This reissue of the No. 2 will never be as valuable as an original. The clock movement is not as finished as the original Seth Thomas clocks of the 1800s. For instance, the new number 61 movement does not have lantern pinions; it uses a one-piece pinion arbor. The oak wood is nice, but nothing like an original clock case in mahogany. It does perform all the functions of the original, which is to keep accurate time while being easily read from a distance.
Posts related to my interest in antique mechanical clocks and my small collection, including books.
On the front of the well, near the bottom, are tree horizontal undulating lines. This, I assume, is to convey an aspect of water. Three lines, perpendicular to the water lines rise up and become the stems of vines and flowers in a rectangular tablet. The floral design on the well echoes the flowers on the top of the dial door. To me, the most recognizable flower seems to be a dogwood bloom.
At first, I was only going to get one tattoo of the cubist couple. But it seemed unbalanced, so I designed the second part of the cubist couple for the other leg. Then I was hooked. I loved the creative process of taking an image I enjoyed pondering over and decided to design more simple tattoos. Only this time, I decided to incorporate my interest in clocks and watches.
For people interested in the history or collecting mechanical clocks and watches, there is no better source of information than printed books on the subject. Just as mechanical clocks have become a relic of the past, so have the many books written as historical reference guides also diminished in availability. Over the years I’ve collected […]
Set in the heart of Pennsylvania’s early American clock making region, the National Association Watch and Clock Collectors museum in Columbia, Pennsylvania is worth a visit. Their collection spans from some of the earliest European and Asian clocks and watches to modern-day wrist watches and mystery clocks. They even have a wonderful display of the […]
Westclox teamed up with the Dura Manufacturing Company in Todedo, Ohio, to create the La Salle series of clocks inspired by the popular Art Deco design style that had become so widespread in the 1920’s.
These pictures and the related text were taken from various Ward’s catalogues (at least I believe this is true) of earlier years.