Clocks 310-319

310.           $100

Welch, Spring & Co. “Italian No.3” calendar clock, ca 1868. The label inside the case is perfect and designates Welch, Spring & Co. as the manufacturer and seller, however it was actually made by the B.B. Lewis Clock Co. between 1868 and 1870. When B. B. Lewis went to work for Welch, Spring & Co., his clocks were added to the Welch line.   The 13 ¾ inch high rosewood veneered case is near perfect, but as usual has some tiny chips along the base. Door latches, glasses, gong, and brass bob are original to the case. Apparently the dial was repainted without cleaning off the old paint. It looks just fine but not clean like a Dial House dial would look. The hands are replacements. The movement is one day, running, and striking the coil gong on the hours. Ly-Welch, page 169. $150-$300.


311.           $225    

“Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn.”, City Series clock, “Ogden”, ca 1886. Factory stamped on the case back indicating it was made, “6881B” or February 1886. I would put this clock up against any other clock maker’s parlor clocks selling in this price range. ST made wonderful parlor clocks and his earlier ones, like this model, were superb. This case has carved ornaments on the sides and top, dentil molding above the door, and many other great trim pieces. The walnut case is 21.5” high, complete, all original, and near perfect. It has a very good glass, push button door latch, good black label inside, original but repainted dial, and new hands. The ST brass bob with designs all over is one of their best looking pendulums, and they made several outstanding pendulums. It has nickel dial rings, nickel alarm ring, and a nickel gong base. 8 day lyre movement is signed both, “ST” and “Seth Thomas Clock Co.”, and is running and striking the large Cathedral gong on the hours. The early City Series clocks are definitely keepers. Ly-Seth Thomas #575. $300-$500.

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312.           $500

“Charles W. Feishtinger, Fritztown, Penn.”, calendar clock, ca 1894. He obtained a patent for a calendar mechanism and then had the Waterbury Clock Co. to manufacture some calendar clocks using their cases (this one is their Hebron case) and their time, strike, and alarm upper movements. The Hebron oak case is 22 inches tall, has a wonderful finish, original glass, and both dials are original. The clock hands may be replacements but the two calendar hands appear to be original. The dial rings are nickel, alarm dial is brass as is the pendulum. The clock movement is 8 day time, strike, and fitted with an alarm. The alarm movement is separate and on the left side of the case. The workings of the calendar mechanism is way above my pay grade so I did not test it. Even in today’s market this model has been selling in the $750-$1000 range. Overall this is an excellent example of the very rare Feishtinger calendar clock. $600-$900.


313.           $750

Ansonia Clock Co. uncommon hanging black walnut cased clock, “Forrest”, ca 1904. It is not a small clock for it is 41” high, has a good look with lots of applied ornaments, many that are carved, grooved, and etched with various designs. It has the original crazed finish, slightly dark but not smoke covered and was lightly cleaned with polish. All the wood parts on the clock are original as is the glass, dial, and hands. Inside, the brass bob, wood stick, brass dial rings, cathedral gong, and 8 day brass movement, are all original to the case. The label inside the case is perfect. We have very seldom seen this model, and never with all the original wood ornaments. For some reason this model has always had a high book value, over $800. Ly-Ansonia #615. $750-$900.


314.           $300

“E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. Forestville, Conn.” rare hanging parlor clock, “The Belle”, ca 1901. Supposedly a Welch clock with this exact label was made in 1890 but I believe that was only a guess. My research tells me Welch copied the Seth Thomas “Eclipse” or Balltop model made in 1900. Markings on the back indicate this clock was made in 1901. The Belle model pictured in Ly-Welch is different from our clock. Did they put the Belle label on more than one case style. Our oak case is about 28 inches tall, has the original glass and all wood case parts. The case has been cleaned of most smoke, still dark in the grooves. The 8 day running movement is time and strike, and sounds hours on a Cathedral gong. It has the alarm feature with alarm ring in the dial, separate alarm movement and brass bell. It has one of Welch’s nice pendulums and two very good labels on the back. I have never seen or sold this model before. It is a very nice and surely very rare clock. Ly-Welch, page 279. $400-$600.



315.           $1250

“Forestville Manufacturing Company, / J. C. Brown, Bristol, Conn.”, 4 column onion top or sharp gothic clock, ca 1848. Rosewood veneered case is 20 inches tall and has all its original wood and internal parts. The clock has not had any veneer restorations or repairs. You would have to look long and hard to find any case problems. Even the finial tips are perfect and it has Brown’s patent bone door knob. The glasses are good and I am not expert enough to know if the bottom glass is original. It has a complete label and an original painted dial, and old pendulum bob and coil gong. Hands, who knows? The dial is not bad considering its age, and has some small paint chips, all are around the screws and winding arbors. The 8 day brass movement is running and signed by the maker. We see this style clock, without fusees, sell for $3000 and more at eastern auctions. The last one I saw was last fall and it went for $2300 plus probably some fees charged by the company that monitored the auction on line. This clock is all original and a very nice example of this model. $1500-$2000.




316.           $75

Wall display of miniature clocks by Franklin Mint. 13 different clocks are displayed including examples of American, foreign, porcelain, metal, and wood. The stained wood display case is 21.5 inches high and 18 inches wide. We have sold very few of these displays, it seems long time collectors are parting with their clocks but keeping the displays.   $100-$300.


317.           $150

E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. hanging parlor clock, “Eclipse”, ca 1885. This is one of several models Tran Duy Ly indicated as “Unknown” in his last Welch book. It is identical to the shelf model “Eclipse” except this is a wall hanger. This is not a clock that someone put a new bottom on a shelf clock, it is original, and made by Welch. The perfect and like new walnut case is 26 inches tall, simple but very attractive, including the painted glass, a jim dandy pendulum with “Eclipse” cast on it. There are no labels, has brass dial pan and brass rings, brass calendar dial, painted dial, brass bells and gong bases, and of course a brass alarm movement below the 8 day running movement. The movement is running and striking properly. The case has a lot of engraved designs and jigsaw work. Ly-Welch (Second Edition) page 281. $200-$350.


318.           $100

Sessions Clock Co. miniature “Regulator” wall clock, ca 1908. This oak shop clock, or store regulator is only 25 inches tall, in extra fine original condition to be over 100 years old. This clock is 100% original, has all the wood parts, and they are original, good old glasses, door latches, pendulum, dial and hands. The dial is signed, and overall just a fine clock. It has an 8 day time and striking movement that is running. The only negative thing I will say is, the dial is a little dirty. This is a keeper if you are a collector of this type clock. $150-$300.


319.           $125

E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. wall clock made for Baird & Dillon of Chicago. The 8 day time and strike movement is signed by Welch. It also has an alarm movement that rings on a brass bell and the alarm set ring in the center of the dial. The walnut case is 24 inches high. All of the clock pieces are original, clean, and polished. This case is considerably nicer than some of the other modes Welch made for giveaway clocks for door to door salesmen. This one has several attached pieces with etched designs. The old glass still has good strong painted scenes. The dial, hands, dial ring, pendulum, and movement, all look to be original to the clock. The pendulum is one of Welch’s nicest. The movement is running, striking, and alarms as programed. $150-$300.


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