Posted by Lou on January 28, 1998 at 16:02:26:
In response to Does anybody know anything about clocks?, written by P. Bingham on January 27, 1998 at 16:25:03
I also have an antique kitchen clock as well as a few other types. You can take it to a clock repair person, who will no doubt be able to tell you its age, value and exactly what it is classified as and some history of the manufacturer. My kitchen clock (which I believe most of them are of American origin) stands about 18" to 2' high. Chimes on the half hour and is carved and relatively ornate made out of oak, the pendulum is very ornate also and there is a gilded bird (a crane I think) drawing on the class door of the pendulum. I have seen them less ornate however. Mine I believe is worth around $250.00-$300.00. I bought mine at an auction in Upstate New York years ago and shipped it back to the west coast where I live. They do not have alarms. Yours sounds like it would be worth a trip to the clock maker and maybe should be insured. Hope this helps, I absolutely love mine and good working older models are worth keeping. Lou
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