Clocks 31-40

33.           $1200

George B. Hatch, Attleboro, Mass. Number 5 wall regulator in very nice condition, ca 1870. This clock is often called a banjo for that is primarily what Hatch made. Weight driven 8 day banjo type movement has been serviced and is in good operating condition. The original dial has excellent paint. I cannot call it repainted for everything else about the clock is near perfect also. The black and gold glass is excellent as well. Correct wood stick and brass bob, and the hands are of the type that were or would have been on this clock. The iron weight (banjo type) and the baffle board, are excellent and original. The rosewood grained case is near perfect with a beautiful polish finish, latches on top and bottom doors. In good condition this model generally sells for $5000 and up. This one is better than good condition so should I expect to get $5000. $1500-$2000.


34.           $500

Ithaca Calendar Clock Co. shelf clock, “Granger”, ca 1884. I have only sold one other of this model in 44 years and I cannot find where one has sold at any other auction anywhere. Therefore, I assume it must be rare. The walnut case is 25 inches tall, complete, clean and all original. I believe the clean dial is also original as are the hands, nickel pendulum with the original and proper chain attachment, door latch, and all internal parts. The 8 day movement is running, striking the coil gong and calendar is changing properly. There are fragments of a label on the backboard. I am not sure if the backboard is installed correctly. It is old and I feel original but I think it should be fastened has been altered.  Ly-Calendar #352-A. 650-$850.


32.           $500

Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Office Calendar No. 7”, ca 1884. Two perfect labels inside the case, a black and gold one on the door and a white one on the backboard with instructions for the calendar movement. Models No. 4, 6, and 7, are very similar in looks and confused by many collectors. The walnut case of this model is 26.5” high, it is clean, in very good condition, and has all its original veneer and button ornaments on the door. Both dials have been repainted, the three hands are the correct type, and the calendar roller paper is old. Most Seth Thomas dials do not look near this nice after 130 years. The upper movement is 8 day, time only, signed and running. The calendar movement and all the lower parts are correct and functioning. It really bothers me to price Seth Thomas calendar clocks this low. In my opinion the most attractive and best quality of any calendar clocks ever made. Ly-Calendar #608; Ly-Seth Thomas, page 96. $650-$900.


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35.             $1250

Wayne Cline, Bowling Green, Ky. made this fine wall banjo clock several years ago. It is an identical copy of the Boston area banjo clocks made in the 17th century. Mr. Cline’s clocks have always been in great demand and since his passing a few years ago, collectors have been snatching them up whenever they could find them for very few become available. This 8 day one weight timepiece is in good running condition and shows his signature on the movement, weight, and dial as “Wayne R. Cline / Bowling Green, Ky.”.  Each case he made was marked several places and in several ways. This case is stamped, “41”, and stamped on the back, “C4157402” which was his dating system. His cases were of extremely high quality and collectors say are every bit as nice as the high priced early banjo clocks. It has a large brass eagle, brass sash with bowed glass, painted dial by the Dial House, painted glasses by Tom Moberg depicting Perry’s victory over the British on Lake Erie in 1813.  The nice mahogany case is about 42 inches high, has gold ornaments on the base, pendulum and tie down, and iron weight. 

31.           $750

“Ithaca Calendar Clock Co., Ithaca, NY”, wall clock named, “Hanging Steeple” ca 1877. It has an 8 day spring, time and striking movement and a perpetual calendar mechanism. The movement is signed “E. N. Welch, Forestville, Conn. Manufactured for the Ithaca Calendar Clock Co.” The walnut case is 31 ½ inches tall, retaining the original finish with a nice shine. Complete label on the back, two good replacement dials that are many years old just not original, probably original calendar rollers, correct hands, nickel pendulum bob, and a lot of nice wood work around the dials. It was reported that the very tip of the base “may be a later replacement but extremely well done and matched to the case”. I believe the clock was once the “Shelf Steeple” model that was converted to a “Hanging Steeple”, (supposed to have two finials on the base) so it is priced accordingly. No matter which model it is, it is a very rare clock. I have never sold a Hanging Steeple, and sold only one Shelf Steeple in 45 years. Ly-Calendar, page 153. $800-$1200.

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36.           $900

“Waltham Watch & Clock Co.” ca 1930 banjo clock. This clock uses Waltham’s famous 8 day timepiece weight driven movement that is signed and numbered. The original internal parts are the movement, pendulum, pendulum stick, weight chute metal cover, lead weight, and winding key. It is missing the original tie down bar but our collector made his own. The throat glass and bottom Mt. Vernon glass has a few minor paint chips that have been spot covered. There is a gilt rope trip around both painted glasses and gilt covered balls on the base. The dial is original, signature is good, hands are original, and the two door latches are in good working order. Mahogany case has the original finish, stands near 41” high, and retains the original brass eagle, brass side rails, and brass sash holding the bowed glass. This style Waltham banjo clock regularly sells everywhere, in the $1000-$2000 range. Ly-American, page 248. $1000-$1500. 

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37.           $500

“Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn.” shelf clock they called, “Parlor Calendar No. 1”. A complete white label on the back of the door shows the clock was sold and started running on “September 1st, 1878”. This clock and most of the clocks numbered from 1-100 came from a collector who collected only the finest examples of each model that he could find. He was also a repairman so every clock is in fine running condition, or was when they left his home. The 34 inch rosewood case is very nice, he made no effort to change its looks or to remove the 150 years accumulation of smoke. No doubt there are some minute chips or bubbles. Both dials have been professionally repainted, the hands are the correct type, the brass pendulum and key are with the case. The clock strikes on a coil gong, the calendar rollers are very dark and original and the calendar is changing properly. The large iron weights are surely original. I was shocked to find I had never sold an exact copy of this model. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 104; Ly-Calendar, page 258. $500-$750.



38.           $1000

Waltham Clock Co., Waltham, Mass. 8 day time only weight driven movement, ca 1930. In a mahogany case 42 inches high, 10.5 inches wide and with reverse painted tablets that have slight paint flaking. The mahogany case is very nice as is the painted metal dial. The hands, eagle on top, brass side rails, brass pendulum bob and wood stick, the iron weight and pulley are all correct. The weight chute at the bottom has the typical metal covering and pendulum tie down arrangement. The individual case parts are stamped, “7”. The dial is signed “Waltham”. The 8 day movement is signed, running and original to the case. The stylish case is plain in that there is no gold paint, etc. but does have the balls around the base. Ly-American Clocks, Volume 1, pages 246-247. This clock has always booked around $2500 but in recent years retails for a little less. $1200-$1500.

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39.           $400

LeCoultre Atmospheric clock, new or near new, in a bright gold case that is almost 9 ¼ inches high and 8 ¼ inches wide. The dial is signed, “LeCoultre / Made In Switzerland”. I have sold a great many Atmos clocks but have never had one this clean and bright inside and outside.  A lever front bottom, frees the pendulum to turn. As most of you know the clock is perpetual running and wound automatically by changes in temperature and pressure. The LeCoultre PR Dept.  says, “The Atmos, the clock that lives on air. The only clock of its kind in the world. The constant changes in the temperature of the air are enough to keep it permanently wound”. The clock is running. Our estimate $500-$750.


40.           $500

Ansonia Clock Co. “Single Post Crystal Palace”, ca 1875. The eight day movements used in the Single Post Crystal Palaces were made by the “Waterbury Clock Co”, and is so signed on the movements. The two barrel pendulum is signed, “Davies’ Pat d Appl For”. Walnut case is 17 ½” high including the glass dome. The walnut base and post are excellent,  two piece dial with attached brass decorations, and the inner dial signed “Waterbury which gave me ulcers. It is not original to the clock. I thought the clock was a Waterbury clock. No, it is an Ansonia clock but they used Waterbury movements. The movement is running and striking a nickel bell on the hours. Both parts of the paper dial have been replaced. Overall this clock is a fine example of the Single Post model and about as good as one could hope to find. Ly-Ansonia, page 101. $600-$750.

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