We have prepared a simple formula to help gage the value of a Grandfather Clock. Simply assign a numerical value and then add them together as shown. Please note that this formula does not include “other” valuable characteristics of a clock, such as rarity, antique or other desirable attributes so please adjust accordingly.

Value Equation

Grandfather Clock Specialists

LongCase Clock Company

LongCase

Clock Co.

Lawrenceville, GA

PH (678) 468-3550

 

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1) FUNCTION

function and chimes are in good order      10

clock works but may need servicing          5

clock and/or chimes do not function           0

 

2) CONDITION OF CABINET

excellent                                                         10

acceptable                                                     5

damaged and needs restoration                1

 

3) SIZE OF CABINET

over 90 in. tall                                                5

between 81 in. & 90 in. tall                          3

less than 81 in. tall                                        1

 

4) CABINET QUALITY AND DETAIL

highly detailed and ornate                           10

good quality hardwood and veneers         5

low quality with simple detail                       1

 

5) WEIGHT SYSTEM

cable driven (winding crank)                       7

chain driven (hand-pulled)                          2

 

6) CHIME MOVEMENT

tube chime (9 tubes)                                    10

tube chime (5 tubes)                                    7

rod chime (triple chime)                               3

rod chime (single chime)                              1

 

ADD ALL 6 NUMBERS THEN DIVIDE BY 6

 

highest value                     > 8   

high value                          7.0 - 8.0

medium value                    5.0 - 7.0

low value                           3.0 - 5.0

extremely low value        < 3