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Fri Jan 3, 2020, 08:09 AM

An interesting site for antique clock restoration etc

It is a really long post and starts at the bottom due to tumblr's weird policy.

Takes a long time to reach the first page.


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Fri Jan 3, 2020, 09:56 PM

1. Interesting, especially since I just inherited a couple of vintage clocks

Dad had a thing about clocks and I inherited his first one, an Ithaca Calendar Clock that was thrown away from the Swift & Company office in the little mine town where he grew up. While a teenager Dad took it apart, got it working, repaired the damaged top, and kept it running until he died at 90. I will get it cleaned before I try winding it.

I wrote the Ithaca Clock Company and was told that it is a #10 Farmer clock, made between 1875 and 1917. When I get it unpacked I can check the serial number and narrow the age down.

It is the clock on the left in this picture:

(I also inherited the two little horse drawn wagons, and the duck picture, which a cross stitch Mom made while pregnant with me.)

The other clock is a Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos Clock model 519. By the serial number it was made before 1950. It was my paternal grandmother's and I remember it being in her house. It has probably never been serviced, but it still runs, another clock I will get serviced eventually. I don't have a decent picture of it, but it is very like the one in this video:

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Sat Jan 4, 2020, 12:29 PM

2. Contact Tim Cuzzi whp made the clock site on tumblr

I'm sure he can advise you about any repairs etc

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Sat Jan 4, 2020, 01:55 PM

3. Thanks, I'll check him out

Right now the clocks are in storage, as is most of the stuff I've inherited.

We're adding to the house so we have room for inherited stuff - my husband and I have lost my Dad (2013), his Mom (2017, and my Mom (2018). We got both families extensive genealogical research with original photos and documents, some really interesting furniture (a chest with 1540 carved into the top), and all sorts of knick knacks and books.

So we're packing up a lot of the things we already had so there will not be a chance of them getting damaged. When they finish the addition, we will have a major rediscovery of all our stuff, what we already have and what we've recently acquired.

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