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Like the Regina Company above, the Ansonia Clock Company is an American company that has its roots in where else but Ansonia, Connecticut. Originally started as Ansonia Brass Company, the owner, Anson C. Phelps, soon realized that since clock movements were made of brass why not go into the manufacturing of clocks. Ansonia was one of the major makers of clocks in the 1800’s and produced millions between the mid-1800’s and the late 1920’s. Many of their clocks are beautifully decorated and superiorly designed shelf clocks. Most of their clocks are marked with the Ansonia name are easily recognizable at antique shops and auctions. However, if you find a clock marked “Ansonia, Conn” it was probably made prior to the late 1870’s.
In the late 1870’s the Ansonia Clock Company moved to a building on Broadway in New York City, which was originally the Ansonia Hotel and owned by an heir and stock holder in the company. Their clocks made after the move are marked “New York.” Disaster struck soon after they moved to New York and a fire consumed their factory. However, they rebuilt and were back in business by the early 1880’s. Ansonia Clock Company continued producing clocks until the late 1920’s after which they sold their machinery to Russia. The rights to name the Ansonia Clocks brand was sold to a company in Lynwood, Washington but they stopped producing the brand in December of 2006. The Ansonia building later became apartments and is listed in the National Register of Historic places.