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Wonderfully Quirky Clock - With Own Written Account - Be A Part Of Its History!

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Seller: markdwarner (1.325) 99.7%, Location: Eastbourne, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 192503964140 Description UPDATE: I have had a message which relates to the clock's written history in the next section:"it's not quite as old as described, and wouldn't be any earlier than 1880, these 'castle crowns' as some folks call them, are more typical of 1890 and onward, but of course, accurate dating is near impossible (other than no earlier than 1880) "Our correspondent also points out that this is a made by Newhaven Clock Co, not "E W Have" (you can see how it was misread.So it is certainly a Newhaven clock and most likely dates around five years plus from 1878.Anyway, back to the original listing.Here we have a VERY interesting clock. It has a real story to tell and you could be a part of its history. This is one of a kind. Trust me, read down and you'll see I am not lying. It's not so much the actual item, which is a rather tatty late 19th Century American clock. The interesting thing is that along with the clock is a booklet and some old bits of broken glass. I have scanned the book which is beneath (in the next section).This has led a charmed life. It is remarkable that the clock has somehow managed to have survived and be loved by a few owners (including me!). I am hoping that the next owner will fix it up and update the book!Happy bidding!The BookletInteresting HISTORY OF CLOCKSection 6 is an extract from the book OLD CLOCKS for modern use by Edward Wenhan 1951. Published by Camelot Press London and Southampton-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o Page No 5 Contains the personal History and repairs of this American Clock.A small summary of Personal History of this American Clock.My Grand parents Mr & Mrs Hallett were born about the mid 18th Century (edit: he meant 19th) , and Grandfather Hallett won this American Clock playing billiards when he was a young married man about 25 years old, and this was about 1878.I never saw my Grand father Hallett I only being 6 years old when he died in 1914, I remember when about 7 years old this clock on Grand mother's mantelpiece and being interested in clocks admired it's looks. It was a light colour Mahogany nice and shining and a nice gilted glass door. (The remains herewith) at back of clock.This clock was passed on to my Mother & Father (Mr & Mrs Middlewick) and it ticked away on the mantel-shelf. Father died in 1926 and Mother died in 1942 and the clock was passed on to Brother Jack Middlewick.While the clock ticked away on his mantel-shelf;,unfortunately --- he had a small house-fire the clock became scorched, the heat broke the gilted glass door and gave the clock it's now dark appearance.When I retired from business in 1973, my brother Jack knowing I am interested in clocks passed the clock over to me. And this year 1975 I fitted a new glass door and a mount of black and gold and drew a new dial and gave a clean up, but did not touch the case as little could be done to it because the clock and case are now old that is from approx 1878 to 1975 about 97 years old.On the bottom right-hand corner of the clock work - the clock maker's stamp E.W. \have,, U.S.A which probably the clock was made about the year 1875. (only assumed).REPAIRS.The striking works have not been working for years. I notice the lever pin on the centre shaft that releases the striking works as damaged, (Due probably by turning the hands of clock back).To make the repair had to take the whole clock to pieces, made a new lever pin assembled reset and got the striking works working in order. as(previously the striking was all in any order).The clock have had a few striking gongs coils and bells, over the years, hut when the clock came to me it had no gong at all, so hunted around and obtained a new striking coil. After the clock having a clean and oil up it is now ticking away nicely and sounding the hours once again.ConditionAs you can see this is in need of some TLC. From what I can figure out the clock mechanism appears to actually be ok. If you touch the pendulum suspension bit, it goes like the clappers. The problem is that there is no hook that I can find behind to hang the pendulum on it. I guess (and it really is just a guess) that it has snapped off.As mentioned earlier, due to its condition, this clock is being SOLD AS SEEN. Approximate DimensionsInches: The case is: 17 high x 9 across x 4.5 deep. Centimeters: The case is: 43 high x 23 across x 11 deep.Postage And Packaging I try to charge the exact cost of postage (or close to it). To keep my costs down, and help the environment, I use recycled boxes and packaging where at all possible. I also take a great pride in making sure that your item is VERY well packaged and arrives with you in great shape. I aim to get parcels on their way to you the day (or at the latest the next day) payment has been received. I always update the listing with a shipping tracking number, so you know it has been dispatched. If you purchase multiple items I will happily combine postal costs for you. So, if you have bought more than one item, please message me when the auctions are finished and I'll send you an invoice. Overseas Buyers PLEASE NOTE: I am not geared up to post items abroad, BUT I have opted in to the eBay Global Shipping Program (which means they do the overseas shipping for me). So if this item is available to you via that, then GREAT, we'll let eBay do the work for us! If it is not (eBay excludes some items from this program), I am sorry I CAN'T ship it to you! Payments As I am really just a hobbyist seller I only take Paypal or postal orders. I would ask you to PLEASE pay promptly if you win as late, or even worse non-payments, cause me a lot of hassle and it is really not very fair on someone who is trying to offer the best service possible!! About Me And Goodbye I guess that is it, apart from saying I ALWAYS do my VERY best to date and describe all the items I sell, BUT THEY ARE SOLD AS SEEN. So please read the complete description and look at ALL the photographs. I have always been a bit of a collector, but recently I have begun to sell as well. It is just a hobby and helps to fund some of my eBay purchases. I do not (and never will) make any kind of living out of it! Blimey, I'd starve to death if I ever tried! I also wish you happy bidding! If you have a chance please take a look at my eBay seller page and also at ALL the other wondrous treasures I have for sale! Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Sub-Type: Mantel Clock, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Clock Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: American, Material: Wood, Features: Keys, Winders

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