Welcome to Daneker Clock Services!
Daneker Clock Services (formerly illion/Rutherford Company) was located in Fallston, Maryland and was known as one of the top clock manufacturers in the United States.
The cabinets for the grandfather clocks had superb finishes and the initial reaction of anyone seeing them for the first time would be “top quality.” Wood selection for Daneker clocks was based on three criteria: grain, hue and tenure.
The company used mahogany, known for its tight grain and steak patterns. Mahogany is also known for producing resonant sounds. Cherry was also used. Its grain structure was good and the Daneker clocks made with this type of wood had either light or dark finishes.
Then there was walnut (popular for various shades of brown), maple (for its strength and subtle graining) and pine (that gave off a knotted or swirling appearance, perfect for creating a homey atmosphere).
Daneker grandfather clock workers treated each piece with reverence, turning out classically-styled clocks with distinctive moldings and carvings. Each clock was individually made so that no two Daneker clocks are identical.
The face had numerals in brass. Daneker clocks also have moon dials made of nickel and drawn with the colors of nature. A Daneker clock would rightfully be considered an American family heirloom.
Tom Daneker – third generation of the clock family, and who had worked since his teenage years at the factory, also had a grandfather clock restoration/repair shop in Towson, Maryland.
Quoted in the article referenced below, he said: “you’re not going to be a Donald Trump by fixing clocks. You can make a living from it but that’s not why I do it. I do it because I love it.”
See Maryland article - James Mosher "Grandfather clocks teach Timonium-based small-business owners". Daily Record, The (Baltimore). FindArticles.com. 21 Mar, 2010.
Tom Daneker has relocated to Boynton Beach, Florida and is offering the same superior clock restoration/repair services that he offered in Maryland.
Family Owned and Operated for over 40 Years