Southern Calendar Clock Co. “Fashion No. 5”, 1875-1889. The No. 5 has the long-drop pendulum and recessed seconds bit dial. The case is walnut, nicely refinished, and the dials have been repainted and calendar rollers repapered. The finials are replacements. The glass is new and the Fashion lettering are decals. The hands are correct as is the signed Seth Thomas movement, the calendar movement, and the cathedral gong. The pendulum bob is normally nickel with a damascened pattern but this one is brass. Not sure that matters, as it is not visible. The clock is running and the calendar is advancing. Fashion No. 5’s are pretty uncommon; Schmitt’s sold one in 2014 for $1600 and Harris sold one in the same year for $2500. We sold this clock in 2015 for $2075.
Southern Calendar Clock Co Fashion No. 9, ca 1890. This is the identical clock pictured in Ly-Calendar, page 291, same movements and case. The solid walnut case is 32 inches high, clean and polished, has good and correct finials, excellent black dials and brass hands that match the gold lettering on the dials. The “Fashion” glass is extremely nice and the pendulum is original and correct. This black dial model of the Fashions has a simple calendar mechanism, and a time and striking 8-day movement made by the New Haven Clock Co. It is running and striking properly. The black dial Fashion models are always more popular with collectors than the white dial models. Ly-Calendar, page 291. $750-$1000.