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JMK-0222
$1,500
Elmer O. Stennes
Rocking Ship Granddaughter Clock

Elmer O. Stennes Rocking Ship Granddaughter Clock  ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Elmer O. Stennes Rocking Ship Granddaughter Clock  ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From Vista CA

Elmer O. Stennes Back Page of 1963 Catalogue ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(Stennes Catalogue)

 

The story of Elmer O. Stennes is intriguing, to say the least. If you don’t know the history of this particular maker, you should read the Elmer O. Stennes article in our Reference Library. An amazing saga filled with intrigue... and MURDER!

Get a cup of coffee, click the link and enjoy the story...

Physical: The simple pine swan-neck pediment case with center brass finial, typical of many Stennes clocks, measures 57"h x 13"w x 9"d is in good physical condition. It was purchased by the mother of our consignor in the 1960s era. The 6.75" diameter dial features a rocking ship that swings the opposite direction of the pendulum.

We posted YouTube videos of this clock, the first showing the whole clock (a little wobbly, sorry) and a second, higher-resolution closeup clip of just the dial. Everyone who sees this little clock is fascinated by the rocking ship!

Elmer O. Stennes Rocking Ship Granddaughter Clock  ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only movement has just been serviced and is ready for years of great service.

Comments: This is a wonderful little clock that will bring its own intrigue into your home or office. Post the story near the clock and you'll have your own little "museum"...

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LTO-0604
$295
French Bronze Desk Clock

Ship From Vista CA

 

A "neighbour" brought this little clock to us. It was given to her dad in England when he retired many years ago. It's a heavy piece, weighing over six pounds.

Physical: The bronze case, which measures 7.75"h x 4.75"w x 3"d retains the original patina and is in overall good condition. This is a clock that could be polished out to make it shiny again, though most collectors would prefer it with the present patina. It also has very thick beveled glass.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only platform escapement movement is in running order and keeping time. Very quiet movement, too.

Comments: Wonderful little clock; very fair price. Give us a call to get it enroute to you.

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RWO-715
~PRICE REDUCED~
$750

“Gilded Girl” Swinging Arm Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Here's a way-cute small swinging-arm clock for your consideration that we had to pry from the hands of our adult daughter, who wanted to claim it for her own from our inventory!

Physical: The gilded clock measures 6.5"w x 15.5"h x 6"d on the base and is in excellent overall physical condition. It is likely French in origin, and at one time had a small name plaque at the bottom (given the two small holes in the metal base). The statue sits on top of a white marble base.

Mechanical: The 30-hour movement, with Junghans signature on the dial, was recently professionally serviced by our technician and is in good running order. It is important to know that small, pivot-based swinging arm clocks are not generally great time-keepers and they can be a bit finicky (but they sure are fun and always draw attention)! Precise placement of the pivot pins in the middle of the "sockets" in the horizontal pivot arm is extremely important to successfully running the clock. This photo shows both pins in place correctly.
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Comments: Beautiful little clock just waiting for that special place in your home... and heart!

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DER-108
$550
Seth Thomas “Tradition 2W” Pillar & Scroll, c.1950

Seth Thomas “Tradition 2W” Pillar & Scroll, c.1950 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Here is a cute little clock that was in the 1950 catalogue. It is reminiscent of the early American pillar and scroll clocks of Eli Terry and many others. Nice thing about this clock is that it doesn't take up too much space, so will fit nicely almost anywhere.

Physical: The petite mahogany case, which measures 20"h x 10.5"w x 5.125"d, is in excellent original condition with original finish and paint on the case and dial. Solid brass finials and the pendulum are original, too.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-rod-strike movement has been professionally serviced and is in excellent running condition.

Comments: Nice clock for not a lot of money...

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Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 2, 2004, p.665-666

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