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I do not have a key for this clock. The label on the inside back cover has the following on the top left corner.. 296-C-M.P 69059. I do not have a key for it but would like to get one. Where would I get a key and what size/type of key would I need. I believe this close is from 1900, but am unable to find a date on it other than the label stating the clock was patented Sep 7, 1880.
Any help would be appreciated.

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This is an adamantine clock which refers to the celluloid or early plastic finish which no one else used. This is called "mahogany" and is from the 1910-20 period. Sometimes but not always, these are dated on the bottom in stencils. If so,there would be a letter to show the month and then the year backwards. e.g. D1091 is April,1901. This would take a #6 key. It should have a smaller end (size 00)to regulate the clock under the hands. You can buy a key from Ebay or Timesavers.com. Value is $75-125.  

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Barry W Macomber

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My experience is mostly with 19th century American clocks. I can answer repair questions and can identify most clocks of this period. I cannot answer questions about non-American clocks.

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Many years buying, selling, and collecting American clocks.

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