Swiss LeCoultre “Atmos” or atmospheric clock. A never wind modern perpetual running clock that operates on temperature changes and atmospheric pressure. The serial number on this clock is “176250”, which dates it about 1962. There is a presentation plaque on the bottom showing it was presented in 1963. The metal and glass case is near perfect, has all the original gold plating and is not pitted or tarnished and shining bright. The dial is perfect. The glass cover is easily removed, and the clock is set to running by releasing the lever on the front bottom. It is signed on the dial and the movement. It is 9.25” high. $400-$600.
Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. Winsted, Conn. crystal regulator, “Thalia”, ca 1906. The 11 ½ inch high case is gold plated and highly polished originally, actually not bad after 110 years. The company catalogs say that this model has, “Heavy Raised Decorations in Rich Ormolu Gold Plate Finish”. Those are a lot of words to say, “Applied ornaments”. There are four very nice beveled glasses, 4 ½ inch signed porcelain dial with visible escapement and original hands. It has an 8-day movement and strikes hours on a Cathedral gong and half hours on a separate cup bell. Apparently the click is not engaged on the time side, OR the spring is broken. I believe it to be the former. Nice clock for this minimum. Ly-Gilbert #298. $200-$300.
French bronze with a large statue of Amor by the side. The 8-day round French movement is signed, “Medaille 1000 Paris d’or / S Marti”. The bronze banner on top may have a small piece missing. The statue may have been repainted dark chocolate, a typical color French bronze. The base is white marble with four bronze feet underneath. There is a bronze beading around the marble and around the base of the clock tower. There is a beveled glass in front of the pendulum and a plain glass behind the pendulum. It has a bowed beveled glass over the bowed porcelain dial. The hands are missing. The round French movement strikes a bell attached to the movement, a typical French movement arrangement. The movement is complete but very dirty. We did not check for running. It has a very ornate French pendulum. Great potential with this clock but it does need some attention. $200-$300.
French black marble clock, ca 1880. The case is 12 inches wide and 18 inches high and has several pieces of inlaid marble, light in color, in the tan tones. Incised designs on every piece of marble on the front, a lot of gold filling that is still bright and clear. This case, unlike all the other marble clocks from this collection, has a good many attached pieces of marble, several on the top, and others on the sides, which give the case some oomph. It has a French sash, beveled glass, brass dial with incised numerals black filled and lately enhanced. It also has a mottled brass inner dial, Brocot escapement, and a great pair of French hands. Round French 8-day movement is running and striking a large standing gong on the half hours and hours. It is not signed on the movement or dial. Brass back door is hinged, correct pendulum as the serial number on the pendulum is the same as on the movement. This clock had a price tag of $1000 on it but I managed to get it for some less. $300-$550.
Bundy Time Recording Co. , Binghampton, NY, ca 1903. Their time recorders used Seth Thomas movements and I cannot find information as to who made the cases but I will say that they certainly resemble other cases made by Seth Thomas for other companies. All of the time recording mechanisms are missing from the lower section of the case as well as part of the door which has been replaced with glass. The top and base of the 56 inch oak case are original and have carved sections that are very attractive. The dial is signed “ST” and it is original as are the hands, beat scale, and pendulum. There is a key lock on is running, it is extra large and takes a large key to wind the springs. It may well be a 15 day or 30 day running movement. It is a very nice looking case and you would not be ashamed to hang it in your home as a time only regulator. $300-$500.
Jerome & Co. New Haven, Conn.shelf calendar clock, “Register Mantel Calendar”, ca 1880. New Haven Clock Co. acquired the Jerome company and began using Jerome trademarks on their clocks as early as 1880. The walnut case is 28 inches high, has a good finish, not smoky or dirty, and complete except for two top finials. There is a door latch on the side, old glass but not sure if it is original. On the back is half of a label but I cannot read one word, it is very dark. The movements are correct and functioning properly. The 8-day movement is running and striking a coil gong. Inside is a complete paper label about the “B. B. Lewis Perpetual Calendar” movement. Pendulum is not original. Ly-Calendar, page 200. $500-$750.