Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. a top of the line mantel clock, the “Psyche”, ca 1885. I have never seen this model. It is superb, a clean 24. 5” high walnut case, clean and rubbed, (polished). This one is more than a mantel clock, it is a parlor clock, a cut above most all mantel clocks, one you will be proud to display. It has several carvings, six turned finials, grooved designs, and some very special applied wood ornaments. There is a wonderful old glass in the door, a George B. Owen style barrel pendulum, and I would suspect that Owen designed the case. It has the original dial, some touchup to a few chipped places. Good nickeled bell, brass dial rings, and an 8-day signed movement that is running and striking the bell. I sold this clock previously, in 2010 for $1930. Ly-Gilbert #1022. $1000-$1500.
Waterbury Clock Co. banjo, “Willard No. 2”, ca 1906. Mahogany case is 42” high, has all the balls and finials, very good painted glasses, and cast gilt trimmings that include the sash and rails. There is about half of the paper label on the back, correct Waterbury brass pendulum bob and wood stick, bowed glass over the porcelain dial, and original hands. The dial is near perfect, and the clock overall is excellent, with the normal nicks and wear after 100 plus years of use. The 8-day weight driven movement is a timepiece only, running, and signed. Proper original iron weight that came with the clock. The original “Hull” glasses and the very different, large, porcelain dial, set the clock apart from the ordinary. The clock books today over $1500. Ly-Waterbury #122. $750-$1000.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Office Calendar No. 1”, ca 1874. The 40” high walnut double OG veneered case is as nice as I have seen. The veneer on the very early clocks are usually chipped and repaired. Very few repairmen could apply veneer like the 1800’s craftsmen. The only knock on the clock might be the dials, but that is almost a given with any Seth Thomas clock. It is rare when the paint has not flaked a little. I have rarely seen Seth Thomas dials 140 plus years old that were this nice. Most have been repainted at least once by this time. The calendar roller papers are original and dark of course. The time hands are very old and we assume correct while the calendar hand may be a replacement. There is a very nice gold and black label on the door, a door lock on the side with the male key. The rectangular 8-day movement is complete and functioning. It has the unusual and original pendulum rod holding the brass bob. It has an old iron weight, the correct type, and we assume to be original to the clock since everything else is so nice and original. They made an early and a late model, the biggest difference being a double ogee on the sides and the pendulum hanger. This clock, like most, has the plain flat panel in the center with a nice grain pattern. Some had a painted glass insert and some had painted advertising. A very large and attractive clock and one of the first calendar clocks made. A few years back this type clock sold for $5000 to $6000. They are still selling at the live auctions upwards of $2500. The consignor paid about $5000 for this clock in 2006. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 90. $2500-$3500.
Elmer O. Stennes, Weymouth, Mass., “GM1” grandmother tall case clock with 8-day Westminster chime spring driven movement by Smiths, England in Roxbury style mahogany inlaid case. It has reeded quarter columns and a fretted hood, ca 1968. This model has sold around $3000 since it was first introduced by Stennes in the 1960’s. It has a key locking door, with key, excellent brass finials, painted metal dial, long pendulum, and the clean and running 8-day movement. The excellent mahogany case is about 60 inches tall. $1500-$2500.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. Hotel Lobby clock in a special designed and decorated case, probably a special order with the Seth Thomas Factory, ca 1909. The large mahogany case with brass decoration on the door require “Two Men and a Truck” to move it. The clock is very impressive and has probably only had one owner judging from its immaculate condition. The case is 32 inches tall, 23 inches wide, and key locking door, with key. The movement is a large 30-day double wind, professionally re-conditioned not long ago. The painted zinc dial is signed, very nice and original with Seth Thomas hands. There is ripple molding around the glass covering the dial. The case retains its original finish but has been well maintained by light cleaning and polishing. This is a high-quality clock, probably one of a kind, very heavy, and beautiful. $2500-$3500.
Foster Campos & Robert Hynes, Pembroke, Mass. “Willard Banjo Clock”, wall clock with 8-day time only weight driven movement in cross banded inlay mahogany case with reverse painted throat and lower Moberg painted tablets, and painted metal dial, dated 2006, and is marked number “17”. The dial is signed, “Campos & Hynes, Pembroke, Mass.” Hynes worked with Campos and continued the Campos business after his death. The tablet depicts, “Sept 10, 1813 Perry’s Victory Lake Erie”. This clock was bought from Robert J. Hynes at the Cleveland, Ohio NAWCC National Convention in June 2006 for $1800 and has not been out of the original box since. In other words, it is new. It has a solid brass bezel, side arms, brass eagle, and gold leafed balls on the base, all in new condition. Clock is 42 inches high, complete and all original. $1000-$1500.