Plymouth “Style 5614” wall clock, ca. 1936. Plymouth Clocks was a Division of Seth Thomas. Advertised as “A modestly priced wall clock for the office, store, factory, and school.” The “white wood” (probably poplar) is stained in a “rich mahogany”, the door has a mirror in the lower panel with the pendulum visible through the rectangular window. A signed lacquered metal dial. The movement is unsigned, running 8 days, time only. Just over 14.5 inches tall. All in all in excellent shape, running and keeping time. $50-$100.
Ansonia peaked cottage, ca. 1880. This small clock is not shown in Ly’s book on Ansonia clocks. It is 10 inches high with a 3.25-inch chapter ring on a paper replacement dial; there is no label, inside or on the back. There is rosewood veneer around the base and door frame; the sides and top are not veneered. The glass is old, with bubbles. This clock has an unusual round pinned movement seen in Ansonia miniature steeple clocks (see page 440 of Ly’s book); it is signed “Ansonia Clock / Ansonia Conn USA”, dating it to either 1850-1854 or 1877-1884. It is running, one day, time only, and cute as a button. No sales records that we can find. $50-$100.
Penwood “Numechron”, 1946. Penwood Electric began in the 1930’s and were prolific manufacturers of digital (in the pre-digital age) clocks. The name Numechron refers to all their digital clocks (they made timers and other devices as well). No model name or number is shown on this clock, but the manufacture date appears to be stamped on the bottom as 5-46. The brown marbleized Bakelite case is in perfect condition with no cracks, scrapes, or missing corners. It is running and keeping time nicely. A nice overview of Numechron clocks can be found here. These clocks sell on eBay for $50-$100.
E. Ingraham “Western Union” store clock, ca. 1911. A 36-inch refinished oak case with a new upper glass and the original lower glass, with some wear to the gold stencil. The dial pan and paper dial were replaced some time ago; the old hands have been repainted. The time-only 8-day movement is signed and running. There is most of a label on the back. The average sale price for this model clock on eBay over the last few years is $225.
Jeromes’ and Darrow 8-Day wooden works clock. The mahogany veneer case is just under 38 inches high with carved half-columns. There is a wooden dial in nice shape (although it has been secured to the support rails by screws for a long time) and two old and correct hands. The dial glass is old but may have been replaced, based on the newer (but still old) putty holding it in place. The lower glass is also old and may never have been out of the door, based on the unusual rippled wood strips holding it in place. It has been repainted, some time ago, and is not signed. The center mirror is a twentieth century replacement. There are numerous veneer repairs, some good, some not so good, and some chips still waiting for repair. The carved columns are in excellent shape. The large wood movement will run for a few minutes when the 7.5-lb weights are hung; I see no repairs or damage to the gears. The weights are compounded on brass pulleys, hung on gut, and there is an old pressed pendulum bob. There is even an old key to open the door latches. The tablet, and the overall look of this clock are very nice, don’t you think? $550-$800.
Seth Thomas “Gramercy”, ca. 1925. This art-deco desk clock is 9 inches high in contrasting rosewood and a lighter wood trim (holly-wood?). The gold metal dial notes that it has a 4-jewel movement, backwind, time-only, but we can’t get it running. The clock is not shown in Ly’s two volumes on Seth Thomas clocks, but the paper label on the bottom makes it clear that this model is the Gramercy. A similar label is found on other ST clocks from the 1920’s. No sales that we can find.