Foreign novelty clock with glass dome, ca 1950. This Japanese clock features a swinging parrot. It is running, case and dome is excellent, and it is signed on the dial, “Made In Occupied Japan”. With dome in place it is 8 inches tall. $75-$150.
New Haven Clock Co. porcelain clock, ca 1900. Some would call this pottery or ceramics, but all are clay derivatives with added things. This case is 12 inches tall, near perfect after being kiln fired. The objects that stand out all over the case have a touch of gold highlights. The movement runs 8-day and strikes a coil gong. Pendulum is accessed from underneath. A very attractive decorator item. $150-$300.
German desk clock in a nautical motif. The brass case is 11 ˝ inches high and features a ships wheel around the clock face, anchor resting on black marble, with a brass base. It is signed only, “German Made”. The porcelain dial is covered with a cast overlay revealing the numbers thru inserts. In the center are male and female castings. The movement is 8-day, double wind, and is running. $50-$100.
“The Plato Clock”, in a brass case and signed, “Made In Germany”. Reportedly the Ansonia Clock Co., had it made in 1904. The clock has no hands or dial. The upper plates show the hour, lower the minutes. Plain case is 6 inches high. The one day movement is in the base and is not running. $50-$100.
“The Plato Clock”, stamped underneath the case. Probably made by Ansonia Clock Co., ca 1904. American Everready Co. New York, financed the production of about 40,000 Plato clocks, this model being the top of the line selling for $17 in 1904. The company also made Everready Batteries. The Plato clock has no hands or dial, upper plates show the hour, lower the minutes. The brass case was cast with designs top and bottom with a round heavy glass globe in between. The movement in the base of the case should run 24 hours, and is presently running. It is wound and set underneath. Pictured in all the Ehrhardt books. $150-$300.
Kal-Klok, clock, alarm, and calendar. It is not signed anywhere, but was made by the Howard Clock Corp. of Chicago in the 1930’s. They made many kids of novelty clocks. The Kal-Klok rotary movement was invented by Packard Herbert Lamport and he assigned the patent to the Western Clock Company and several others. I have had 3 of the Kal-Kloks but none as nice as this one. Some did not have a hinged top like this one. It has the original cream paint and stands 5.5 inches high. With the lift up top this one is more attractive than others I have had that just showed the top of the movement with all the wind and set knobs. We see them for sale on ebay bringing $300 and more. $100-$250.
Desk clock, in stainless steel case standing 10 inches high. Not signed except on the dial, “Imperial Clock Works / Birmingham / est. 1792”. Battery operated and functioning properly. $10-$25.
“Terry & Andrews, Ansonia, Conn.”, steeple clock ca 1851. Probably a rare 30-hour clock because of the label and signed movement, “Bristol, Conn.”. This would be a clock made by the Ansonia Clock Co. before the name was actually changed from Terry & Andrews to Ansonia Clock Co. The rosewood veneered case is 20 inches tall, all original except the repainted dial, perhaps the lower glass, and both finial tips broken off. Otherwise the case is very attractive, clean and polished, with only a small chip or two on the veneer. The signed movement is running, striking hours on a coil gong, and sounding the alarm on an iron bell. Note the large alarm movement in the base of the case. $75-$150.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Column”, ca 1850. This column case has the OG design on the front, top, and base. Gold columns, old glasses, original repainted metal dial, correct hands, pendulum, complete label, and a pair of old iron weights. The 30-hour brass movement is signed, “S. Thomas / Plymouth, Conn.”. The mahogany veneered case is 25” high, in excellent original condition, clean and polished. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 521. $100-$150.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Column”, ca 1850. The paper label says the clock was made at Plymouth Hollow, Conn. The 30-hour brass movement is signed and says made at Plymouth, Ct. Veneered case is 25” high, very smoky dark, some scratches and minor veneer loss. Two good glasses, really good old metal dial, old hands, bob, pair of iron weights, and key. This is a good starter clock for beginning collectors. I took many of them out to the curb and scraped the crud off, stained, polished, installed new glasses and dials, and had me a great clock. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 521. $50-$100.