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Ansonia  clock
Ansonia movement
Ansonia movement with intricate face.  The Brocot movement gear is marked "Pat April 13, 1886". The rear plate is marked "Ansonia, New York, Patented June 13, 1882" and has the trademark "A" in a square in a diamond. This and the three clocks below have been stored in an unheated barn for 30 years. The brass needs a cleaning, but the steel parts all have rust. The beveled glass is intact and the face just needs cleaning. For parts only.
S. Marti clock movement
S. Marti clock movement
S. Marti clock movement. Parts are marked 38 or 3838. A trademark stamped on the rear plate consists of an hour glass with "A" on either side. A bronze medal stamp is also on the back - "Medaille de bronze, S. Marti". The patented Brocot wheel is marked "Modele depose" and has the spring shoulder. The several plates are pinned in place rather than screwed, so there are far fewer steel parts to rust compared to the Ansonia above. There is no glass and the porcelain face shows aging.
A Frence Brocot clock movement
French clock movement
An S. Marti porcelain face movement marked "753". The rear plate is also marked "France" and A1 and has the same S. Marti bronze medal stamp. The Brocot wheel also has the click stop. The beveled glass is intact and the face in fine condition. As with the three other clocks, the steel shafts are rusted. 
S. Marti? clock movement
French clock movement

Marked only 110 on various plates and also 48 on the rear plate, this is also assembled with pins rather than screws. The beveled glass is present and the unusual face is in fine condition.

These four clocks are for parts only..........sold

wooden clocks
wooden clock parts
wooden clock
antique clock vise

All the wooden clocks and gears and the antique clock vise from a clock repair shop...sold


clockmaker's books
clock reference books

These 21 books are from the estate of a Baltimore clockmaker and collector. All are in very good condition except #13, which has a separated cover. Most are heavily illustrated, several are coffee table books with color illustrations, several are hard to find.

1. Watch & Clockmakers of the World, G.H. Baillie, 1974 printing of 3rd edition. 387pp.
2. Watch & Clockmakers of the World, Vol 2, Brian Loomes. 1stEd. 1976, 263 pp.
3. Clock and Watch escapements, W.J. Gazeley, 4th impression, 1977, 294 pp.
4. The Grandfather Clock Maintenance Manual, John Vernon, 1983
5. Watch and Clock Making and Repairing, W.J. Gazeley, revised edition 1993, 425 pp.
6. The Modern Clock, Ward L. Goodrich, 4th edition, 1950, 502 pp.
7. Watch & Clock Encyclopedia, DeCarle, 1976, 307 pp.
8. Catalogue of Tools for Watch and Clock Makers, John Wyke, printed 1978, Winterthur Museum and EAIA, 154pp.
9. The Book of American Clocks, Brooks Palmer, 1956, 318 pp.
10. Clocks & Watches, 600 Years of the World's Most Beautiful Timepieces, Willsberger, 1975, approx 180 pp, full page color photos,
11. 19th Century American Clocks, H.G. Harris, 1981, 256 pp.
12. Country Life International Dictionary of Clocks, Alan Smith,1979, 350 pp.
13. Old Clocks & Watches and their Makers, Britten, Fifth ed. 1922, 822 pp. loose cover
14. Horology Americana, Dworetsky & Dickstein, 1972, 211pp.
15. Cornish Clocks and Clockmakers, H. Mile Brown, 1970, 94pp
16. Pennsylvania Clocks and Clockmakers, Eckhardt, 1955, 229pp
17. The Collector's Dictionary of Clocks, H. Alan Lloyd, 214pp
18. Clocks in Color, Andrew Nicholls, 1975, 204pp
19. Miller's Clocks Antique Checklist, John Mitchell, 1992, 192pp
20. Clocks, Simon Fleet, 1961, 96pp
21. The Beauty of Clocks, Michael Pearson, 1979, 96pp

$250 plus shipping. Buyer pickup welcomed


Clock glasses of many sizes and shapes. Round convex up to 8 1/4" in 67 different sizes. Also rectangular convex, flat and specialty glasses for New Haven, Big Ben, and others.  Over 550 glasses. These are NOS from the same clock repair shop as everything above.  The glasses are mostly sorted by size and all stored in manila envelopes in 12 metal letter size stacking file drawers.  
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clock glasses - all sizes

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