I decided these two items deserved their own blog. It will be primarily photos since I know next to nothing about the inner working of time pieces.
Aunt Betty's Seewald Clock
I wish I had paid closer attention to her story about the clock. I think it was a friend who actually saw it in an antique shop and called Aunt Betty. Without a second thought she added it to her collection of valued family heirlooms. LOL....my husband's recollection of Aunt Betty acquiring the clock was that a resident of Tiffin owned the clock and knew of Aunt Betty's relation to the Seewald's. The person sold it to Aunt Betty.
Although Louis Seewald was a maternal great great grand uncle, it was still a SEEWALD CLOCK. The ancestor clock maker in Betty and my husband's line was Louis' father, John Phillip Seewald, known as Phillip Seewald. It was Phillip's oldest daughter, Katherine Seewald, who married Jacob Wilhelm Oster, who were next descending down their ancestral line.
|Note the original keys to wind the clock|
It took two keys with two individual winding mechanisms
|Attached to the inside door of the clock|
|June 26, 1873|
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