Clocks 290-299
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290.           $600

Ithaca Calendar Clock Co., Ithaca, New York, “No. 6 Hanging Library”, ca 1880. They made this model with two different tops and two different bases. This one has the finial on the where the other model has a carved top. If you were to remove a little off the bottom you would then have the No.8 Shelf Library. The 28 inch walnut case is clean, has brass bezels and flat glasses and the removable plug between the glasses that allows viewing of the pendulum. The dials may be replacements but they are very old, have a little wear, so that could be debated. Beings as they used paper dials it is not surprising they may be replaced as most often are. The movements are clean and in operating condition. Pendulum bob is the correct type. The running movement is a Pomeroy movement making it an earlier version, and goes for 8 days and strikes hours on a coil gong. The time, strike and calendar are working properly. I have not sold this model in many years. I did not realize it was that rare. Most we have sold were without the bases making them a number 8 model.   Ly-Calendar, page 140. $750-$1000.



291.           $550

Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Regulator No.2”, ca 1890. Near perfect 36.5” oak case, very clean, polished, ready to hang and enjoy. All wood case parts and internal parts appear to be original to each other. The metal dial was professionally repainted, otherwise the clock is like it came out of the factory. It is signed in two places, and has three correct hands. Signed 8 day movements is running, pendulum, pendulum stick, brass weight, and beat scale, are all correct. There is a near complete label inside the case. This clock even has all the little buttons on the base, that is very unusual. It is America’s most collected clock. There must be one in every home. I must have a half dozen for there is literally not maintenance or upkeep to them, just wind once a week. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 277. $60-$900.



292.           $750

Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. mantel clock “Amphion”, ca 1885. This unusual 25” walnut cased clock has cut glass mirror panels in the sides and base, and a George B. Owens special cut glass pendulum, that came with this model clock. The case has been cleaned and polished, not refinished. The perfect door glass is one Gilbert/Owens glasses used in several different ones of their shelf clock models. The mirrors are all original and have some minor silver loss/flaking, but no breaks or cracks. The dial, hands, gong, and the 8 day movement all appear to be original and are correct for this model. It strikes hours on the large Cathedral gong that is attached to a heavy duty nickeled base. The movement is signed, is running and striking correctly, and the Geneva locks are still intact. This clock also has an alarm movement that rings on a brass bell. The original paper label remains intact on the back. We have not seen a nicer one. This model has always been a popular with collectors. Ly-Gilbert, page 293. $800-$1200.



293.           $225

Waterbury Clock Co. “Study”, ca 1906. The oak wall clock is almost 31 inches tall and that does not include the chains and weights. The case has been cleaned and made very presentable.  There are applied carved wood ornaments on the sides and front,   and grooved designs on various parts of the case. All the accessories including the brass chains, acorn type wood ornaments on the ends of the chains, the long twisted weights, brass pendulum, and hands, are all original Waterbury stock. The signed Waterbury dial is a replaced paper dial. The movement runs 8 days and strikes half hours on a gong. These Study models have always been very popular with collectors and we see very few of them for sale. $250-$400.


294.           $500

Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. porcelain mantel clock, ca 1898. This is a very rare model for it is both a German made case with a “Royal Bonn Germany” case marking, but was also decorated with Majolica bright color glazes. Several years ago the Majolica decorated cases were extremely hard to find. This is the first one I have had in over 20 years. It was fired with the various colored glazes on the Royal Bonn case, giving it a slightly bright sheen. I can find no chips, cracks or repairs to the case. Appears to be perfect. It is 14 inches tall, has the typical brass sash with beveled glass over the one piece porcelain dial. The hands are original and the dial has painted flowers below the 12. The 8 day movement is signed by Gilbert, is running and striking a coil gong. A brass hinged door covers the movement opening. This one is a keeper. $500-$750.


295.           $50

Seth Thomas miniature OG shelf clock, ca 1865. The 16 inch high rosewood veneered case is clean and polished making the rosewood graining stand out. The clock is 100% original including the door knob, painted tablet, painted dial, label, coil gong, and the 30 hour movement signed “Plymouth, Conn.” The tablet has a few tiny paint chips, the dial had some paint chips that are now touched up, hands are correct, and the movement is running and striking. To me this is not a clock you wind daily, you put it on a shelf or your bedroom dresser and just admire it daily for what it is, a 150 year old beautiful clock. $75-$150.


296.           $50

E. Ingraham Clock Co. oak shelf clock, one of their River Line, “Gila”, ca 1915. In case you are dying to know the Gila River is a branch of the Colorado River. This 23 inch high red oak case is near perfect, clean and polished. It has a superb tablet, original dial and hands, 8 day time and strike movement, coil gong, and original pendulum. The movement is running and striking. Ly-Ingraham #1048. $50-$100.


297.           $100

E. Ingraham Clock Co. mantel clock, “Shekel”, ca 1891. I won’t call this one a kitchen clock because it is a lot nicer and fancier than kitchen clocks. The cheaper “kitchen clocks” came along after 1900. It is an oak case, standing 24 inches high, and cleaned and polished. The very nice tablet is original as is the pendulum, gong, and the three metal case ornaments. Note the two metal statues on the base and the lions head on top. The 8 day movement is running and striking properly. Ly-Ingraham #936. $100-$200.


298.           $600

E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. mantel clock, “Khedive”, ca 1889. This model uses the famous Welch Patti movement that is 8 day, made of fine solid steel, signed by Welch, and strikes a Cathedral bell on the hours and half hours. This clock has a porcelain dial ring and a mottled brass inner dial, open escapement mechanism with jeweled pallets, and the original hands. The dial appears to be perfect. The clock is near perfect. Over the dial is a beveled glass in a brass sash, both excellent. The walnut case is 17” high, clean, polished and all original.   The gold stenciled glass, pendulum bob, and the entire walnut case, are all near perfect and look great. There is a label on the back dust cover. This is by far the nicest of this model we have sold. Ly-Welch, page 151. This model has always had a high book value and sought by Welch collectors. $750-$1000.



299.           $500

“J. C. Brown, Forestville, Conn. U.S.A.”, copied from the complete paper label inside this ripple front steeple clock, ca 1850’s. The brass movement is 8 day, running, and striking a coil gong. Original painted zinc dial is signed above the 12, “J. C. Brown/ Bristol, Ct. U.S.”. There is a good pair of hands, correct brass pendulum, and an old winding key. The dial is better than some we have sold, there are no chips to speak of, but it does appear dirty in places. The walnut veneered case is 20” high, has two good finials, left finial tip is off, and two good glasses, although the bottom glass is a later copy of an original glass. The case is clean and polished, apparently has never had a lot of smoke messing with the wood. The ripple around the front is excellent and we see no repairs or additions to the nice case. Reference” “Jonathan Clark Brown and the Forestville Manufacturing Company”, by Kenneth D. Roberts and Snowden Taylor. $600-$900.