We are clocknuts
Welcome to Clocknuts, Our Clock & Timepiece Collection & Horological Research Site.
We collect and restore clocks and timepieces only as a hobby (an all consuming one at times). We are providing this information on the web in an effort to promote interest in preserving these important pieces of American history, as well as to provide reference material to folks who may be interested. The historical data included within is as accurate as I can provide at this time. If there is additional information, or corrections you can provide, please email your ideas to me. I am constantly updating the data sheets, as more information is acquired. Please note, that our interests are in preserving and restoring Horological items, we do not sell pieces from our collection or provide online appraisals. Any emails requesting values will be discarded. Sorry, but I am not an appraiser nor do I have time to provide this service. If your questions are of a historical nature, I will be happy to respond, but due to the volume of emails we get, it may take awhile. An alternative for Horological questions is the NAWCC Message Board, discussion of values is also prohibited on this board.
Below you will find the links to our clock & timepiece collection. There are currently 200+ clocks and timepieces in our collection, so grab a drink and plan on staying awhile! Regardless of whether you choose the pictorial indexes, or the text index, you will end up at the description sheets for the clock or timepiece you wish to view. Included is information about the clock or timepiece, it's maker, history, and images of each item.
Also, check out the sections on reverse glass paintings and dials KL has created, and the miscellaneous Horological items we have collected.
Wooden Movement Shelf Clocks (26)
Click image to enter, this page contains thumbnail images and links to our wooden movement shelf clocks. Case styles represented include Pillar & Scroll, Transition, Bronze Looking Glass, Triple Decker and others. The examples in our collection date from the period 1818-1849.
Brass Movement Shelf Clocks (29)
Click image to enter, this page contains thumbnail images and links to our brass movement shelf clocks. Case styles represented include Triple Decker, Transition Triple Decker, Column & Cornice, Ogee and others. The examples in our collection date from the period 1815-1904.
Wall Clocks & Timepieces (16)
Click image to enter, this page contains thumbnail images and links to our wall clocks & timepieces. The examples in our collection date from the period 1850-1940.
Floor Standing Clocks (6)
Click image to enter, this page contains thumbnail images and links to our Grandfather, Grandmother, and Furniture Clocks. The examples in our collection date from the period 1760-1940.
Mantel Clocks, Small Shelf Clocks, & Kitchen Clocks (36)
Click image to enter, this page contains thumbnail images and links to our Mantel, small Shelf, and Kitchen clocks. The examples in our collection date from the period 1854-1955.
Novelty, Alarm, Musical Clocks & Timepieces (72)
Click image to enter, this page contains thumbnail images and links to our Novelty, Alarm, and Musical clocks & timepieces. The examples in our collection date from the period 1898-1993.
Pocket Watches & Wristwatches (27)
Click image to enter, this page contains thumbnail images and links to our Pocket and Wrist Watches. The examples in our collection date from the period 1886-1992.
Miscellaneous Horological Items & Ephemera (52)
Click image to enter, these pages contain non-timepiece Horological items we have collected over the years. Items such as invoices, tools, postcards, shelves, prints, etc. are listed in this section.
Samples of KL's Artistic Horological Handiwork
Click image to enter, this page contains some of the reverse glass paintings, splats, columns, and dials KL and I have done. Each item has a brief description of how it was painted and what type of clock it is for.
Horological Books and Reference Library (116)
Click image to enter, this page contains the horology related books and reference material we have collected over the years. The books can not be accessed online, it is just an index of what is in our library.
Text Index to Our Clock & Timepiece Collection (215)
Click image to enter, this page is a text index of all of the clocks & timepieces in our collection.. They are listed in chronological order (date acquired). You can still get to the individual data sheets and images from this index.
Clock Reference Stuff & Horological Links
Click image to enter, currently these pages include a list of U.S. Patent Dates, my adaptation of Snowden Taylor's Terry Type 30-Hour Wooden Movement Identification spreadsheet, lists of American Clock Makers and label printers, and other Horological links on the web. More will be added as time permits.
Latest Page Updates
Added 213-C-0812 Unknown Mnfr. German Picture Frame Wall Clock
Added 214-C-0213 Chauncey Ives Pillar & Scroll Shelf Clock
Added 215-C-0313 Eli Terry & Sons Pillar & Scroll Shelf Clock
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We have been collecting and restoring clocks & timepieces for 20+ years. Our main interest is in early American clocks, however we also have collected a few watches and pocket watches. We are members of the NAWCC (National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors), Texas NAWCC Chapter 124, and the Cogcounters. If you are interested in horology, clocks, or watches, I would suggest you consider joining the NAWCC (link provided in Clock Reference Stuff & Horological Links). Chapter 124 also has an extensive list of Horological classes that they present, at a very reasonable price. I have attended classes on clock repair, wooden movement repair, veneer restoration, metal clock case restoration, and dial painting. These classes are a great bargain to the aspiring restoration nut in all of us.
Although all of these clocks and timepieces are not antiques, they are still equally as important to us, as some of them have been passed down from family members. My hopes are that some day, this collection and the information contained within will be passed down in my family, and the data provided will at least give some background as to what the items are, and how they were acquired .
If you have any questions or comments, be sure to drop us an Email by clicking one of the Email buttons below (note: due to the amount of spam mail we have been receiving, you will have to remove the "_at_" in our email addresses and replace with "@"). Please note, that it may take me awhile to respond due to the volume of emails we get each week.
"I don't own these pieces of history, I am humbly restoring and preserving them for the next generation of horologist's to study and enjoy"
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Last Updated: March 2nd, 2013
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