SIMON BRO. & CO GRANDFATHER CLOCK
The plaque on this Grandfather clock made by Simon Bro. & Co. of Philadelphia commemorates the retirement of Edwin S. Stuart, the Mayor of Philadelphia, in 1895. He later became the governor of Pennsylvania. I repaired it for his great grandson. The clock stands 8 feet high, is made of oak and carved in the Federalist Style with swags, cherubs, and fluted Corinthian columns. There is a choice of Westminster chimes or bells that strike out the 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and hour and it gongs out the hours. It also has a moon phase above the dial.
THOMAS GLAZEBROOK CLOCK, CIRCA 1760
Grandfather Clock from the 18th Century. Thomas Glazebrook was a clock maker from Mansfield, England. He made this clock around 1760. It stands 7 feet tall. The photos only show the clock dial, hands, and movement where it was taken in my shop while under restoration. There were many repairs; the minute arbor was broken, one of the motion works wheels was missing teeth, it was missing a suspension spring, and the pendulum wire was not long enough, among other issues. The clock is now back in its case and running smoothly. It strikes on the hour a very loud bell. Also there is a calendar of the day in the lower part of the dial.
DUFA GRANDFATHER CLOCK
This Dufa Grandfather Clock, circa 1920, made in Germany with Westminster chimes strikes on the quarter hours and chimes out the hours. Very heavy brass movement with very heavy weights. This clock is a fine example of German craftsmanship in both cabinetry and clock making. While the photo doesn’t show the whole case it stands just under seven feet.
L. FURTWANGER & SOHNE
Lorenz Furtwanger & Son or LFS were considered high quality clocks build in Germany during the 19th Century and early 20th Century. This clock was built sometime between 1900 and 1930. It strikes the hours and strikes once on the half hour. It has a moon phase and displays the day of the month in a window just beneath 12 O’clock.
FRED BUCHER & SONS GRANDFATHER CLOCK
This is a huge Grandfather Clock standing nearly eight feet tall. The case was built by Fred Bucher & Sons of Baltimore and has a German movement which is very large and heavy; the plates are four millimeters thick. Westminster Chime which strikes out the hours. Also has a moon phase dial. Beautiful representation of how quality clocks were built 150 plus years ago.
ACT OF PARLIAMENT CLOCK
Seth Thomas Calender Clock. This clock is from the late 19th or early 20th Century. It is a single weight driven eight day clock that tells the time of day, the day of the week, the day of the month, the month and it allows for LEAP YEAR; all this done mechanically with cogs wheels and levers driven by gravity. The clock is quite large and heavy; it stand four feet tall and is eighteen inches wide and hangs on the wall. It does have a pendulum which cannot be seen as it swings behind the two dials.