They are shield-shaped with a hinged pin and appear to be quite well made. Quartz, non-chiming battery operated movement. Gallery Clock featuring a strike every half hour. Webb C Ball was Chief Time Inspector and developed a time inspection system for railroads centered in the Cleveland area. These are nice looking cast iron plates that might fool some unwary person in the future, especially the Alco Schenectady reproduction plates whose original plates would have been made from cast iron. One year warranty and Free Shipping.
Learn about collecting clocks in this free video on collecting antique clocks from France from an expert in clock restoration. One Year Warranty and Free Shipping. Just find the perfect design that expresses the mood you're looking for in a room, and watch time fly and compliments follow. New, railroad-marked etched glassware is being sold in internet auctions. These are similar but not identical to what is shown on our. The top latch was also of post 1960 construction, the top actually read Adlake Kero, and the top appeared to have been soldered on to the hinge. Quartz, dual chime movement plays Westminster or Ave Maria chimes, and features volume control and automatic nighttime chime shut-off option.
I get a call from the second owner in Santa Barbara asking me if I would be interested in buying the clock. Fake railroad calendars have recently appeared in internet auctions. Always measure your area to make sure the wall you have will accommodate this large of clock. It was a genuine fake. Images are shown at upper right.
A company called Victorian Trading Company is marketing high quality Pullman blanket reproductions -- sold as reproductions with no intent to deceive. They're not sold as antiques but down the road, this is a possibility. I am a career railroader, having hired out with Western Pacific many years before they and the MoPac merged with the Union Pacific, and have several buckles given to me by the Western Pacific as service awards or safety awards over the years. Off-white Arabic numeral dial with polished brass tone bezel and decorative hands. The logo is poorly applied, with many bubbles the ink appears to be recent without the fading of aged print ink A good friend of mine who is retired from Union Pacific and has worked as a chef and Maitre D on the Streamliners claims he has never seen such a bottle on the diners.
The middle section of this large wall clock is open to let the color of your wall be seen in the center. For example, Louisville and Nashville Standard Time rule no. Because of differences in computer monitors colors in photos may be different from actual items. And if you need a special design for a wall clock including for promotional clocks, it's easy to make your own custom clocks. The contrasting raised Arabic numerals and minute track and spade hour and minute hands finished in ivory add to its appeal.
No one knows why they had to hack the original cases, but they did. It is our understanding that the owner was told that it was a reproduction plate, but sold it to a collector as original. Look for small holes at the top and questionable patina, that is, little to no wear. Marking Modern Times: A history of clocks, watches, and other timekeepers in American life. Did I mention I also collect clocks? One year warranty and Free Shipping. Expect it to show signs of age or use. Smaller Seth Thomas clocks were also widely used in used in railroad offices, locomotives and business cars.
All the rest of them are available from Waterbury or are at least shown on the website. Look at pictures closely, they are part of description. Thanks to everyone who has provided information on fakes, especially members of the railnet collectors list! During location closings or modernization of the bathrooms these are removed and sold off. Some auction listings state that adding such an insert will increase value by hundreds of dollars. A fake M-K-T Katy coffee pot joins the ranks of the faked door knobs and chamber pots. Also see additional comment at the bottom of our.
No Expedited Shipping option for these Products! This style of cuckoo clock was an instant hit and slowly forced the discontinuation of many other styles because their popularity. Note: This page is still being developed, please check back again soon. The plate is marked on the back to indicate it is a reproduction, and upon request the seller provided a picture of the back of the package. Whichever category they fall into, a Railroad House Cuckoo Clock has a bold and popular reputation all on its own. Standard Clocks are harder to come by and generally fetch more money. While this type of fake has been around for a long time, they're becoming more common.