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Details about  UNUSUAL ANTIQUE ANSONIA "DIVERS HELMET" 8 DAY DESK CLOCK FWO c1890

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UNUSUAL-ANTIQUE-ANSONIA-DIVERS-HELMET-8-DAY-DESK-CLOCK-FWO-c1890
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Aug 25, 2012 13:40:55 PDT
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GBP 78.89
Approximately US $132.72
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Item location:
Nth Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

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Last updated on  Aug 16, 2012 04:46:49 PDT  View all revisions


UNUSUAL ANTIQUE ANSONIA "DIVERS HELMET" 8 DAY DESK CLOCK FWO c1890












UNUSUAL ANTIQUE ANSONIA "DIVERS HELMET" 8 DAY DESK CLOCK FWO c1890

Here's an unusual little desk clock made by Ansonia Clock Company of the U.S.A., from just before the turn of the last century, c1890.

The case is cast in solid metal, which has gained a wonderful patina/colour. It may once have been gilded, as there are traces left in the incised decoration to the base. Contained within the dome of the helmet, sits the enamel dial of the clock face, behind the thick bevelled glass.

The dial is damage free, clear to read, and has the makers mark of an "A" within a triangle below the No 12 position, and "MF'D by the Ansonia Clock Co. U.S.A." written around the bottom of the dial. Just below the hands is written "8 days" and just below that, the seconds dial. For anyone that does not know this renowned clock making company, they had their start in the middle of the 1800s, becoming one of the leading clock making companies in the world.

The clock is wound from the rear, via the fixed winder, while the hands are set with the thumb screw to the center. The clock keeps remarkable time over the full eight days, really impressive for something 120 odd years old. It stands just 4 inches high, but has a weight of over 1/2 kilo.

Please take the time to enlarge the pictures to fully enjoy all this wonderful little clock has to offer. A rare, collectable, true antique clock made by Ansonia of New York.

 

If an extra photo or question answered will help, please just drop me a line.

Good hunting in 2012





On 16-Aug-12 at 12:46:49 BST, seller added the following information:

I’ve just been given some more info on the clock by a very knowledgeable E-bayer. Unfortunately, as there is already a bid on the clock, I can’t alter the listing, I can only add what he has to say:

 “Your clock is called the "Novelty No:591" and was a feature in the "new model" section of their 1917 catalogue. It was out of production by 1919. It is on page 560 of Ansonia Clocks and Watches by Tran Duy Ly. In 1997, these were valued at $275.00 which was probably around £140.00 then.”

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Rosemead Antiques
Jan cornall
Rosemead, South End
Goxhill
Lincolnshire
DN19 7LT
United Kingdom

Phone:01469531008
Email:england_5@btinternet.com
Jan Cornall england-5 clocks england_5@btinternet.com

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Please make use of the enlarge feature on the photos to help with the description. In the unlikely event that I have made a mistake with the listing, I will of course refund in full, but please bid for what you see, not what you hope the item to be.

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