In 1883, the company closed down its Connecticut production facility and by the late 1880s, opened new sales offices in Chicago, London, and New York. Ansonia clock cases were mostly made of wood such as rosewood and mahogany. The case has a, no harm, chip on the back lower part. Retains 80% of old label to rear. Products The Ansonia Clock Company produced a wide array of clocks including galley clocks, mantel clocks, alarm clocks, regulator wall clocks, carriage clocks, cabinet clocks, and clocks with crystal regulators. I welcome any information on that front because I would definitely have it cleaned.
Ansonia was also known for its novelty products, such as swinging clocks that featured figurines. Turn of the century Ansonia black marble mantel clocks can be purchased for as little as £50. This would only enhance the value of the clock. Representatives of Amtorg went to the Ansonia Clock Company in Brooklyn and to the Duber Hampden Watch Company of Canton, Ohio, and bought them lock, stock and barrel. Mercury is associated with communication and travel, as well as commerce, trickery and thieves! Popularity of Ansonia clocks among collectors, and value Ansonia clocks are popular with clock enthusiasts but are not particularly rare, which ensures that many are available for relatively modest sums, although the most desirable pieces can achieve five figures.
They had more than 50 employees and had used 58 tons of brass in the production of about 25,000 clocks in the previous year. History The history of the Ansonia Clock Company can be traced to the Ansonia Brass Company, which was established by Anson Green Phelps in the year 1844. At age 31 he moved to New York and joined forces with another Connecticut trader, Elisha Peck. Insured for about fifty thousand. He sells his remaining share to Terry in 1852.
What you have is a cast iron base with enamal black paint. By 1838, inexpensive clock movements made of rolled brass had largely replaced wooden and cast brass movements in America. Serviced and Runs Very Well. The city of Ansonia was originally part of a larger area called Derby. An easy way to learn the approximate value of an Ansonia clock is to consult with a professional auction house.
We do not automatically renew subscriptions, however you will be contacted prior to the expiry date and you may choose to renew if you wish. Businessmen - Purchases Four Times Above Pre-War Acale and Still Going Up. A postcard view of Ansonia Clock Factory, Brooklyn, New York, 7th and 8th Aves. The dial is at least 140 years old This dial has the raised time track These dials were commonly found on a variety of makers such as Atkins Terry Thomas Pratt Beals Smith Ingraham Jerome Gilbert. Up for sale is this beautiful antique Ansonia Brass and Copper Company shelf Clock, just in case there is any confusion the clock case is wood, that is just the name of the company.
Perhaps you know of someone in my area that would know how to properly attend to this clock. Phelps decided to get into the clock making business as a means to expand his market for his brass products. Phelps dies a wealthy man at his New York City home on November 30, 1853. The key and a nickel and brass 2 cylinder pendulum are with the clock. In addition to a huge domestic sales volume, clocks were exported in large quantities to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, India and eighteen other countries.
Production was at its highest in 1914, with the company producing 440 various models of clocks. The key and pendulum bob are relatively modern replacements. Dial replacements are available but this does hurt the value. Descriptions, images and price ranges are included for reference purposes. The case has some veneer loss and damage as well as some scratches and general wear, but presents quite nicely. He bartered saddles for cotton from South Carolina and then sold the cotton in New York. More than 440 different clock models are now available.
Ken Many, many, many thanks for the reply. Only two other American clock companies exhibited at the fair, which opened on July 4, 1853. The trim and figure more than likely spelter. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card in Australian dollars. This strategy proved financially disastrous. Thank You for participating in our auction.
Applied decoration to case, lower drawer with wood knob. For library subscription rates please. It produced millions of clocks in the period between 1850, its year of incorporation, and 1929, the year the company went into receivership and sold its remaining assets to Soviet Russia. Ansonia however was able to quickly bounce back and in the same year built a new factory in the same site where its original New York factory once stood. It was made in circa 1880 in the New York Factory and is marked in the face of the clock and in the works. One subscription covers all libraries in your group.