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Fri Jan 3, 2020, 09:56 PM

1. Interesting, especially since I just inherited a couple of vintage clocks

Dad had a thing about clocks and I inherited his first one, an Ithaca Calendar Clock that was thrown away from the Swift & Company office in the little mine town where he grew up. While a teenager Dad took it apart, got it working, repaired the damaged top, and kept it running until he died at 90. I will get it cleaned before I try winding it.

I wrote the Ithaca Clock Company and was told that it is a #10 Farmer clock, made between 1875 and 1917. When I get it unpacked I can check the serial number and narrow the age down.

It is the clock on the left in this picture:

(I also inherited the two little horse drawn wagons, and the duck picture, which a cross stitch Mom made while pregnant with me.)

The other clock is a Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos Clock model 519. By the serial number it was made before 1950. It was my paternal grandmother's and I remember it being in her house. It has probably never been serviced, but it still runs, another clock I will get serviced eventually. I don't have a decent picture of it, but it is very like the one in this video:

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