Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Arcade No. 1”, ca 1918. The back of the oak case is 25. 5” in diameter and stamped by the ST factory that it was made “1918F”, or June 1918. This is a significant clock, not one you will want to move from room to room. You will want to hang it someplace permanent. The case is 5” deep, and has a layered look, one on the other and the back of the case is an oblong box arrangement. The case has been cleaned and polished. Locks on the bottom with the winding key, hinged at the top. 18” painted dial is signed Seth Thomas. It has very attractive large hands, excellent dial, brass pendulum bob, large glass, and the 30-day double wind movement, are all original. The movement retains the original Geneva locks. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 351. $600-$900.
Waterbury Clock Co. banjo, “Willard No. 2”, ca 1906. Mahogany case is 42” high, has all the balls and finials, very good painted glasses, and cast gilt trimmings that include the sash and rails. There is about half of the paper label on the back, correct Waterbury brass pendulum bob and wood stick, bowed glass over the porcelain dial, and original hands. The dial is near perfect, and the clock overall is excellent, with the normal nicks and wear after 100 plus years of use. The 8-day weight driven movement is a timepiece only, running, and signed. Proper original iron weight that came with the clock. The original “Hull” glasses and the very different, large, porcelain dial, set the clock apart from the ordinary. The clock books today over $1500. Ly-Waterbury #122. $750-$1000.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. Hotel Lobby clock in a special designed and decorated case, probably a special order with the Seth Thomas Factory, ca 1909. The large mahogany case with brass decoration on the door require “Two Men and a Truck” to move it. The clock is very impressive and has probably only had one owner judging from its immaculate condition. The case is 32 inches tall, 23 inches wide, and key locking door, with key. The movement is a large 30-day double wind, professionally re-conditioned not long ago. The painted zinc dial is signed, very nice and original with Seth Thomas hands. There is ripple molding around the glass covering the dial. The case retains its original finish but has been well maintained by light cleaning and polishing. This is a high-quality clock, probably one of a kind, very heavy, and beautiful. $2500-$3500.
Foster Campos & Robert Hynes, Pembroke, Mass. “Willard Banjo Clock”, wall clock with 8-day time only weight driven movement in cross banded inlay mahogany case with reverse painted throat and lower Moberg painted tablets, and painted metal dial, dated 2006, and is marked number “17”. The dial is signed, “Campos & Hynes, Pembroke, Mass.” Hynes worked with Campos and continued the Campos business after his death. The tablet depicts, “Sept 10, 1813 Perry’s Victory Lake Erie”. This clock was bought from Robert J. Hynes at the Cleveland, Ohio NAWCC National Convention in June 2006 for $1800 and has not been out of the original box since. In other words, it is new. It has a solid brass bezel, side arms, brass eagle, and gold leafed balls on the base, all in new condition. Clock is 42 inches high, complete and all original. $1000-$1500.
“E. Howard & Co. Boston / 59”, signed on the movement of this “No. 70 Regulator”, ca 1923. The 59 stamped on the movement is correct for this clock. There were five sizes of the No. 70 made, this one being the smallest at 32” long. The black walnut case is very nice, in original condition and it has all the original case hardware, latches, pendulum tie down, hinges, etc. The glasses are still very nice with some paint loss on the tablet. The picture of the lower section of the case shows the paint loss. It has the original weight chute wood cover, correct brass pendulum bob, stick, and movement. The movement has been cleaned or serviced and it is running. The old iron weight is stamped, “70”. The original painted dial is excellent considering its age, is properly signed and the hands are correct. All in all, a very nice clock. Ly-American Clocks, page 123, calls this model rare. $1250-$1500.
New Haven Clock Co. “Willard” banjo, ca 1911. This clock was the top of the line for this type clock, mainly because it had a 30-day time only movement, decorated glass panels, and a large convex porcelain dial. The clock was first designed and made by Edw. K. Willard in England in 1801, and the patent rights were sold and then introduced to the American trade in 1812. Many American companies have made “Willard” banjo clocks over the years. This clock is identical to the Willard clocks including the hands, pendulum, side rails, bowed glass, etc. The mahogany case is 45 inches tall, complete, and correct except it should have a brass eagle on top. Those are available from Timesavers or other supply houses. The movement is clean and in good operating condition. Ly-New Haven #188. $500-$750.