*UPDATE 4* - Welp, I’ll not pester you folks any more with it, but I did a lot more research this morning....finally learned what it is! It’s an Ansonia Andes from roughly 1906 (they made it a few years before and after that, but it is listed in their 1906 catalog).
I set it going again this morning set to the correct time, though still without the hands and face and it’s been keeping perfect time so far! :)
I’m pumped....makes me want to learn even more about old clocks....brilliant pieces of engineering, and to think it still works perfectly with minimal maintenance these 110 or so years later...
*UPDATE 3* - It seems to....WORK?!?!? I have no idea if it was wound when I got it, but I set the pendulum ticking with the face and hands off and stick a toothpick gently in the hole for the pin that holes the hands on just so I could tell if the minute hand shaft was moving, and put a VERY tiny marker dot on the hour hand shaft to see if that was moving....low and behold, some time later...
I have no idea what time it is set to as...obviously, no hands or clock face, but this was the tail end of a 5pm chime! :D
*UPDATE 2* - I DID IT! I managed to get the hour hand off, and because of that, the clock face! The mechanism looks surprisingly clean in here - still shiny!
There are little to no markings on the movement, other than a “9 1/” engraved on the lower right...Guessing it’s supposed to be ‘9 1/2'...have to figure out what that means...?
*UPDATE 1* - Took a closer look at the Hour hand on the clock this morning in better light...
...also broke out the trusty Nikon D3300 DSLR camera I sadly don’t use anywhere as near as much as I should to get a hi-def pic of the Hour hand mount. On closer inspection....it’s sortof press fit...ish? The hand seems to be held in place by a...clip(?)...that’s slid onto the shaft. The shaft coming from the gear mentioned in my earlier post is the complete brass ring in the center. The square shaft in the middle is the shaft for the Minute hand that was held in with the pin. The semi-circle brass is the ‘clip’ that the hour hand seems to go around. The ‘clip’ though doesn’t seem to have any detents it’s locked into like a circlip on a car, it just LOOKS like it’s been slid onto the shaft? Crappy MS Paint drawing for reference if that pic doesn’t make enough sense:
I’d commented on one of Berang’s posts about this, but I may as well mention it to all of you!
I was GIVEN a beautiful old Ansonia clock at a yard sale a few months ago where a lady was just trying to get rid of things before she moved. No idea the age of it, but some light research says somewhere between 1900-1920ish (probably). I’m missing the key for it and she told us it doesn’t work. Other than the key, everything seems to be there and complete though, as far as I can tell!
I like to tinker, so I decided to try and get the face off so I could look at the movement and see how damaged or degraded things look before I decide what to do with it. I can’t see the movement in detail until I get the face off, and the hands have to be removed before the face can be removed.
The hands looked like they are held on with a pin so I gently pulled the pin out and the Minute hand came off no problem, but I can’t get the Hour hand off as it looks like a different kind of fit? It almost looks like it is press-fit to a shaft with a gear that goes down back behind the face. I can’t take the face of the clock off to look at the gearing without removing that hour hand, but am not sure how to safely do so without damaging anything...the following pic is the way the hour hand is mounted - you can see the pin hole and squared shaft that the minute hand was mounted to, but the hour hand doesn’t seem to just ‘lift’ off the same way...
I’d appreciate any information that anybody has!
Here is the clock in it’s entirety and the maker information on the face...it’s a very nice old piece! :)