“Invented by Eli Terry / Made and Sold / At Plymouth, Connecticut / By / Seth Thomas”, stenciled column and splat case with a 30-hour wood movement, ca 1823. Thomas was selling clocks with Eli Terry’s patented 5 train movements in them, and gave him credit on the near complete paper label. This mahogany veneered case is 34” high. There as paint residue along the very edge of the base and along the sides where it sat against the wall. I guess in the old days it didn’t occur to them when they painted that someday we nuts would want the clock to be nice. The door has a brass escutcheon and lock but no key. Both glasses are replacements. The half columns and splat have excellent stenciling. There is an excellent wood dial, brass pendulum bob, iron bell, pair of iron weights and a mint, complete label. $200-$300.
“Jonathan Burr / Lexington, Mass. / 1836”, mantel clock, column and splat, ca 1836. He was in a partnership with Austin Crittenden from 1831-1837, yet Crittenden in not on the label of this clock. The mahogany veneered case is 35 inches high and the veneer is near perfect, only darkened. The half columns and splat are very dark and you can barely see the stenciling. The one big door latches on the right side. I cannot say the mirror is original however whoever installed it made it look like a factory job. I believe the top glass is original. The label is also near mint and so is the dial. Hard to believe how those things could be so nice after nearly two centuries. This movement has an alarm function in addition to being time and bell strike, therefore there are 3 weights for this clock. The suspension is broken. Even I can put on a new suspension. I am sure you cog counters have already figured out who made the movement. $200-$350.
“Case, Willard & Co. / Bristol, Conn.”, a very rare triple decker clock, ca 1835. Rare because Erastus and Harvey Case and Sylvester Willard were only in business for 5 months. I cannot find a sale of one of their clocks anywhere. The mahogany veneered case stands 36 inches high, has half columns top and bottom and full columns in the middle. Glasses are old, mirror probably original, bottom glass should have a painted tablet, if any replaced the putty is so old I cannot tell. Both doors have ivory escutcheons, locks, and keys. Excellent label, pair of 8-day weights with added weight on top of them?, old pendulum bob and key, original dial with stretch marks and flaking, and the mirror that is part of the dial and removed by pulling wire on top of the case. The 8-day strap brass movement with side arm is unsigned, clean and operational, and has pewter drums. The clock came to me with weights hanging on the cords. It chimes hours on a large iron bell. The case gives a very good impression with the eagle on top, capitals and returns intact. The only demerits I can give the clock are the flaking dial and bottom glass, otherwise in tip top shape. $500-$750
“Eight Day Clocks / Made and Sold By “Elisha Manross, Forestville, Conn.”, OG mantel clock, ca 1843. He worked with wood movement clocks for others until brass movements came about around 1840, then he got into the business with others then by himself in 1843. The two iron weights are heavier than the clock. There is a very good label, excellent painted metal dial, old and no doubt original hands, brass pendulum, and coil gong. The 8-day movement is not signed, is very clean and was running when we hauled the 125 early clocks out of the house. The rosewood veneered case is 29 inches tall, clean, has a door knob in front, and two original glasses. No doubt some bumps and bruises from hauling 250 clocks in a 26 foot Penske, but it should clean up. $250-$500.
Wedgwood cased clock, signed on the case base, “Wedgwood”, no other marking on the movement backplate or the dial. The wonderful case is about 6 inches tall, perfect condition, like new. Ivory looking figures on the front and sides. $200-$300.
“Invented By Eli Terry / Made & Sold At / Terryville, Conn. By / Eli Jerry, Jr.”, stenciled column and splat case with a wood movement, ca 1831-1832. The mahogany veneered case is 32 inches, half column and splat, clean and polished, and excellent stenciling. A split was repaired on the splat, otherwise the wood parts are very good. There is an ivory escutcheon and lock on the door. The bottom glass has a break and the upper is a replacement. The Terry wood movement has 42 teeth on the escape wheel, and is complete with verge and cords and strikes an iron bell on the hours. Good label albeit dark/smoky. It has a pair of square iron weights, thirty hour type, a brass pendulum bob, very good wood dial and period hands. $200-$300.