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Antique Clocks: Hermle 451-050 H Grandfather Clock, pencil tip, top hook
pencil tip, top hook, clock movement: Hi Kristin, You can get suspension springs from a clock materials house like Timesavers or Merritts Antiques. Make sure to get the correct size. The suspension spring hole end mounts on the suspension post by a screw or taper pin. The other end...

Antique Clocks: Hermle Wall Clock, o clock, wall clock
o clock, wall clock, hermle: Hi Joe, The winding hole on the left is for the hour strike, the center is for the time, and the right is for the quarter-hour chime. Note that all three springs must be wound all the way, as far as they will go, once a week. Some people do not want...

Antique Clocks: Hermle wall clock chime problem, tin alloy, little hammer
tin alloy, little hammer, clock chime: Hi Mario, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Coil gongs always sound different when replaced, even if they look the same. I would check with the clock repairer and find out if he was able to obtain an original replacement gong from the...

Antique Clocks: Herschede time strike requirements, time strike, practical reason
time strike, practical reason, snail: What requirement??? Who says? What movement? Your theory would be the only possible practical reason for keeping both operating IF indeed that is what would happen in a particular movement. Most movements have provision for either shutting off the strike or...

Antique Clocks: Hour Hand Disassembly, hand shaft, forefinger
hand shaft, forefinger, pliers: Hi Fred, The hour hand is a simple friction fit. You just pull it off, but avoid the use of tools or you may damage it. Sometimes on older clocks, when the hour hand has not been taken off for many years, it will have frozen on pretty tight. In these...

Antique Clocks: Howar Miller Mantel clock, howard miller clock, howard miller clock co
howard miller clock, howard miller clock co, mantel clock: Hello again...Hmm, the clock sounds like according to your description, like it was made around either the late 60 s, or the late 80s...and those shops wouldnt help you any....your best bet is to visit www.howardmiller.com, or www.howardmillerclocks.com (its...

Antique Clocks: Howard Miller clock repair, howard miller clock repair, howard miller clock
howard miller clock repair, howard miller clock, mantel clock: Hello Langston. Yes, it probably just needs a thorough overhaul (mechanism taken apart, thoroughly cleaned and oiled), these usually dont cost too much, but yes, it sounds like it just needs a good cleaning, not a repair. Hope this helps and good luck...

Antique Clocks: Howard Miller Grandfather Clock, howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather
howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather, drive clock: Hi Judi, If this is a cable drive clock, winding the weight up all the way should not be a problem. If it is a chain drive, it s possible that the weight hooks on the chain are jammed into the holes in the seatboard that the movement sits on. If this...

Antique Clocks: Howard Miller grandfathers clock, professional clock, dial frame
professional clock, dial frame, clockmaker: If I understand your question correctly, your clock s hour strike mechanism strikes only one time, no matter what the hour. (There is another related problem where the clock strikes the wrong number of times on the hour.) The strike mechanism on your clock...

Antique Clocks: Howard Miller Mantel Clock, howard miller mantel clock, howard miller clock
howard miller mantel clock, howard miller clock, howard miller clock co: Hello Shannon....usually, all clock companys that produce their own mechanisms, will at some time in the companys time, change the numbers and letters of the clocks serial numbers for alotted purpouses. This sounds like you may have a limited edition Howard...

Antique Clocks: Howard Miller wall Clock, howard miller clocks, howard miller clock company
howard miller clocks, howard miller clock company, howard miller clock: Hello Gregory. The center winding arbor is for the quarter hour chime. All Howard Miller clocks that have 3 keyhole arbors, plays a 1/4 of a chime on the quarter hour, for example; 15(3)- one quarter, 30(6)- two quarters, 45(9)- three quarters, and 60(12)...

Antique Clocks: hamilton westminster chime mantle clock / w silencer, leaning tower of pisa, westminster chime
leaning tower of pisa, westminster chime, westminster movement: Hi Brett! Let s see. Anything you could have missed? Yea, possibly quite a bit. Since it s a Hamilton, I m guessing the clock is running a German-Made Hermle Westminster Movement. My first thought is that your clock is out of beat. You see, your pendulum...

Antique Clocks: hermle wall clock does not strike hour, wall clock, hermle
wall clock, hermle, three keys: Hi Jane, Clocks very frequently develop minor adjustment and setup problems when being transported. The cable could be tangled on its drum, or the strike mechanism could be jammed in mid-strike. Make sure you that you also check for a strike shutoff...

Antique Clocks: hour and 1/2 hour chime reversed, antique clocks, correct time
antique clocks, correct time, wall clock: Hi Jonathan, There are some variations between clocks in the way to correct this problem, so you have to be careful and not force anything. Some antique clocks have a small wire which hangs down from behind the dial on the left side of the clock....

Antique Clocks: put up hour tubes, vienna clocks, vienna regulator
vienna clocks, vienna regulator, alternate email: Hello Mary.... alot of Vienna clocks were made diffrently. Some had the weight (the hour tubes) connected to a hook and it was attached, and some were able to come right off...yours may have fallen off. Can you send me pics of the clock, the insides, the holder...

Antique Clocks: Identification of Grandfather clocks, grandfather clocks, local library
grandfather clocks, local library, model number: Hello Larry. The only way to identify a clock is to see what company made it and get in touch with them and they will ask you questions like the color, the shape, and so forth. In other cases, you can identify a clock by the serial number and model number...

Antique Clocks: Ingraham Clock #3, mantel clocks, antique clocks
mantel clocks, antique clocks, clock shop: Sometimes its difficult to find the original model names for antique clocks. Most of the original labels have deteriorated. We have books that ID them also but all models are not included. The brown clock is a mission style. The original Ingraham movements...

Antique Clocks: Inherited Grandfather Clock, antique grandfather clock, london ring
antique grandfather clock, london ring, clock company: Hello Lorraine! John Thomas London, actually sounds really familiar, but its not ringing a clear enough bell for me, lol. But what I can tell you is that, the clock has to have been made by a late clock company that existed in London at one time...the...

Antique Clocks: Junghans mantle clock, mantle clock, clock store
mantle clock, clock store, antique malls: Hi Lisa, Even though you have provided a model # I don t have a way to cross reference that model number with a key size. Keys should be available at local clock stores but if you don t have a local clock store many Antique Malls carry these keys. In either...

Antique Clocks: Junghans movement - losing time., mantle clock, cleanup job
mantle clock, cleanup job, pendulums: Hello Jeffrey. The only way to make it go faster, or slower is to move the pendulums bob up, or down, by means of a nut on the bottom of the pendulum, but you ve already tried that. It sounds like your clock is ready for a cleanup job (overhauled; taken apart,...

Antique Clocks: Junghans replacement pendulum, merritts antiques, pendulum length
merritts antiques, pendulum length, mantle clocks: Hi Linda, Replacing a missing pendulum can be difficult. Clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques have replacement pendulums for European clocks. There are three factors to consider: The pendulum top attachment, the overall pendulum...

Antique Clocks: Junghans striking strange, jaw pliers, spinning wheel
jaw pliers, spinning wheel, mechanical noise: You say you can do some repairs so I will assume some steps will be obvious to you. If you remove the movement dial assembly and trip the strike you will see at the top of the movement a spinning wheel with a flat brass fan . Junghans used a...

Antique Clocks: Junghans Wall Clock, ray fanchamps, wall clock
ray fanchamps, wall clock, junghans: As my profile explains, I m not a collector so my expertise is primarily in repair. Direct your question to Ray Fanchamps, he can help with identification questions but no appraisals. I can tell you that identification on many European clocks can be difficult...

Antique Clocks: Junghans Wall Clock chime, clock chime, hourly chime
clock chime, hourly chime, wall clock: Hello Dave..... ok...stop the pendulum on your clock (so the hands dont move anymore)and move it till it chimes the hour. Very CAREFULLY take off the hour hand, and position it to the 12 . Once the hand is fastened back on, move it to the half hour. If its...

Antique Clocks: Junghans Wall clock ID, clock id, ray fanchamps
clock id, ray fanchamps, case movement: Heath Whilst there are many guides that identify US clocks there are few that ID European clocks. I cannot find your model in the books I have but I suspect you are correct on both counts, Helvetia as a model name and the case numbers as case serial numbers....

Antique Clocks: Junghans, mantle clock, junghans clocks
mantle clock, junghans clocks, what this means: Hello John....Junghans has been out of buisness for quite some time now, so all junghans clocks that have been kept in shape, are usually worth alot. Now, as for going about the description of your clock. I cannot tell you what the inscriptions means (they...

Antique Clocks: jauch time piece running slow, westminster chime clock, clock company
westminster chime clock, clock company, adjustment screw: Hello Dave....Jauch time pieces are very expensive, rare clocks. They have mechanisms that no other clock company uses, or makes. Unfortuantely, the only way for it to keep good time again, is your gonna have to bring it to a clocksmith, and they need to clean...

Antique Clocks: jughans & Kindo clock- battery, clock supply, aa batteries
clock supply, aa batteries, clock battery: Hi Phil, I don t know the reason why your clock would run so fast. The battery converter ought to work. Removing one of the batteries is unlikely to make any difference. Horolovar batteries are available from clock supply houses. I would suggest getting...

Antique Clocks: junghans, wurtemburg, main spring
wurtemburg, main spring, mainspring: Hello Heidi. No, your mainspring is probably not weak, its probably still strong. Your problem is that your pendulums suspension verge is out of balance, which is why it is not running one you put the pendulum on. Just bring your clock into a clockshop and...

Antique Clocks: junghans mantle clock, mantle clock, junghans
mantle clock, junghans, chimes: Hello Andrew....Theres either a bar on the chimes in the back holding the hammer from striking the gong/bars, a lever on the face for chime selection, or a lever somewhere on the clocks body to turn them on, or off...if this is not the case, get back to me...

Antique Clocks: Kauthe Clock, ridgeway clock company, mantle clock
ridgeway clock company, mantle clock, rich thanks: Hello again Tess. Are you sure you dont mean, Mauthe , ? Because I have had heard of people confusing Kauthe (which is a whole other company that does not deal with clocks) with Mauthe . Anywho, the Mauthe clock company went out of buisness, I believe...

Antique Clocks: Keeps time but doesn't chime, clock movement, vertical wires
clock movement, vertical wires, straight row: Hi Mike, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. There are so many causes of a clock s failure to chime, that I can only give you a brief summary of the most common. Please note that right and left always mean as you re looking at the clock,...

Antique Clocks: Kerosene to lubricate antique clocks, hapy new year, clock mechanism
hapy new year, clock mechanism, brass clock: Hello Larry....Quite an interesting question you have here...I ve never heard about this, but luckily my father is a general contractor and I know a little bit about dangerous fumes, lol. In the olden days, when and if this was done, they probably did not...

Antique Clocks: Kienzle Wall Clock, westminster chimes, wall clock
westminster chimes, wall clock, kienzle: Hello Phil. I ve honestly never heard of a clock doing that. Its usually the chimes first, then the hourly ring. If the clock is running fine and the chimes are working (but backwards) then I wouldnt really worry about it, except your going to have a clock...

Antique Clocks: Kienzle Wall Clock, cotter pin, clock chime
cotter pin, clock chime, wall clock: Ron, Any more questions, and Al and I are going to have to put you on our Christmas Card List! Just so you know, you can shake it as hard as you want, but I guarantee no cash will drop out! This is a fairly common problem. I think the first thing you...

Antique Clocks: King Arthur Grandmother's Clock, king arthur, pendulum
king arthur, pendulum, anomalies: Hello Joe.... Your clock sounds long overdue for an overhaul. Bring it to your local clockshop, have them, clean and oil up the mechanism, it should be good as new. As far as the middle weight decsending faster, it eventually catches up to the other weights...

Antique Clocks: Lauffer mantle clock, mantle clock, lauffer
mantle clock, lauffer, brass plates: first probability is the movement needs cleaning and oiling. Maybe oiling would get it chiming again. Other problems could be involved- but much more remote possiblility. Light oil on the front and back end of the steel shafts where they pass thru the brass...

Antique Clocks: Linden German mantel Clock, mantel clock, winding wind
mantel clock, winding wind, day clock: Hi Linda, This problem is not related to winding. Wind the clock fully, as far it will go, on all winding arbors, every week for an 8-day clock, Monthly for a 30 or 31-day clock, daily for a 30-hour clock. If the gong strikes the wrong number of...

Antique Clocks: Loads of ANTIQUE clocks- No idea of worth, seth thomas wall clocks, worth alot
seth thomas wall clocks, worth alot, antique clocks: Hello Christy. Wow, it would be really hard to tell you the worth of these clocks, I would have to personally look at each one individually inside and out to tell you. I will tell you though, Sessions and Seth Thomas clocks, especially the older ones, are...

Antique Clocks: Longcase clock - weights, correct weights, modern clock
correct weights, modern clock, bell strike: Hello Sigmon, I don t know if your clock is a modern clock (post-WWII, more or less), or an antique or semi-antique (75 or 100 years or more old). If it is a modern clock, I can probably provide weight specifications if you send me the identification...

Antique Clocks: Looking for a specific clock, metal hands, mark duncan
metal hands, mark duncan, tea kettle: Hi Mark, Your question is a little out of my range of expertise, as my specialty is repair rather than collecting, but I ll try to answer it as best I can. Clock styles and models change very rapidly, so a clock from the 60 s is going to be tough...

Antique Clocks: Loose hands, loose hands, taper pin
loose hands, taper pin, clock repair: Hi Joline, Before I answer your question, I should mention that your clock repair may be guaranteed, and if you work on it yourself, you may be in danger of voiding the guarantee. If there is a guarantee on the repair, I would contact the original repairer...

Antique Clocks: Lovely Elgin Anniversary Clock, pendulum assembly, pendulum movement
pendulum assembly, pendulum movement, merritts antiques: Hi Aretta, Unfortunately, there are no repairable parts in battery anniversary movements. You should make sure that you have a fresh alkaline battery, that it is mounted in the right direction, and that there is no chime shut-off switch which may be...

Antique Clocks: lauffer mantle clock ser. 044277, pendulum swings, mantle clock
pendulum swings, mantle clock, mantel clock: chris;. The sound of the ticking must sound even or balanced on either side. Not over-swinging one side or the other. If it is not sounding even, then push with your hand the top third of the pendulum over to the side that has the excessive overswing....

Antique Clocks: lenz kirk clock does not chime on half hour, pendulum clock, clock tools
pendulum clock, clock tools, little space: Hello Ed. Theres a part in the mechanism thats called a rack and snail , and what this does is regulate the hourly and half hour strike, and also regulates how many times the clock will strike on the hour. Theres a little space for the back of the rack ...

Antique Clocks: linden wind up clock, linden clocks, koo koo clocks
linden clocks, koo koo clocks, electric clocks: Dave....Hi. Like our resume stated, we specialize mainly in American Made Electric clocks, and not in foriegn made clocks or movements. That s what you have. I can t guarantee my answer is complete, but perhaps one of the other experts on this site can...

Antique Clocks: longcase clock date disc, hand pipe, thanks for your help
hand pipe, thanks for your help, longcase clock: not sure what a strike disc behind the face is. 2X daily is correct - round calendar disk should have 62 teeth on it driven 2X a day by one pin on the hour hand pipe . pin maybe bent so it engages too deeply- the spring finger that holds the edge of...

Antique Clocks: Revere Clock Restoration, aluminum model, reduction gears
aluminum model, reduction gears, type b2: Tony, Believe me! I have worked on so many Reveres, I have actually lost count. Despite this, I am sure I have only scratched the surface of all the different models Revere actually made. There have been some models like the R-913 and R-935 where dozens...

Antique Clocks: loose clock hands, clock hands, small pliers
clock hands, small pliers, taper pin: Hi Carolyn, You didn t tell me which hand, but it sounds like it s the hour hand. The hour hand is a simple press fit on its shaft. If it s loose, you would push it on a bit farther to tighten it. However, if you have to push it back to the point where...

Antique Clocks: very loose hour hand, seth thomas, brass pipe
seth thomas, brass pipe, hand move: It sounds as if the hour hand has no separation from the minute hand on the hands shaft. In other words, the minute hand is dragging the hour hand with it. Be sure that the hour hand is pressed on sufficiently to avoid contact with the minute hand hub ....

Antique Clocks: loose second hand, mantle clock, plyers
mantle clock, plyers, charlene: Hello Charlene. You can tighten the second hand very easily. Take the second hand off the clocks shaft, and with a pair of plyers, VERY carefully, just kinda squeeze the metal circle (the part that slips onto the shaft ) together more, but very slightly,...

Antique Clocks: losing time, mantle clock, clockmaker
mantle clock, clockmaker, rewinding: Hi Lorraine, It s very unusual for a clock to lose time for a period, and then not lose anymore. First, make sure that you wind all the winding holes all the way as far as they will go. Make sure the nut that holds the minute hand on is screwed on tight....

Antique Clocks: MANTLE CLOCK, pendulum length, mantle clock
pendulum length, mantle clock, horizontal shaft: Hi Ron, First, I ll assume that you have the correct/original pendulum suspension wire on your clock. If it has been replaced by one that is too short, your clock will run fast. The front key adjustment system sometimes does not work correctly due...

Antique Clocks: Main timing wheel Emperor Clock Model 100M, emperor clock, clock chain
emperor clock, clock chain, chain wheels: no such wheel on a clock called a main wheel Chain driven modern GF clocks have 3 chain wheels --one for the time train one for the chime train and one for the strike train--center-right and left as you face the clock- chain wheels look like this: http://www.clock-keys.com/CART/images/20679.JPG...

Antique Clocks: Manross 6-day mantel clock, mantel clock, clock shop
mantel clock, clock shop, shimming: Keep after the clock shop to fix it. When it fails to run for you - leave it that way and call them to come back and look at it. It is up to them to guarantee their work- settle for nothing less! But let them see it when it is not working. let me know how...

Antique Clocks: Mantel Clock, merritts antiques, clock materials
merritts antiques, clock materials, mantel clock: Hi Nick, There are a few replacement motors, rotors and coils available for electric clocks of this vintage, but many are obsolete. You should check with clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques and see what is available. Their...

Antique Clocks: Mantle Clock Does Not Chime, mantle clock, clock shops
mantle clock, clock shops, inche: Hello again...The only thing I can say, is go to a few diffrent search engines online and see what information you can get; it definetely sounds german though, so, theirs some info right there! You can also call around to your local clock shops. Hope all goes...

Antique Clocks: Mauthe Wall clock, sprocket wheels, wall clock
sprocket wheels, wall clock, mauthe: Hi Whitney, Only one picture came to me with your question, the Clock Bottom. It s a little hard to tell from the picture, but it looks as if there are three chains. If so, your clock is a quarter-hour chime. If there are three chains, it looks like...

Antique Clocks: Mechanical Clock Movement Packages, merritts antiques, pendulum length
merritts antiques, pendulum length, clock supply: Hi Charlie, Hermle movements are available in numerous pendulum lengths. Hermle measures their pendulum length in centimeters from the suspension post to the tip of the regulating unit, so this includes the length of the suspension spring and leader,...

Antique Clocks: Mid 50's kitchen clock - dangerous?, clock repair shop, ground fault breakers
clock repair shop, ground fault breakers, scare tactic: Fiction. Sounds like a myth/scare tactic for selling service to me--ALSO Older Lux clocks are quite collectable- perhaps these will be too. I would not know what to do to tune up electric calendar wheels unless they are simply in need of cleaning and...

Antique Clocks: Mission Wall Clock -, clock company, wall clock
clock company, wall clock, manufacturing company: Hello Michael! .... Mission wall clocks, especially the older ones are VERY hard to come by, so you got lucky! Unfortuantely, the only information I CAN give you is the fact that, that clock company went out of buisness awhile ago...the good news is though,...

Antique Clocks: MOON DIAL ON RIDGEWAY CLOCK, moon dial, agear
moon dial, agear, grandfather clocks: Hello Abe. Ok, all moondials in grandfather clocks are meant to tell the actual moonphase for that night, they also move VERY slowly. Your moondial is probably working, its just that you dont see it moving, cause its supposed to move about 3/4 s of an inch...

Antique Clocks: Montgomery wards keywind clock, merritts antiques, clock materials
merritts antiques, clock materials, day clocks: Hi Winston, Parts for 400-Day clocks are available from clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques. The standard work on 400-Day clocks is the the 400-Day Clock Repair Guide by Terwilliger. You didn t mention what parts are...

Antique Clocks: Moving a grandmother clock, grandmother clock, pendulum
grandmother clock, pendulum, screwdriver: Hello Jennifer... ok , what your gonna have to do, is, remove the weights and the pendulum, CAREFULLY, and pack them carefuly as well. Just take caution in moving the clock itself, cause you really cant take it apart, otherwise that would be a whole diffrent...

Antique Clocks: mantel clock, sessions clock, mantel clock
sessions clock, mantel clock, modern clocks: Hi Sue, Correcting the minute hand on the antique Sessions clock can be a rather difficult operation. First, check the hand itself. Make sure it is not bent. Then remove the hand nut or taper pin and washer that holds the minute hand onto its shaft....

Antique Clocks: mantel clock, mantel clock, worn bearings
mantel clock, worn bearings, professional clock: Hi Sue, First, make sure that both winding arbors are wound fully. as far as they will go. If the clock runs as long as a couple hours without stopping, leveling or setting the beat is probably not the problem. Also check the hands to make sure that...

Antique Clocks: mantel clock, pendulum clock, mantel clock
pendulum clock, mantel clock, clock mechanism: Theresa : the front or back of the clock mechanism itself may have a clue to the maker of the mechanism- which may or may not be the maker of the case. Access to the mechanism may require dial removal or such--or deft use of a mirror and flashlight-...

Antique Clocks: mantle clock repair, mantle clock, deceased mother
mantle clock, deceased mother, brass plates: Hello Bill....ok, try moving then hour hand to the correct hour its chiming. If that does not work, the rack and snail of the movement is sticking and you may need to have the movement overhauled and oiled by a clocksmith. Hope this helps! Good luck...

Antique Clocks: mantle clock stop after repair, gustav becker, mantle clock
gustav becker, mantle clock, ray fanchamps: The most common problem after repair is the clock is out of beat . You should set up the clock on a known level surface, start the pendulum and listen to the tick. For the clock to run you need a nice even sounding beat. Rather than go into detail I have...

Antique Clocks: mauthe mantel clock, mantel clock, hourly chime
mantel clock, hourly chime, clock tick: Hello Cheryl.... Clock that have 3-holes on the face, means that not only does the clock have an hourly/half hourly chime, but it plays a sequence of a tone on the 1/4 hour as well. And yes you can run the clock without the chimes and tone. In most cases,...

Antique Clocks: moving a clock, anniversary clocks, anniversary clock
anniversary clocks, anniversary clock, day clocks: Hi Dale, 400-Day (Anniversary) clocks are extremely fragile. It is critical that the suspension wire (the long silver-colored wire that the globe hangs on) not be bent, twisted or kinked in any way. Many 400-Day clocks have a lever on the base...

Antique Clocks: moving a mantle clock, antique mantle clock, spiral coil
antique mantle clock, spiral coil, clock case: Hi Carole, Preparing a mantle clock for moving is not difficult. First, you must remove the pendulum. Grasp the pendulum near the hook at the top, and with your other hand hold the part that the pendulum hooks onto, so that it does not get pushed in any direction...

Antique Clocks: Name that Clock, bell clock, clock strikes
bell clock, clock strikes, ships bell: Catherine, Hi! First, sorry about the slow response. It appears we have not been getting email informing us questions are pending. Wow! I think that question should be on Jeopardy! Your description sounds almost like what a ships bell clock would do,...

Antique Clocks: need help, day clocks, clcok
day clocks, clcok, wall clock: Hello Eric.....yes, you are right; ALL Korean made 31 day clocks are cheapies (no offense to the Korean) BUT, some do like nice, and some, well, look cheap and tacky. It sounds like there could be a glitch in the catch wheel, that interferes with the actual...

Antique Clocks: need suspension spring for Ingraham mantle clock, mantle clock, american clocks
mantle clock, american clocks, productid: John -- if you have the old parts it is easy if not - see a professional - I also have no clue what the Adrian had for a suspension spring-- most old American clocks used what is called a suspension feather cut to the right length and shaped to fit. see:...

Antique Clocks: new clock purchase, pendulum assembly, pendulum bob
pendulum assembly, pendulum bob, mr saunders: not sure what glass you took out - but ears front or back both will work, although the polished side of the pendulum bob might be facing out if it has a polished side. the leader from the top back of the movement should end in a piece of flat stock with a...

Antique Clocks: OLDER PENDULUM CLOCK, pendulum clock, battery clocks
pendulum clock, battery clocks, decorative emblem: Hello Sandy!..... Ok, what you want to do, is wind the clock up all the way, hang up the clock on the wall, THEN attach the pendulum. When you first swing the pendulum, push it as far left, or right as it will go, and then let it go. This should get it into...

Antique Clocks: How Old, seth thomas, goodwill store
seth thomas, goodwill store, detective work: Bill, The eye thing, boy don t I know that! There was a time I could count the hairs on a flys back. Now I can t even count my own fingers without readers. Well, the fact you have an owners manual indicates you don t have a turn-of-the-20th century...

Antique Clocks: Old Mantle Clock, mantle clock, day clock
mantle clock, day clock, seth thomas: Hello Linda...wow, god bless your greatgrand mother...musta lived her life really well. And as for the clock, it sounds really old, lol. It sounds like it could be an Ansonia , Waterbury , or a Seth Thomas ...is there a chance you can send me a pic of the...

Antique Clocks: Overwound 8-day clock?, mantle clock, day clock
mantle clock, day clock, reverse painting: Hello Holly! Ok, as far as my knowledge goes, if your right, and its 19th century, its probably a a 30 day (one day) clock....someone might have replaced the original paper with that of another clock. This is the only explanation I can offer you, and the only...

Antique Clocks: old clock, merritts antiques, clock materials
merritts antiques, clock materials, clock motors: Hi John, Electric clock motors are a real problem. Most of them are obsolete and no longer available. There are a few available from clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques. The information you ve listed about the motor does not...

Antique Clocks: very old clock, old clock, day clock
old clock, day clock, fancy border: Hello again Anita....yes, I can do that. I will need pictures of all 4 sides, NOT including a close up of the face, a closeup of the inside of the clock (exposing the mechanism), and a picture of key ( if its a windup, which I m assuming...)...send the pictures...

Antique Clocks: old family mantel clock, mantel clock, clock repairman
mantel clock, clock repairman, 100 years: I m with you, Barry- makes no sense to me. Probably the local person did not want to get involved either because he did not have the knowledge to fix it or figured he could not charge enough to make it worth his while. I know of no mantel clock 100 years...

Antique Clocks: old pendulam banjo wall clock, furniture cleaner, pendulam
furniture cleaner, pendulam, old clock: do NOT refinish it - this product is my first choice: http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Life-Masque-Antique-Furniture-Cleaner_W0QQitemZ170155279340QQihZ007QQcategoryZ20606QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem Or second choice:go to the store (grocery or hardware)and...

Antique Clocks: old Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas wall clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas wall clock, seth thomas clock, clock supply: rec,d photos. The dial and movement are modern (10-20 years old, tops)made by Hermle in Germany and would be so marked on the back plate of the mechanism itself. The case looks older, but the photos are blurred and I can not be sure. Are those Phillips head...

Antique Clocks: old Seth Thomas clock, seth thomas clock, mantle clocks
seth thomas clock, mantle clocks, tick sound: Hi Mary, Your clock s pendulum is probably either out of beat or connected incorrectly. First, wind both keys all the way, as far as they will go. Place the clock on a level surface. Take a look at the pendulum from the back of the clock. The pendulum...

Antique Clocks: old wind up pendulam banjo wall clock, pendulam, old clock
pendulam, old clock, paper labels: normally the dail is marked somehow--maker name etc. sometimes paper labels inside bottom door or back of clock and as a last resort on the brass mechanism itself-remove hands and dial and peek--It DOES look old (100+ years at least) and would be a valuable...

Antique Clocks: overwound clock, pendelum, clock shop
pendelum, clock shop, wall clock: Hello Glenn. It is impossible to overwind a clock, its just a horological myth, ;-) . Also, it sounds like maybe the clocks pendulum verge is not balanced, which is why maybe the pendulum is not going. Go to a clock shop and ask them to balance out the pendulums...

Antique Clocks: PENDELU M, clock position, pendelum
clock position, pendelum, five bars: First of all the pendulum is the time keeper of the clock. Try not to twist it at all. Moving the round portion or the bob up or down allows the clock to gain or lose time. There should be a regulating nut underneath the bob for the purpose. Twisting it...

Antique Clocks: Placement of chimes, howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather
howard miller grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather, collectible clock: Hi Sheila, This is a 9-tubular chime clock. If we are talking about the same clock, the chimes are large, hollow, chrome tubes bigger around than a broomstick. From left to right (as you are looking at the clock, NOT the clock s left and right!) the...

Antique Clocks: The Plymouth Clock, merritts antiques, clock materials
merritts antiques, clock materials, modern clocks: Hi Sylvain, The small hole is used to regulate the timekeeping of the clock. You turn it in small amounts to make the clock go faster or slower. Double-ended keys are available from clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques....

Antique Clocks: The Plymouth Clock, american clock company, mantle clock
american clock company, mantle clock, old clock: Hello LaManza.... The Plymouth clock was a model made from the American clock company Seth Thomas . It is an American made clock, and their based out of Conneticut. I really cant remember when they started making it, but I do know it was a limited edition...

Antique Clocks: Plymouth clock, clock repair shop, mantle clock
clock repair shop, mantle clock, pendulum swing: clock is worth 5x more to you than anyone would ever give you for it. the time keeping is easily adjustable and the pendulum swing is also so that no propping would be necessary. Grandma had it about 6-7 years. Was a discount brand made by Seth Thomas briefly-...

Antique Clocks: Plymouth Mantel Clock, mantle clocks, mantel clock
mantle clocks, mantel clock, tick sound: Your clock is most likely out of beat. When a clock runs only a few minutes and stops, the cause is most often that the pendulum is out of beat. First, make sure that both mainsprings are wound all the way, as far as they will go. With the clock sitting...

Antique Clocks: Problem with setting chimes on battery operated clock, chimes, prolly
chimes, prolly, ouch: Hello again...wow, lol, you ve almost got me stumped, but I still will try to help you....ok, when you press these buttons, there supposed to set the chimes it sounds like.... any chance you can send me a pic of this clock and the part with the buttons on...

Antique Clocks: pendulum clock stops, pendulum clock, clock case
pendulum clock, clock case, wall clock: John: Next time just stop the pendulum from swinging instead of removing it! You probably slightly bent a component of the escapement when re-hanging the pendulum. Your repair shop was noting some pivot wear needing bushings. But you are quite correct,...

Antique Clocks: pendulum pin, small pliers, taper pin
small pliers, taper pin, serrated teeth: Hi Rod, The thin bit of metal held in the pendulum post is called the Suspension Spring. The pin that holds it in is a Taper Pin. As its name indicates, the pin can only be removed by pulling it out in ONE direction. Look closely at the pin and try to determine...

Antique Clocks: pendulum stops, seth thomas, hello jim
seth thomas, hello jim, wind blow: Hello Jim....any kind of slight wind, or pressure can make a pendulum in a mechanically driven (keywound, or weight powered) clock, so, yes, the a/c could very well be causing your pendulum to keep stopping. Either alter the a/c s wind blow so its not hitting...

Antique Clocks: pendulum wont stay moving, tick tock, ray fanchamps
tick tock, ray fanchamps, ebay: It would be helpful to know more specifics about the clock or a picture. Any manufacturers name and numbers etc. eBay is a great resource for collectible items but there are two problems that can occur. 1. A description that the clock runs may...

Antique Clocks: porcelin dial problem, seth thomas clock, dry film lubricant
seth thomas clock, dry film lubricant, clock mechanisms: Nick, thanks for the reply. I learned something- I would not have thought it would evaporate so fast. Thanks. I said: you were stupid before getting it on the dial if you were using it on the insides . As it pleasanly turns out you were not using it on...

Antique Clocks: pot metal case repair, lead melting point, pot metal
lead melting point, pot metal, internal corrosion: In order to properly understand what you are dealing with here, I m copying a description from Wikipedia- --------------------------------------------------- Pot metal refers to an alloy of inexpensive, low-melting point metals used to make fast, inexpensive...

Antique Clocks: problem with chimes, mantle clock, wrong number
mantle clock, wrong number, problem thanks: Hi Vicki, If the gong strikes the wrong number of times, you correct it as follows: turn it to strike on the hour. Count the number of times it strikes and move the HOUR HAND ONLY to point to the correct number. the minute hand will Not move. The hour...

Antique Clocks: problem with the dongs, dongs, happy holiday
dongs, happy holiday, good luck: Hello Gail. Your probably doing nothing wrong. Just simply and carefully remove the nut holding the minute hand in place, and take it off the face. Then, remove the hour hand, and place it back on the correct hour, then fasten the minute hand back on where...

Antique Clocks: Rack Clock, pendulum, verge
pendulum, verge, gum: Hello Bob... Those kind of clocks are rare, and if its a good condtion, I d say its worth repairing. And as to why it doesnt work, could be ALOT of things....un-balanced verge, oil gum up, a bad gear...could be a bunch of things. I d bring it in to a clockshop;...

Antique Clocks: Regulator 31 Day Chime Way Off, schoolhouse wall, clock shop
schoolhouse wall, clock shop, that would make sense: Its ok Rhonda, dont fret too much about it,lol. Yes, it simply comes off from the screws, and set the hands to a familiar time so you know what time to put the hands back on when putting it bck together. Make sure the clock is OFF the wall, and before doing...

Antique Clocks: Regulator battery wall clock, wall clock, chimes
wall clock, chimes, good luck: Hello Thomas...if its a battery movement, the hands can be easily removed so you can set them to whatever the hour is that its chiming. Simply unscrew the nut of the minute hand, then, the hour hand should pop right off...put the hour and to whatever hour...

Antique Clocks: Regulator Pendulum Wall Clock stopped working, zeeland michigan, tick tock
zeeland michigan, tick tock, vice grip: Hello Jeanie....Just for future fyi, donty ever let someone tell you that you can overwind a clock; its not possible, unless your using a vice grip or a power tool to wind it! lol...anyways, when you wound the clock, did you happen to tip the clock a lil bit...

Antique Clocks: Removing hour hand, diffrent kinds, john kent
diffrent kinds, john kent, wall clock: Hello Steve. There are MANY diffrent kinds of mechanisms.....I wouldn t be able to tell you off the bat how to re-attach it, BUT, if you can send me a picture of the mechanism, and the part that your trying to re-attach, I can help you further. You can send...

Antique Clocks: Revere antique electric clock, electric clocks, bearer of bad news
electric clocks, bearer of bad news, electric clock: Hello again Kay! I get this question alot....asking if what someone wants to do, is worth it. Well, I tell this to all my readers; if its of sentimental value to you,or any kind of value to you, and you love it, go ahead and do it! Sometimes, price value doesnt...

Antique Clocks: Revere Clock, mantel clock, definate answer
mantel clock, definate answer, white paint: Donna....Unless I missed it, I didn t get a forwarded email from Al with any pictures on it. So I m guessing he didn t get it either. If you want, you can resend them to me directly at Roy2ohio@aol.com. I can remove paint off of just about any clock...

Antique Clocks: Revere Dual-Chime Clock, chime clocks, electric clocks
chime clocks, electric clocks, clock company: Hi Again Terry! Dual-Chime clocks are highly sought after by collectors in just about any condition. Naturally, the fancier the clock, the more money it s worth. A clock like that needs to go up on Ebay, especially this time of year. That s where you...

Antique Clocks: Revere Grandmother Colock Dial, grandmother clock, mantle clocks
grandmother clock, mantle clocks, paper reproduction: John.....The clock dial or clock face are the same thing. Like I said, those dials (faces) were metal, and each unique to the clock. There are no aftermarket reproductions made for the Reveres. There are also no (as far as I know) paper dials made that...

Antique Clocks: Revere Telechron Clock--hands slipping, clock hands, telechron
clock hands, telechron, revere: Hello Steve...on the hands, where it goes onto the clock itself, there should be a little round metal piece with sides to it...just CAREFULLY push the metal a little bit towards the center, until its tight enough to stay on the clock. Do the same for the second...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway 2129 Pendulum, pendulum arm, grandfather clock
pendulum arm, grandfather clock, urgos: Joe: The top of the arm? You mean the opposite end from the round disk? The clock doesn t care if that part is straight and if it is the top- you can t even see after hanging on a Grandfather clock anyway. This is the brass upper part that has the hook...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway 2129 Pendulum, pendulum arm, clock dealers
pendulum arm, clock dealers, seth thomas: Hello Joe....Actually, yes....visit your local clock shop, they have books on clock dealers and all the merchandise and replacement parts for that company (i.e- Howard Miller, Ridgeway, Seth Thomas, Waterbury, Black Forest, etc etc) and they will help you...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway Clock, phone call, nah
phone call, nah, good luck: Hello Terry....Hmm, very unusual question...I guess next time your winding a clock and the phone rings, tell them to hold on! , lol...nah, just kidding. Anyways, it sounds like the key might have gotten caught on one of the hands as the hands rotated around...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway clock, mechanical clocks, pointed instrument
mechanical clocks, pointed instrument, square hole: Hi Rick, My answer assumes that you have a mechanical (wind-up) clock, not an electronic. Nearly all modern mechanical clocks have a minute hand with a bushing which is adjustable. At the center of the minute hand you will notice that the circular...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway Grandfather ,3 weight cable, remidy, fragile hope
remidy, fragile hope, 7minutes: Ok, I m gonna try to explain this the best way I can cause its complicated to explain. That polygram nut, is moveable, but its gonna take a pair of plyers and a tight grip. Move the polygram nut whichever way it will go to be on the correct time BUT be carefull...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway Grandfather Clock #122, sessions mantle clock, professional clock
sessions mantle clock, professional clock, critical adjustments: Hi Mo, These are two unrelated problems. To correct the hour strike see my answer to Walt - 1915 Sessions Mantle Clock Chimes. Although this is a different clock from yours, the method is the same. If the pendulum stops swinging when the clock...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway hour chime question, ridgeway grandfather clock, professional clock
ridgeway grandfather clock, professional clock, westminster chime: Hi Todd, I think you mean that the rack hook is not being lifted high enough. The rack doesn t lift to strike, it drops down onto the snail. If the rack hook is not lifting high enough, it will not let the rack (the part with the row of teeth)...

Antique Clocks: Ridgeway w/ moon phase, ridgeway grandfather clock, circular saw blade
ridgeway grandfather clock, circular saw blade, moon dial: Hi Jeff, Before I answer your question, I d like to give you a method of avoiding such problems. It is always best to stop the pendulum if you re going to be away longer than the clock will keep running. This way the clock won t run down and cause problems...

Antique Clocks: Rigeway grandfather clock, grandfather clock, good luck
grandfather clock, good luck, few minutes: Hello Lisa. Your clock sounds like its beat is irregular, and needs to be re-balanced, thus the clock stops after a few minutes. Your going to have to have your clock overhauled too (thoroughly cleaned and oield) for it to tick as loud as it did. Hope this...

Antique Clocks: recovering bellow tops, cuckoo clocks, cuckoo clock
cuckoo clocks, cuckoo clock, clock case: Hello Doug. About your bellow tops, this is normal. It takes time for the creases to reeeeeeeaallly crease in so they go down and sound right. You can glue a quarter or two on top of the bellow to add some weight so it goes down faster (I ve done it), it will...

Antique Clocks: reliable clock repair, clocksmiths, clock collectors
clocksmiths, clock collectors, clock repair: Hello again Kevin, nice to hear from you again. Honestly, the only clock repairers I know are the ones in my area (Ocean Co. NJ) BUT, you can go to www.nawcc.org, SOMEBODY will be able to help you on there to find reliable clocksmiths in your area. Otherwise,...

Antique Clocks: replacement glass for wall clock, westminster chime, clock measures
westminster chime, clock measures, wall clock: Hello Dixon.... Yes I can help you....visit www.merttitts.com, or www.merrittsantiques.com, they sell glass for clock domes, clock faces, wooden cases for clocks that have glass (which would be for you), and so such....hope this works out for you...good luck!...

Antique Clocks: resetting striking sequence, modern clocks, antique clocks
modern clocks, antique clocks, chime: Hi Heather, This depends on the clock. For antique clocks, the safe method is to turn the minute hand forward only, stopping at each chime point to let it chime. For modern clocks, you can sometimes turn the chime lever to silent , then turn the...

Antique Clocks: revere chiming clock, chiming clock, right off the bat
chiming clock, right off the bat, revere: Hello Nancy. She had the same model that I have in my collection, thats how I was able to tell her right off the bat the value. If you can send me a picture of the clock, and its insides, AND a close up of the cord, I will be able to give you an estimate....

Antique Clocks: revere clock, mantel clock, cosmetic condition
mantel clock, cosmetic condition, question thanks: hello again Karen...yea, its fine, it wont start a fire. And as of the price , or value of your clock; if its in good cosmetic condition, its worth around, maybye 50, 70 dollars...I have the same clock in my collection as a matter of fact, lol....hope this...

Antique Clocks: ringer, ithaca calendar clock, fan blade
ithaca calendar clock, fan blade, ringer: This is caused when the govenor fan blade that should control the speed of the striking is slipping on it s arbor. It should be a snug friction fit. The govenor (top left side of the movement) should be removed from the mechanism and the fan blade slipped...

Antique Clocks: running fast, error note, wall clock
error note, wall clock, ebay: Hi Suzan, Your clock should have a round nut at the bottom of the pendulum, below the pendulum disk. Turn this nut to the left (unscrewing it, which will lower the pendlum disk) to make the clock run slower. Sometimes the disk is tight on the pendulum...

Antique Clocks: School House Pendulum Clock, merritts antiques, clock pendulum
merritts antiques, clock pendulum, pendulum clock: Hi Ginger, If your clock had a typical cuckoo clock pendulum, it was a wood stick pendulum with a wood bob. These pendulums are available from clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques in a variety of designs. You may not be able to...

Antique Clocks: Scotish Tallcase Clock, broken screw, hand shaft
broken screw, hand shaft, tiny screw: Hi Kevin, This is a common problem with British and American bell strike hall clocks. Unlike most other clocks, these clocks do not have an hour hand which is a simple friction fit, but rather one which is keyed to the hour pipe (hollow shaft)....

Antique Clocks: Scottish, American, or what?, howard miller grandfather clock, ridgeway grandfather clock
howard miller grandfather clock, ridgeway grandfather clock, howard miller grandfather: Hello Chris.....All I can say is, if the clock works and chimes good, then great! When you see the pics of the mechanism, pay attention to the holes of where the wheels sit (all of the wheels), these are called pinion holes. Make sure, other than the hole...

Antique Clocks: SESSIONS 30 DAY MOVEMENT - TRADEMARK, sessions clock company, mantel clock
sessions clock company, mantel clock, screw hole: a capital E inside what could be capital C - the movement appears to be original to the case - no additional mounting points or un-used screw hole visible when inspected - are these letters used by sessions? Not to my knowledge. Being a 30 day movement...

Antique Clocks: SETH THOMAS #2, seth thomas, supply houses
seth thomas, supply houses, time saver: If I remember correctly the only verge available was unfinished . If that is what you are looking for I have one available. All the major supply houses get these parts from the same supplier. When one is out soon everyone is out. I just have this one...

Antique Clocks: SETH THOMAS TABLE/MANTEL CLOCK, seth thomas clock, mantel clock
seth thomas clock, mantel clock, universal motors: Hello Robert..... Yea, that is a hard to find model...no one really makes the electric motors anymore, BUT some places do sell universal motors, and/or replications, but once again, they are hard to find...You can try merritts.com, their a warehouse in Pennsylvania...

Antique Clocks: Seikosha Regulator clock, dee dee, antique clock
dee dee, antique clock, wall clocks: Hi Dee Dee, I believe that this clock has an 8-Day movement. The single most common problem I find with this type of antique clock is underwinding. For these clocks to run, the mainsprings MUST be fully wound. It is almost impossible to break these...

Antique Clocks: Session clock strikes only half hour!, mission clock, chime
mission clock, chime, snail: Hello Mariyln. Oh darn, the only thing I can say at this point is, when your boyfriend set the time and didnt let the clock strike out first before going forward (and doing this to older clocks CAN and WILL cause damage), something probably jammed up in the...

Antique Clocks: Session Regulator Wall Clock, right spring, wall clock
right spring, wall clock, suspension springs: Hello Mike. The spring you have doesn t sound like it s original. Brass suspension springs are normally found on clocks much older than the Sessions. The single or two-piece springs using spring steel would be preferable. You can order what you need online...

Antique Clocks: Sessions 8-Day Clock, clock repair books, day clock
clock repair books, day clock, high speed access: Just so you know I have revised the answer to correct the URL for the image. I don t have a reference for such pictures but some of the basic clock repair books would cover similar movements. I did rummage around and found a Sessions movement here but...

Antique Clocks: Sessions 8-Day Finally Sprung, clock repair tools, hourly chime
clock repair tools, hourly chime, mantel clock: Hello David. It sounds like the springs center notch has snapped off and theres no longer something there to hold it on the winding arbor to wind it. You will need to bring the clock in for repair. It requires special clock repair tools to wind the spring...

Antique Clocks: Sessions clock winding chimes vs. time, clock mechanisms, mission clock
clock mechanisms, mission clock, clock on the wall: Hello Marilyn. All clock mechanisms are diffrent so it would be hard to tell which hole does what function. Put the key onto each hole and let the hour chime. Whichever hole you put it into, and you see the key slowly turning, is the one that controls the...

Antique Clocks: Sessions clocks, mantle clocks, sessions clock
mantle clocks, sessions clock, pendulum bob: Hi James, There is no reason that a Sessions clock should inherently run fast. You should be able to slow them down by either turning the nut on the bottom of the pendulum to the left (lowering the pendulum bob), or turning the regulating shaft toward...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantel Clock - winding the clock, sessions mantle clock, mantel clock
sessions mantle clock, mantel clock, american clocks: Hi again Paula, Winding just the time side can cause problems. It is possible for the strike mechanism to jam the time train and cause the whole clock to stop. That being said, I know people who wind only the time side and get away with it. These old...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle Clock, sessions mantle clock, tick tock
sessions mantle clock, tick tock, pendulum: Hello again. Ok, try this.... push the pendulum as far as it will go, in the case, and let it go. This *should* automatically self-regulate itself to an even tick-tock The clock is probably stopping because it is off beat. The pendulum should put itself...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle Clock, sessions mantle clock, clock tools
sessions mantle clock, clock tools, snail: Hello Gayle. Theres a part in the mechanism thats called a rack and snail , and what this does is regulate the hourly and half hour strike, and also regulates how many times the clock will strike on the hour. On the hour, the snail falls into the rack and...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle Clock, sessions mantle clock, pendulum assembly
sessions mantle clock, pendulum assembly, pendulum swings: Hi Joline, My problem here is that I need a little more information. So I ll try to answer your question generally. First make sure all winding keys (2 or 3, how many?) are fully wound. How fast (in minutes per day) did your clock initially speed...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle Clock, sessions mantle clock, professional clock
sessions mantle clock, professional clock, pendalum: Hi Gayle, There are so many possible causes of a clock s not running, that I couldn t begin to describe them all in this forum. The most common cause of a clock s stopping after only a couple minutes is that it is out of beat. Check that your clock...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle Clock, sessions mantle clock, american clocks
sessions mantle clock, american clocks, minute hands: rick: do not move the minute hand backwards -only clockwise. two ways to set the time - wait and start it up at the time indicated OR move the minute hand clockwise -stopping for each hour and half hour till it finishes bonging- eventually working it around...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Mantle, center shaft, american clocks
center shaft, american clocks, clock company: Hi Jeff, There are quite a few different designs of hour and half-hour striking in American clocks, and I m not sure which type your have. First, determine if your clock strikes the half hour by means of the count wheel (large wheel with many shallow...

Antique Clocks: Sessions Model D Mantle Clock, mantle clock, half past the hour
mantle clock, half past the hour, hourly chime: Hello again... I m sure if you look hard enough, you can find books on this type of clock, but it will take some time and effort to try and find the books. And yes, because it was a limited edition, I would definetely take it to a licensed clocksmith and let...

Antique Clocks: Sessions mantle clock, sessions mantle clock, short periods
sessions mantle clock, short periods, shims: Hi Beth, I can only answer your question very generally because I don t know exactly what type of clock you have. Make sure that all 2 or 3 keys are wound fully, as far as they will go. Next, the most likely problem is that the clock is not in...

Antique Clocks: Sessions mantle clock D.2534, sessions mantle clock, clock shops
sessions mantle clock, clock shops, vero beach: Hello Robert.....Unfortuantely, I myself cannot personally name clock shops in your area (as I live in central New Jersey), BUT, just simply go to www.yellowpages.com, and type in your zip code there and type in Clocks in rhe search, and they will help you...

Antique Clocks: Sessions mantle clock, sessions mantle clock, hand sticks
sessions mantle clock, hand sticks, hello john: Hello John....Are you seriuos??? Wow, thats just wrong of them selling you a clock in that condition, AND telling you its in good condition. I would bring it back and tell him that its not in top condition, and explain to him whats wrong with it...if this...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas antique mantle clock, needle nose pliers, pendulum bob
needle nose pliers, pendulum bob, antique mantle clock: Hi June, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The regulating shaft is usually marked with and S and an F . You turn the shaft toward the S to make it go slower. If there are no markings, you must determine which way to turn by trial...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas clock, pendulum clock
seth thomas clock, pendulum clock, garbage man: Your main question was It is worth anything? Let s just start out by saying that I don t think there is a Seth Thomas hall clock that I would ever throw out of bed for eating crackers. In other words, don t be too quick to haul it out to the curb for Benny...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas antique clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas antique clock, seth thomas clock, pat sept: Melinda, It s kind of tough to diagnose potential problems with a clock that has been repaired and then ran for a week. $300 ought to have bough a warrantied overhaul so all wear should have been addressed and the movement should be clean. You say you...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas clock, hammer assembly
seth thomas clock, hammer assembly, clock ray: JG. Replacing the hammer assembly is easy and doesn t require taking the movement apart. The problem you run into is you really don t know if other parts are missing or altered, nor does your repair person. Clock repair by parts removal is way too...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas clock, winders
seth thomas clock, winders, pendulum: movement was made by the Hermle company in Germany in June of 1959- If it has a pendulum it is their # 351-060 with a 15cm pendulum ----if it has a floating balance escapement then it is their# 350-060. I assume you wound all three winders, especially the...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas will not chime, seth thomas, extra pressure
seth thomas, extra pressure, levers: Hi Todd, The chime mechanism is a fairly complicated series of levers and gears. Often, when being moved, the mechanism gets jammed in a mid-chime position. I don t know what you did, of course, but sometimes moving the hands forward or backwards, exerting...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas clock, seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas clock, clock materials: Hi Mike, Clock keys are available from any good clock materials house, such as Timesavers or Merritt s antiques. From your description, I believe this is an antique Seth Thomas, as opposed to a modern one. These clocks usually use either a 3.50 or 3.75mm...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Grandfather Clock, seth thomas grandfather clock, tempus fugit
seth thomas grandfather clock, tempus fugit, pendulum: When a clock stops after only a few minutes, the problem is usually that the pendulum is out of beat . The beat is the adjustment of the pendulum that keeps it swinging evenly from side to side. Listen to the tick when you start the pendulum swinging; if...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Grandmother Clock, grandmother clock, seth thomas
grandmother clock, seth thomas, sprocket: Hi Dan, I don t know of a site with start-to-finish directions on longcase clock set up, but I may be able to help you a bit. If the chains are not installed in the movement, you will probably have to remove the movement from the clock to reinstall...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Mantel clocks 6 day wind up clock that chimes on hour and half hour, seth thomas mantel clocks, seth thomas mantel clock
seth thomas mantel clocks, seth thomas mantel clock, quality clocks: Hi Charles! Ok, I have been asked this question ALOT in the past. To be completely honest, thats entirely up to you to decide. It depends on, if its been in the family, or the clocks still in great condition, or it has sentimental value to you. My opinion,...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Mantle Clock, seth thomas mantle clock, striking clock repair guide
seth thomas mantle clock, striking clock repair guide, repairing and restoring pendulum clocks: Hi Justin, There are many books on clock repair available from clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques. I m sure you realize that you re taking on a big job here. Clocks are not only difficult to reassemble, but there are many...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Mantle Clock, seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas clocks
seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas clocks, gear assembly: Hello Justin. Ouch, unfortuanetly, it would be hard for anyone to find a gear assembly chart for a clock made in the 1980 s, never mind the 1890 s, heh. If your lucky, you can check out your local library for books on Seth Thomas clocks, and if your lucky,...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas mantle clock, seth thomas mantle clock, mantle clocks
seth thomas mantle clock, mantle clocks, tick sound: Hi Juanita, Your clock is most likely out of beat. When a clock runs only a few minutes and stops, the cause is most often that the pendulum is out of beat. First, make sure that both mainsprings are wound all the way, as far as they will go. With...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas minute hand sync issue, minute shaft, professional clock
minute shaft, professional clock, center shaft: Hi Bill, Antique clocks of this type are very often a minute or so off on their strike points. Unlike modern clocks, they have no provision for easily correcting this problem. The minute hand is very often not very tight on its shaft. Move the...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas pendulum Mantel clock, seth thomas clocks, mantel clock
seth thomas clocks, mantel clock, clock shop: Hello Robert. Fortunately for you, Seth Thomas is still in bluishness. To check for the clocks date, you can check on the back of the clocks case, or on the back of the mechanism. If no luck there, you can try your local library, they may have books on Seth...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas seven jeweled eight day ships bell, professional clock, long periods of time
professional clock, long periods of time, ships bell: Hi Joe, There are a few things I can suggest for your ship s clock. First, make sure that both springs are wound all the way as far as they will go. You can feel them come to a stop when fully wound, so you needn t worry about overwinding unless you...

Antique Clocks: Seth thomas mantel clock, american clock company, seth thomas mantel clock
american clock company, seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock: Hello Jim! Unfortuantely, I m only trained to appraise cuckoo clocks, grandfather clocks, and certain wall regulator clocks. Luckily, I ve delt with this kinda of clock before....this clock s design is french, although the Seth Thomas clock is not; Seth Thomas...

Antique Clocks: Setting up a Howard Miller Grandmother clock, grandmother clocks, grandmother clock
grandmother clocks, grandmother clock, howard miller: Hello Barbara. There should be letters, or indicators on the bottom of the weights to indicate where each one goes, other wise, usually the middle and right weight are the same lb s, and the left one is the heaviest one; now, this is the common placement of...

Antique Clocks: Setting Ingraham 31 day wind up wall clock., professional clock, electronic clocks
professional clock, electronic clocks, antique clocks: Hi Rich, The point at which the date hand clicks over to the next day is set at the factory as part of the overall clock setup. It is not something which you can easily correct yourself. A professional clock repairer can probably adjust the date...

Antique Clocks: Setting Kundo Clock, kundo anniversary clock, professional clock
kundo anniversary clock, professional clock, alkaline cells: Hi Edwin, Older Kundo Anniversary clocks often used a special battery. Make sure that Your clock specifies a 1.5 volt C cell. Next, don t use rechargeable batteries, but only 1.5 volt Alkaline cells. Try a couple brand new batteries to be sure that...

Antique Clocks: Setting a Sessions Mantle Clock, radio time signals, caesium clock
radio time signals, caesium clock, sessions mantle clock: Hi Tony, Some clocks of this type have an s and an f to indicate the direction to turn (toward the s to go slower, and vice versa). If it does not, it s a matter of experimentation. Try about a half turn and see if the clock speeds up or slows...

Antique Clocks: Setting the single weight in a grandfather clock., tall case clock, chain pulley
tall case clock, chain pulley, old clock: Paul--ok great-- You will need a chain pulley and a lead donut counter weight: http://www.timesavers.com/catalogmain2.asp?ProductID=11710%2C23466&submit1=Search here is the link for my drawing on how to set up the clock: http://members.aol.com/pendclocks/p1010008.gif...

Antique Clocks: Shipping a 1940's Daneker Grandfather Clock, daneker, grandfather clock
daneker, grandfather clock, packing tape: how is it being packed? how far is it going? moovers? UPS? I would think it would be ok to leave it on the clock. I would put a large plastic bag over the hood and tightly wind 5-6 turns of good plastic packing tape around the entire hood. I believe the...

Antique Clocks: Ships clock, old ships, clock shop
old ships, clock shop, genny: Hello Genny. Punches is a term for putting new holes into the mainsprings so they can run better. Any clock shop you go to to have mainsprings worked on, will be expensive. If you value this clock and want it working, it would be worth the repair, or it will...

Antique Clocks: SOFTNES OF CHIMES ON SETH THOMAS CLOCK, seth thomas clock, westminster chime clock
seth thomas clock, westminster chime clock, shaft move: Hi Gordon, I m going to assume you have a quarter-hour Westminster chime clock, not a T&S which just strikes the hour and half hour, because the Westminsters are much more common. I suspect the chimes on these clocks were not especially loud to begin...

Antique Clocks: Sticky Hammer on Junghans Clock, modern clocks, broken spring
modern clocks, broken spring, necessary repair: The chime self corrector on this model can be difficult to adjust properly. I have also seen one or two without a self corrector and the chimes must be manually reset when the order is disrupted. I m sure if you return to the shop they will make the necessary...

Antique Clocks: sears roebuck mantel clock made in west germany, pendulum assembly, clock chime
pendulum assembly, clock chime, sears robuck: Hi Pennie, Your clock s movement ( works ) was made by a German company called Jauch, which has been out of business for a long time. This clock has a very short pendulum which must be adjusted ( put in beat ) quite accurately for the clock to run. First,...

Antique Clocks: sessions clock chimes, sessions mantle clock, sessions clock
sessions mantle clock, sessions clock, daylight savings time: Hi Kim The simple fix on this particular clock is to wait for the clock to strike the hour, count the strike and then carefully move the hour hand to the same number as the clock just struck. In your specific case you would move the hour hand backwards...

Antique Clocks: sessions clock, sessions mantle clock, sessions clock
sessions mantle clock, sessions clock, day clocks: Hi Sue, Most Sessions clocks of this vintage are 8-Day clocks, which means that you should wind them once per week. It is essential that you wind all mainspring holes all the way, as far as they will go. Otherwise, your clock will keep poor time and...

Antique Clocks: sessions home assortment chime off, sessions clock, clock oil
sessions clock, clock oil, clock chime: Hello again Ken. Overwinding a clock is a myth. The only way to overwind a clock is if your using a heavy duty vice grip on it, lol, but no, you cannot overwind a clock....you can wind it soo far where it wont go no more and it can snap, but in this case,...

Antique Clocks: sessions mantle clock, sessions mantle clock, wire loop
sessions mantle clock, wire loop, crutch: Maybe you raised up the wrong side? or too much? You are doing it by sound - listening for the most even tick. Front to back can be off-- the wire that the pendulum weight bob hangs on must run thru the wire loop crutch foot in the center not rubbing on the...

Antique Clocks: sessions wall clock, sunburst design, lotus flowers
sunburst design, lotus flowers, schoolhouse wall: Hello Richard....I must say, if the clock you have is in good condition, KEEP IT, its work ALOT...I s say probably around $800, to $1,000 dollars by now, solely because the sunburst design in schoolhouse clocks were rare and at the time, limited. I m not...

Antique Clocks: How to set alarm on Gilbert clock, cottage clock, accurate alarm
cottage clock, accurate alarm, alarm mechanism: Hi James, For my answer, I am assuming that this is the type of alarm which has a small brass ring on the handshaft beneath the hands. To set the alarm, you turn this ring (usually counter-clockwise). Set it so that the time that you want the alarm...

Antique Clocks: how to set a keywound clock, day clocks, hour hands
day clocks, hour hands, correct time: Hi Vicki, 31 Day clocks generally have an unusual hour hand design. Where ordinary hour hands are a simple friction fit and can be moved to any position without affecting the striking mechanism, 31 Day hour hands are usually fixed on their shaft. This...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas clock, seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock, brass plate: I thought I answered this but; you can perhap manually shut them off in the back by a lever that may exist that locks the hammers down. It automatically resets the chimes within 1 hour. and the back brass plate may have a clue to the age if you can find the...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas clock, seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock, sessions mantle clock: Hi Darryl, For correcting the hour strike, see my answer to Walt - 1915 Sessions Mantle Clock Chimes. If this is a modern clock the quarter-hour chime should correct itself on the hour. If it is an antique, it may or may not have automatic chime...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas clock i cant find anywhere, seth thomas clock, mantle clock
seth thomas clock, mantle clock, thin rod: Its ok, I know exactly what they look like...more familiar terms, their called, Coil Gongs . Try getting the wire straight as possible to match up equally to the gong (if the gong and striking hammer are not of straight distance, then your going to have to...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas clock, seth thomas clock, time instruments
seth thomas clock, time instruments, proper alignment: is this something that i can adjust myself? Unlikely. There is a mechanical problem on the front of the mechanism. Mechanism would have to be removed to access the front and then see what the problem is. Could be a gearing juxtaposition adjustment is...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas date, wood bottoms, seth thomas
wood bottoms, seth thomas, seperate locations: If they are date codes I do not know how to read them --most ST had date codes in one place and they were rubber stamped ONTO the wood bottoms not INTO the wood-more info like the numbers on the brass movement might help to locate the period by the type of...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas electric clock motor humming, stator coils, rotor shaft
stator coils, rotor shaft, clock materials: Hi Hector, You are entirely right that the motor is the source of the hum. Over years, the bearings for the motor s rotor wear, the rotor shaft wears, tolerances increase, the shaft to bearing fit becomes sloppy, and parts vibrate excessively due to...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas grandfater clock, clock materials, s antiques
clock materials, s antiques, seth thomas: Hi Bob, The part that you re looking for is a suspension spring. It is an inexpensive part available from clock materials houses such Merritt s Antiques and Timesavers. It s important that you get the correct size, and there are many sizes. The...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas grandfather clock, seth thomas clock, seth thomas grandfather clock
seth thomas clock, seth thomas grandfather clock, bell chime: Hello Wanda. This is a very simple repair. Turn the minute hand till it chimes the hour, then carefully, remove the nut that is holding the minute hand in place, and take it off the face. Move the hour hand to whatever the clock just chimed, then place the...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas mantle clock, bongs
seth thomas mantle clock, bongs, perfect time: ralph--it may not be level inside- try putting a 1/4 of something under the left and try it listening for the evenness of the tick-- then the right side if it sounds better to do that side. You can move the minute hand clockwise to get the time aligned with...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas tambour clock, clock repairman, seth thomas
clock repairman, seth thomas, mechanical clock: Hello Mary!...ok, Seth Thomas starting making the tambour design around the 1940 s, and because the clock was a chime song clock ( as opposed to being just a gong on the hour and 1/2, it plays a 1/4 of the westminster tune on the 1/4 hour) Unfortuantely,...

Antique Clocks: setting the chimes on a Seth Adams clock, pendulum swings, day clocks
pendulum swings, day clocks, fleur de lis design: Hi Linda, I m not aware of a clockmaker named Seth Adams. I m wondering if perhaps you mean Seth Thomas. I ll answer your question based on a typical 8-Day American 100 year old clock. American 8-Day clocks of that era can wind left, right, or...

Antique Clocks: setting gear stops, howard miller, doesnt work
howard miller, doesnt work, clamps: Hello Norman. I belive they actually sell these special clamps for that reason when replacing cables, on www.merrittsantiques.com, last time I checked, they were selling them as a new item, and that was about half a year ago. I dont see why they wouldnt still...

Antique Clocks: setting junghans chimes, mantel clock, pendulums
mantel clock, pendulums, junghans: Hello again.... is there a pendulum on the clock? If so, on the bottom of the pendulums bob, is a nut. Turn it a full turn clockwise to make the clock about 5 minutes faster, or counter-clockwise to make it about 5 minutes slower. If this is not the case,...

Antique Clocks: sligh grandfather has stopped, proper lubrication, question thanks
proper lubrication, question thanks, brass plate: I repeat: proper lubrication will last from 5-10 years- so this is not your problem here. call a good Pro or replace the movement ( and you have not told us the numbers off the back plate so I can help) If it is 20 years old, the movement has one foot in the...

Antique Clocks: not striking on the hour, needlenose pliers, custom clocks
needlenose pliers, custom clocks, grand mother: The minute hand has a bushing riveted into the hub that needs to be oriented so that the hand is pointing to the 1/4 marks when it starts it s chime. Remove the nut that holds the minute hand in place, remove the minute hand and using either a small pair of...

Antique Clocks: syncronize chime & time, antique wall clock, clock strikes
antique wall clock, clock strikes, antique clocks: Many antique clocks used a count wheel strike which does not self-correct. In order to get the count correct, advance the minute hand to just before a strike position(@ 2-3 minutes before the 12)then, move the hand back until the clock strikes. For example,...

Antique Clocks: Taking a movement out of a Revere Westminster Clock?, metal dial, revere
metal dial, revere, missing something: David-smart thinking! Removing the movement from your clock will help keep it from getting dirt, dust and such during your refinishing. Plus, you ll find it much easier to work on without things sticking out all over the place! This may also be a good time...

Antique Clocks: Tall case clock, tall case clock, professional clock
tall case clock, professional clock, clock strikes: Hi Judith, Antique British Hall clocks have a different hour hand assembly from modern clocks. Usually you can t just move the hour hand to point to the correct number to correct the strike. There is one possibility, though, that is very easy to...

Antique Clocks: Tall clock strikes 1 instead of 12, tall clock, clock shop
tall clock, clock shop, grandfather clock: ....wow, I have never heard of this mishaps before, lol. It sounds like the other 11 teeth on the clocks 12 o clock mark on the rack and snail is either bent out of shape, or theres something lodging it. At this point, the only advice I can offer you...

Antique Clocks: Telechron Motor, motor model, synchronous motor
motor model, synchronous motor, number 38: You can send it here for rebuilding- http://www.atmos-man.com/rotor.html#Teleb31 I m not aware of any current availibility for the B rotors, other than the ones Timesavers sells but they are now made in China and I have not found the quality of those to...

Antique Clocks: Tiffany carriage clock, hand shaft, clock mechanism
hand shaft, clock mechanism, carriage clock: Hello again....my bad, I forgot theres a glass front in front of the clock. If you can, and carfefully, I dont see why you wouldnt be able to take it out yourself, it shouldnt be too hard, just follow yourself and keep track of what goes where.. It would save...

Antique Clocks: Tiffany clock, tiffany and co, tiffancy
tiffany and co, tiffancy, glass plates: Tiffany the jewelry store had many clocks made for them with their name on it. No reason at all to think it is not one of these. The back plate of the movement may have numbers and a very small round stamp in the brass with more info on it to help identify...

Antique Clocks: Tiffany clock, northern wisconsin, good luck
northern wisconsin, good luck, tiffany: Hello Karen....unfortuantely, I personally would not know who to go to to sell such a fine clock as what you own. I can, however, give you the name of a website that probably will help you. Visit www.merritts.com, or www.merrittsantiques.com, and they will...

Antique Clocks: Tiffany Grandfather Clock, tiffany co, grandfather clock
tiffany co, grandfather clock, rarety: Michael Cleary: the clock was made FOR Tiffany & Co. not BY them. Look on the back of the rear brass plate that makes up the actual movement(a mirror and flashlight can help) and copy down ALL the words and numbers stamped on the lower part of the plate and...

Antique Clocks: Time adjustment on a modern Ridgeway Grandfather clock, ridgeway grandfather clock, clock materials
ridgeway grandfather clock, clock materials, merritts antiques: Hi Darcy, The pendulum must have a regulating nut, it is what keeps the pendulum disk on the pendulum rod. First, the nut may be missing, and the pendulum is just holding onto the rod itself. In this case, you can purchase a regulating nut from...

Antique Clocks: tallcase, alternate email, donut
alternate email, donut, rope: Hello Rick... as all older tallcase clock setups are diffrent, its hard to diffrentiate where it would go...can you send me pictures of the setup?....There should be a large hook attached to the rope/cable. If you can, send me the pics via my alternate email,...

Antique Clocks: even ticking of wall clock, clock on the wall, clock shop
clock on the wall, clock shop, wall clock: Hello Hans.... Ok, I answered your other question first, heh so this is weird for me, hehe. Anyways, the reason why its like this is because the pendulums verge inside the mechanism, is crooked, and/or out of balance. If the clock was ever moved with the pendulum...

Antique Clocks: tiffany desk clock small round/flip top, sherry lee, desk clock
sherry lee, desk clock, craft department: Hello Sherry Lee. I do not sell mechanisms, or any clock parts or clocks, I m just an online help for questions about the repair of clocks. Now, to your question; you can visit your local rag shop, craft shop, or even a Walmart, and they should sell battery...

Antique Clocks: timing a mantel clock, pendulum bob, mantel clock
pendulum bob, mantel clock, balance wheel: Hi Gordon, If your clock has a pendulum, there is usually a regulating nut at the bottom of the pendulum bob. You turn this nut to the right (moving the bob up) to make the clock go faster, and vice versa. If it has a pendulum but no regulating...

Antique Clocks: training, clock mechanisms, cuckoo clock
clock mechanisms, cuckoo clock, clock collectors: Hello Kevin.... To be completely honest, I never had any professional, or guided training. I got into the hobby at the very young age of 7. My grandparents had a gorgeous german made antique clock, and I broke it by hitting a ball too hard across the room...

Antique Clocks: United Clocks, telechron clocks, electric clocks
telechron clocks, electric clocks, antique clocks: Bill, normally we try to keep our repairs to electric clocks. Repairing United Clocks is pretty much a Touch-n-Go situation. (We had a guy ask us about United repairs back on 12-11. You can read that answer at http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Clocks-3526/united-electric-clock.htm...

Antique Clocks: URGOS CLOCK MOVEMENT, clock movement, case clock
clock movement, case clock, clock unit: Hello again. Honestly, I have never seen a Urgos movement ran by a battery motor. This sounds actually very odd to me. You can convert it, and yes it should run constantly, but, when it comes to electricity, I really dont know much, but, it should run constantly....

Antique Clocks: united electric clock, electric motor assembly, electric clocks
electric motor assembly, electric clocks, united models: Hi Kevin. Like all electric clocks, there is a rise in interest in many of the United models. If you are entering the field of clock collecting, United is a good clock to collect in order to get your feet wet. Availability of working clocks is high,...

Antique Clocks: Vedette starburst Wall clock, clock repair shop, convex glass
clock repair shop, convex glass, wall clock: 1 clock repair shop 2 glass company I assume it is round and also convex? and not beveled glass ?? - If you know the size round convex glass you can get it and replace yourself maybe? such as 6 dia/ http://www.timesavers.com/catalogmain2.asp?ProductID=14084&submit1=Search...

Antique Clocks: Vedette, mantel clock, german movements
mantel clock, german movements, case maker: no info on co. other than what you can find on the internet. A Modern French case maker --ie like Howard Miller -- they make the case and buy German movements to put inside -- yours is a Maulthe or Hermle movement. Wind them in any order and wind them till...

Antique Clocks: Wall Clock problem, modern clocks, horizontal settings
modern clocks, horizontal settings, antique clocks: Hi David, For one reason or another, your clock is out of beat. The beat adjustment may have changed in the process of removing and replacing the pendulum; or the pendulum may not be hooked up correctly. Since I don t know what type or age of clock you...

Antique Clocks: Wall clock second hand stuck, quartz wall clock, hand shaft
quartz wall clock, hand shaft, ebay: Hi Mike, The typical battery-powered movement that you describe is factory sealed and, unfortunately, is not repairable. The second hand twitching without moving is usually symptomatic of a bad or damaged movement. You should check that your battery is fresh...

Antique Clocks: Wall clock strike mechanism., wall clock, bell sound
wall clock, bell sound, clockmaker: Hi Lee, Leaving the strike side mainspring unwound is not a good idea. The unwound strike mechanism can jam the time mechanism and cause the clock to stop. It is posible for a clockmaker to disable the strike mechanism without permanently affecting...

Antique Clocks: Waltham 31 day pendulum chime clock, spiral design, room acoustics
spiral design, room acoustics, resonant sound: The 31-day Korean or Chinese made clocks are not known for the best sound design . If the hammers are about 1/16-1/18 of an inch from the rods at rest, then the only thing you could probably do to enhance the sound would be to install different rods. Bear...

Antique Clocks: Welby 31 Day "Regulator" wall clock, merritts antiques, clock oil
merritts antiques, clock oil, teletype machines: Hi Harvey, Your clock s problem is not overwinding. Please see my recent answer on that topic. I m assuming that you are winding the clock fully, as far as it will go, every time you wind it. Otherwise, it will run for a while, then stop. ...

Antique Clocks: Welby Sunburst, german clocks, kinds of reference books
german clocks, kinds of reference books, lots of trouble: Hello Erin. I honestly dont know of any reference books or materials either than my own. You can try www.merritts.com, they sell all kinds of reference books for clocks, and you can even try your local library. Theres not many books out there that cover welby...

Antique Clocks: Welby Tambour clock 73 340-020, elgin national watch, tambour clock
elgin national watch, tambour clock, balance wheel: Hello again. You can try www.merritts.com; if they dont have any, go to any clockshop, they have catologues upon catologues of clock parts that you can purchase. Try that, if all else fails, get back to me and I ll discuss further help with you. Hope this...

Antique Clocks: Westminister Clock, pendulum movement, professional clock
pendulum movement, professional clock, average lifespan: Hi Ralph, First, if you cannot turn the winding shafts in either direction, the clock is already fully wound. Next, look for a chime shutoff lever on the dial; it is usually a slot with a lever sticking through it near the 3 . Finally, if your clock...

Antique Clocks: Wind up chime wall clock, clock pendulums, wall clock
clock pendulums, wall clock, ticktock: Hello Bill. Ok, as of the hour hand being off...what your going to have to do, is take off the minute hand, by unscrewing the nut thats holding it in place, BUT before taking it off, move it to the hour and let it chime, then remove it. Once its removed you...

Antique Clocks: Winding a 31 day Elgin pendulum clock, pendulum clock, even pace
pendulum clock, even pace, keyholes: Hello Genie. Just take the key and wind it however direction it will turn (if it doesnt turn one way, DONT FORCE IT, turn it the opposite way, it should wind) and about winding it, just turn the key at an even pace. It doesnt really matter how fast or slow...

Antique Clocks: Winding a Mauthe Wall Clock, right spring, mauthe
right spring, mauthe, wall clock: Yes, wind all three. Right spring runs the chime, center is time(pendulum) and the left runs the hour strike. There were some clocks designed with a lever that would alter the chime hammer position slightly to make the chime louder or softer. If you ve tried...

Antique Clocks: westminster Pl 12, merritts antiques, pendulum assembly
merritts antiques, pendulum assembly, clock materials: Hi Ken, You can get suspension springs from any clock materials house, like Timesavers or Merritts Antiques. You must get the correct size spring, and these companies printed catalogs have the springs illustrated in actual size. Unfortunately, the Web...

Antique Clocks: how to wind clock, mantle clock, good luck
mantle clock, good luck, holes: Hello Debbie. Assuming the clock came with its key, there should be either, one, two, or three holes in the face, all under the 2nd half of the face; if not there, then they will be in the back. Just wind them up (usually to the right), or whichever way doesnt...

Antique Clocks: When to wind mantle clocks and how it is done, mantle clocks, mantle clock
mantle clocks, mantle clock, russ: Hi Russ, Mantle clocks are made in 30 hour, 8-Day and 30-Day varieties. The correct procedure is to wind all winding arbors, all the way as far as they will go, every day, week or month, depending on which type you have. The winding arbors may be designed...

Antique Clocks: Zaandam Wall Clock Suspension Spring, hermle clocks, wall clock
hermle clocks, wall clock, zaandam: http://www.timesavers.com/catalogmain2.asp?ProductID=20802&submit1=Search Sorry- I assumed basic computer savy here- the above URL if you copy and paste it complete from http....to....Search will in fact bring you to a Hermle suspension spring Timesavers...

Antique Clocks: Zaanse clock in need of repair, pendulum length, franz hermle
pendulum length, franz hermle, antique clocks: I would be able - but would prefer not to. I am trying to obtain a source for the gear- you just take the movement out - loosen 3 nuts - remove the old gear and pop in the replacement and you are done- not sure what repair might be done- normally easier by...

Antique Clocks: Zaanse clock, spray lubricant, poor experience
spray lubricant, poor experience, wd40: Sorry to hear you had a poor experience there. ebay is a great resource but there are problems that buyers need to be aware of. I am going to assume contacting the seller for a fix isn t on your to do list ? If you squirted something like wd40...

Antique Clocks: Zaanse or Zaandam Clock chimes 12 times each hour, spiral spring, snail shell
spiral spring, snail shell, o clock: Claudia, so far as I know there are only two Hermle hand nuts for mechanical clocks. One for grandfather or large movements and one for the small movements like yours. No part number, just the small Hermle hand nut. (Not quartz) A search of ebay shows...

Antique Clocks: Zachariah Maples Grandfather Clock, moon dial, watching the clock
moon dial, watching the clock, new moon: Hi Anna, I don t know of any manual, but I may be able to explain setting the moon dial. The moon dial turns one click at a time either once a day or every 12 hours. First, you need to determine which, either by watching the clock, or turning the...

Antique Clocks: Zeeland Colonial Grandfather Clock, grandfather clock, rule of thumb
grandfather clock, rule of thumb, slide switch: Hello Angie. A rule of thumb for clocks, is that they should be cleaned and oiled once every 3-5 years. Alot of people dont realize this and it causes problems for them in the future. If the weights are correct, you tried the chime selector and the instuctions,...

Antique Furniture: modern furniture - who made this?, what's it called?, degree angles, modern furniture
degree angles, modern furniture, chromed steel: Hi Brad. A very nice shelving unit. I have not seen one like it and it is most likely a piece for a store display. The 45 s are very nice and makes for an interesting piece. I doubt the unit has a designer name to it. I would date it to the 70 s....

Antique Furniture: chair maker, seat cushions, classic chair
seat cushions, classic chair, chair maker: Hi Will. Nice chair. That piece is very similar to the Elizabeth chair by Ib Koford-Larson. You can Google it and have a look. It does have differences however and is most likely a version of the classic chair . You can see the Elizabeth chair...

Antique Furniture: Valet Chair, time value, different time
time value, different time, valet: Hi Llana. Not sure of the company name as I have not heard of them before. This is just a mass produced standard chair that may have been sold at Sears or the like at the time. Value is very low as it is not created by a designer or well known company....

Antique Furniture: Willette Bedroom Set, 40s 50s, antique furniture
40s 50s, antique furniture, bench: HI Jackie. I am an expert in Mid century , yes, but mid century modernist pieces. this does not fall into that particular category. i hope you can find some information on it but unfortunately I am not the right guy for that piece. Best regards, Cole...

Antique Furniture: 1920's Vanity with Mirror, rushville indiana, great grandmother
rushville indiana, great grandmother, furniture co: Rest assured that the only foolish person is the one who fed the seller on ebay all the inaccurate and incorrect information and the unfortunate seller who believed it. The set on ebay will be pushing it to bring 1500$ that s (1500). What they are asking...

Antique Furniture: Buffet table, Jacobean Style Dining Set
Jacobean Style Dining Set: ana, What you have with your china cabinet and buffet are stylized pieces in the Jacobean style, dating to about 1910 to 1920. In today s ever changing world, this style of furniture has been fading from current buying trends for a more casual contemporary...

Antique Furniture: Chair with bent wood arms, mahogany style, clam shell
mahogany style, clam shell, mahogany color: goose neck upholstered chair made 1920-40. sometimes mahogany sometimes birch stained mahogany. style is colonial revival. she is asking what it is worth at this time. retail in a shop as shown it would be prices 50-65$ as shown. cleaned up and recovered...

Antique Furniture: Coombe Furniture - Loveseat & Side Table, kincardin, furniture factory
kincardin, furniture factory, period furniture: based on the text from my research materials below the 1969 would be a date of manufacturer. the sofa or loveseat does not have any antique value and is too new to have any collectible value. unfortunately the value lies in quality construction but the...

Antique Furniture: Display case mystery, Vitrine Display Cabinet
Vitrine Display Cabinet: Hi Susan, The piece that you have is commonly referred to as a vitrine. A form that is very popular in French period furniture. These display cabinets were used for keeping objects of art in a safe environment while still be able to view them. ...

Antique Furniture: Coombe Furniture - Loveseat & Side Table, period furniture, loveseat
Antique Furniture: Coombe Furniture - Loveseat & Side Table, period furniture, loveseat, 1950s

Antique Furniture: Knechtel Buffet
Antique Furniture: Knechtel Buffet

Antique Furniture: Peck and Hills Furniture
Antique Furniture: Peck and Hills Furniture

Antique Furniture: rocking chair with lion head hand rests, carpet cleaning machine, upholstery tool
Antique Furniture: rocking chair with lion head hand rests, carpet cleaning machine, upholstery tool, home carpet

Antique Furniture: SLIGH DRESSER, sligh furniture company, assets
Antique Furniture: SLIGH DRESSER, sligh furniture company, assets, doors

Antique Furniture: Furniture help, Jacobean Dining Room Server
Jacobean Dining Room Server: Dear Allison, Thanks for your question. It appears that what you have is a stylized piece of Jacobean furniture that was most likely make in the 1910 to 1930 s period. These pieces were usually made of oak with the use of Walnut inlays. While pieces...

Antique Furniture: help with price for ReStore, Child's Furniture Wardrobe
Child's Furniture Wardrobe: Hello Patsy Lee, Thanks for sending the photo of the Child s Wardrobe. In pricing this item it would help if you have some children or doll clothes in your shop to attract customers by opening the drawers and door to display the clothes, which I think would...

Antique Furniture: Knechtel Buffet, Mahoogany Buffet
Mahoogany Buffet: Hi Katherine, Vintage Buffet s are a tough sell in today s world and go begging in the $300. to $400. range. Furnishing dining rooms with the younger generation has become almost a thing of the past, their favoring the space for everything but the...

Antique Furniture: Leonardo Furniture Co. Pedestal Table, 20th Century Center pedestal Table
20th Century Center pedestal Table: Hi Brandy, I am curious as to your comment about the table being one of only 4 ever made? Whomever told you that, that is the person you should be talking to in seeking information. I also do not seriously believe that this table is at least 100 years...

Antique Furniture: Old Buffet Table, tulip poplar, wood legs
tulip poplar, wood legs, sweet gum: your comment was right on about the spell checker--i misspelled the and mahogany ==================================== these sheraton style sideboards were made in large numbers so without a label we will not be able to determine the manufacturer. they...

Antique Furniture: old table, duncan phyfe table, duncan phyfe style
duncan phyfe table, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer: it is a duncan phyfe style table, more accurately a sheraton style table but most of the public and dealers as well refers to these as duncan phyfe. the work style is important as to exclude style from duncan phyfe infers that it is a duncan phyfe period...

Antique Furniture: Peck and Hills Furniture, Jacobean style Peck and Hills Furniture
Jacobean style Peck and Hills Furniture: Hi Radenka, What you have are pieces that were made in the 1910 s to 1920 s when English Jacobean style furniture was all the rage, just prior to the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg and the demand for the new demand Colonial Revival style of furniture....

Antique Furniture: Phoenix Dining Room Set, Phoenix Dining Room Set
Phoenix Dining Room Set: Hi Debbie, After reviewing the photo of your in-laws dining room set, I would like to offer you my following comments. Your comment of a value in the $2 to $4 thousand range might have worked in another world and time, but in today s current market conditions...

Antique Furniture: Pic for previously asked question, texas photos, restorations
texas photos, restorations, sofa: This does look like it is from the victorian era, a close up of the carving will prove or disprove. The wood should be walnut. again, what is the price you will pay and what was the cost of any restorations? What part of texas?? photos to my email...

Antique Furniture: Another piece!, Wall Console Table
Wall Console Table: Susan, The old saying is, what s one person trash is another persons treasure This piece appears to be of a very recent vintage and has the feel of a Made in china special. while I would not give it space in my home there are others that would find...

Antique Furniture: Quigley Side Tables, co measurements, chippendale style
co measurements, chippendale style, furniture co: these are chippendale style, mahogany veneered tops and sides, tray top end tables or lamp tables. there is some info on the company online, it is sparse but too much to show here. the tables have the style and look of 1920-1940 and wuld etail in a...

Antique Furniture: rocking chair with lion head hand rests, 19th century rocker.
19th century rocker.: Hi Vince, To answer your question, it would depend if you are going to keep this piece for yourself or if you plan to resell it. If you are keeping it, then all I would do is to clean up the frame and re-upholster the chair in a nice neutral fabric...

Antique Furniture: SLIGH DRESSER, walnut burl, walnut veneer
walnut burl, walnut veneer, loose screw: the numbers are a style number. the style is now called as it was then, colonial revival. the piece was made in the 1920s. sligh manufactured quality furniture, as you can tell by the form, style, and wood of this piece, and still does and is still a family...

Antique Furniture: Sofa, Eastlake chair? and french provencial chair?, eastlake style, seat rail
eastlake style, seat rail, dustcover: send more photos to my email it is possible it is an eastlake style chair but it appears that the upholstery coiuld be covering the top crest which might should be exposed. bobklein1@cox.net pic of the underneath with the dustcover removed so i can...

Antique Furniture: swivel top table, 20 Century, Mahogany
20 Century, Mahogany, Game: Hi Ed, I only received one photo of the bottom of the table. It appears, from what I am able to see, that you have a game table which should have a flip top and turns so both parts can rest on the frame. Game tables were very popular back in the 18th...

Antique Furniture: value of mahogany secretary, spinet pianos, mahogany veneers
spinet pianos, mahogany veneers, mahogany color: this is called a spinet desk. they were fashioned after spinet pianos. 1920-40. some were mahogany and mahogany veneers some were sweet gum and tulip poplar stained to a mahogany color. the legs should screw into the underside of the case. great desks....

Antique Furniture: Vintage John Wanamaker Twin Beds, Vintage John Wanamaker Twin Beds
Vintage John Wanamaker Twin Beds: Hi Kim, Ah, John Wannamaker Department Store in Philadelphia, where I am from. I spent many a day in my youth, prowling the furniture floors there. Since I am not able to view a photo, I can tell you that single beds on an average bring $75. to $100....

Antique Furniture: White Furniture Company Buffet, furniture company, two doors
furniture company, two doors, retail shop: it is a very nice looking server but it is a later piece, not an antique. in a retail shop it would sell at 350 due to its style form and condition. the veneers are most likely on mdf which is a man made board. although it would not be catagorized as...

Antique Furniture: 1929 Showers Bros. dining room set from Burlington, Ohio, burlington ohio, value auction
burlington ohio, value auction, sweet gum: table 400 chairs 75 each sideboard 350 china 350 this would be a fair selling price for what i see and what i perceive the china and sideboard to be. in shop pricing would be higher and that is normal. most of these sets are walnut veneers...

Antique Furniture: Anitique Child's Rocking Chair, antique rocking chair, surface condition
antique rocking chair, surface condition, linseed: factory made but without a label there is no way to determine where. thousand of companies in operation then 1880-1900. poor surface condition but if you do something to it only shellac (not varnish, not poly, not oil, not water born anything, no linseed...

Antique Furniture: Antique Settee - Sofa, war of northern aggression, mahogany color
war of northern aggression, mahogany color, rear legs: an original piece like this is Victorian and would have been manufactured around the time of the war of northern aggression. the wood should be walnut or rosewood. some were done in magogany be the style is a bit different. early repros, 1920s-40s would...

Antique Furniture: Antique Vanity, colonial revival style, sweet gum
colonial revival style, sweet gum, cell phone camera: i have done the same thing with uploading pictures, dont know if they go until they arent gone! looks to be 1920s or 30s. the woods would be what you say, mahogany, walnut, sweet gum. It is American made colonial revival style and time. the gum is...

Antique Furniture: Bassett China Hutch, tulip poplar, colonial revival
tulip poplar, colonial revival, sweet gum: it is a blend of styles, as are most things made but more so after the 1950-60s. this looks like what we see in the 1960s, does that figure with what you remember? we see some french styling accented by the hardware and legs and door panels. a bit of...

Antique Furniture: ceruse, crown moulding, ft worth tx
crown moulding, ft worth tx, oak furniture: just buy liming wax and use that. all you are trying to do is get white into the pores of the wood. if the wood is finished in what we call a full filled coating (piano type finish) there will be no pores to fill so any attempt to get the effect will be futile....

Antique Furniture: the chifferobe, wood veneers, chifferobe
wood veneers, chifferobe, mahogany: it is a 1930s chiffrobe, the wood veneers are most likely bleached mahogany but it is a difficult to see in the photo. as shown it would be hard to retail but cleaned up and waxed it would sell at 150. restored at a cost of 650 it would sell at 650. ...

Antique Furniture: Desk/bookcase, piece of furniture, google
piece of furniture, google, bookcase: This is an oak secretary bookcase side by side. they were made around 1890-1910 give or take a decade. check the back for a label, could be a card stapled on teh back, or something signed in ink. if not there is no way to determine the manufacturer. ...

Antique Furniture: drexel heritage wicker chair & rocker, Reproduction Wicker Chairs Value
Reproduction Wicker Chairs Value: Hi Troy, Your chairs would have been imported by Drexel-Heritage Furniture, in the 1970-80 s, from the far east since finding someone with the skill to make these chairs in this country would be next to impossible. The value for these chairs would depend...

Antique Furniture: Anitique Child's Rocking Chair
Antique Furniture: Anitique Child's Rocking Chair

Antique Furniture: the chifferobe, scribblings, auction
Antique Furniture: the chifferobe, scribblings, auction

Antique Furniture: drexel heritage wicker chair & rocker
Antique Furniture: drexel heritage wicker chair & rocker

Antique Furniture: Huntley Furniture, beautiful chest, furniture co
Antique Furniture: Huntley Furniture, beautiful chest, furniture co

Antique Furniture: Finish on 50's singer sewing machine cabinet, could it contain lead?, singer sewing machine, sewing machine cabinet
singer sewing machine, sewing machine cabinet, lacquer thinner: lead was an additive in paints. your finish will not have lead but still isnt a great food product. do this, get some lacquer thinner using a rag with the lacquer thinner on it wipe the top surface till it is clean. let it dry do it again ...

Antique Furniture: Help identifying antique china cabinet., tulip poplar, colonial revival
tulip poplar, colonial revival, sweet gum: thank you for your response and yes i did receive your thank you note. i did misspell three words and i do not use capitalization in forums or on discussion boards. never did, never will. However, when writing formal reports, whether conservation reports,...

Antique Furniture: Huntley Furniture, north carolina archives, winston salem nc
north carolina archives, winston salem nc, simmons co: what else did you want to know? =========================================== the information is somewhat ambiguous and confusing about B F Huntley. as you, i have little in my materials. you should keep in mind that there were literally tens of thousands...

Antique Furniture: old rocker material, martin obrien, old chair
martin obrien, old chair, paper material: tom a picture would be most helpful. by description i am not sure what material might have been used. perhaps it is something than was done using what was available. i have seen seats done frm rural areas that were sugar dane leaves, corn leaves and...

Antique Furniture: Peck & Hills Table, Jacobean style hall table
Jacobean style hall table: Dear Denise, One never knows what they will find on the streets of New York City. What you have is a Jacobean Style Hall Table, most likely made in the 1910-1920 s. I believe what you are referring to is that the table is missing it s cross-stretcher,...

Antique Furniture: refinishing chifferobe, missing handle, ates, wether
ates, wether, peice: without seeing a full view picture of the piece i cannot comment on the age, woods, style or anything like that. if you repost with a full view pic i can address those things. as to the hardware, chances are very slim that you will find a match. you will...

Antique Furniture: Showers Brothers Sideboard, antique showers, jacobean style
antique showers, jacobean style, sideboard: jacobean style made in the 1920s. good company. the carvings may or may not be of wood. many times they are compo a mixture of clays and polymers. retail in a shop assuming the surfaces are good, smooth and stable, retail price in a shop would be 450-550...

Antique Furniture: side table, Dating a table
Dating a table: Hello again Melissa, While your table does indicate that it is from an earlier time period, judging by the use of hand-dovetailing, most experts will tell you it is difficult in the appraisal of furniuitre without the ability to handle it in person. ...

Antique Furniture: Trying to identify this table, windsor chairs, drop leaves
windsor chairs, drop leaves, iron hardware: It is a country dining table with drop leaves and cast iron supports for the drop leaves. These were made in the 1880-1890 times. The wood is generally walnut or chestnut. unfortunately your picture does not show the grain close enough to identify. many...

Antique Furniture: Value of chairs, Kittinger U-502 Chairs
Kittinger U-502 Chairs: Hi Martin, Thanks for your question regarding the Kittinger Model U-502 occasional chairs. To the very best of my knowledge your chairs were produced by the Kittinger company, most likely in the 1960 s. You might be able to find a branding mark on...

Antique Furniture: 1941 vintage blonde birch bedroom suite, question michael, wood species
question michael, wood species, drawer chest: i had identified this company for another poster, give me time to search through the archives as it was not a large or well known company so it may take some time to find the post. i dont think this is 1940s although i am not disputing your statement. ...

Antique Furniture: Antique 72" Sideboard/Buffet, Jacobean Style Server Sideboard
Jacobean Style Server Sideboard: Hi Erika, Based on your photo and not being able to study the piece in person, if I had to guess, I would say that this is a piece of Jacobean style furniture that was produced in the 1910 to 1920 s era. There were numerous companies producing this style...

Antique Furniture: antique coffee and end tables, Saybolt-Cleland Coffee Table
Saybolt-Cleland Coffee Table: Hi Zach, I have no idea how old you are and whether you want to hold on to these pieces is a decision that you need to make. If it were me I would hold on to them because you will never see this quality of furniture being made in this country. We are...

Antique Furniture: antique furniture, sweet gum, empire style
sweet gum, empire style, piece of furniture: 1900-1920 empire style vanity cant tell the wood from the photo. these were done in oak, mahogany, birch, sweet gum. the scroll legs are almost always veneered. cant give a market value, cant see the surface condition or check the stability. ...

Antique Furniture: antique table, splitting hairs, cocktail parties
splitting hairs, cocktail parties, age style: i cannot identify the wood from the picture, a picture of the top will help with that. the table is a draw leaf table from the 1920s, very likely from belgium or the uk but could be made in the USA. a pic of the underneath and pic of the top will help...

Antique Furniture: Antique wardrobe doors, wardrobe doors, antique wardrobe
wardrobe doors, antique wardrobe, mirror backing: there is no quick fix for this and there are several methods depending on the wood, grain orientation, amount of finish on the fronts, amount of finish on the backs doors wont warp that fast just due to the pressure of the lean. unequal moisture...

Antique Furniture: Drop Leaf Gate Leg Table, three tops, style period
three tops, style period, drop leaf: definately over sanded to a new surface, well intentioned however. age for the original parts would be around 1850 but there has been some alterations. as to the patches and all, i would leave them alone. in original condition, cleaned and re shellacked...

Antique Furniture: Drop Leaf Table w. Folding Center Leaf, drop leaf table, modern invention
drop leaf table, modern invention, 30s 40s: answered in email the first time i remember seeing the folding leaves dwas in the 1920s. and looking at the picures again after the email, this is probably 30s-40s. and dont let anyone tell you that philips head screws is a modern invention--they were...

Antique Furniture: 1941 vintage blonde birch bedroom suite
Antique Furniture: 1941 vintage blonde birch bedroom suite

Antique Furniture: Hutch, surfaces
surfaces: have you looked it over on all surfaces to find a mark or label? send a picture of the back and the inside and rear of a door. Also a close clear pic of teh drawer and one door. This is something someone built or modified to have the rustic look, and...

Antique Furniture: Large Dining Table with 10 Legs, nitrocellulose lacquer, wood planks
nitrocellulose lacquer, wood planks, walnut veneer: if the latch has a patent date it will be small and hard to see, very small stamping—an it may not be there. you will know when the paint is removed from that part when you restore the table. about the wood, I am surprised that it would be solid planks....

Antique Furniture: old antique server buffet, google images, buffet hutch
google images, buffet hutch, wood combinations: this is a 1920s buffet or sideboard. there were thousands of companies making this style which is known as colonial revival. the striping you see is probably painted on to resemble mahogany ribbon stripe veneer. the woods could be walnut veneer on the...

Antique Furniture: Old chair, little chair, old chair
little chair, old chair, burl: you are just too nice!! thanks for the wonderfully kind words ======================== ====================================== hey! walnut victorian chair. dining or parlor. 1880 with the burl panel in the top crest rail. these are nice chairs,...

Antique Furniture: Peck and Hills China Cabinet, Breakfront-China Cabinet
Breakfront-China Cabinet: Mike, Thanks for your question, but I can not begin to estimate the value of something that I can not see. What I can tell you is that the interest in breakfront s has dropped dramatically in the past few years, due to the fact that today s home ...

Antique Furniture: Replacing wood chip carving, treadle sewing machine, proper orientation
treadle sewing machine, proper orientation, antique treadle sewing machine: there are many casting an mold making materials available and that is certainly a viable option. or, thin a piece of wood, cut the outline on a bandsaw, use a good pocket knife and whittle it out keep the grain in the proper orientation as the piece you are...

Antique Furniture: Table and Hutch, mahogany veneer, right angles
mahogany veneer, right angles, table and chairs: the table and chairs are in the duncan phyfe/sheraton/hepplewhite style. the table top is mahogany veneer, the chairs may or may not be mahogany, the front and rear of the pierced back in the chairs will be mahogany veneer on the front and rear faces. The...

Antique Furniture: vintage Victoriaville bedroom set, furniture ltd, bedside table
furniture ltd, bedside table, three pieces: sorry you felt i was lacking in knowledge regarding your posted question. I thought you wanted age and value. If you require more information about the furniture woods, please ask, but if you want information on the company, it is not available in...

Antique Furniture: windsor comb back rocker, Windsor rocking Chair.
Windsor rocking Chair.: Hi Randy, Your Windsor rocker was made in the 1920-30 s and could have been made by any number of companies that were in existence at the time. In it s present condition it is worth about $25. and restored a few hundred. While the seat repairs can get...

Antique Furniture: Two chairs, Wing Chair Upholstery
Wing Chair Upholstery: HI Tom, The use of tacks, or more commonly referred to as nailhead trim, is a matter of personal taste. For our upholstery jobs, I usually recommend small antique natural brass tacks. You can just discard the excelsior, I guessed it could have been horse...

Antique Furniture: Eames Chairs, eames chairs, aluminum group
eames chairs, aluminum group, remarkable condition: Hi Mie. Nice chairs. They are the aluminum group by charles eames and were first created in the 50 s. the 4 star base dates them to an early production. later chairs had 5 points at the base. as they are rather common and not an incredibly early...

Antique Furniture: Style, age of antique dining room set, Jacobean Dining Room Set
Jacobean Dining Room Set: Dear Lynn- Thanks for your questions regarding your table and chairs. From what I am able to see in your photo, it appears that what you have is a stylized Refractory Table, normally made from Oak and matching style chairs, from what I am able to see....

Antique Furniture: Vintage dining chairs, 50's Vintage Arm Chairs
50's Vintage Arm Chairs: Hi Diana, If I had to guess, your chairs do appear to be from the 1950 s - 60 s. The photo that you furnished is a small file size and difficult to make out the details that you are referring to, especially viewing from the side. From what I am able to...

Antique Furniture: Williamsburg reproduction by Kittinger, Kittinger Sideboard
Kittinger Sideboard: Dear Kathy, We are very familiar with this particular piece that the Kittinger company made for the Colonial Williamsburg reproduction program up until 1990, which was the last year it was made. We have sold a number of them over the years. The value...

Antique Furniture: 1920 -1930 couch set, Vintage Sofa
Vintage Sofa: Dear Donny, It appears that your mother had some sentemential attachment for this sofa. From what I gather from the photo, it appears that the sofa is in very good condition, however in this present day and age, finding young buyers for the more formal...

Antique Furniture: Antique "telephone bench", Oak Love Seat
Oak Love Seat: Hello John, Thanks for sending along a photo of your Oak hall bench with lower storage drawer. I am not sure why you were told that this piece was used as a telephone bench, however. If you stop and think about it, from a design point of view, this...

Antique Furniture: bennington desk, Desk Values
Desk Values: Dear Keli, Thanks for your question regarding the pine desk. Since I am not able to view the desk, based on the $45.00 price of admission, it surely sounds reasonabe enough. The most important thing is that you appreciate the style of the piece and can...

Antique Furniture: Desk/Table Antique or not?, Federal Style Game Table
Federal Style Game Table: Dear Trisha, I am not sure why you are mentioning a desk, but this piece of furniture that you were kind enough to send along a photo,is commonly referred to a a Game or Gaming Table. As with most antique furniture of the day, that served a dual purpose,...

Antique Furniture: Eames Upholstered Shell, seat chairs, fiberglass seat
seat chairs, fiberglass seat, side chairs: Hi. That chair is upholstered in Alexander Girard fabric, yes. I believe it is called pincheck . This is the first textile Griard did for the Eames chairs and is rather unusual as I have only seen that textile on side chairs. If it is that old, it most...

Antique Furniture: hobnail recliner, Leather Recliner
Leather Recliner: Hello Trisha, Depending on your choice of covering for the chair, if it were me and I was going to re-upholster in leather, than I would most definitely use antique brass nailhead trim. On the other had, if you decide to go with fabric then a self welt/piping...

Antique Furniture: Knoll Table and chair, knoll associates, florence knoll
knoll associates, florence knoll, work cart: Hi. A very odd piece. This was designed by Florence Knoll. The wife of Hans Knoll, who started the business. Florence designed the meat and potatoes pieces like work tables, credenzas, sofas, and chairs. The solid metal base of her pieces are easily...

Antique Furniture: Old Table, mahogany plywood, paint work
mahogany plywood, paint work, period furniture: Hi Connie, Just as I suspected, the worktable is of modern manufacture and appears to have been made in the last 30 years. Based on the use of a metal drawer glide and mahogany plywood drawer bottom, these are construction techniques found in newer...

Antique Furniture: White Dining Room Set, White Dining Room Set
White Dining Room Set: Dear Barbara, I wish that I could help you, but without detailed photo s, I would only be guessing. Based on your description of the pieces, we would not be buyers. Perhaps you can call a local antique dealer in your area for identification and ...

Antique Furniture: 1967 Armoire, Painted Armoire
Painted Armoire: Hi Christian, Thanks for sending the photo of your Armoire. Although the picture does not give me too much to go on, it appears that someone at some point decided to give the piece a coat of green paint, perhaps in the sixties or later. This is a big...

Antique Furniture: Add'l picture, good furniture, furniture business
good furniture, furniture business, style furniture: Hi Mir, Now that I have had a chance to review your other photo s that you sent individually, I can tell you that this desk is most likely an import from Indonesia. I have been in the furniture business for over 40 years and remember seeing all of this...

Antique Furniture: CW Kittinger Sideboard, Kittinger CW148 Sidebaord
Kittinger CW148 Sidebaord: Rich, What you have is a CW148 Sideboard from the Colonial Williamsburg collection that was manufactured by the Kittinger Furniture Co. of Buffalo New York. This 18th century English style sideboard, or some times referred to as a huntboard , was first...

Antique Furniture: Desk, Painted Desk
Painted Desk: Dear Jen, It appears that your desk was made in the 1940 s to early 50 s and possibly constructed out of mahogany. perhaps in the 1960 s, or there about, someone decided to give it a coat of paint thinking that they were going to give it a designer look...

Antique Furniture: Desk top hutch?, Stand up desk
Stand up desk: Dear Catherine, Thanks for your question regarding your desk. It appears to me that originally this desk would have been on a stand. Without being able to view and handle the desk in person, but judging by the hardware and mortise lock visible in...

Antique Furniture: Harmony House Furniture 1950's, curio cabinet, harmony house
Antique Furniture: Harmony House Furniture 1950's, curio cabinet, harmony house

Antique Furniture: Hanover Cabinet Company China Cabinet, Hanover Cabinet Company China Cabinet
Hanover Cabinet Company China Cabinet: Dear Lori, As with most factory production pieces from the earlier years, before some furniture companies made attempts to produce reproductions of finer antiques, you had mass produced pieces of stylized traditional designs, made from oak and mahogany....

Antique Furniture: Harmony House Furniture 1950's, 1940's Dining Room Set
1940's Dining Room Set: Hi Lorelei, To place a value on your dining room set, you will need to understand the following. Today, dining room furniture is not on many current shoppers list. The reason being, today s home buyers are not furnishing the dining room with dining room...

Antique Furniture: Import Desk, Imported Desk
Imported Desk: Mir, As per my telephone conversation with you last week, regarding this desk. This desk is of recent vintage, perhaps 15 - 20 years old. It is most likey from Indonesia and made up of inferior mahogany. The leather top is also an area of concern since...

Antique Furniture: Jenny Lind bed, Jenny Lind bed
Jenny Lind bed: Hi Ken, Feel free to do what ever floats your boat regarding this bed. Since it has been painted, thus depreciating it s value to perhaps $75. - $100. If you like the bed and are comfortable having a custom mattress made for it, then that s all that...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Regency desk, furniture business, credenza
furniture business, credenza, office environment: Mir, You must be in the furniture business! Well, I can tell you that this model T414 Kittinger desk is a better model than the poorly made import desk which you sent me photo s of. The important issue with this Kittinger desk is it s condition and...

Antique Furniture: Macey Bookcase, Sticky Doors and window
Sticky Doors and window: Hello Ruth, Thanks for your question. There are several types of products currently on the market that could correct your problem, but with out seeing exactly the construction of your bookcase, my best recommendation is to go to your local hardware store...

Antique Furniture: Pair of Claw Foot End Tables, Mahogany End Tables
Mahogany End Tables: Dear Leslie, Looking at your two tables, they appear to have been made in the 1940 s and were for use as an end tables for either side of a sofa. Depending on their height they could be use as a coffee table, as well. Since these tables were built...

Antique Furniture: Sewing Rocker?, Early 20th Century Windsor Rocker
Early 20th Century Windsor Rocker: Hi Shandy, It appears that your factory made, Windsor style rocker was made in the 1920 s and although a little bit shop worn and dirty from spending a good part of it s life in your aunt s attic, a little bit of work on it would give some positive results....

Antique Furniture: Seeking info on Kittinger Chair, Kittinger King of Ease Reclining Chair
Kittinger King of Ease Reclining Chair: Dear Diane, Thanks for your question regarding the Kittinger KE reclining chair. You will find it interesting to know that the KE before the # 8 is an abbreviation for King-of Ease. This was a particular line of reclining easy chairs offered...

Antique Furniture: Victor Radio Electrola, Victor Radio Electrola
Victor Radio Electrola: Hello Meghan, Well, you did mentioned that your cabinet was in poor condition and you were absolutely right! It appears to be made of Oak, which by the way is a nice slow burning wood, but if you can find some use for it as a storage cabinet, then perhaps...

Antique Furniture: Vintage Couch, Empire Sofa
Empire Sofa : Hello Zarah, Judging by the photo it appears that you have a sofa from the late Empire period, 19th century. It also looks like its in very good condition and though the upholstery is not done in a period type fabric, it would still be a nice buy for someone...

Antique Furniture: wf manufacturing co bed, bed made into a bench project
bed made into a bench project: HI Memo, Reviewing your photo, the bed appears to be made of veneered mahogany. As for the maker, I do not have any information for you, but I would not worry about that too much since the value of the bed is minimal and you can feel comfortable...

Antique Furniture: Yellow Bedroom Set with label from Detroit Furniture Distributing Co, Inc in Brooklyn, NY, French style bedroom set
French style bedroom set: Hi Jodie, Looking at the tall chest, in the French Provincial style, it is apparent that what you have is a set that was made in the early to mid fifties. The quality is of mass-produced factory furniture, with all machine carving and not hand-carved,...

Antique Furniture: Antique Commode / Wash stand, antique commode, washstand
antique commode, washstand, drawers: it is oak from the 1900-1920 era commonly referred to as the golden oak period, lots of pieces came from grandrapids, mi area as there were 600+ manufacturers in that area. it was part of a set at one time. washstand might have had a towell rack on it...

Antique Furniture: cement table?, antique furniture, cement
antique furniture, cement, marble: table is victorian fomr around 1870. the top is marble, and looks like the original marble. i would pay about 200-250 for this at auction fix it up and sell it for 850-950. wood is walnut. these are good tables, might even put 1100 on it depending...

Antique Furniture: craddock hutch, mahogany veneers, poplar woods
mahogany veneers, poplar woods, tulip poplar: it is from the 1940s. made of mahogany veneers and sweet gum or tulip poplar woods. style is a merging of sheraton and duncan phyfe and hepplewhite. as shown it has little monetary value. condition weighs heavily in values, more so than other factors....

Antique Furniture: identify age, style, wood of dining table set, ornate legs, art deco style
ornate legs, art deco style, age style: it is from the 30s and is a modified art deco style. i cannot determine the wood from the picture as the photo is not close enough for that but some gran does appear to be oak or ash. a close pic of the wood will help to verify the species of wood. the...

Antique Furniture: identifying wood in ladder-back armchairs, colonial revival style, untutored eye
colonial revival style, untutored eye, informative response: thank you for the kind words there is no picture attached to this post, perhaps you would send them to my email bobklein1@cox.net send as attachments to ONE email multiple pics will be good it is not uncommon for the back slats, seat rails, posts...

Antique Furniture: Magazine/book Rack, Magazine/book Rack
Magazine/book Rack: Hi Tracey, Thanks for your question regarding your magazine rack-stand. From what I am able to make out from your photo, I believe that this piece is for sure a reproduction of and English 19th century stand. While there are a number of places today...

Antique Furniture: Murphy No. 108 quarter sawn oak dining chair, quarter sawn oak, detroit source
quarter sawn oak, detroit source, company furniture: also found a murphy chair co in detroit, thats two, the other was in owensboro, ky so please send a pic of the label maybe between the two of us we can decipher it and get your info. also, i hit the wrong button on a previous reply i did not mean to...

Antique Furniture: Phonix Chair Co, Childs Windsor Chair
Childs Windsor Chair: Hi Sally, Your chair is a Youth Windsor Chair, which appears to be in very good condition. Chairs are made to be sat in, but not played with. So my advice would be, if your grandson needs something to play with , perhaps a visit to Toys-Are-Us might...

Antique Furniture: SLIGH and GRAND RAPIDS CHAIR CO, mahogany veneers, virginia auction
mahogany veneers, virginia auction, piece of furniture: a mate to this sold at a virginia auction a few weeks ago for 450. i had bid 225. it is from the 1940s and is a good piece of furniture. magogany and mahogany veneers. i see in teh back ground what looks like a table base to a table that would go with...

Antique Furniture: value and identification of chair, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, victorian style: it is normal size for this victorian style from 1870s. eastlake victorian style. the wood could be walnut or sweet gum or tulip poplar. all were used. i cannot tell from teh photo posted. the back is unusual, i have only seen this twice before. retail...

Antique Furniture: Vanity and Low Chest Indetification, mahogany veneers, high quality furniture
mahogany veneers, high quality furniture, mahogany veneer: the dovetails are handmade but the age is around 1920. there were several companies in operation that produced high quality furniture which is called bench made. meaning it was hand made, or part of it were. i am surprised there is no label of some kind....

Antique Furniture: Virginia House Dining Room Set - repost, jacobean style, table chairs
jacobean style, table chairs, glass doors: thanks for the pics and sorry for the trouble. it is a better set than i thought i would see. older, from the 1920s. problem is this, things that we have and use we tend to overlook the wear that is both visible and non visable. i do it and i know everyone...

Antique Furniture: A 1930-1940's mahogany cabinet?, mahogany cabinet, phillips head
mahogany cabinet, phillips head, best guess: send a pic of teh interior of the drawer cavity attached to an email or reposted for me to see. i am thinking it is 1940s but it could be 50s. from the picture i would be guessing about he wood, i know the doors are mahogany, so the drawers would be...

Antique Furniture: 70 Years Old Desk?, quartz hill ca, mahogany veneers
quartz hill ca, mahogany veneers, tulip poplar: it is from the 1940s. the wood surfaces are mahogany veneers over, most likely, sweet gum or tulip poplar. frame will also be sweet gum and/or tulip poplar. the piece has been refinished, which does not hurt it. i would be surprised if the drawer interiors...

Antique Furniture: Allexpert antique chair question, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, reading chair: it is around 1950-60. it does not fall into the antiques catagory but works nicely in the collectibles catagory. reupholstery or any restoration will only enhance the value. it has a nice look and combination of styles. i cannot determine to wood...

Antique Furniture: Antique 5-piece parlor set, walnut burl, five pieces
walnut burl, five pieces, antique furniture: thsnks for the picture. when evaluating the set i assumed that it was a match and in good condition. it is unfortunate that these do not sell high, and for what reason i do not know. i have a two piece set in my shop priced, after restoration and...

Antique Furniture: Antique Cabinet Identification, hoosier hardware, flour bin
hoosier hardware, flour bin, flour sifters: thanks but unfortunatel ythat part wont help identify the show woods. it is a picture showing the inside of the back which is pine plywood maybe you can scrape an edge of teh door or inside of the door or inside of the front of the drawer and show me that?...

Antique Furniture: antique Imperial sewing? desk, mahogany desk, sewing cabinet
mahogany desk, sewing cabinet, tulip poplar: it is a sewing cabinet affectionately called a martha washington sewing cabinet. woods vary, some walnut, sometimes mahogany, sometimes sweet gum or tulip poplar. in good condition they sell at 125 retail in a shop. they were made by many companies...

Antique Furniture: Antique Mahogany Chair, mahogany chair, antique mahogany
mahogany chair, antique mahogany, federal style: it is worth what you paid if it is in good shape, the picture is to small to see any detail. it is a factory made chair from 1940 done in a very very appealing form and style. it is a modified wing back although auctioneers have come up with some creative...

Antique Furniture: antique mirror, mirror question, antique mirror
mirror question, antique mirror, mirror frame: i looked back through my email and found them in the spam folder. the mirror is from the 1920s. as shown it would sell at 25$. after restoration at a cost of $350 it would sell for 250$. i do not see any mahogany it appears to be stained birch. a...

Antique Furniture: Antique Platform coil spring rockers, platform rockers, oak rockers
platform rockers, oak rockers, sweet gum: I am sure you are very knowledgeable about your woods. over the years i have come to verify for myself, sometimes for curiosity sometimes for accuracy. please send a close picture of the wood so i may confirm for myself that they are oak. just post another...

Antique Furniture: Antique shadowbox mirror pt 2, antique malls, paint black
antique malls, paint black, white paint: it is wood as you said. there are so many of these items made in the 70s and up that are made of polymers we have to be careful. looks can be deceiving at times. the ripple milled wood is typical of the 50s. they were made in many woods and configurations....

Antique Furniture: antique table, mahogany veneer, brandt co
mahogany veneer, brandt co, genuine mahogany: hi the table is from the 1920-40 era, top is most likely mahogany veneer with mahogany as tie base as well---most have sweet gum as the base, or tulip poplar. it is a lamp table. style is a mix of sheraton, and duncan phyfe. as shown retail in a...

Antique Furniture: Carved Love Seat, colonial revival, styel
colonial revival, styel, species of wood: very nice 1910-20 the wood is most likely birch for the most part but i cannot see closest enough on the decorated part to be 100% but i would think it is mahogany veneering, has that look and it owuld be appropriate for the chair. the inlay has abalone,...

Antique Furniture: cleaning vintage oak chairs, furniture conservation, humidity environment
furniture conservation, humidity environment, oak chairs: Hello again, Those that provide blanket arguments on the subject of treatment or no treatment are ill informed. The important issue is this; 1 each item considered for treatment must be evaluated on its own merits based on sound furniture conservation...

Antique Furniture: Crocker Chair Company Rocking Chair, silas crocker, mid 1850s
silas crocker, mid 1850s, mr bliss: age would be around 1910-20 style is as you suggest, craftsman, and arts and crafts is the same thing. so is mission. this is a variation of those styles. i wouldnt know if the twine is original, i will say that this is typical of poor spring tying....

Antique Furniture: antique Imperial sewing? desk, mahogany, draws
Antique Furniture: antique Imperial sewing? desk, mahogany, draws

Antique Furniture: nursing rocker, robert klein, value estimate
Antique Furniture: nursing rocker, robert klein, value estimate, many thanks

Antique Furniture: A few pieces to evaluate. #2, upper doors, antiques mall
upper doors, antiques mall, mirror glass: cant tell the wood from the photo, it is too far and too dark. you are correct that this is not an antique. most likely manufactured in the 1960-80 time. one day you will know for sure as there will be a date stamped on the back of the mirror glass, which...

Antique Furniture: A few pieces to evaluate. #3 Final, mahogany veneers, drawer fronts
mahogany veneers, drawer fronts, federal style: 1940s federal style desk done in mahogany veneers. the grain of the wood on the drawer fronts is ribbon stripe mahogany. the top and sides will be mahogany veneers and well but probably not with grain as figured as the drawer fronts. the piece was refinished,...

Antique Furniture: A few pieces to evaluate., mahogany color, seat rail
mahogany color, seat rail, type material: the wood is figured birch. generally these were done at the factory in a mahogany color, a deep red or red black to resemble mahogany. they look better as your dad did it. it is called a plarform rocker as you probably know. the carving in the front...

Antique Furniture: More furniture, mahogany veneers, sweet gum
mahogany veneers, sweet gum, shoop: curious, where are you in PA? this item is from the 1920s. it is either walnut or mahogany veneers with sweet gum or tullip poplar as the case wood. the finish looks original. it could be called a wardrobe or chiffrobe (if there are drawers on the inside...

Antique Furniture: George C. Flint Partners Desk, Flat top desk
Flat top desk: Hi Pat, What you have is a modest and basic, functional desk. Good for a home office, but perhaps not something that someone would wish to put in the library of their new McMansion. Desks such as yours are in the $350 to $500. range and have to be...

Antique Furniture: Imperial Library Table, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneers
duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneers, insurance replacement: more accurately this would be duncan phyfe style library table. omitting the word style indicates that something is a period table. a period table would be one manufactured during the period in which the maker/manufacturer was operating. it is a small...

Antique Furniture: Mahogany Twin Bed, Mahogany Sleigh Beds
Mahogany Sleigh Beds: Jill, Are you looking to sell a mahogany label or twin beds? Your comment regarding where mahogany grows is not totally accurate. The finest mahogany which was used in the 18th and 19th century was Cuban mahogany. Until Brazil stopped the export of their...

Antique Furniture: Metal Dresser, Painted Metal Dressers
Painted Metal Dressers: Dear Ann, Thanks for your question regarding the value of your Simmons Dressers. Not having a picture to look at to do an evaluation, the mere fact that your pieces have been repainted has compromised the value by at least one half. Any antique...

Antique Furniture: Need help identifying this 1940's inlaid bedroom set, mahogany veneers, chest of drawers
mahogany veneers, chest of drawers, vanity table: the item showing in the picture would be mahogany veneers on the fronts, probably sides an dtop as well but i cannot see them. nice banding round the drawers, inlay is different, tthis is banding. as shown it would sell at 450 in a shop. a vanity would...

Antique Furniture: Need style, era, wood of Rocking Chair ID'd, reupholstry, dark mahogany
reupholstry, dark mahogany, colonial revival: the wood is birch, the stain is a dark mahogany as was normal with this era. 1920s. the style is a mix as are most things. call it colonial revival. in my shop i would price it at 275-325 retail. auction would be around 100. it is a better chair...

Antique Furniture: nursing rocker, furnitrue, visible markings
furnitrue, visible markings, antique furniture: the wood is most likely birch as it is a hard wood sued in furnitrue making forever, especially on rockers. yours looks to be from the 1900-1920s. cant say where it came from without a label as there were thousands of manufacturers in operation. it is...

Antique Furniture: Old Antique Couch, victorian sofa, antiques mall
victorian sofa, antiques mall, pink flowers: it is from the 1940s. great condition. problem with seating is it does not sell high unless it is quite special. even a victorian sofa in rosewood with detailed carved roses and foliage only brings 1500-2500 tops. your sofa would bring, retail in a resale...

Antique Furniture: Old sofa, crosspiece, seat rail
crosspiece, seat rail, arms and legs: it is definitely a fine sofa from the 40s. it was top of the line. better made than anything you can buy today and it is an elegant form and style. unfortunately these do not bring much because the upholstery is costly. i could only get 450 in the shop...

Antique Furniture: painting my mirror in a nice bright old gold paint, gold paint, flower patterns
gold paint, flower patterns, flower pattern: Hi Rahimah, Thank you for your question. I see you live in London and being a large metropolitan city what you want to do is look in your telephone directory for Artist Supplies Any good artist supply store is going to have various gold paints and...

Antique Furniture: Slat-back chair, pilgrim century, wooden pegs
pilgrim century, wooden pegs, rush seat: the variation of the rounds confirms my original thoughts that this can most likely be placed in the 1910-to late 30s but without seeing it in person and seeing through the paint there is no was to tell. what i fail to see, other that a worn seat is the lack...

Antique Furniture: test for photos, protection letters, letters and numbers
protection letters, letters and numbers, spam protection: in testing to attach photos it seems to work fine. we must be sure we click the attach an image underlined text, using the browse button select the photo from our files, and insert the proper text in the available boxes for image and description. fill...

Antique Furniture: Value of commode, marble top commode
marble top commode: Hi Jessica, It appears what you have is a late 19th century commode made of Oak. Judging by the top of table, it might of originally had a marble that was damaged and now has a later replacement. As with many antique pieces, originality is an important...

Antique Furniture: Victorian era platform rocker, mahogany veneer, empire revival
mahogany veneer, empire revival, dark mahogany: your platform rocker has some victorian influence, and some empire influence. it was not necessarily made in the in the victorian era depending on your delineation of the victorian period, some people carry it to 1920. i dont, i consider it to be 1850/60...

Antique Furniture: Wallace Furniture Co. bed & Dresser, lumber core, animal glue
lumber core, animal glue, colonial revival: all the picture info is on the ask the expert page but this picure is good. it is from the 1920s, as you know. a perfect example of that period which is now referred to as colonial revival. the woods will be walnut veneers over a lumber core, sometimes...

Antique Furniture: White Fine Furniture, mahogany veneers, tulip poplar
mahogany veneers, tulip poplar, dresser bed: It is indeed a nice set from the 1940 era. the style can be called federal. it is a combination of several styles, sheraton, phyfe, chippendale. the fronts, sides and top of the case pieces are mahogany veneers. the bed siderail and part of the post...

Antique Furniture: Last one :) ..... for now., mahogany veneer, wooden rollers
mahogany veneer, wooden rollers, leg fetish: again, the same age but looks like mahogany veneer grain. the legs are cabriole in shape the foot has several names, the more common being scroll foot but that can be misleading since it is fancier that what is thought of as scroll. here is a link to show...

Antique Furniture: 2 tier table, Dumbwaiter stand
Dumbwaiter stand: Hi Ted, Thanks for your question. What you have is a serving table, or what is commonly referred to as a Dumbwaiter . These tables in their antique form are usually 3 tier and were used in the dining room of the house for aiding in serving food and deserts....

Antique Furniture: Antique Buffet, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer
duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer, antique buffet: this is 1920-40. the wood is mahogany veneer as all pieces of this style are. some call it duncan phyfe style, i call it sheraton or federal. duncan phyfe made extensive use of sheratons style book for his pieces which he and his company made in teh early...

Antique Furniture: Antique dresser, cottage style chest of drawers
cottage style chest of drawers : Hi Ron, While a piece a furniture needs to be 100 years old to be considered a true antique, your cottage style chest of drawers to have been made in the teen s to 1920. There were numerous furniture companies in this country that were grinding out modest...

Antique Furniture: Bench??, Bench
Bench: Dear Liz, If you are still in need of assistance in determining what your piece was originally used for, I recommend that you consult your yellow pages for certified appraisers in your area. Good Luck, George E. Harrison III WWW.americanainteriors.com/...

Antique Furniture: china cabinet, glass china cabinet, bonnet top
glass china cabinet, bonnet top, auction price: it is oak from around 1890-1910. style has no definitive name but is referred to as a curved glass china cabinet with bonnet top from the golden oak period. . do you have the door?? if so, and all the glass is original i would price this in my shop between...

Antique Furniture: Drexel chairs, Drexel Regency Side Chair
Drexel Regency Side Chair: Hi Annie, What you have is a stylized version of a Regency side chair dating to the 1950 s Since these are very simple in their design and were built to a price, they have a value of about $25.00 each. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Drexel, 1950's Drexel furniture sofa adn chair.
1950's Drexel furniture sofa adn chair.: Hello Monique, Thanks for your questions regarding your Drexel Sofa and matching chair. Like a good number of earlier American furniture companies, the Drexel Furniture Company made fine quality furniture back in the day, years before they were merged...

Antique Furniture: finish damage, Furniture finish damage
Furniture finish damage: Karen, Looking at your photo, it is hard for me to advise you on the perfect remedy. My advise would be to consult your local yellow pages to find a local furniture restorer to get their opinion. Good luck, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.co...

Antique Furniture: Kitchen Chairs - Bagby Furniture, brooke company, handwritten number
brooke company, handwritten number, kitchen chairs: company operated between 1879 and 1990 these chairs are from 1890-1910. i cannot determine the wood from the photo as it is too distant. the chairs are meant to be used but not abused so enjoy them. they are a wonderful design, good in form and style...

Antique Furniture: Liquor cabinet?, mahogany veneer, liquor cabinet
mahogany veneer, liquor cabinet, 100 years: it would depend on your definition of antique. if 100 years then it is not, if 50 years it is probably not. regardless, it doesnt matter, antique or not it is a nice item, probably from 1950-60 when that style of hardware in the chinese form was popular....

Antique Furniture: Molly Pitcher Sewing Cabinet/table, sewing cabinet, molly pitcher
sewing cabinet, molly pitcher, cabinet table: please send a picture of this label to my email address. preview the label prior to sending to make sure it can be read in its entirety. thanks bobklein1@cox.net send the pics as jpg files attached to the email include the original question ...

Antique Furniture: need to know what maker or period, old milk glass, rear interior
old milk glass, rear interior, detail views: hi you will need to sen lots of photos to my email it is a high end manufacturered piece so without a label thee is no way to determine the manufacturer whether european or American in origin. in addition to front view, i need rear, interior and detail...

Antique Furniture: replacement glass for a china closet, curved cabinet glass replacent
curved cabinet glass replacent: Hi Dan, Thanks for your inquire. As soon as I read through your note regarding your broken glass panel I immediately though of just the right person to handle your project. Not an easy undertaking in this day and age but I feel confident that this company...

Antique Furniture: Scroll top mahogany desk, mahogany desk, uv light
mahogany desk, uv light, cox: send lots of pictures to my email address, instructions are on the question page or ask the expert page, not sure which. bobklein1@cox.net clear jpg files attached to ONE email all surfaces, interior, underneath, side of one drawer where the side...

Antique Furniture: Scroll top mahogany desk, mahogany desk, uv light
mahogany desk, uv light, cox: send lots of pictures to my email address, instructions are on the question page or ask the expert page, not sure which. bobklein1@cox.net clear jpg files attached to ONE email all surfaces, interior, underneath, side of one drawer where the side...

Antique Furniture: sideboard appraisal, Colonial Williamsburg Kittinger Sideboard
Colonial Williamsburg Kittinger Sideboard: Hi Stephanie, Thanks for your question regarding your Kittinger sideboard. As with all furniture, condition is a very important factor and how the piece presents itself. If you have a CW26 sideboard, this particular piece was first produced in 1937 and...

Antique Furniture: Thai nesting tables, mahogany family, airborne contaminants
mahogany family, airborne contaminants, silicone oil: not being able to see the wood grain in the picture i cannot say for certain what the species would be. generally these are a type of wood from the rosewood or mahogany family. a close picture of the top would help. cleaning; what are you trying to acomplish,...

Antique Furniture: Trestle Table Identification, trestle table, patent number
trestle table, patent number, jpg files: send pics to bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments to ONE email include the original question pics of all surfaces and underneath check carefully to see if the trefoil shapes are wood or plastic, looking wont work, you may have to tap and scrape...

Antique Furniture: value of desk, Writing Table
Writing Table: Hi David, Thanks for your question. My guess is that your writing table was made sometime in the late twenties to early 1930 s. While the finish is somewhat dull looking in the photo, my thoughts are that it is made of mahogany and finished in a more...

Antique Furniture: Value of Dining Set, Country French Dining Set
Country French Dining Set: Dear Shannon, What you have is a French provincial style dining set, adapted in the Louis the 15th style. This style became the rage in the 1950 s when various furniture companies were looking to keep buyers active in the market, by introducing new...

Antique Furniture: Vintage Rocking Chair, platform rocker, grained wood
platform rocker, grained wood, dowell: this is a platform rocker it is also a carpet rocker. made around 1900. wood is probably maple, birch, cherry or another hard close grained wood. there should be a round dowell at the front and rear of the seat around which the fabric is looped and tacked...

Antique Furniture: antique oak armoire Glasgow, oak armoire, ash wood
oak armoire, ash wood, import shops: hi it is european and from the 1930s. looks to be oak or ash wood. hand cut dovetailing is not an age indicator on european items. the wardrobe to the left is an American piece from 1890. you will find many similar armoires in import shops...

Antique Furniture: Antique pewter candlesticks, pewter candlesticks, antique pewter
pewter candlesticks, antique pewter, touchmark: they can be restored it would be costly done correctly pewter is led and tin originally--alter other metals were added. the pewter that has value has a touchmark on the bottom done by teh smith. it will not say pewter, if it does say pewter then it...

Antique Furniture: Antique Vanity, maple burl, maple veneer
maple burl, maple veneer, mirror glass: it is from the 1920s. the style is now called colonial revival. the woods are mahogany and/or walnut veneers onthese pieces. the light wood is a maple burl or birdseye maple veneer. the case wood is sweet gum or tulip poplar (frame and legs). value...

Antique Furniture: armchair, colonial revival, missing pieces
colonial revival, missing pieces, monetary value: paint and missing pieces hurts but restored it would sell at 650. it is from the 1920s but identifying the wood isnt possible, most likely birch stained to a walnut color. it would look very nice redone. little monetary value as shown. style is colonial...

Antique Furniture: bed, mahogany veneers, tulip poplar
mahogany veneers, tulip poplar, colonial revival: from the piece in the picture it looks like a 1920s colonial revival bed of walnut and mahogany veneers with tulip poplar or sweet gum posts or ends. before committing to any more i would need to see ea picture of the whole bed--head and foot and rails....

Antique Furniture: Boston rocker?, boston rocker, layout lines
boston rocker, layout lines, rough shape: send pics of the underneath of the seat. rub your hand under the seat and see if it is flat or if it undulates which would show the hand planing marks. show a pic of the back of the seat where the spindle support it attached to the seat plank. check...

Antique Furniture: chair, griswold street, skilled laborers
griswold street, skilled laborers, tulip poplar: a bit of copied info When Detroit Chair Factory finally closed it doors in 1877, Michael J. Murphy moved into the facility at the corner of 4th and Porter, and added the manufacture of chairs to his already-established firm. Murphy had previously purchased...

Antique Furniture: Chair identification, old man winter, oriental elements
old man winter, oriental elements, mahogany color: reading the feedback i apologize for not being clear. please let me know what or how i missed on that point so i may better help others. thank you. ==================================================================================== There were thousands...

Antique Furniture: dresser identification, Chase
Chase: Crystal, The brasses that are currently on your federal style chest are of the style brasses used during the William and Mary period, pre Queen Anne.That type of brass would have been used in the late 1600 s to early 1700 s. The Chase is not a salesman...

Antique Furniture: Drexel bedroom furniture - can't find any information on style, mahogany veneer, antiques mall
mahogany veneer, antiques mall, antique value: whitewashed mahogany veneer as is common in the 50s style is federal dresser would sell in a resale shop or antiques mall at 275-325 there is no antique value here but it does have value as a well made set in a classic style i cannot speak to what...

Antique Furniture: DumbwaiterTable, Adaption Dumbwaiter table
Adaption Dumbwaiter table: Hi Carlos, What you have is a 1940 s adaptation, two tier table, often referred to as a Dumbwaiter . These tables are found in a more common three tier configuration with brass castors feet for mobility. Originally used in the 18st for assisting in...

Antique Furniture: Union Furniture Co. Drop front dresser/bureau desk
Antique Furniture: Union Furniture Co. Drop front dresser/bureau desk

Antique Furniture: Ferguson Brothers Smoking Stand, hoboken nj, ash trays
hoboken nj, ash trays, ash tray: hi i would put this in the 1940s. the company operated from the late 1800s till around 1950-52. trying to return it to its original state would not devalue if done properly. i can tell you fron experience that stripping the paint of the type of antiquing...

Antique Furniture: furniture refinishing help, wood bleach, hydrogen peroxide
wood bleach, hydrogen peroxide, mersman tables: sorry my answer was not clear (based on the feedback). please tell me what was not clear so i may fulfill my obligation to you and make your task easier. thanks bobklein ======================== i would do a good rinse of the stripper residue...

Antique Furniture: Mitchell & Rammelsberg school(?) desk, war of northern aggression, writing utensils
war of northern aggression, writing utensils, school desk: mitchell and rammelsburg was one of the top three companies in operation, employing up to 600 people. one thing to keep in mind is that a location address change didnt mean that the original location became defunct, could have been just an expansion. also,...

Antique Furniture: question allexperts, mahogany veneer, michigan chair
mahogany veneer, michigan chair, mahogany color: it is fine, the website will only allow one picture. it is made around 1920. the woodin the back will be mahogany veneer front and rear with the carving applied to that. the rest of the chair is birch stained to a mahogany color with a water based dye....

Antique Furniture: Re: 50s Dining Table, Retro Furniture
Retro Furniture: Hi Todd, When viewing your photo, I get the immediate feeling that I am looking at reproduction retro furniture. What gives me that feeling is the upholstery work on the chairs and also the table is of a newer design and not a form, found in an earlier...

Antique Furniture: Re: Refinishing a Walnut veneer buffet, Refinishiing a jacobean1920's Buffet
Refinishiing a jacobean1920's Buffet: Dear Carolyn, Regarding your Jacobean style buffet. The best information I could give you is not to paint this piece of furniture. While this furniture, along with all the other pieces that the Northern Furniture Co. created were manufactured to a...

Antique Furniture: resstoration/value of spindle bed, resstoration/value of spindle bed
resstoration/value of spindle bed: Hi Jenn, Some folks have an issue with using other peoples mattresses. My wife would never let one in the house, period. For the person that is willing to overlook that issue your bed has perhaps a value of $50. to $75.00 Best wishes with it and...

Antique Furniture: Saginaw Mahogany Secretary Hutch, Mahogany Breakfront Secretary
Mahogany Breakfront Secretary: Dear Julie, Thanks for your question regarding your Saginaw Breakfront Secretary. Your piece was most likely manufactured in the late 1930 s to 1940 s. The Saginaw Furniture Co. made mid-level quality furniture, however in today s market and that depends...

Antique Furniture: Secretary-Desk, secretary desk, bob klein
secretary desk, bob klein, metal tag: scholles sold but did not manufacturer furniture so we will not know who the manufacturer was. one thing for sure is that it was a quality item. this is evidenced by the style, form, and materials. the primary woods apprear to be wlanut veneers in the photo,...

Antique Furniture: Tell City Chairs, duncan phyfe style, mahogany color
duncan phyfe style, mahogany color, mahogany wood: these are 1940s done in a mahogany color but not mahogany wood, the wood is either tulip poplar or sweet gum. you should have had to pay 40 each minimum. they are not stackable unless you put two seat to seat. so i think the dealer was medicated. good...

Antique Furniture: Union Furniture Co. Drop front dresser/bureau desk, mahogany veneer, pigeon hole
mahogany veneer, pigeon hole, handwritten script: the desk is from the 1920s, these are nice. the wood is mahogany veneer on the drawer fronts, desk front, top and sides. the frame wood or core will be sweet gum. drawer bottoms would be 3 ply mahoagany. it is machine made, so are the dovetails. the...

Antique Furniture: Windsor Rocking Chair, Early 20th Century Windsor Rocker
Early 20th Century Windsor Rocker: Beau, What you most likely have is not an original antique but a 1920 s stylized version of an earlier 18th century New England style of Windsor chair. Original Windsor chairs, dating back to the 16th century where originally made by wheelwrights and...

Antique Furniture: 1923 Federal Style Sideboard, replacement mirror glass, sideboard buffet
replacement mirror glass, sideboard buffet, warsaw ky: Most likely it is the Bogardus-McDanell Co. in Warsaw, Ky which was operating in the 1920s. The F in the letters on yours being furniture . I know of no company that specializes in old mirror glass. To obtain old glass, a piece (whole furniture or just...

Antique Furniture: andirons, wilcox company, bronze cat
wilcox company, bronze cat, insurance replacement: good research!! I don’t think the tools are part of the set but they work and probably were bought at the same time. I also think the price is low!!! Of course it would depend on the point of sale. are we talking selling numbers or insurance replacement...

Antique Furniture: Andirons, antique malls, ebay
antique malls, ebay, auction sites: If they are that they are 45 years back from your dads recollections that would put them around 1965. My concern is that there were thousands of imports from Taiwan ans Hong Kong in the late 1970s which are being sold today at antique stores and antique malls...

Antique Furniture: antique dresser/ How old??, 1920's Dresser
1920's Dresser: Dear Janet, What you have is a vintage dresser/chest of drawers. I say vintage because it is not over 100 years old which it would need to be in order to refer to it as an Antique . Your dresser was most likely made in the 1920 s from mahogany with...

Antique Furniture: Antique Fainting Couch, Antique Fainting Couch
Antique Fainting Couch: Hi Jessica, It appears that your couch is from the late 1800 s and in the Eastlake style. From what I can make out it looks like the piece has been stripped and refinished, not a good thing from an originality standpoint. Most likely, at that time the...

Antique Furniture: Antique Game Table Information, mahogany veneer, information question
mahogany veneer, information question, bad shape: do not re veneer, to do so will irreversibly damage and devalue the table. there are ways to make this right but it is not a home project. where are you located? a better picture of the top would help me. take it straight on from above so I can see...

Antique Furniture: Antique Love seat, Antique Victorian Loveseat
Antique Victorian Loveseat: Hello Jessica, Your love seat is most definitely Victorian and most likely dates from about 1880-1890. It is safe to say that it has been reupholstered, since if it were the original covering it would not be in the condition that it is presently in....

Antique Furniture: Antique Rocking Chair, empire revival, antique rocking chair
empire revival, antique rocking chair, grit sandpaper: sorry that i was not clear, i would never recommend doing anything that would devalue an item. doing the reupholstery and tuning up the chair properly will enhance value. improperly done it will have the opposite effect. recover it from the springs up,...

Antique Furniture: Antique Rococo Table, Butl;ers Tea tTable
Butl;ers Tea tTable: Dear Ann, Thanks for your questions regarding your table. I believe this table depending on it dimensions could either be a tea table or butlers table judging by the handles on the sides of the top. it is removable i presume for the transport from the...

Antique Furniture: Antique Settee, antique settee, burl walnut
antique settee, burl walnut, upholstery company: 1875-1880 It is an eastlake victorian loveseat and was once part of a parlor set. The wood should be walnut with a burl walnut panel between the pierced carving at the top. The incise carving and linear form are characteristic of the eastlake victorian...

Antique Furniture: Antique Table, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, antique table: not a drum table, but and octagon table, side table, end table, lamp table. made around 1920. cant really tell the wood from the pic but i would think is is sweet gum or tulip poplar or both with a veneer of walnut or mahogany over the top. did you post...

Antique Furniture: Antique Vanity, colonial revival, mirror glass
colonial revival, mirror glass, light areas: This was made in the 1920s and yes it would be considered an antique and/or collectable although the gubermint says 100 years, but what do they know, that decision was so they could tax things. Odd huh? It is possible that the rear of the mirror glass...

Antique Furniture: Antique or Vintage Rocker, old rocking chair, colonial revival
old rocking chair, colonial revival, antique furniture: style would be called colonial revival. it appears to be around 1900, and has a touch of eastlake victorian styling as well. i think if you look under the seat it may have been cane at one time. nice and unusual probably retail in a shop at 225-250...

Antique Furniture: Bedroom set, bedframes, american walnut
bedframes, american walnut, hickory nuts: please send a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front so i can see how it is joined picture of the back of the chest the pulls are leafs and nuts; walnuts, hickory nuts bobklein1@cox.net pics as attachment...

Antique Furniture: Bedroom set, jacobean style, twin beds
jacobean style, twin beds, five pieces: it looks like a 1920s jacobean style set. if it is modern then none of the numbers below will apply. the piece i am looking at would sell retail in a shop at 450. night stand if it is the same set would sell at 150 twin beds i cannot say without seeing...

Antique Furniture: Our chair, arm chair, guest bedroom
arm chair, guest bedroom, dracula: this form is european in style (flemish) origin but made in this country. it is a combination of several styles but is called a jacobean revival arm chair or jacobean lolling chair. i dont know what lolling means. generally the feet are different than...

Antique Furniture: Child's Windsor Chair, windsor chairs, windsor chair
windsor chairs, windsor chair, skilled craftsman: Don, I lacked clarity because I was trying to be supportive of your assessment and excitement. For that I apologize and should have been more forthcoming and less evasive. When I look at the arm shape, the rung shapes, the spindle shapes, i see machine...

Antique Furniture: Dining room set, jim condon, sw macadam
jim condon, sw macadam, corporate conglomerate: This lovely set was manufactured in the 1920s. The main wood is sweet gum and tulip poplar stained to a walnut color to match the walnut veneers on the face surfaces. These look wonderful restored to a walnut or brown mahogany color. some added info;...

Antique Furniture: Dresser, Cushman Furniture Chest of Drawers
Cushman Furniture Chest of Drawers: Hello Morgan, Looking at your photo it appears that you have a secretary chest that was made by the Cushman Furniture Company of Bennington, Vermont. The H. T. Cushman Furniture Company has a long and interesting history. Mr. Henry Theodore Cushman (1844-1922)...

Antique Furniture: Dresser, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, cottage furniture: please post a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front so i can see the joinery. These were manufactured from 1880s-1910s. They are Eastlake in style and period. Often it is referred to as cottage furniture. Ash...

Antique Furniture: Drexel Sofa 1962, Drexel Sofa 1962
Drexel Sofa 1962: Hi Eric, In the earlier years the Drexel furniture brand was a respected name in the marketplace, but over the years it s credibility has somewhat diminished. Without be able to see the exact model that you have, it is impossible to place an accurate...

Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe Dining Table, duncan phyfe dining table, dining room table
duncan phyfe dining table, dining room table, hepplewhite: this is a common label for this style table. had the seller said it was a duncan phyfe style able it would have been more accurate. phyfe worked in the early 1800s, your table is from 1940. that does not make it a bad table, actually it is better than...

Antique Furniture: End Table/SIde Table, harry lumley bayshore, dining room furniture
harry lumley bayshore, dining room furniture, harry lumley: it appears to be from 1920-40 based on the form, wood is most likely sweet gum or birch. as to a particular style it is a combination of style, the shape of the legs say country hepplewhite style. are the drawer joints dovetailed together? ...

Antique Furniture: andirons
Antique Furniture: andirons

Antique Furniture: Our chair
Antique Furniture: Our chair

Antique Furniture: Identify Rocking Chair
Antique Furniture: Identify Rocking Chair

Antique Furniture: old chair, upholsterers, many thanks
Antique Furniture: old chair, upholsterers, many thanks, compliments

Antique Furniture: Robert W. Irwin Dresser
Antique Furniture: Robert W. Irwin Dresser

Antique Furniture: sideboard/ buffet
Antique Furniture: sideboard/ buffet

Antique Furniture: H.P. Robertson table, walnut veneer, manufactured furniture
walnut veneer, manufactured furniture, tulip poplar: Without a close picture of the wood grain in the legs and top I cannot comment on teh wood species but my instincts tell me the top will be a walnut veneer and the rest sweet gum and/or tulip poplar. That would be consistent with what was used in manufactured...

Antique Furniture: Hall table, elegant piece, drawer sides
elegant piece, drawer sides, exclusivity: This is a nice piece done in the sheraton style with adams brothers style carving. it looks like it should be from the 1900-1920s but without rear pictures and pictures of the drawer sides I cannot be certain. the mahogany veneers are well executed for...

Antique Furniture: Can you ID this chair?, paw feet, waterford pa
paw feet, waterford pa, mahogany color: empire style, not period but style made in the 1910-20s. it is a manufactured piece and was part of a set at one time. These were made from birch, sweet gum, and/or tulip poplar and stained with a water based dye to a dark mahogany color. even in the...

Antique Furniture: Identify antique buffet, antique buffet, good evening
antique buffet, good evening, drawers: would you send multiple pictures to my email need rear pics of the back pics of the back of doors edges of doors sides of drawers bottom of drawers hardware from this picture it appears to be european styling, oak and from around 1890/1900. is...

Antique Furniture: Identify Rocking Chair, boston rocker, windsor style
boston rocker, windsor style, colonial revival: I will need a picture that is clearer and larger if possible. I would guess there is a brand stamped under the seat?? It is neither a boston rocker nor a windsor but is a copy of a windsor style now referred to as colonial revival. these were made at...

Antique Furniture: Irwin Sideboard, piece of furniture, sideboards
piece of furniture, sideboards, sideboard: what is the size? where are you located-city. sideboards sell well. these days they are used in rooms to support a tv in addition to use in a dining room. condition is a huge factor in selling, more so than age and irwin is a good name, well made,...

Antique Furniture: Lamp, egyptian motif, art deco style
egyptian motif, art deco style, motifs: hi wayne this is an art deco style lamp and is from the 1930s. it would sell in a shop at 250 minimum there were many different motifs used during the period. check pictures of old miami, fl architecture and you will see what i mean about the lines...

Antique Furniture: Mt. Airy Sideboard, Mount Airy Sideboard
Mount Airy Sideboard : Dear Joseph, Thanks for sending me a photo of your sideboard. Your Mount Airy Sideboard is what I consider a true production piece of furniture and not a fine reproduction of a period sideboard. This company built affordable furniture that was built...

Antique Furniture: old chair, upholstery methods, spring coils
upholstery methods, spring coils, traditional upholstery: It is of the Victorian period, around 1875 and should be in walnut although some mahogany was used as well. The incise carvings show an Eastlake influence. I could not offer an opinion on origin without seeing the seat frame wood on the interior and even...

Antique Furniture: old chair, want to restore, wood pegs, dish soap
wood pegs, dish soap, mineral spirits: water wont damage the wood but it might turn the old finish white. if you are going to wipe with anything use mineral spirits. but-wax will work as a cleaner to a degree, i am not there so i dont know how dirty it is and if there is a build up of grit. ...

Antique Furniture: Our old set of chairs, queen anne style, birch wood
queen anne style, birch wood, mahogany: you have a high back queen anne style dining chair probably in birch wood stained to mahogany or walnut. it would have been manufactured in the 1920s. any table in walnut or mahogany with the same style legs will match and make a nice set. retail in...

Antique Furniture: Plank Rocking Chair with Coil Springs, Antique Rocking Chair
Antique Rocking Chair: Hi Morgan, Your lovely rocker dates to the 1890 s and appears to be made out of maple, adding to it s durability. Your rocker appears to be in excellent condition, just the way you would like to find pieces today. Too often out of style furniture has...

Antique Furniture: Question about antique china hutch, mahogany veneer, sweet gum
mahogany veneer, sweet gum, great grandmother: is there any label on teh back or in a drawer?? it is a nice 1920-40 mahogany veneer and sweet gum wood piece in a combination of styles. Federal style captures all teh design elements. very good one that would sell in a shop at 750. the form and design...

Antique Furniture: Robert W. Irwin Dresser, intrinsic value, top drawer
intrinsic value, top drawer, restorer: if, if, you have it refinished by a skilled and knowledgeable restorer it is a good thing and will enhance both the esthetic and intrinsic value, anything short of that and i would leave it alone. it appears to be a 1920-40s piece with nicely done veneers....

Antique Furniture: Rocking Chair, quarter sawn oak, crescent moons
quarter sawn oak, crescent moons, moon men: All I can tell from the picture of the crest rail is that it is quarter sawn oak. I see the crescents and as a child might see this a the man in the moon. The faces are the north wind faces with the wind coming from the open mouth. I might be able to...

Antique Furniture: rocking chair, Rocking Chair
Rocking Chair: Hi Jean, While the photo of your rocking chair is far from the best, I am still able to see and assure you that what you have is not going to make your 401K. grow by leaps and bounds. Years ago, some people would have found this rocker charming and...

Antique Furniture: Sea Trunk, mayflower heritage, edward winslow
mayflower heritage, edward winslow, family legends: I started to reject this question since I would not be able to accurately answer your specific inquiries but I think this is a very important question and all that search and read these boards would benefit from reading. Besides, this is a very intriguing...

Antique Furniture: server follow up, Mahogany Server
Mahogany Server: Hi Sharon, I would clean the piece to the best of your ability and move it along. The time and money you would spend would not be recaptured due to the undesirable nature of this piece of furniture. I hate to say it s a dog of a piece but in my...

Antique Furniture: Shower Brother Furniture, Shower Brothers Chest of Drawers
Shower Brothers Chest of Drawers: Hi Cindy, To respond to the question of value for this Shower Brothers Chest. The old saying is, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and in most cases it is the reason for value. It has always been my opinion, that in order to have value,...

Antique Furniture: sideboard/ buffet, Sideboard - Buffet
Sideboard - Buffet: Dear Sue, Since you sideboard was most likely made in the early 1900 s, around 1910 and if I had to guess,it therefore would not be referred to as an antique. Only pierces over 100 years old would qualify as an antique. Endless numbers of companies made...

Antique Furniture: sideboard / buffet - age ?, Mahogany venered server
Mahogany venered server: hi Sharon, My guess is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder What I can tell you is this is not a piece of furniture that many people are seeking these days. From what little I can see of this piece, probably made around the turn of the century to...

Antique Furniture: Sleigh bedroom set, metal hook, great grandmother
metal hook, great grandmother, sleigh bed: you may send pictures to bobklein1@cox.net, include the original question in your email. pics of each item is it Sleight Company? take a picture of the end of the bed rail showing the metal hook take a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer...

Antique Furniture: Sligh vanity appraisal, vanity table, colonial revival
vanity table, colonial revival, current market value: acetone is likely as it is in fingernail polish remover. trying to restore an existing finish/coating is best left to those with the skills and knowlege of these things but, first you have to clean it. mineral spirits will work. while it is wet with the...

Antique Furniture: stemware, Search for Stemware
Search for Stemware: Dear Cindy, Perhaps I can help you with you question. These are the people who will be able to help you with your search. Replacements, Ltd. Toll free at 1-800-REPLACE (1-800-737-5223) Good luck and tell them I sent you. George E. Harrison...

Antique Furniture: vanity, Shower Brothers Vanity Furniture
Shower Brothers Vanity Furniture: Hello Cindy, Your Showers Brothers vanity was most likely made in the late 1800 s to early 1900 s in Bloomington, Indiana. This company has a long history with the production of bedroom furniture and they even made furniture for the United States...

Antique Furniture: Victorian firescreen, ruby lane, insurance replacement
ruby lane, insurance replacement, firescreen: repair the leg properly or leave it alone. leave the rest alone. amalgamating a surface coating is challenging and best left to conservators. it doesnt matter that or if the market is being flooded, it is always flooding with some item or another. ...

Antique Furniture: Worth of this velvet chair?, French Provincial Ocassional Chair
French Provincial Ocassional Chair: Hi Frank, What you have is a chair that was made in the French Provincial style and quite popular in the 1950 s -1960 s. It does not appear too be of any great quality and like most furniture companies, they built furniture to a price and not to a...

Antique Furniture: 9 Piece Dining Set, jacobean style, realistic market
jacobean style, realistic market, market numbers: 19210-20s, oak, jacobean style. perhaps white oak, maybe red oak. the staining is factory. it will be lacquer with shading. condition matters to the buyer more that to the seller. things are always in great condition to the seller--this is normal. ...