Clocks 1-10

3.           $1000

E. Howard & Co. Boston, “Regulator No. 10”, figure 8-reissue. This clock was from the Gerald & Peggy Keith collection of very fine clocks. This one was bought by the Keith’s by advance subscription when only 500 of the clocks were made and offered only to NAWCC members. They were sold and delivered in 1976. The serial number of this clock is 324. It was a one owner clock and although now over 42 years old, is perfect, never ran unless testing to make sure it ran. It came to us in 2011 from the Keith Estate and we sold it in 2012. It has now come to us from the second owner's Estate. The movement is 8 day, time only, and weight driven. It is properly signed and stamped everywhere just as the originals were. It is a walnut case, 33” high, with proper door latch, glasses, dial, and hands, all identical to an original ca 1880 Howard figure 8. This model has been sold at several auctions, always bringing from $2500 to $3500. We have seen the original No. 10’s sell at auctions for up to $15,000. No wonder these reproductions are so popular. They don’t come any nicer than this one. $1500-$2000



4.           $750

“Daniel Pratt & Sons, Reading, Mass.”, banjo clock, ca 1852. This company bought cases and movements from many different clock makers. As you can tell this case and movement look almost identical to banjo clocks made by E. Howard & Co. of Boston. I have never seen a paper label inside an early banjo clock. There are two labels in the right side of the base in this case. They are complete and original. One label identifies the maker and the various sales locations, the second one gives directions for operation of the clock. This mahogany veneered case is 29 inches tall, has two clip door latches, two Howard type glasses that are original, brass pendulum bob with wood stick, original dial that has been repainted, and no doubt original iron weight and old hands. The 8 day time only weight driven movement is running. This is the first Pratt banjo I have sold or even seen. $800-$1200.

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2.           $300

Chelsea Clock Company, “Willard Banjo Clock”, ¾ size, 33 inches high, ca 1931. It is fitted with a standard Chelsea 8 day striking lever movement. The hand painted panels feature the, “Mount Vernon”. It is fitted the brass eagle, brass side rails, both doors have push button latches, and there is a signed “Chelsea” winding key. The mahogany case is 32” high, full size is 42”, brass bezel with a bowed glass over the painted metal dial. The glass is missing but can be purchased. Numerals are recessed, black paint filled, and the dial is signed, “Chelsea”. It has the correct hands and wall hanger. The case is pristine.   Ly-Clocks, Volume 2, page 68; and “Chelsea Clock Company / The First Hundred Years”, page 119. $500-$750.


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5.           $1250

Ithaca Calendar Clock Co. “No. 6 ½ Shelf Belgrade”, ca 1880. Overall a very nice clock, but does have some deficiencies, the worst probably is the break and glue back of the small leaf on the top crest. The backboard is an old replacement and as usual at least one of the paper dials was replaced. That is generally the norm for Ithaca calendar dials. The case is made of ash wood, the unusual wood pendulum swinging in front of the lower dial is original and in good condition. The movements are original, clean, and running properly. The case is 32” high, clean and polished, has numerous incised designs all over the case and they are gold filled, even the pendulum. All three hands are correct, calendar roller papers are original, and the lower dial paper is original and signed several ways. This is an uncommon model and by and large is in good condition. Ly-Calendar, page 139. $1500-$2000.


1.           $2000

Diamond head banjo timepiece by Wayne R. Cline, Bowling Green, Ky., ca 2000. Like new version of the style made by Daniel Monroe of Concord, Mass. Glasses were painted by Tom Moberg, the dial is signed by Cline and is in perfect condition. After inspecting the clock inside and out it apparently has never been run. The case is stamped “63” and has the serial number “C636 6904” stamped on the back meaning it was when Cline finished the clock. I don’t know the combination to those numbers. The case is 42 inches tall, has brass rails, eagle on the top, iron weight signed “Wayne Cline”, and brass pendulum bob with tie down. This is only the second Diamond Head made by Cline that I have sold. $2500-$3500.


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6.           $2000

Ithaca Calendar Clock Co. “No. 13 Shelf Kildare”, ca 1880. This is a very rare model in the most original condition possible. The mahogany case is all original, and has been cleaned and polished without removing any of the original finish. There is a complete label on the backboard, original glass pendulum, original dials, hands, movements, and everything that came with it originally. All the intricate parts on the outside and inside are all intact and are original. I believe if the clock is restored correctly, black dials, etc. the clock could be worth $6000 to $8000. Ly-Calendar Clocks, page 143. $2500-$3000.

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7.           $300

Atkins Clock Co. “London” model, one of the most successful models made by the company. They came configured many ways. This clock may be the most common, ca 1863. It has plain columns, rosewood veneer, gold foil tablets, and stands around 17” high. Very nice repainted original dial, hands, glasses, door knobs, and the label remaining inside on the backboard. Practically all door knobs on Atkins clocks are ivory and this one is no exception. However, I cannot find another clock with this exact shape of ivory latches. They may be original for Atkins was known for experimenting and he would do it on every clock he made if he could, always trying to find the best way to do something. This rosewood case is beautiful. The clock is a keeper. The movement is 8 day and strikes a coil gong. Reference: “The Clocks of Irenus Atkins”, by Gregory and King, 2004, page 83. Case, glasses, etc. pictured and described. $300-$500.


8.           $400

“Ithaca Calendar Clock Co., Ithaca, New York”, a rare double dial mantel clock, “Mantel Index”, ca about 1875. I have not sold this model in 45 years of selling, nor can I find where any large live auction houses have sold this model and for that matter including the No. 16 Hanging Index. This oak case is 28 ¼ inches high, complete, original, and in the original finish. Apparently has not been overly cleaned and polished. The dials are very good, age is unknown, but Ithaca dials are paper and more than likely changed at some time. Ithaca called the case carved, I would say more etched. The running movement is 8 day, time & strike with perpetual calendar. Silver pendulum and key included. As you know some Ithaca cases are numbered and dated, some are not. This case is marked, “No. 54 / 7-98”. I would have thought it was made much earlier. Ly-Calendar, page 147. $500-$750.

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9.           $450

“New Haven Clock Co., New Haven, Conn., 8 day “Willard” banjo, ca 1929. The clock with its various parts is identical to the Willard banjo clocks pictured in the catalogs. The hands, pendulum, pulley, weight, and things like the brass side rails, brass eagle, bowed glass, etc. are all original and correct. There is a complete paper label on the back. The solid mahogany case is 43 inches long, is complete and all original. The finish is dark just from aging and no attempt has been made to remove the dark finish but it has been kept nice by polishing. This model is weight driven, 8 day time only brass movement that is clean and running. The metal dial has some minor wear or discoloration but thankfully has not been cleaned because that may discolor it more. The decorated glass panels are identical to those pictured in the catalogs for this model. Ly-New Haven #192. $500-$750.


10.           $450

Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Office Calendar No. 4”, ca 1875. The rosewood veneered case is 28” high, clean, polished, all original, and as good as they come. It has all the ornament buttons around the door, and two original painted dials. It is unusual to find the old Seth Thomas clocks that do not have a lot of paint problems on the dials. There are a couple of paint chips on the calendar dial. There is a complete label on the back of the door and a door hook on the side of the case. The label has a notation of the date it was put in operation by the first owner, it says, “Sept 1st, 1875”. The 8 day time only spring movement is running and the calendar is functioning properly as it also perpetual and accurate even for leap years. Inside behind the calendar movement is another label of instructions.  It has the correct pendulum bob, an old key, and three original hands. Ly-Calendar, page 249. $1000-$1500.