Novelty Clocks 200-252
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200.         $350

The label on the back of this miniature New Haven double dial calendar clock reads in part, “No. 6 / Limited Edition of 22 Pieces / Miniature Double Dial Calendar / Michael Paul”.   The running movement and calendar is functioning properly.  I have had it running and watched as the calendar changed.  The like new oak case is 12 inches tall, with applied ornaments over the front, full door glass, door latch, brass beat scale, brass dial rings, and proper dials and hands.  $400-$600.

 

We are pleased to offer a small collection of miniature clocks, most made by Michael Paul of Germany, a famous maker of miniature clocks. All are copies of early American clocks. If you check the Internet you will find some of these exact small clocks made by Mr. Paul sell for hundreds of dollars. Most of the clocks do not have a winding key.
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205.            $400

“Limited Edition of 52 Pieces / Aaron Willard / Grafton / Michael Paul / No. 6”, printed on the label of this wall weight clock.  The miniature walnut case is 13 inches tall, weight behind the lower removable panel, brass dial (signed) and bell, and hinged upper door.  It is running and the bell rings on the hours.  $400-$600.

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204.            $400

Miniature copy of the E.  Ingraham wall clock, “Ionic”, ca 1980.  This one is made all brass and measurers just under 6 inches.  Gold label on the back reads, “Special Edition / 1980 / IONIC / W.M. & C.S.”.  My goodness they went to a whole lot of trouble to make the case in brass, fit two correct glasses, two hinged bezels, pendulum, good dial and hands.  $400-$600.

 

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203.            $100

Miniature German “Freeswinger”.  Label on the back says, “1982 / Limited Edition / Miniature Freeswinger / R. K.  – W. M.  / No. 18”.  The walnut case is 8 ½ inches, side door latch, finials, brass sash and pendulum, and is running.  $150-$300.

 

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201.            $100

Beautiful made to scale model of a miniature Vienna clock, ca 1981.  Label on the back says in part, “Limited Edition / Miniature Vienna / R. K.  – W. M.  / No. 18”.  The walnut case with black trim is 15 inches, clean and in perfect condition.  Brass lyre pendulum, three glasses, beat scale, brass dial and correct dial and hands.  The movement is running.  $150-$300.

 

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202.            $450

Seth Thomas miniature Office Calendar No. 3, or better known as the Peanut.  Another unusual clock made by Michael Paul.  Label on back says it is No. 4 of 26 pieces made.  The walnut case is 9 inches tall, absolutely perfect, movement is running and calendar is changing, amazing.  $500-$750.

 

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206.            $400

Ives Brooklyn wagon spring shelf clock, powered by a miniature leaf spring.  Birch and walnut case is 8 inches tall, has brass feet, brass ornaments, brass bezel, and brass pendulum.  The clock is running, dial is signed “Joseph Ives / New York”, Label on back says in part, “Limited Edition of 43 Pieces / Miniature / Wagon Spring / Michael Paul / No. 9”.   $400-$600.

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207.            $225

Oswald dog made of carved wood.  This is a very early Oswald and the moving eyes are very unusual because they are blue and brown.  It is 7 ½ inches tall, complete, and in excellent almost perfect condition.  The eyes tell the time as they move clockwise.  The metal back plate is inscribed, “Patented USA Aug. 31, 1928 / Made In Germany”.  The one day movement is complete, running, and eyes are rotating.  $250-$400.

 

252.            $100

George W.  Brown, Forestville, Conn. “Briggs “Rotary”, 30-hour novelty clock, ca 1858.  E.  N.  Welch continued making the identical clock when Brown went out of business. See Ly-Welch, page 245. Wood base is clean and polished, with the original brass feet underneath, and the iron winding wheel underneath.  The dial shows age and darkening, hands are period, silver ball is also proper.  The movement is running.  The brass movement plates are held with screws where the earlier models were held with pins.  The glass dome is original to the clock. It is not signed anywhere.  $150-$250.

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