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Antique Sessions Clock

Just bought this sweet looking antique Sessions mantel clock, and so far, it is working well! (Surprise!)  Update a few months later:  The clock quit after a few weeks, and I took it to a professional repairman, who charged $299.00 to completely overhaul the  workings.  I bought it for $99.00  on  eBay.  That means there is $400.00 into the clock, which is about its worth.  Totally worth it to me to hear the chiming hour and half hour.  It will last another 90+ years.

History of the Sessions Clock Company 

At the turn-of-the 20th century, the E. N. Welch clockmaking firm was struggling. They used a local foundry to produce their castings. The foundry owner's son, William E. Sessions, took an interest in horology and, along with other Sessions family members, bought controlling interest in the E. N. Welch Company.

In 1903 the firm’s name was changed and the Sessions Clock Company was organized. Under William's management the firm produced all components of their line of clocks, including movements, cases, dials, artwork and castings.

Sessions realized that the future of clockmaking was moving to electricity so, in 1930, the company expanded to produce electric clocks, timers for radios, televisions and other devices. They also continued to manufacture traditional brass mechanical movements.

In 1956, Sessions was absorbed by a company interested primarily in their timing devices. Kept as the Sessions Company, the new owners ran the firm until 1969, when a decline in business forced its liquidation.


New Home Treadle

New Home Treadle, Patent date of 1887, manufactured in 1893 according to the serial number on it.  My grandmother gave this to me years ago, and it still works.  Just gave it to my cousin and he fixed it up, and gave it to his daughter - who fully appreciates it. I kept this treadle for about 36 years.  Now it was time for me to pass it on.

 

Antique serving platter

Johnson Bros Pareek floral, antique. Worth about $80.00, and found in a thrift shop.  Flowers with gold trim, blue boxes, and shows use, which means it was a much loved part of family dinners at one time. Chip on underside.  You can find this pattern at replacements.com

Singer Red Eye model 66 (1920)

Just bought this beauty at our Church's rummage sale.  It needs a foot pedal, and it is electric. I plan on getting it running as soon as I can, which still may take me a short while, but  it seems it will be great to use.

 

 

 Antique Sideboard/buffet

1920's Sideboard/buffet.  It is currently my project that is being fixed up.  Two pieces are missing off of it, and will be replaced. Will show 'after' picture when it's done.  It has been cleaned up (top part) and lemon oiled.  This brought the rich wood tones to life, and made it look much nicer.  As it looks to me, it is a 1920's Spanish Revival piece probably  made in California.  It was found in the Bay Area. 

Buffet Repaired

Spanish Revival Buffet - repaired

 

 

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