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87.           $350

Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Office Calendar No. 4”, ca 1863. Rosewood case is 28” high and in fair condition for its age. The dials are original but have some paint chips. Painting them would make the clock a whole lot nicer. I tell everyone I do not collect anymore but every time a ST calendar comes in I try to rationalize how I can keep it. Hands and door latch are correct, 8-day time only movement and calendar movement are original, upper movement is signed and both are operating properly. There is a near perfect black label on the door between the two original glasses. A pendulum and key are included. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 93; Ly-Calendar, page 249. $400-$600.



88.           $1000

Scottish Drum Top, Round Dial, flame mahogany floor clock, probably made about 1810-1820. It stands 80 inches high and is 20 inches wide at the very bottom. Wood bezel with flat glass over the dial. Key lock on the big door, but no key. Wonderful mahogany veneer over the entire case, some like flame mahogany. Painted iron dial is 13” in diameter, numerals strengthened, two good early Scottish hands, two smaller hands are not a match. The dial is too nice to be 200 years old, surely was repainted at some time. The 8-day brass movement has a large coil gong behind the movement, large iron weights, brass bob, and iron pendulum rod. The tapered pillars in this movement are typical of those found in Scottish movements. The bonnet does not slide off as is the case in some Scottish clocks, but the hinged bezel raises to allow the dial and movement to be removed thru the Drum top. The books indicate it is possible that this round dial movement could be as early as 1770, for these clocks were made in Scotland from the mid 1700’s thru the mid 1800’s. $1000-$2000.

86.           $350

“E. N. Welch Mfg. Co., Forestville, Conn.”, shelf calendar clock, “Arditi”, ca 1864. One of the first calendar clocks this company made using the Gale patented calendar movement. Inside is a nice Gale label with operating instructions. On the back is a complete Welch label. The Welch running movement is signed by Welch and is running nicely. There are no extra holes around the movements or dial pans. Walnut case is 27” high, polished/cleaned bringing it close to its original condition. There is no case damage or repairs evident. The case design is very nice but void of any applied or carved pieces, just some good jigsaw work and grooved designs over the top, base, and side ornaments. The glass and everything else is old and original. The dials, hands, and pendulum bob are all original.  Ly-Welch, page 62. $500-$750.

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89.           $1500

Pinwheel regulator, ca 1890-1900. A typical pinwheel movement, porcelain dial, 3 hands, lyre pendulum, and brass weight.  It has been called a Victorian style walnut case, standing 81 inches high including the 14-inch base and is 28 ½ inches wide. There are carved and grooved trim pieces on top, base, all down the sides, and all around the large full-length door. It has a key locking door with a key. The case is also very old, appears to be as old as the late 1800’s. The base appears to be a later addition, meaning it may have originally been a wall hanger, possibly with some nice top ornament. Large porcelain dial is near perfect, heavy brass dial ring, three original hands, large lyre pendulum, and a brass weight. The 8-day movement is in an iron box, has no side doors and not sure it ever did, and mounted to iron brackets attached to the case. The clock was running when it was removed from the collectors’ home, along with many other large floor and wall regulator clocks listed in this catalog. As you collectors know, I could list the movement, weight, and pendulum alone and obtain at least the minimum we are asking for the whole clock. $1500-$2000.

85.           $500

Early Boston area banjo, ca 1830. 8-day, timepiece, weight driven movement is not signed. Mahogany case is in good condition but you can see where sections have been glued/strengthened, after all it is nearly 200 years old. It is 32 inches tall, has two original hook door latches typical of early Boston banjo cases. There are wood side rails and a wood finial. Both glasses have been rebacked leaving the original subjects but as usual the outer paint flaked. It has the correct old iron dial and hands, pendulum and pendulum rod, weight chute baffle, pendulum tie down, and an old weight. Typical brass movement seems to be in good operating condition. A good-looking early clock that should serve you well. The starting bid is certainly low for early 1800’s banjos. $600-$850.



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90.           $300

Dutch Hood hanging clock, ca 1750-1790. We don’t see many of this style these days, possibly because collectors paid $2500 and up a few years ago and these days they sell a little over 1/10 of that so they are holding onto them. This style clock was made in Holland and back then was a very popular style. The wood case is 51 inches tall and appears to be all original. There are painted side glasses on the bonnet, good painted metal dial, original hands, metal pendulum (not pictured as it is behind the bottom partition), and the original chains and weight. The weight is not pictured as it was difficult to hang in the location I had to photograph the clock case. The bonnet slides forward to remove, the pendulum is then easily hung on the back of the movement. The 30-hour movement is running, striking a bell, and has an alarm. Note the nice painted scene on top of the dial and the gilt figures on the four dial corners. $500-$1000.

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91.           $5000

Charles Jacques hall clock, ca late 1800’s. Jacque had his own company at times and was involved with other New York companies as part owner or contractor. In most all cases the movements were reported to be “Jacque” movements made overseas. This clock has a very rare movement that has 8 bells plus a large coil gong. We cannot find another Jacque clock with 8 bells. The large gong was so loud that I never wound the weight that powered the gong strike. It has 3 large weights, one weight is 27 pounds, the other two weigh 16 pounds each. The bells play musical chimes. The mahogany case is about 9 feet 3 inches tall, 30 inches wide, and 21 inches deep. It has 4 large claw feet, 3 large carved wood finials, and carved and applied decorations top to bottom The bonnet slides off as is typical of almost all early floor clocks. There are full fluted and carved columns on the front, beveled door glass, beveled side glasses, and plain glass in the bonnet door. The brass dial has applied brass numerals, spandrels in the corners and carved designs on the inner dial and moon dial. The moon dial is operational. There is a seconds dial, two secondary dials for Chimes/Silent and another to set the chimes, and original hands on all of them. The clock ran perfectly while I had in my SC home but I have not assembled it since bringing it back to Kentucky. Adjustments may need to be made due to transporting the clock. This is one fine clock that I bought years ago and enjoyed it in my home at Hilton Head, SC, for it was the only place I could use it because of the height. I recently sold my home in SC, brought it back to Kentucky but cannot use it in my Kentucky home. It will require a space with at least 10-foot ceilings or 9 foot if you remove the center finial. Jacque movement clocks are pictured in Ly-Longcase Clocks, and in many other clock books but I cannot find any that have bells and gong. They either have tubular chimes or just a gong strike. I have sold a half dozen Jacque clocks in the past and have checked years of auctions at all the major auction houses and none have sold a Jacque clock that is this tall or have musical bells. $7500-$10,000.

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92.           $1000

Welch, Spring & Company, “Regulator No. 5”, ca 1873-1884. The No. 5 Regulator uses an eight-day nickel plated movement with double springs. The front plate is stamped, “E. N. Welch, Forestville, CT. U.S.A.”. This is the same movement that was sold to the Ithaca Calendar Clock Company for use in some of their clocks. This is another fine clock from the northeast doctor’s collection. He acquired his clocks many years ago, buying only the best of the rare models. It has the original finish, very dark with some crazing, needs to be polished and some small details attended to. The walnut case stands 52 inches tall. Complete with all the correct fragile finials, two original glasses on each side, inside gold frames, original glasses in the two front doors, and overall the case is nice except the top was broken off and glued back in place. It has an original painted dial that is near perfect, correct hands, pendulum bob, gold wood stick, and key. The bottom door is key lock, with key, escutcheon is missing. We have not seen this model previously, and if they are out there in collections, we do not see how they could be very many of them.  Ly-Welch, page 98-99. $1250-$1500.


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100.           $350

George A. Jones & Co. New York, walnut parlor clock, “Egyptian”, ca 1870. The elaborate walnut case is 23 ½ inches tall with applied trimmings on the sides, removable pegged top and finials. There are etched designs on the base and door. It has three original glasses, decorative pendulum, nickel bell, and 8-day time and strike movement that is running and striking hourly. The movement is signed “E. N. Welch”. That is typical of this maker as he bought movements from various factories and also made some in his factory. We have seen other similar clocks by this maker that were also named “Egyptian” but were of different design. Clocks by this maker are rarely found for sale and are all of unusual and ornate design. $400-$600.


101.           $250

“R. Booth Clock Co. /Pat’d 1882”, signed on the 8-day movement in this parlor clock. The gong base is signed, “Booth Clock Co.”, and the beat scale is signed, “R. Booth Clock Co. U.S.”. A lot of identification in the clock but I cannot find anything about him in my vast library. The 25-inch-high walnut case has the original finish, now dark and covered with years of polish or whatever. The backboard inside is paper covered, the dial is new paper, and the pendulum is a fancy one signed “Ansonia”. The clock came with a collection of excellent and rare clocks. The previous owner must have known something about this rare maker that I cannot find. I went on the NAWCC Library site, but wouldn’t you know they are closed for two weeks. $300-$500.