Seth Thomas Clock Co. double dial calendar clock, “Parlor Calendar No.10”, ca 1890. If only this were an original I might could retire and escape these brutal winters. Dick Broline made this clock just as he made hundreds of calendar clocks, by using original makers’ accessories if he could find them, and if not he copied the original clocks to exact scale. I have said over and over that he was a master wood carver. Check out the lions ornaments on the sides and the other carved pieces, turned columns, grooves, etchings, applied wood trim and other parts all over the case. He even used burl walnut on the front in the same places as Seth Thomas. This walnut case is 36 inches high and has all the wood parts complete and is missing only the hands, brass sashes and glasses in the door. He made dial pans and covered them with paper dials but it appears they must have gotten wet or something. You need to have them painted. I debated keeping the clock until I could find the sashes and get the dials painted, but elected to let the next guy take care of those things. Other than the things mentioned the clock is complete and is running strong. One weight is original, one is not. The 8 day lyre movement is ST’s early movement with the engraved eagle and is signed “Seth Thomas / Plymouth, Conn. / U.S.A.”. The calendar movement is signed, “Pat’d Feb 15 1876”. You can make this clock look as nice as the $10,000 originals, with some patience and a little work. Ly-Seth Thomas, pages 110-111; Ly-Calendar #640. $1500-$2500.Interior Prepaid shipping: $75
“Welch, Spring & Co. Regulator Calendar No.1”, ca 1878. Almost more than I can handle. It is heavy and very large, standing 53 inches tall. It has an 18 inch time dial and a 12 inch calendar dial, and a third door opening on the bottom to access the pendulum, key, etc. Both bottom doors have keys locks and a key. The top bezel has the typical latch holding it to the case. This is another big undertaking by the prolific clockmaker Richard Broline. He used an original, early model, 8 day upside down movement and apparently an old calendar movement. I would assume he made or had made all the other parts such as the dials, hands, pendulum bob, door locks, pulleys, weights, etc. I noticed he had patterns for original hands so I would assume he sent those off to a fellow in NY to make the hands. The dial pans were made and painted by The Dial House and exactly like the originals. The veneer on the large bezel feels unattached in places and I see one small chip that probably happened in hauling. I don’t believe I have ever sold one of this model, maybe never seen one. Ly-Calendar, pages 340-341. $1500-$2000.Interior Door Pendulum Prepaid shipping: Not available
Ansonia Brass & Copper Co, “Drop Extra Calendar”, ca 1883. Here is another fine clock made by Richard Broline many years ago and part of his family collection. We purchased this clock and several others at his estate sale. Everything was made exactly like an original Drop Extra Calendar. Note the two painted dials painted by The Dial House, the correct hands, and correct lower glass. The 8 day movement is an original and signed by Ansonia as is the gong base that is also old and original. I have never seen one of Richard’s clocks that had any movement in it that was not an original. The movement is running and striking the hours correctly. If the case needs anything it may need some polish to brighten it up a tad. All the finials and other case work was expertly done. Ly-Calendar, pages 20-21. $600-$750.
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Ithaca Calendar Clock Co. shelf model double dial, “No. 5 Emerald”, ca 1880. This is the 30 day model, double spring movement, in a 33 inch high walnut case with burled panels and ebonized trim, nickel bezels and pendulum bob, just as the Ithaca catalogs describes it. Both the running and calendar movements are just like the examples pictured in Ly-Calendar and other publications. This clock and the Regulator No. 4, listed above, both came from a Texas collector who had many fine calendar clocks. This case has been cleaned and presents itself very well. A door between the dials is removable I would assume to hang or remove the pendulum. The clock has only one flaw that I see. On the carved top there is a tiny piece broken off. Probably broken and lost in transport to me. This may well be the first and only Emerald model we have ever sold. I do know they are very rare, hence the high price estimate in Ly-Calendar, page 138. $2500-$3000.Interior Prepaid shipping: Not available
Scissors pendulum clock, a modern copy of an original made in 1820 by John Wilding / England. That clock is currently in the Henry Ford Museum. For details about the Scissors clocks operation see, “Skeleton Clocks”, by F. B. Royer-Collard, pages 88-90. I have sold scores of the finer Asian made skeleton clocks since they were first introduced in the USA about 10 year ago. It is my favorite of all the contemporary novelty clocks, for a number of reasons. I have never had one that failed to run and keep on running, and they are interesting to watch. This clock has a calendar feature. Note the two small porcelain dials inside the larger time dial ring. One is for the day of the month and the other is for the day of the week. The 8 day movement is chain fusee driven and I have never unpacked one that did not run when I released the two criss-crossing pendulums that swing back and forth like scissors. The beautiful wood base has a drawer to keep the key that is shaped like scissors. The clock is covered with a square glass dome. With the dome in place it is almost 25 inches high. We have seen other imported scissors clocks that were not nearly as nice as this one for this one has a 24K gold plated finish and not the cheaper antique finish that will wear and tarnish. I will admit that this type clock is not for everyone but if you want a clock that is different and beautiful, you will love this one. The two pieces will be shipped in separate and well packed traveling double boxes. $750-$1000.Without case Prepaid shipping: $50
Ithaca Calendar Clock Co. “Box Skeleton”, ca 1870. This is a contemporary copy of the early box skeleton. It is in a stained mahogany or walnut case, has glass on all fou8r sides and a hinged door in the front. The door has a latch and a knob . The case is 24 inches high. The 8 day movement is attached to a wood base that slides in and out of the box. The 8 day movement is a copy of the originals, and is running and striking on a nickeled bell. Considering that the originals are very rare and sought by collectors, our minimum of $600 should appeal to those who do not wish to invest over $20,000 to own an original. You can compare our clock to an original in Ly-Calendar, page 148. $750-$1000.Prepaid shipping: $50