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Antique Ansonia Clocks
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.
Collecting Antique Mantel Clocks
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.
There are so many different types of clock to consider, in so many different styles, that it is important to consider different periods when buying a new timepiece. An early Louis XV ormolu cartel clock, after a design by Juste-Aurele Meissonnier, circa , with associated movement, the dial signed Robin, Paris. During the following Empire Period roughly , and in the time of the restoration of the monarchy during the s, there was a greater emphasis on the narrative quality of figurative sculpture on clocks. The figures on the clock below represent a scene from the story of Hector in the Trojan wars. An Empire ormolu striking mantel clock, early 19th century, the case by Antoine-Andre Ravrio.