Ansonia Clock Co. miniature grandfather clock with a backwind nickel cased movement like their “Bee” or “Tot” models, ca 1914. The mahogany case stands 13 ¼ inches tall, has three small metal finials on top, door latch door in the center, turned columns on the bonnet, beveled glass, signed dial, and original hands. There is a small chip in the wood dial ring. $50-$100.
E. Ingraham Clock Co. hanging clock, “Landau”, ca 1907. Solid oak case is 38 inches high. Ingraham called it “Golden Oak” and “Rubbed Finish”. It is complete and original, clean and unharmed. The painted glasses, door latch, pendulum and stick, partial label, and the dial and hands, are all original. There have been repairs to the pendulum stick (which you cannot see since the glass is painted black). The 8-day movement is time only and running. There are extra holes around the movement which I suspect were made because the old holes were large and the movement was wobbling. Ly-Ingraham, page 147. $100-$200.
New Haven Clock Co. hanging clock, the “Saturn”, ca 1911. Single spring movement is 8-day, time only, and running properly. The case and all the integral parts are original. The painted dial has no wear but is a little dirty all over. It is signed, “New Haven / U. S. A.”. The hands are original, so are the beat scale, pendulum, and both glasses. Pendulum ball has been polished. Most of the paper label remains on the back, showing the maker and it says it is an, “8-day Time Piece”. Mahogany case is about 35” high, dark and has not been cleaned, but it has an original “Antique Finish”. It is a nice correct clock. The only demerit I would give it is a sliver of wood missing on the top right side. You cannot see it unless you are looking for such thing. Ly-New Haven, page 144. $200-$350.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. Thomaston, Conn. hanging clock, “Office No. 6”, ca 1913. The clock is all original, case has been cleaned and polished and presents itself exceptionally well. The dial pan is original and now has a replaced paper on it. The oak case is 36 inches high, has some grooved designs and applied ornament. The hands, beat scale, polished brass pendulum, wood stick, and door latch are all original. Ly-Seth Thomas #1075. $150-$250.
Ansonia Clock Company, hanging gallery clock, “Foyer No. 4”, ca 1904. Sales Office in New York, Factory in Brooklyn, copied from the complete label on the back of the case. Ansonia said it was made with dark wood, well it is plenty dark, probably never cleaned. The wood is oak, case stands 23 inches, has a (probably) replaced paper dial, original hands, pendulum, and coil gong. The signed 8-day movement is running and striking half hours. I cannot find that I have ever sold one of the 4 models in the “Foyer” series of gallery clocks they made. Ly-Ansonia, #685. $75-$150.
Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. hanging clock, “Ulster”, ca 1920. This clock was made in the period that they were contemplating bankruptcy, there were leadership changes, and it appears the quality of their merchandise was diminishing. They made this style in several variations. They spent more time hyping their clocks in their descriptions than they spent making the clocks. This oak case is 32 inches and “finished in a nice dark shade of fumed Oak, heavily varnished”. Their description. The movement is 8-day, striking half hours, and running. Good original dial, pendulum, gong, and two complete labels on the back. Ly-Gilbert, Supplement #1716. $75-$150.
Waterbury Clock Co. hanging calendar clock, “Heron 12 Inch”, ca 1906. Fancy pressed oak case with designs around both doors. It has the original finish, some light rubbing/cleaning, but still has a very nice dark oak finish. It is complete and original including the original dial that is signed and complete. The dial, hands, brass bob, wood stick, and both glasses are also original to the case. The 8-day, time only movement is signed and running. The old oak case is 32” high, and of course the old dial is 12”, hence the name of the clock. Two partial labels on the back, but they are of little help in identifying the clock except after you identify it as the “Herron”, the partial label showing, “---ron”, kind of seals the deal for you. Ly-Waterbury #252. $150-$250.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Column”, ca 1863. Rosewood veneered case is 25” tall, painted columns, capitals and bases. The case is clean, but the columns appear much nicer than the rosewood. There are some small veneer chips or scrapes, but age on the rosewood is the main culprit. A very old lower mirror and an original upper glass. Painted zinc dial has some paint loss but for its age it is great. Correct hands, iron weights, and pendulum bob. Partial paper label reads in part, “Seth Thomas, / Plymouth Hollow, Conn.”. The 30-hour brass movement is running and signed, “S. Thomas / Plymouth, Conn. / U.S.A.”. This clock is what is called a crossover clock probably assembled just after the Civil War. Ly-Seth Thomas, pages 520 thru 523. $150-$250.
“E. & G. W. Bartholomew / Bristol, Conn.” early wood alarm, time and strike movement, column and splat clock, ca 1829-1833. George was in business with his cousin Eli and in 1833 he bought his cousins interest and continued in business by himself. This is a fine rosewood veneered case, standing 33” high, nice newly painted black columns and original rosewood splat, original chimneys, returns, and two replaced glasses. There is an excellent near perfect wood dial, good label, 3 old iron weights, and a period pendulum. The 30-hour movement has weight strings but we did not test the movement with weights in place. The consignor had been running the clock before bringing to us. Reference – “Eli Terry & The Connecticut Shelf Clock”, Second Edition Revised, by Kenneth D. Roberts and Snowden Taylor, page 223-224. $200-$400.
Welch, Spring & Co., Forestville, Conn. U.S.A.”, early calendar clock, ca 1872. This model is their “Italian No. 1” in an 18 ½ inch rosewood veneered case. There is some veneer chipping around the base but good otherwise. Between the two round wood bezels are two large leaf carvings, both very nice. The two round glasses and both dials are original. The calendar dial has always been behind glass, therefore protected from everything, whereas the top dial is exposed to hands and the elements so appears to be different. All five hands are original and inside the case is a perfect black and gold label. On the back of the calendar movement is an original black label. The calendar label gives credit to the inventor, B.B. Lewis, and the clockmaker, Welch, Spring & Co. The movement is 8-day, time only, and running. This is a nice early calendar clock that comes with an old brass bob. Ly-Calendar, page 346. $300-$500.