An Ansonia clock is an antique clock made by the highly successful Ansonia Clock Company. The company made thousands of wall clocks, shelf clocks and mantel clocks in many different styles from 1851 to 1929.Continue Reading
The company, which was formed in 1851 by Anson G. Phelps, introduced many different clock styles, such as figurine clocks and swing clocks, which were made from wood, cast iron or enamel. By 1904, Ansonia was also making a collection of wristwatches. After World War I, the company fell into decline and was eventually sold off to the Russian government in 1929. The rights to the use of the Ansonia name and trademark returned to the U.S. in 1969 to a company in Lynwood, Wash.
Today, the most valuable and collectible Ansonia clocks are the novelty models including the Army and Navy clocks, the Crystal Palace, the Helmsman and the Sonnet.Learn more about Antiques
Knowing that there are variations to the company names for an E. Ingraham clock helps people date this type of clock. The stamped set of numbers, on the front plate, further help identify the clock's exact year of manufacture.Full Answer >
Some basic steps to repair a grandfather clock are to realign the weights, unlock the hands, shift the pendulum bob down or up in the shaft, reset the moon dial and level the clock. To repair an unmoving pendulum, wind the weights, and unlock the hands.Full Answer >
Swiss engineer Jean-Léon Reutter invented the Atmos clock in 1928 in his hometown of Neuchâtel. Reutter's original prototype was later bought and perfected by Jaeger-LeCoultre,a renowned clock- and watch-manufacturing company that still makes it today. Atmos clock watches are so treasured by the Swiss people that it remains the official gift of the Swiss Confederation, according to Jaeger-LeCoultre.Full Answer >
Download La Crosse clock manuals from LaCrosseTechnology.com. Browse the appropriate category page; clocks are listed across analog, digital and alarm clock pages. Click on the desired clock model to view the product page, and click on the Documentation link above the clock image on the right of the page. Some clocks have different manuals for the same model number, depending on the type of movement. Click on the Manual link to view the manual as a PDF file.Full Answer >