Antique Clocks/Ansonia

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Ansonia clock
Ansonia clock  
I recently inherited this from my great grandmothers estate. I know that it is a A Sonia but am not sure as to the model or era. It has 2 keys that wind the time and one that winds the chime. There is a brass plate on the inside that has l ll lll llll. There is an A inside a design on the dial. I love this clock and would like to know more about it. It is 4ft 10in high and base is 16 in

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This is the "Prompt" model and was made c. 1900. One key should fit both sides. The plate at the bottom is a "beat scale". When the clock is level, the pendulum should rest at the center of this scale and should move equally in each direction. The A inside a square inside a diamond is the Ansonia trade mark. My price guide from 1989 lists this model at $800. Prices have changed a lot since then with many coming down.

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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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