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EXTENSIVELY RESTORED c.1905 ANTIQUE ANSONIA RIALTO MANTEL CLOCK WITH PHOTO DAIRY

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Seller: pro_clock (2,398) 100%, Location: Congleton, Cheshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 161585410812 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 over a 113 photos of the work I have carried out on the movement and the case, along with a right 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 this clock within a hundred mile radius of Congleton. Please read the note towards the bottom of this listing.On offer here is a lovely, circa 1905 Ansonia bracket/mantel clock, whose model name is Rialto. This clock has been fully and extensively, restored, serviced and cleaned by myself. The case to this clock was in very poor condition and required a great deal of work. The movement too, was in poor condition and was not working. I have cleaned and serviced the movement to what I hope you think is a high standard.This clock is an eight day and strikes on the half hour and counts the hours at 12. It has a lovely sounding gong. It is now keeping very good time.The mahogany coloured case dimensions are 10” wide by 15 ½” high by 5 ¼” deep. The clock dates from around 1905. For a clock around hundred ten years old and because of the service it has undergone, now runs and strikes very well.Please do bear in mind that this is an old clock and therefore although in very good condition for its age, there are some imperfections related to this. As I have said, the case was in very poor condition. It was thick with a century’s worth of nicotine and I ended up stripping, re-staining it and finally varnishing to finish. All in all it had many hours of work. The case will have some small marks which will be age related, but this is very minor. The face and dial were not too bad, its main problem being dirt. I have taken great care in cleaning it and I think it is in great condition for a clock this age. I have touched up the numerals and replaced the key grommets. The hands have been re-blued as they were corroded.This clock comes with an old key, but I don’t think its original.In summary, this clock has been fully restored, cleaned and serviced.The movement was filthy and has been completely stripped. It required 6 new bushes. All pivots have been polished in my lathe. All part have been cleaned and finished by hand.Dial has been cleaned and touched up.Hands have been re-blued.Case has been completely restored.This clock has had about 30 man hours of work carried out on it plus around 3 weeks of testing. 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 a 113 photos showing all the work I have done on the movement and case. The care sheets will be on the CD. If you require them printing, please let me know. Please note the following on postage:-I offer a delivery and set-up service to anywhere in mainland UK. If you pay full price for the clock the delivery is included up to a hundred 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 set-up, if you lived 150 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.RememberIf you do decide to pick up the clock from me or have it delivered and set-up by myself I will give you a twelve month guarantee.Have a look at the following website based in the U.S. It gives a full history of Ansonia along with the many models of clocks they made, although this model isn’t listed.http://www.antiqueansoniaclocks.com/ansonia-clock-history.php Please have a good look at the photos before buying and email any questions you might have. 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 around a 110 years old. Please read the listing in full and look at the photos. Thank you., Age: Antique, Post-1900, Type: Mantel/Bracket Clock, Sub-Type: Mantel Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Edwardian, Material: Wood, Other, Features: Large face

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