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Ansonia wall clock
Ansonia wall clock  
Hi John, how are you?

I have an Ansonia wall clock(I attached an image of it)which I'm thinking about selling and I was wondering if you could help me find out its model and price. Thank you very much in advance.



Hello, Suzana.  You have a very nice clock.  I have not seen a lot of these clocks.  However, I have worked on a couple of them.  The model is know as the "Regulator A".  There are a few variations, but yours does have some interesting features.  Some are "time only" models (with one winding hole in the dial) and others are "time and strike" with two winding holes. The time only would have a single winding hole at the "6" position.  The holes for the time and strike would be at "4" and "8" positions.  The one in your picture seems to put the winding holes at the "8" and "11".  I would not know of a clock that had winding holes at these positions.  Also, the dial shows the "Ansonia" name in the upper part.  I know of a couple of reproduction dials that have this configuration, but the dial does not look like a new reproduction.  The numerals seem to be a little heavier than most shown.  Also, look for an Ansonia logo that would be a square in the diamond position inscribing a smaller square with an "A" in it.  And many of the dials will have the Ansonia name in very small print outside the time ring under the "6".  If there is a black label behind the pendulum with Brooklyn, N.Y. and Ansonia, Conn. and , it would indicate a date around 1879-1883.  You can go to: and choose Ansonia long drop clock.  That will show you quite a few of the Regulator A clocks.  If you can find one the same as yours, let me know and I will get you some more information on it.  You can only see the photo and a short description, but I am a subscriber and can pull more information on it.  Incidently, the auction and sale prices researched over a period of a few years run from $200 to $500, depending on style, condition and features.  Reply to my clockshop email address below and I will be able to send the information from there.

John Newman
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Prattville, Alabama

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As I am not a certified appraiser I do not give values of clocks over the Internet. There is very little published information on what I consider to be the value of "modern production clocks". However, considerations are what the clock originally sold for, the condition of the case and movement, and particularly the area in which you live, the demand and the economy. ALSO, WATCHES ARE NOT MY FIELD. However, I can advise the clock owner on proper maintenance of a clock to keep it running, small corrections and adjustments and how to move a clock without damaging it. I can also advise on obtaining parts for clocks. As clock case model label numbers are difficult to relate to the movements, it is helpful if you can give me the information usually found on the movements themselves. Modern clock movements usually have the information on the back plate of the movement. I have been a clockmaker for about 40 years and was plant engineer in the mid 90's and later operations and engineering consultant at Emperor Clock Company in Fairhope, Alabama. I now have my own clock shop in Prattville, Alabama.


One of my greatest accomplishments was traveling to China to assist a clock factory in building clocks to the standards which we required at Emperor. With the proper specifications and quality control, some beautiful clock cases were built. The factory people from the wood carvers to the plant manager were very congenial, friendly and I left a lot of wonderful friends when I returned from my trips.

NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) 30 years Prattville, Alabama Chamber of Commerce

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Associate of Science Mechanical Engineering Technology Emperor Introductory Clock Repair (Eventually taught a portion of the class after becoming employee)

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Small Business of the Quarter (Prattville, Alabama) Leadership Class of 2009 (Autauga County, Alabama)

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