Seth Thomas “Round Band”, 1865. This is an early “Round Band”, how early I can’t tell, but it has a Plymouth Hollow label and stamped movement, so it can’t have been made much after 1865 when the town was renamed Thomaston. It’s a 30-hour clock, 16.5 inches high with good rosewood veneer in front and a lighter veneer on the sides. There are some chips to the veneer on the sides at the base. Both glasses are old with the original Masonic tablet in very good shape. There is an alarm that strikes on an iron bell and the movement strikes a wire gong underneath it. We did not test the alarm; the clock is running strongly. The metal dial has the original paint, “Patented May 19 1865” with considerable chipping, with “ST” hands. $100-$150.
Brewster & Ingrahams miniature OG, 1843-1852. This 30-hour OG is 17 inches high with a mahogany veneer on the front. The sides and top are not veneered. The door frame was gold leaf, or paint, at one time. Both glasses are old but I can’t guarantee the dial glass is original, as the fit is loose. The tablet of an American eagle and shield is nice, with considerable wear. The zinc dial is probably original, with original paint and painted green spandrels, and some loss. The hands are very old and likely original. The ribbed movement is signed and holds brass springs on both sides; it is running. There is a good label inside; old pendulum bob and a replacement key. $75-$125.
Jerome & Co. roundtop shelf clock, ca. 1880’s. This is an 8-day clock, 14.5 inches high, with a full-door black gutta percha insert that frames the dial and a small colored lithograph of promontory battlement and two sailing ships. The case is walnut or mahogany with black trim and the glass is replaced. The dial on a zinc pan is original paint, badly chipping. The hands are old and there is a small and unusual hook clasp on the door. The label on the inside of the door indicates a New Haven point of origin. Other than the dial, the clock is in nice shape, with the original wallpaper inside. It is running. $75-$125.
Seth Thomas roundtop cottage, ca. 1870. This clock is not found in Ly’s two volumes on Seth Thomas clocks. It is 15 inches high, heavy and sturdily built. It is obviously covered in 150 years of grime. The gilt trim around the upper glass and mirror might clean up with some effort. The dial glass is old, the mirror is old. The painted metal dial is certainly original and signed. Some of the paint has chipped away and I don’t think you dare clean the dial. The hands are not typical of Seth Thomas. There is a signed 8-day lyre-type movement inside that is running and striking. $35-$75.
Terry Clock Co. “Eight Day Time”, 1867-1880. These small iron clocks were produced in plain black, and with gilt decoration for an additional 25 cents. Occasionally you find them with painted decorations as reproduced here. This clock is 8.75 inches tall and runs for 8 days, time only. The pendulum is fixed to the crutch and adjustable from underneath the clock. There is an old paper dial and appropriate hands, and most of a label on the back; the glass is new. The 8-day signed movement is running but the pendulum rod needs to be bent slightly to allow it to run when level. $75-$150.
Terry Clock Co. “Eight Day Time Calendar”, 1867-1880. This iron clock came in any color you wanted as long the color you wanted was black, with or without gilt decoration. I believe this clock was repainted some time ago and decorated as it was originally. It stands 11 inches high. The glass, bezel, and paper dial are old, the calendar hand is correct, but the time hands are replacements (correct Maltese open hands can be obtained from TimeSavers). The is a good label on the back, protected by plastic. The 8-day signed movement is running, keeping time, and the calendar is advancing. A similar example sold at Schmitt’s in 2009 for $270. $150-$250.
Display of early Dutch/German time and strike clock, with wood plates and brass ? wheels. Hands protrude thru the plastic case in front. Bell on top, original hands, clock appears to be complete but not intended to run. More of a museum example. $25-$50.
Miniature shelf clock, 30-hour, time only, ca 1880. Did not disassemble or test. Walnut case is 9 ½ inches high. $25-$50.