Jerome & Co. roundtop shelf clock, ca. 1880’s. This is an 8-day clock, 14.5 inches high, with a full-door black gutta percha insert that frames the dial and a small colored lithograph of promontory battlement and two sailing ships. The case is walnut or mahogany with black trim and the glass is replaced. The dial on a zinc pan is original paint, badly chipping. The hands are old and there is a small and unusual hook clasp on the door. The label on the inside of the door indicates a New Haven point of origin. Other than the dial, the clock is in nice shape, with the original wallpaper inside. It is running. $75-$125.
Seth Thomas roundtop cottage, ca. 1870. This clock is not found in Ly’s two volumes on Seth Thomas clocks. It is 15 inches high, heavy and sturdily built. It is obviously covered in 150 years of grime. The gilt trim around the upper glass and mirror might clean up with some effort. The dial glass is old, the mirror is old. The painted metal dial is certainly original and signed. Some of the paint has chipped away and I don’t think you dare clean the dial. The hands are not typical of Seth Thomas. There is a signed 8-day lyre-type movement inside that is running and striking. $35-$75.
Terry Clock Co. “Eight Day Time”, 1867-1880. These small iron clocks were produced in plain black, and with gilt decoration for an additional 25 cents. Occasionally you find them with painted decorations as reproduced here. This clock is 8.75 inches tall and runs for 8 days, time only. The pendulum is fixed to the crutch and adjustable from underneath the clock. There is an old paper dial and appropriate hands, and most of a label on the back; the glass is new. The 8-day signed movement is running but the pendulum rod needs to be bent slightly to allow it to run when level. $75-$150.
Terry Clock Co. “Eight Day Time Calendar”, 1867-1880. This iron clock came in any color you wanted as long the color you wanted was black, with or without gilt decoration. I believe this clock was repainted some time ago and decorated as it was originally. It stands 11 inches high. The glass, bezel, and paper dial are old, the calendar hand is correct, but the time hands are replacements (correct Maltese open hands can be obtained from TimeSavers). The is a good label on the back, protected by plastic. The 8-day signed movement is running, keeping time, and the calendar is advancing. A similar example sold at Schmitt’s in 2009 for $270. $150-$250.
Miniature shelf clock, 30-hour, time only, ca 1880. Did not disassemble or test. Walnut case is 9 ½ inches high. $25-$50.
Ansonia Brass & Copper Co. mantel clock, “Cottage”, ca 1880. This is one of their earliest miniature clocks. The mahogany case is 12 inches high, has two good glasses and a door latch on the side. Excellent painted dial and old hands, complete label inside, also pendulum and key. The 30-hour movement is running. $50-$100.
Terry Clock Co. miniature case clock with time and alarm feature. The case is 6 inches high, crust black finish, brass bezel is dingy, has a flat glass, and two dials inside, time dial and brass alarm ring dial. The hands appear to be correct. The movement is running. I called it a Terry but there is no signature on the dial and I cannot see the movement. $25-$50.
Terry Clock Co. iron case, 9 inches tall, complete, has good black paint, brass bezel, glass, new paper dial, and old hands. Has about 75% of the label on the back. The 8-day movement is running. $50-$100.
“Brewster & Ingrahams, Bristol, Conn.”, steeple clock, ca 1846. This clock is pictured and described in the NAWCC Bulletin, August 1983, pages 428-429. The difference is this is a 30-hour movement. It is running and striking a coil gong on the hours. The top glass has a tiny corner piece missing and the bottom glass is a replacement. Inside is a very good label, brass bell with coil gong attached, new brass pendulum bob, original painted dial that is faded, and some substituted hands. The 20-inch-high mahogany veneered case is surprisingly very nice, no veneer problems anywhere. $100-$200.
“Jerome Clock Co. New Haven, Conn.”, beehive shaped case, ca 1865. The mahogany veneered case is 19 inches tall, veneer is good, case a little dirty, not polished. Door latch in front, two glasses are probably original. Original painted dial, correct hands and pendulum bob. There is an excellent complete paper label inside and a coil gong. The movement runs 8-days and strikes hourly on the gong. $75-$150.