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WATERBURY ANTIQUE 8 DAY OGEE MANTLE CLOCK 1840s RARE

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This is a SUPERIOR 100% All-Original 8 DAY (VERY RARE) Ogee DOUBLE DOOR shelf or mantel clock made circa the 1840s. It was made by the Waterbury Clock Company, maker of fine American clocks. This clock has all of its original parts, has the original top and bottom wavy glass with the original reverse painted tablet in superior condition. Has the original dial pan which has been professionally repainted in superior condition, the original movement, original doors, and door knobs – which works great, the original back with most of the original paper label, the original pulleys, and the original very heavy weights. The beautiful veneer is outstanding – not perfect but nearly so. Remember this clock is well over 100 years old and had to be transported over bumpy roads by horse and wagon! The case is in very beautiful condition and has its beautiful finish. It looks to be walnut. The sides of the case are also outstanding. The clock works perfectly and keeps very good time. It has and 8 day (again quite rare) time and strike movement. The clock strikes the hour on the hour on a large gong with a great sound. The clock is fun to wind using the included crank. The movement runs very well and keeps good time. The movement was just cleaned, oiled, pivots polished and bushings added where needed. This clock will not need servicing for many years to come, and is ready for the next 100 years! This is a labor intensive service, with many clockmakers charging 250.00 and up. We recommend having it oiled every 2 to 3 years to keep it in tip-top shape! With the purchase of this clock for an additional $ 2.25 we will include an oiler kit with a professional oiler loaded with enough oil to oil approximately 50 clocks with easy instructions so you could even do it yourself! This clock works beautifully and will continue to do so for many years to come with no maintainance. The dial has a large hole where the hands hook on. This is because Waterbury was trying to show off that the movement was made of solid brass. The clocks before this the movements were made of wood! This clock is very large - 29 ½ inches high, 16 ¼ inches wide and 4 ½ inches deep. The power for the clock comes from 2 very heavy original weights (cast iron) rather than springs. Weights cause the clock to keep better time rather than springs. Springs cause a clock to run faster when they are first wound and slower as they wind down. What a piece of American Heritage! Antique Clocks are a Fine Investment. Each one has a unique quality, as well as appreciating in value and beauty with age. You will become attached to your antique clocks and they will become a meaningful and important part of your life adding untold joy each day you own them. They can be handed down from one generation to another as they increase daily in value. Antique clocks serve many purposes other than being useful in telling time, decorative in your home, a valuable asset in your estate and above all a faithful servant and friend which will be true to you to the end of time. This clock will be packed VERY VERY CAREFULLY by our “award winning” (receiving a perfect “10” from a gracious customer) packing department (my wife and Bill, assisted by “Wild Thing”) to insure a safe delivery and the buyer is to pay $38.50 for shipping and ins. (The clock is “oversize” when packed and weighs well over 30 pounds with all the packing materials –the weights alone are 8 pounds each! – the actual shipping cost will probably be well over 50.00) I will gladly answer any emails promptly. I have always hated that "reserve" when I have bid myself so this fine clock has no reserve and a very very low (gulp) starting bid. We love these clocks and I will be glad to help you set up your new clock, or answer questions long after the sale via email. We try to describe these clocks as accurately as we can, and include lots of pictures, (usually 12 or more) using just about every angle. We go over them thoroughly, and if they're dirty or need overhauling, we clean and overhaul them. If you expect an antique clock to look brand new, which they usually don't, please don't bid on them. Antiques, if they've had normal use, will have age-appropriate wear, which adds character rather than detracting. (WAY TOO much wear will, of course, detract.) Older clocks had to be transported over rough, unpaved roads in horse and buggy, buckboards, and maybe even Conestoga wagons. We test them out here before shipping and guarantee they will work for you, but due to shipment trauma, (why do some UPS and USPS people feel they have to treat packages so roughly?) there may be small adjustments necessary, which we are glad to help you with. We include several pages of setup/adjustment instructions, help via emails and do phone surgery! In extreme cases we ask folks to send the clock back to us to adjust for them and we return them ASAP at our expense. We also offer a clock oiler (at our cost, with the purchase of a clock) and instructions for oiling your own clock, should you choose to do that. Pay Pal accepted. Thank you very much for looking. A careful inspection is done each and every time during the packing process by "Wild Thing" Master Packing Kitty EBAY SITE SECURITY PROVIDED BY CJ KITTY (trained watch cat) (always vigilant) Our Purchasing Department travels throughout the United States searching for the "perfect clock"! Here's "the family" travelin' to the next clock destination A Highly Skilled Technician (AKA Wild Thing) checks the movement one last exhausting time to be sure all is right before being carefully placed back in its case. Some well deserved rest after a long day at the office Here is our newest addition to the team; "Miss Kitty"! Rescued from the "pound". She specializes in UNpacking and spreading things about. Also enjoys chewing on CJ's tail. Miss Kitty is getting grown up! She likes to "help" with answering emails. Here she is, after a grueling lesson in "computer 101". Here is Miss Kitty showing our brand new addition from the pound; "Sweet Pea", the "ins and outs" of packing boxes. Unfortuniately Sweet Pea has not caught on as yet… Thank you for looking! Our courteous, friendly operators are standing by for your questions before and long after the auction closes. WATERBURY ANTIQUE 8 DAY OGEE MANTLE CLOCK 1840s RARE

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