Ithaca Calendar Clock Co. “No. 2 Regulator, Or Hanging Bank Clock”, ca 1874. The early regulators “O”, “1”, and “2”, were very similar in case design but the movements were different. The No. 2 case is made of walnut and is 48” high, glass port on the bottom, large finial on top. This clock is not perfect by any means but for its age it is still ticking. If the paper dials are not original they are missing a good chance. The bottom paper dial has a tear repair and slightly darkened. Both dials are original and for their age are very nice. The time dial is not as nice as the calendar dial, lots of tares and repairs but the consignor chose to have original dials rather than new white dials. The upper movement is 8 day, two long wafer type weights. The perpetual calendar movement was invented by Cousin Henry Horton, the founder of the Ithaca Calendar Clock Co. One door lock operated with the winding key. Present are all the accessory parts, the two original weights, brass pendulum bob, three hands, calendar rollers, ands both paper dials. Ly-Calendar #294. $3500-$4000.
Ithaca Calendar Clock Co. “No. 2 Bank”, ca 1880. Double dial calendar clock made of walnut, standing 61” high, and was restored by Joel Warren or some other good cabinetmaker some time ago. We believe there are a couple of new finials, copied from originals, and other new pieces, especially the back board, the base, and some internal parts. They were so well constructed they are not evident. He glued, straightened, cleaned, and polished the case, making it a clock anyone could be proud to own. The clock is as prestigious as the No. 1 Regulator, but did not have a sweep second hand. The two dials are new paper. Calendar rollers are old. Correct nickel pendulum bob and hands. The base screws on and off easily, the originals would slide off. Originally, the clock could be ordered and used as a shelf or wall clock. This is a very nice clock but one that should be inspected hands on by any bidders. I will email digital photos that can be enlarged but we recommend a personal inspection, if possible. I could have a repairperson check things for you if you are a serious bidder. We would not like to have the clock returned because of some piece of new wood that we could not detect. If you are that fastidious, we would rather you not bid on this clock. Unfortunately, our clocks are not perfect. Ly-Calendar, pages 128-129. $1500-$3000.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. hanging clock, “Lobby 14 Inch”, ca 1896. Factory mark on the case back showing date it was made. Outstanding 28 inch walnut case is clean, polished, and all original. There is some very nice wood work on the case, carvings, applied ornaments, railings, etc. The dial is extra nice and unusual for ST dials to be this nice after 125 years but since the case is so nice I will go with everything original. It definitely did not hang in a factory or railroad station, but more than likely in a clean home. All three hands are correct, same with the pendulum, the brass beat scale, and two key locking doors. Signed 15 day time only movement is running correctly, and retains the Geneva locks. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 342. Booked for $2250 when Tran Duy Ly published his books years ago. $750-$1000.
Waterbury Clock Company “Calendar No. 32”, ca 1891. Unusual walnut case is 38” high, spindles top and bottom, etched designs, and applied wood ornaments all over. I have not seen this model before and I researched auctions all over the country and could not find one sale. I assume it must be a rare model. The finish is very nice, perhaps rubbed a little or polished occasionally for there is very little build up of smoke, etc. I am not sure if the glass has been replaced, best assume it was, and the dial papers are replacements, otherwise it appears to be original. In the bottom is a signed porcelain beat scale, correct nickeled pendulum bob and nickeled dial rings, all hands are right, and there are labels everywhere. The inside label is black and to my eyes hardly legible, but I do make out Waterbury Clock Co. On the back are three large labels, mostly there. The movement is 8 day, time and strike, and all parts are functioning properly. Ly-Waterbury, page 111. The clock has always had a high book value, $2500 and more, probably because it is so rare. $900-$1200.
Ansonia Clock Co. hanging, “Queen Anne”, ca 1901. This is one of eight clocks in their Queen series, and one of many that came to us with a collection of immaculate and rare clocks. It was not made by an apprentice woodworker for there are many twists, turns, and cuts never dreamed of. Clean and polished walnut case is 40” high, complete and all original. The fine walnut case has barley twist columns each side, top, and bottom. There is ripple like trim top and bottom, finials, grooved designs all over, and other types of wood trim. The paper dial is signed by Ansonia, the hands are proper, and it has the correct brass bob and wood stick. This fine clock deserves a nice painted dial, not paper. The movement is 8 day, time and strike, and running strong. A very nice, clean, wall clock. Ly-Ansonia #622. $500-$750.