , the fifth of seven children of Scottish immigrant, James Thomas, a cooper, and his wife Maria Ward. Connecticut, incidentally, was an important and expanding hub in the American clockmaking trade. Seth had a natural ability for carpentry and he probably obtained his knowledge and interest in mill property and manufacturing from this. He had imited formal education and left school at an early age to become an apprentice carpenter and joiner to Daniel Tuttle, of Plymouth.
Feb 22, – Approximate Date: – Manufacturer: Waterbury Clock Co. Model: Unknown Type: Schoolhouse Regulator Clock Finish: Original Wood.
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To help with identifying your Attleboro Clock Co. All the clocks described on this page have “Attleboro Clock Co. The great majority of Attleboro clocks are “kitchen” style clocks. The four manufacturers of Attleboro Clock Co.
Waterbury Clock Co., Ship’s Bell clock No. This clock began life as a Waterbury jeweled movement ship’s bells clock in a heavy brass case. The information on this page is believed to the writer to be correct at the date of posting but is.
The movement of a pendulum clock does not include the weights and pendulum. Keep in mind over the course of time many clocks undergo alterations. This can make identifying a clock more difficult. It can be more difficult to identify a foreign clockmaker because they often only used initials or trademarks. Be aware of forgeries and reproductions. Antique clocks come in many different sizes, styles and designs and can be made of many different materials.
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Waterbury Clock Co. The case was missing the original glass but had an original porcelain enamel dial and a heavy coiled gong. Let me say that I do not approve of fine old clocks like this being parted out and sold as parts. That being said, I was looking for a similar case to make a “bathroom clock”. I wanted a tightly enclosed case because of the damp environment and had planned from the beginning to use an inexpensive quartz movement in a brass case.
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Waterbury One-Day Walnut Cased Shelf Clock, ca. 1885.
The movement has patent date September 22, It strikes the hours on a coil gong. The case is 17 inches tall and , and 10 inches wide at the widest part of the base. The pendulum has the patent date December 11, Waterbury took the effort to add decorative touches by nickel plating the keyhole grommets, dial pan rim and trim ring, hand washer, pendulum, and gong base cover. The nickel goes well with the bluish-white pattern printed on the glass.
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The Waterbury Clock Co. Starting in , they also made pocketwatches, and were later the makers of the first Mickey Mouse watch. The company suffered in the Great Depression, but survived, and is now the Timex Corp. Identifying an original Waterbury clock depends on its age, style and other characteristics.
Waterbury was a large enough manufacturer that it marked all its clocks with its company name. Look in the center or around the edge; it may be obscured by decorations. It may also be on a paper label inside the clock case or on the back of shelf or wall clocks. Waterbury made hundreds of styles of clocks, based on the interior decorating fashions current each year, and entire books are published on the identification of each model.
Mantel and desk clocks were particularly popular, as were standing and wall clocks. They are often made of walnut or oak, and may reflect styles such as Art Nouveau, Mission, Art Deco or Victorian revival.
The Waterbury Clock Company. An alarm novelty shelf clock.
Ten years later workers made 82, clocks and 96, movements. The period of largest and fastest growth began in , as the firm expanded its plant to serve the markets developed by Robert Ingersoll. Ingersoll’s firm, R. Ingersoll and Brothers, acted primarily as a selling agent. Ingersoll ordered , ‘Jumbo’ watches in , , in , and the order increased every year. Ingersoll also worked with Waterbury Clock in reducing the watch’s size and in formulating mass production techniques for its manufacture.
How to set the calendar dial of your clock. Many antique clocks have a calendar feature to show the current monthly date. This may be in the form of a small.
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Many antique clocks have a calendar feature to show the current monthly date. This may be in the form of a small square box in the dial with a number showing through it, or a small crescent-shaped cutout in the dial showing the actual day plus a day or two each side of it, or a pointer. On most clocks the calendar is positioned just above the VI hour numeral.
The manner of re-setting the date is the same, whichever form of calendar it has.