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Restored Antique 1891 Waterbury "racer" Mantel Clock 70 Photo Dairy & Write Up

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Seller: pro_clock (2.444) 100%, Location: Congleton, Cheshire, Ships to: Europe, US, CA, Item: 161906908756 Condition: This clock has been extensively cleaned, restored and repaired by myself. It is now in very good condition but not a new clock at a 125 years old. Please read the listing in full and look at the photos. Thank you., Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Sub-Type: Mantel Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Victorian, Material: Wood, Other, Features: Keys, Winders, Details: Check out my other items!Hi ThereBe sure to add me to your favourites list!Back in the day... Clocks weren't just a decoration; families centred their lives on the time they displayed. As a repairer, each one is defiantly different and has a personality. When you think of what the world has been through since these clocks were made, my mind just boggles. Wars, natural disasters and the changing face of technology. Millions upon millions of lives born and lost along with all they have experienced. How many children learnt to tell the time using them? How many owners have these clock had? How many times have they been handed down after the owner has died?If only they could talk!I am passionate and obsessed about these old clocks and want to see them being passed down for future generations. Before bidding on, or buying any item from me, please check my feedback and bid/buy with the utmost confidence. If you buy this clock from me, you will receive a TDK C/D with 70 photos of the work I have carried out on the movement and the case, along with a write up of the work seen in the photos. Some of these pictures can be seen in this listing. I take great pride in my work, which I hope can be seen in the finished product. The full asking price now includes delivery and set up of your clock within a fifty mile radius of Congleton. Please read the note towards the bottom of this listing. On offer here is a lovely and rare in this condition, Waterbury clock which was produced in 1891. This is an American clock and has the model name of Racer. Waterbury started life in 1857 and after being taken over, stopped producing mechanical clocks in 1949. Timex, a sister company is still going today. This clock and its fittings have been fully and extensively restored, serviced and cleaned by myself. The case, dial and fittings to this clock were in very poor condition and I spent over 20 hours to bring it back to its former glory. The movement was in a terrible dirty state. I have cleaned and serviced the movement to what I hope you think is a high standard while still trying to keep the character of the clock. This clock is a thirty hour clock and although it will run for over two days, it should be wound every twenty four hours. This is a time only clock so therefore none striking. The case dimensions are 8” wide by 13 ½” high by 3 ½” deep. The face/bezel diameter is 4 ½”. The clock dates to 1891. For a clock that is a hundred twenty five years old and because of the service it has undertaken, now runs very well. Please do bear in mind that this is an old clock and therefore although in very good condition, there are some imperfections which are related to its age. I have reworked the case to what I think is a high standard and the case is now in good condition considering how old it is, but it will have some small marks and imperfections which will be related to its age and the repairs it has undergone. The case has been stained and re waxed. The dial is new and a copy of its original dial. The dial this clock came to me with was not a standard face and it was in poor condition. I have also replaced one of the hands which had had a poor repair done in the past. This clock comes with an old key but I can’t be sure if it is original key. In summery this clock has had the following work carried out. Movement stripped, cleaned and polished. Eight new bushes to the plates Case has had major work carried out on it. Face and hands worked on. As with all my clocks, the buyer will receive my own care sheets so that you will get the most out of the clock. Covering four sheets of A4, these pages cover everything from winding up the clock and adjusting the time, to when to have it serviced. You will receive a TDK C/D with a write up and 70 photos showing all the work I have done on the movement and case. The care sheets will be on the C/D. If you require them printing, please let me know. Please note the following on getting this clock to you. I offer a delivery and setup service to anywhere within mainland UK. If you pay full price for the clock the delivery is included up to fifty miles from Congleton. If you live further than that, the added cost for delivery is 0.30 per mile return. So the cost of delivery and setup, if you lived 100 miles from me would be £30. I will also give you a twelve month guarantee. You will see the clock running and ask any questions you might have. Remember If you do decide to pick up the clock from me or have it delivered and setup by myself I will give you a twelve month guarantee. Please have a good look at the photos before buying and email any questions you might have.

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