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I inherited the beautiful clock when my mother passed and want some more information about it and its value as to if I should get it insured.

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Ebay has a Colonial of Zeland floor clock for 300 to 500 dollars or best offer. Yous is a bit more ornate so it would probably we worth more than that. About 5 years ago my son in law bought a Howard Miller which was very ornate for $900. This clock had been sold new for about $2000.

I do not know the age of your clock as Westminster chime clocks have been built for a very long time. I would probably insure it for around $700 to $800. Your homeowners insurance would probably cover it already, but I would check with your agent.

There were many manufacturers of clock cases and relatively few of clock movements. Sometimes there is a name on the movement but more often than not the movement is unidentified. Seth Thomas sold a great many movements to the American clock case builders. I assume other clock manufacturers did the same.  

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Tom Williams

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I can not think of any questions I cannot answer in regard to repairing antique clocks or radios. However, I am sure there are a few I have not heard and may not be able to answer. If I cannot, I will say so. I have been repairing them since I was a young child.

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My experience includes repairing CooKoo clocks, Westminsters, BimBam, almost all antique clocks. I do a bit of repair on battery clocks where the value is sufficient to warrant working on them. I also repair antique (tube type) radios - all makes.

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Indiana Historical Radio Society, Illinois Valley Antique Car Club, Military Vehicle Preservation Association

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BEE from Cleveland State University

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Four patents.

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