2.16.2007

Antique

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This is an antique clock that sits on the wall behind me while I'm blogging. It's 131 years old according to the clock face. It's kind of loud.

Seth Thomas Clock Co.

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Answers to questions in the comments:
Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. asked...I've never seen anything like that before. What is that bottom dial? The bottom tells you the date.  The dial points to the day of the month.
Carol asked...Was this passed down to you through your family or did you purchase it? Ever think of having it appraised say, like on the Antiques Roadshow? This clock belonged to my husband's great-aunt's grandfather.  His great-aunt Mildred, affectionately known as good ol' Aunt Mildew, didn't have any children,  my husband was like a grandson to her.  He would visit her and help her with chores whenever he was in town. This clock has sentimental value and will probably get passed down to my son with the expectation that he will pass it down also, so we've never considered getting it appraised because we would never consider selling it. 
JoeinVegas said...But - did the Wren from a few days ago freeze? I'm happy to say I saw the Carolina Wren this morning. 
srp asked... Is it difficult to keep going? Yes, my husband frequently winds it and fiddles with it.  We muffled the ringer because we couldn't sleep with it chiming the hours. 

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38 Comments:

Anonymous tnchick said...

Hey! Sorry I haven't been by lately! Happy belated Valentines! Incase you wonder about the monkey box - he won 1st place! Yay!

I *love* this old clock. The oldest clock I have it one my parents bought when they were married (30+ years). However, my brother has an OLD antique coo-coo clock that was my grandparents - no idea its age. I just love old clocks!!

Oh... and I didn't have dental work today - I was just in a great deal of pain and the meds is to get my by till my surgery appt on 3/14 to have a molar extracted. Yikes.

My daughters tooth is still intact... somehow?

2/16/07, 9:37 PM  
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Anonymous Ma said...

Wow, that is a great clock! I love it! Wish I had one like it. I miss the old cuckoo clock and grandfather's clock that my parents had. I have no idea what happened to them.

Mines up too.

2/16/07, 9:52 PM  
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Blogger Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

I've never seen anything like that before. What is that bottom dial?

My photos are posted!

2/16/07, 9:54 PM  
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Blogger Child of God said...

This is a wonderful clock! I really like that one~it's simple...like me! I'm up too at http://beckie-photoblog.blogspot.com

2/16/07, 10:18 PM  
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Blogger Expat Traveler said...

oh wow - what a clock! I totally love it..

2/16/07, 10:55 PM  
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Blogger Linda said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous clock, I'd love to have one like it even if it were a little too loud!

2/16/07, 11:08 PM  
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Anonymous superkimbo said...

Fantastic clock! I love when they have different types of faces. I was always fascinated by watches that had the little inner dials that show the date. Very cool to see a nice big one :)

2/16/07, 11:23 PM  
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Blogger Connie said...

Really very pretty and in such wonderful shape for being so old. That is a great photo for today's theme.

My photo is up.

Take care,
Connie

2/16/07, 11:26 PM  
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Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

What a beautiful piece of your family's history.

2/16/07, 11:28 PM  
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Blogger Renee said...

It's very pretty. I'm hoping that one day I'll get some antiques. My dad's cousin has said that she'll will me my Great Grandmother's sewing machine (she has no daughters...and she likes me) but we'll have to actually see if that happens...she does have DILs.
My mom will of course leave me her stuff but it's not all that old.

2/16/07, 11:33 PM  
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Blogger Melli said...

Yea... those old clocks were kinda loud... but they had SO much more character than digitals! What a neat piece!

2/16/07, 11:50 PM  
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Blogger Carol said...

Barb,

This is one great clock...you are so lucky to have such a wonderful keepsake. Old timepieces really interest me. Was this passed down to you through your family or did you purchase it?

Ever think of having it appraised say, like on the Antiques Roadshow? I think it would be interesting to know it's worth.

Just a thought.

Happy Weekend!

2/16/07, 11:53 PM  
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Anonymous Rose said...

Wow what a lovely old clock. How nice to have something dated back that long ago. Have a great weekend.

2/17/07, 12:24 AM  
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Blogger Sunflower said...

This one is really an antique:-)

And the photo is so nice and clear!

Have a nice weekend!

I will Exercise for Comments!
Sunflower

2/17/07, 1:06 AM  
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Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Wonderful! I've always wanted a clock like that.

2/17/07, 1:44 AM  
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Blogger Carol said...

You'll have to take it to one of those antique roadshows. You might even end up on tv.

2/17/07, 1:53 AM  
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Blogger Bernard said...

That's interesting.. it gives the date on the bottom.

2/17/07, 2:18 AM  
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Blogger JoeinVegas said...

But - did the Wren from a few days ago freeze?

2/17/07, 2:24 AM  
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Blogger Waspgoddess said...

I adore old clocks. My parents have a really old "Mora" clock, but it no longer works. Yours is especially wonderful because of the date at the bottom. What a lovely idea.

2/17/07, 6:17 AM  
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Blogger Hootin'Anni said...

This is wonderful!
Ya, I bet the tick tocking is loud if you pay attention to it, huh? But it's still awesome.
My antiques photos have been posted. Happy weekend.

2/17/07, 7:44 AM  
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Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Wow..this is great. I think the oldest clock we have is about five years old...

2/17/07, 8:08 AM  
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Blogger Dragonheart said...

That's a great antique clock. :) Very cool. :)

2/17/07, 8:45 AM  
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Blogger Suzanne said...

sure is a nice one, though!

2/17/07, 8:58 AM  
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Anonymous pat said...

What a great clock!!!!

Happy Saturday!

2/17/07, 10:23 AM  
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Blogger Teena said...

Cool clock! Gord's stepdad has a ton of old old clocks (yes, they are noisy!). I never thought about using pix of them for today.

Mine's up too :)

2/17/07, 11:18 AM  
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Blogger Jane said...

How nice that it is dated! Great choice for the theme!

2/17/07, 11:37 AM  
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Blogger srp said...

That is a gorgeous antique clock. Is it difficult to keep going? My dad has one handed down from his grandfather and it is a bit touchy... sometimes it strikes 14. ;)

2/17/07, 11:40 AM  
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Blogger mar said...

What a beautiful antique clock!! I love listening to the ticking of a clock...if it's not late and I don't want to go to bed!
Happy saturday!

2/17/07, 12:20 PM  
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Blogger Smalltown RN said...

That is way cool...what a treasure...and the story behind it as well. I am glad you are not thinking of selling it. But getting it appraised might be worth it to make sure you have enough insurance on it.

2/17/07, 12:43 PM  
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Anonymous Barbara H. said...

What a neat old clock!

2/17/07, 12:48 PM  
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Blogger samuru999 said...

Hi Barbara
It has been a while since I have paid you a visit.
Like has been a litle difficult, but I will be back to posting tomorrow.
Thank you for your visits while I was away!
What a wonderful clock....you must love it!
Take care.
Have a great weekend!

Margie

2/17/07, 12:52 PM  
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Anonymous eph2810 said...

It is a beautiful clock :) I wouldn't mind having a 131-year-old piece in my home, despite its noise. Thank you for sharing, Barb.

Have a wonderful weekend.

2/17/07, 2:23 PM  
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Blogger Incog & Nito said...

This clock is amazing. My grandparents had an old clock and I remember it being very loud too. I have a cuckoo clock on my wall and as I'm writing this I can hear it now!! Happy weekend.

2/17/07, 4:24 PM  
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Blogger TorAa said...

This antique clock is fantastic. It features also weekday, month and day. I'm really impressed.

Great entry

2/17/07, 7:15 PM  
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Blogger meeyauw said...

I want a clock JUST LIKE THAT! What a treasure! I have a new Seth Thomas but it's not half the quality of yours.

2/17/07, 8:09 PM  
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Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

It's beautiful! 131 years old, that's amazing. It's a lovely treasure.

2/17/07, 9:00 PM  
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Blogger Killired said...

it's beautiful!!!!

2/17/07, 10:18 PM  
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Blogger Marie said...

This is so pretty Barbara! I love antique clocks. My mother has a mantle clock that her parents received as a wedding gift. They don't make them like that any more!

2/18/07, 11:06 AM  
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