All these items have dates and companies that used them along with the years they were in use. I just bought this sweet, pine grandfather clock...although I am not sure it qualifies since it has a battery in its face. However, I have no idea how old it is, the only thing I know is it's made by William L. New Haven 'Occidental' American Parlor Clock I don't know much about the clock. It was given to me in the late 1980's in Utah and all I know about it was the fellow said that the clock … Brass Swiss 8 Day alarm clock with brass ring stand My brother was a retired sargent major in the Marine Corp (deceased).
First, look for the obvious signed dial, and/or movement.
Many clock makers (and companies) put their names directly on the dial and on the movement.
When I first started my antique clock collection, the first thing I noticed was how little I knew about the clocks I had.
There are so many styles and types of clocks, made by so many clock makers and from so many countries, that I was totally lost. I’m still a long way from knowing everything though.
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There are many ways to identify and date an antique clock. But some of the most common things to look at first are usually the most helpful.This may also help to date the clock since many companies changed either their name, or place of manufacture many times in the course of time. New Haven Gothic Spring Clock - Trying to find out year and Value? A clock that could be rare and needs identiiying All I know about this clock is that is made by Seth Thomas.So if you know the time line of a company’s history, you can tell when your clock was made. These styles are well documented in clock books as to the years they were made. In the middle of the dial, it says Seth Thomas and it kind of somehow resembles a Seth Thomas …COLONIAL MANUFACTURING GRANDFATHER CLOCK 1969 I'm trying to find out more information on a grandfather clock I purchased recently. This clock comes with the original glass, which is much thicker and heavier than replacement glass.In this case, look at the movement for the name or trademark of the maker. The manufacturer does not put their name on the clock at all. The paper labels that were glued on many antique clocks are a wealth of information if they are still readable and intact. This is the second clock I am posting on this site. 1972 Pennwood Numechron Central Standard Time Metal Case This clock has a 1972 Pennwood Numechron flip clock mechanism but is housed in a case I have never seen made by them. Family Clock Moved From New Haven, CT to Cleveland, OH I have a mantel clock that was purchased by my ancestors who lived in New Haven, CT.