Vintage and Antique Clocks and Clock Parts
Roanoke VA Clock Shop with vintage and antique clocks, clock parts, clock keys, and more. The Vintage Reseller buys and sells vintage and old clocks and clock parts. Do you have an old clock for sale or are you looking or an impressive antique clock for your home or space? We are located in Vinton VA and we always have clocks in stock and we also take clocks on consignment for our customers. Let us buy or help you sell your clocks.
Types Of Early American Antique Clocks We Buy
Vintage Advertising Clocks
We love all types of advertising clocks from Dairy Advertising Clocks, Soda Companies, Tools, and more. Advertising clocks from the 40s-80s are collectible and we buy them!
Antique Shelf Clocks
Commonly referred to as the “Massachusetts Shelf Clock” or the “Mass. shelf clock”, these clocks were most fashionable during the first third of the 19th Century. Often made by the Willards in Roxbury (Boston), Ma., they commonly appear in two distinct configurations.
The most commonly recognized form of antique clock is typically referred to as a grandfather clock. Known among collectors as “tall case clocks” or “tall clocks”, these early American antique clocks range in size, but are normally around eight feet tall. Grandmother Clocks (Dwarf Clocks) are the smaller version of these basically.
Antique Dwarf Clocks (Grandmother)
Dwarf clocks were made to appear as a tall case clock, but measuring around four feet tall, they were scaled down and slightly more affordable than a full size grandfather clock. This style was previously referred to as a Grandmother clock. It was produced primarily in Southeastern Massachusetts, particularly in Hingham and Hanover, during the first quarter of the 19th Century.
Grafton Wall Clocks
Grafton wall clocks were sometimes called Willard experimental clocks or Willard timepieces. These small clocks were usually made in Grafton, Massachusetts, although some were made in Roxbury, Massachusetts. They were produced during the last quarter of the 18th Century.
The American version of the tavern clock was produced during the first third of the 19th Century. The form was developed and popularized in England, but did not have the same success in America, subsequently examples from this period are relatively rare.
Antique mirror clocks are an attractive design that features a split column frame and a mirror in the lower tablet. Often called “New Hampshire Mirror clocks”, this popular form was primarily produced in that state during the 1820’s & 30’s.
Antique Banjo Clocks
The banjo clock was developed at the beginning of the 19th Century by renowned clock maker Simon Willard in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He called it his “Willard’s Improved Patent Time Piece”. Known today as Banjo clocks, these elegant wall clocks are prized by collectors.
Bracket clocks are spring driven shelf clocks, produced throughout the 18th and 19th Centuries. Nearly all examples that bear American clockmaker’s names were imported from Britain. It was common practice for American clock makers to order English bracket clocks, signed with their own names in place of the actual maker.
Light House Clocks
The lighthouse clock is an extremely rare and unique clock form developed by Simon Willard of Roxbury (Boston), MA in the 1820’s. It was created to offer an alarm mechanism in a high-style table or shelf clock.