French bronze cased crystal regulator, ca 1885. The case is 16 ˝” high, clean, polished, and it has four beveled glasses, one with insignificant minute tiny corner chip. The two door knobs are correct, great live mercury pendulum, and excellent two-piece porcelain dial with Brocot escapement. It has a great pair of French hands. Movement is 8-day, signed “Marti & Cie”, and “Made in France”. It is running and striking a Cathedral gong. We rarely have a bronze cased crystal regulator, most all are bronze. $400-$600.
LeCoultre Atmospheric clock, serial number #414522, ca 1972. The company touts the perpetual clock saying in their ads, “runs silently, accurately, indefinitely, powered alone by the unfailing daily changes in the temperature and pressure of the air. Atmos requires no electricity, no hand winding, no attention – not even oil”. This clock is near perfect, complete, running, no tarnish anywhere. $500-$750.
Winterhalder & Hoffmeyer German Grandmother clock. The mahogany case is 68 inches high and 10 inches wide. It is very clean, but not refinished, no case damage or new parts, overall near mint. It has glass in sash over the silver and brass dial, and has the original hands. Dial is not signed, 8-day movement is signed The movement is time only. There is a long hinged, latching front door, giving access to nothing but storage space. There are applied decorations, wood finials, and other trim moldings. There is a factory number on the back, “1404”. This is an always popular clock because of its size. It will fit in any space and they are good timekeepers. I tried to find a place for it in my home because it is a keeper. You won’t get rich buying and reselling it but you will certainly be proud to own it. $350-$500.
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.
Southern Calendar Clock Co. “Fashion No. 4”, ca 1880. This is a perpetual calendar clock, both movements made by the Seth Thomas Clock Co. and said to be some of the finest movements ST ever made. Walnut case is 32” high, restored by cleaning / polishing the case, having the dials repainted, and installing new roller papers. It has an original FASHION glass that is superb, original factory finials with good points, complete black instruction label inside on the backboard, and an original pendulum bob and stick. The 8-day movement is clean and running / striking. The incised designs on the dial board were once filled with gold, now it appears the grunge has covered the gold. Brass bell and the three nickel dial rings are all polished. It is very nice, but not perfect. If all original Ly-Seth Thomas #291, says this clock is valued at $3500. We have sold better ones for that and more, and junky ones for as low as $1500. $1500-$2000.
“Ja Monkhouse / Carlisle”, signed on the dial of this 7-foot-tall oak and mahogany cross banded thirty hour tall clock with arched dial. The case has a swan neck above the hood columns. The movement is running and striking the hours on an iron bell. It has the typical one iron weight that is raised by pulling a chain. The dial is painted and the paint is original and now well over 220 years old. It has not been touched up and is not missing paint although it has faded some over time. The painted dial features birds in the lower corners, one in the center, and two in the arch of the dial. There is a calendar dial just below the hand arbor. There have surely been many repairs to this old clock and in fact you will not the excellent original pendulum ball and rod are not pictured for I have the rod out to be soldered at this time. James Monkhouse was recorded working 1770-1795. We know of other tall clocks by Mr. Monkhouse for sale, or sold in the USA, with similar, yet different, cases. They were usually priced over $20,000. Of course that was back in “the day”. This clock has endured scores of winters in cold England, carted and hauled everywhere, has some nicks and bruised and of course repairs, and eventually made the trip to the USA and ended up in a collection in central Ohio. Labels in the case indicate it was probably in an antique mall with a price tag of $2500. $500-$1000.