Ansonia Black Enameled Iron "Munich" Mantel Clock

For your consideration is this beautifully restored and overhauled Ansonia "Munich" circa 1904.

The Ansonia "Munich" measures 11 1/2 inches high by 10 3/4 inches wide by about 5 1/2 inches deep. For a small mantle clock it is heavy, weighing around 11 pounds. It is an elegant and very nicely decorated model described as a black enameled iron mantle clock with an 8-day, time and strike movement. It strikes on a Cathedral Gong bell with a very pleasant and resonant sound.   As you can see in the photos, its distinctive features include: the unique shape of its case with bronzed ornaments and gold colored (brass) full columns against a black enamel finish.  This particular clock has flat, thick beveled glass in a cast brass bezel over a porcelain-enamel, Roman numeral, open-escapement two-piece dial.

Restoration and Overhaul of Case and Movement:

The case was almost completely disassembled, cleaned and polished.  A few minor touch-ups were applied to small areas of chipping and the entire black enamel finish was given a coat of single stage clear enamel to conserve and protect the original and restored finishes.   The case ornaments and feet were refinished with a high quality metal paint containing real bronze metal particles.  The metal paint finish is very thin with good detail.  It has been protected with a clear coat specifically designed for use with the paint.

The lightly rusted movement was completely disassembled, thoroughly cleaned, all pivots polished, the plates were rebushed and burnished where needed and the remaining pivot holes were pegged and polished. The Strike hammer was fitted with a new leather tip. The mainsprings were cleaned, inspected, lubricated and reinstalled. The movement was then reassembled and lubricated with synthetic clock lubricants. Only high quality parts and supplies were used in the overhaul.

The movement was then electronically regulated and bench tested for a full week.  It achieved and maintained its target rate with a high degree of accuracy and little or no beat error over the week-long test period.  The Strike mechanism's performance was also electronically monitored for several days and proved to function accurately and reliably.

The clock was then completely reassembled and closely observed for two week test period prior to this listing. It ran extremely well and is ready to make a fine addition to your collection or serve as a beautiful gift to someone special.

Please note that the Back Door, Pendulum and double-ended winding key are all Ansonia style, newly manufactured replacements.  The original black enamel finish has been retained.  As stated, there were some minor touch-ups and a clear enamel protective coat has been applied.   The movement, case, ornaments, dial, bezel, glass and hands all appear to be original. 

You can view the pendulum's healthy swing, see the time and strike train synchronization and listen to the hour and half-hour strikes by launching the YouTube video link below.

We stand behind what we sell!  This is an antique clock.  It has probably changed owners several times and it is not perfect "like new" condition.  It keeps very good mechanical time, but it can not provide the accuracy of modern quartz timepieces. We will provide the new owner with a one-year waranty on our work. See Our Guarantee for details.

Antique clocks usually have a long history with numerous owners and maintenance.  We have strived to provide complete and accurate information on this clock in our listing with a full disclosure of all known flaws so that you'll know exactly what you would have should you decide to purchase our clock.  We think this is an excellent example of the Ansonia "Munich".

A full set of written set-up instructions will be included with the clock along with a small bubble-level, an accurately sized, doubled-ended winding key and an Ansonial style adjustable pendulum.  The new owner will have direct contact information and will be able to call or e-mail us for help in set up.  If the clock is knocked out of adjustment during shipping, the owner may need some professional help to get it set-up and running or to determine if there has been hidden shipping damage.

If you are not happy with the clock, you'll have one full week to return it for a refund of your purchase price. Shipping charges are not included unless you find that the clock is not as described, we'll even reimburse you for your return shipping/insurance charges.  For a refund, the clock must be returned in the same condition it was originally shipped.  We can not issue a refund if the Buyer has abused or damaged the clock.)  

Please read over the entire listing, look carefully at the photos and the video and let us know if you have any questions or want any additional information.  We  will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Price $400.00
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To see and hear the time and strike functions of this clock, play the video.

We want you to be happy with your purchase. We guarantee this clock to be as described and to run trouble free for one year from the date of receipt.  We offer an unconditional return policy within one week for a full refund of the purchase price.  Shipping, handling and insurance costs will not be refunded in cases of "Buyer's remorse".  If you find that the clock is not as described, you'll have one full week to return it for a full refund (all S/H & Ins. charges included).  If you experience any problems with this clock not operating properly, just safely ship it back to us for an evaluation.  If we determine that the problem was caused by materials we used or our workmanship, we will repair the clock free of charge, return it to you at our cost and we will reimburse you for your shipping charges.  If we determine that the problem was due to something completely beyond our control we will contact you with an estimate of any necessary repairs and return shipping charges. Return shipping and handling must be performed in the same manner with the same quality and quantity of packing materials as used in the original shipping. Unless it is damaged, it is best to keep the original box to pack the clock when it is being shipped or even just moved from one house to another. Shipping insurance is highly recommended.


Test of Time Clocks
224 Broadway
Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 633-6295
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