Antique ANSONIA Walnut Shelf Clock 1886 T/S/A BRITANNIC
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Sold Date: 12/28/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Furniture & Furnishings
Antique ANSONIA Walnut Shelf Clock 1886 T/S/A NICE!Antique Ansonia Clock Co. black walnut shelf or mantel clock fully restored in excellent working condition. If you are looking for a clock of this type, you would be hard pressed to find a finer example. Thirty-hour time and strike movement with gong on the hour (hour count) and optional alarm. This clock (model was named "Britannic") was made about 1886 and has survived in remarkable condition, including the original glass (with waves and bubbles). Original latch and hinges all work perfectly. Original hands and new Ansonia trademark dial paper. Case is solid. Movement was polished throughout during rebuild and is flawless (alarm as well). Strikes on nickel plated brass cup bell, and both the strike and alarm are adjusted and function perfectly. Comes with the beautiful original pendulum and old key. Dimensions are 11"W x 19 1/2"H x 4"D Please super-size photos for detail! I show you photos of the movement after rebuild for this simple reason: If I buy a used car and I am told that it has a rebuilt engine, I want to look under the hood and see some evidence that it HAS been rebuilt. That seems only fair to me.....Movement has been COMPLETELY REBUILT----professionally cleaned and thoroughly inspected. This process takes days to perform properly, and weeks for proper testing and adjustment. When you receive it, the clock will run like a new one. As required, new mainsprings, suspension, plate bushings or other components are installed, using only the finest quality available. Movement is cleaned a second time after all work is performed. Strike train is adjusted on striking clocks. Even the strike hammer insert is not overlooked, as a Cathedral Gong clock should sound like church bell, and not a sledge hammer striking a forge anvil. The movement is then lubricated with the best synthetic lubricants on the market today. After bench testing, the movement is returned to its case for final adjustment and allowed to run for one month to set its timing and assess its performance before sale. With proper care, the clock is then ready to run for at least another 100 years!Being an antique, t are naturally small blemishes or signs of wear expected. Photographs are taken to show all angles of the clock; please ask if you need more images. Included with the clock are the pendulum bob and key for mainsprings and time adjustment, as well as an Owner's Guide for set-up and maintenance of your clock. I am available for contact after the sale, should you need any assistance.As a seller, I feel I am responsible to the buyer to answer questions before and after the sale (I don't ignore you after payment is received), represent the item honestly, pack the item thoroughly for safe shipping, and ship the item quickly (no one ships faster!!!). I invoice immediately after the sale, acknowledge receipt of payment as soon as received (how often have you been left wondering if your purchase was being sent or not?), and will ship the same day the payment is received, if the carrier is working. If payment is received late Saturday or Sunday/holiday, rest assured your package will go out with the next mail. International buyers are always welcome, and receive the same honest and dedicated service as U.S. customers.Minor adjustment may be needed after shipping. I pack each clock personally and thoroughly! Insurance for the full value of item is required. I prefer USPS Priority Mail, but will ship otherwise if desired and arrangements are made. I ship within twenty four hours of receipt of cleared payment. All bidders: Please contact seller within 24 hours of end of auction! Prompt payment is expected to avoid relisting the item and filing a non-paying bidder report. Mailing Bidders outside the U.S.: Shipping by USPS Global or best method available to your destination which permits insurance, at shipping cost only . I...
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