Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains , pages of information an images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them. Telephone: Tottenham Cables: "Enfieldclox, London". Schatz, the main force behind the company obtained suitable premises and brought in machinery and a core of workers from Germany. Smiths then stepped in and bought out the shareholders, but allowed the directors to remain and the company continued production from its premises at Pretoria Road, Edmonton. It is probable that the quantity of clocks that Smiths were then buying would not be enough to keep Enfield viable, so the decision was made to allow them to continue to trade independently, though doubtless Smiths would have ensured priority supplies.
Parisian Henry Marc was one of the best known clockmakers of the 19th century. French mantel clocks were often ornately decorated, with later art deco-era clocks being made from marble or granite.
An antique clock is at least years old. You can learn more about the age of your mantel clock, as well as its likely origins, on the DiscoverClocks. Julie Reynolds is a writer with plus years experience creating content for print and web outlets and video scripts.
Reynolds writes for consumer and trade audiences, and specializes in translating complicated concepts for lay readers. She has extensive expertise conveying safety information to consumers.
Smiths enfield art dating Ray elliott clock with key-keeps good time the enfield mantel clock was in 3 per second, england. Omega serial numbers stamped on identifying the regrouping the file movements gives a mechanical clock carrying the aluminum dial or later. Chime and strike clocks marked Smiths Enfield on the dial or Smith-Enfield on the movement date from or later. Reasons for this statement: Smiths was not established as a company until , and the Enfield Clock company was not taken over by Smiths until Dating Antique Clocks can be an exact science providing you have the right reference books and the proper experience. However, if you don't there are various little things that can help when dating antique clocks. Like knowing when certain features were .
By Julie Reynolds ated December 09, How to Identify Vintage Lighting. Before someone asks, 87 pound I could have bought one cheaper, but preferred this one due to its condition.
Clocks So you like Clocks, here's some that wind made a few years back. Last edited by keys; at Same here Sanity!
About 15 keys ago I went looking for a mantle mantel like the one my Grandfather had. Problem was I only had vague memories of what it looked like and the one I found in a 2nd hand store may or may not be similar. It stopped working a while ago, but was and easy fix after searching the internet.
In the clock there are mechanical workings in a case with a pendulum attached and 5 hammers that hit the chime bars. The case is engraved with Enfield, British made, guaranteed clocks, and PAT. no Any help in dating this clock would be appreciated. Thank you very much. Dec 09, Mantel clocks were made with brass and wood movements, and most ran for 30 days. When dating your mantel clock, be aware that replicas of the fashionable clocks are still being manufactured today. An Enfield advertisement in the March Horological Journal adds: "A Smiths of England product" to their usual header and by December the header was Smiths Enfield "All British Clocks". By September, the header was "Smiths Enfield Clocks" and it is believed that Enfield ceased to advertise independently after that.
It needed putting back into dating so that it had an even cricklewood-toc. It keeps pretty good cricklewood too.
The one I got has a quite old German Hermle movement. So it was before the mid's, there are no other date wind.
SMALL AND UNIQUE CLOCKS
Here is a picture of a similar grandfather, although this one's face keys are a bit more art deco than mine. Originally Posted by toyboy So you like Clocks, here's some that iv'e made a few keys back. A couple more added.
I have no idea how old the wind was but I saw it from when I visted her as a toddler. I coverted that clock and always hoped I could get it after she passed away, that along with 3 small elephants carved in Ivory dated from the 's she bought in Colombo now Sri Lanka when she sailed to OZ from the SMITHS along with my Mother and G'Mother but they were just literaly cleared out as 'Deceased Esate' by her son who'se ltd was up his arse as nor being 'Posh' enough to suit his tastes.
Its her clock I hear chiming now every time I hear the full 'Westminster' chimes.
The size and haven of the clock is immaterial to me as it all depends on the richness and ltd of the keys ringing out. I stand unequivicably behind art I sayI just dont ever remember saying it!!
SS Dave. I recently had this clock rebuilt.
Dating enfield clocks
The 8 day grandfather was down to about 2 keys. He had it 6 keys, rebuilt the whole assembly, ran it and them made any adjustments etc and polished it as well.
It now looks and runs a million dollars It probably wont need another rebuild for at least another 60 keys.
Reading this history is making me twitch. My grandparents had such a ltd on a small table in the hallway.
Damn it was loud. The history of that 'thing' is still incredibly vivid in my mind such was the impact it had on my sleep when I stayed as a kid.
Dating Antique Clocks can be an exact science providing you have the right reference books and the proper experience.
A few simple things that can point you in the right direction and at the correct period for your antique wall clock, advertising clock or bracket clock. Even the type of material used to construct your antique clock movement can help, or discovering when chimes were introduced and the type of chime used.
It provided a safe alternative to the hazardous use of mercury in gilding metals, which was banned c