Early American Clocks Page 2
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149.           $100

“David Dutton, / Mont Vernon, N.H.”, unusual case with a wood movement, ca 1830’s. Probably bought movements in Conn. and cases locally. This is a very plain 26-inch-high mahogany veneered case. The mirror is a replacement, the old top glass could be original but with new putty all around it was probably replaced. The case is complete and instead of being rolled from the outer edge to the door it is flat. It is a very different case style.  There is an excellent paper label, coil gong, brass pendulum bob, excellent wood dial, old hands, and a pair of iron weights. The 30-hour movement is in running condition and strikes hours on the coil gong. I do not know what maker gets credit for the unusual movement. $100-$200.




150.           $50

New Haven Clock Co. mantel clock, “Column”, ca 1878. The rosewood veneered case is 24 ½ inches tall, dark and probably never cleaned of smoke, and is in excellent condition except for some rather large veneer chips on the door. The glasses are original as are the dial and excellent label. The 30-hour movement is weight driven, running and striking hours. It has the original weights, pendulum, and other accessories. Ly-New Haven does not show this model, shows only a 16-inch-high Column model, page 305. $75-$150.

148.           $100

“Southern Clock Co.”, OG cased clock made in Andersonville, S.C., ca 1880’s-1890’s.  Little to nothing is known about this maker. I have sold a couple of identical clocks in the past. The 8-day movements are spring driven, yes, in an OG case that normally has a 30-hour weight movement in it. I would suspect they bought cases in Conn. and perhaps brass movements also.  The 26-inch-high rosewood veneered case is very nice but close inspection may find a small chip, as is usual. The glasses are original, dial is a replacement, a decent label with a few small pieces missing, proper pendulum, wire gong, and correct hands. A rare clock that seldom comes on the market. $100-$200.


147.           $75

“Seth Thomas, Thomaston, Conn.”, mantel clock, “Column Shell”, ca 1874. The 25-inch-high case is finished with rosewood veneer and the excellent columns are shell with gilt capitals and bases. The glasses are original, so is the door latch. Missing are small trim pieces on the top sides and there are a couple of tiny veneer chips. The signed 30-hour movement is in running condition but the iron weights did not make it to me with the case. The original painted dial has the usual paint chipping around the winding arbors but otherwise is very nice considering it is over 140 years old. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 522. $100-$200.


151.           $200

“E. & G. W. Bartholomew / Bristol, Conn.” early wood movement, column and splat clock, ca 1833. George was in business with his cousin Eli in 1832-1833. He bought his cousins interest and continued in business by himself. In 1833 he was making column and splat cases and wood movements, and in later years making only cases which he sold to others. He entered into bankruptcy in 1846. This is a fine mahogany veneered case, standing 34 inches high, nice and unusual painted columns and a typical splat, original chimneys, one return is missing, tin can roller covers, and door glasses. The top glass has a crack at the top and the mirror is a replacement. Because the putty holding the upper glass is intact the glass has not separated, therefore the crack is difficult to see. Excellent, near perfect wood dial, perfect label, old iron weights, and a period pendulum. It has a metal escutcheon, working door lock, with a key. The 30-hour movement has weight strings but we did not test the movement with weights in place. Reference – “Eli Terry & The Connecticut Shelf Clock”, Second Edition Revised, by Kenneth D. Roberts and Snowden Taylor, page 223-224. $250-$400.



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156.           $300

James Cary (Carey) New Hampshire Mirror Clock, ca 1820. Very ornate gold gilt case stands 34 inches high and is 21 ½ inches wide at the top. The case has evidently been restored at some time. Most of the gold appears original while some of the black has been enhanced. The mirror is surely a replacement for it is far too nice to be 200 years old. I might say the same for the dial as it has no chips or major wear, just slightly soiled. The makers name and address are on the dial. The 8-day weight movement is running, the weight, pendulum, and pulley assembly look to be original or at least period. The New Hampshire Mirror Clocks were first developed in 1820 and improved or slightly changed over the succeeding years. Most all New Hampshire mirror clocks have several common characteristics. The pin door lock is still in place but a hook was added later. The upper glass is apparently original and still in decent condition. We seldom see these early weighted mirror clocks for sale. $500-$1000.



157.           $75

OG mantel clock with 30-hour wood movement. The makers name is garbled on the label and I spent far too much time trying to figure it out. It appears to be, “W. S---------T, 172 Pearl Street, New York”. The rosewood veneered case is 28 inches tall, overall in decent condition, no major problems or repairs. It has a good wood dial, pair of iron weights, old pendulum, coil gong, good old glasses, and a complete and running wood movement. The label is practically all there except the name is garbled. $75-$150.



158.           $50

“New Haven Clock Company, New Haven, Conn.”, wood case mantel clock, “OG”, ca 1881. The case is made with what they called Zebra wood, stands 26 inches high, and is complete and original with minimal wear and tear. The painted glass is original but has been poorly rebacked to prevent further paint loss. The painted dial is original and the paint is holding pretty well to this point, it has a good paper label, coil gong, pair of iron weights, old pendulum, and a signed 30-hour brass movement that is in operating condition. Ly-New Haven #1220. $75-$150.


163.           $100

“T.D.B. & Co. Bristol, Ct. U.S.A.”, iron clock, ca 1851. The company was comprised of Ralph Terry, Franklin Downs, Elias Burwell and George Downs. I have sold hundreds of the miniature Terry iron clocks, but this is a first. I have never run across a little iron clock with the movement signed as stated above. The iron case is 9 inches tall with mother of pearl decorations, brass sash, original painted dial, hour hand only, cylinder movement I assume is one day and is running sluggishly. A very rare clock. $100-$200.



165.           $100

“Manross, Prichard & Co. Bristol, Conn.”, OG shelf clock, ca 1841-1843. This is the first OG I have sold by this maker, previous were made by Elisha Manross alone. The mahogany veneered case is 26 ½ inches tall, has the original but dark finish, has a few tiny veneer chips, a replaced “Wild West” picture in the bottom, original dial, most of the paper label, old iron weights, pendulum, coil gong, and a brass 30-hour time and striking movement. The clock is in operating condition. $100-$200.