“Jeromes & Darrow, Bristol, Conn.”, eight-day wood works weight clock, ca 1835. Rare design, full length sharp columns, modified cornice top, portion of case with glass separating the doors. The sharp edges of the columns are pointing toward the front. There is a good label, two iron weights; top glass has original putty, not sure about the picture in the lower glass. It has some new putty so will call it a replaced glass. The mahogany veneered case is just less than 38” tall and has good veneer all over and if any veneer is chipped it would be nebulous. The wood dial is very nice, hands and bob are period, larger brass bell, and compounded weight pulleys on the sides. The escape wheel has 36 teeth. With the weight compounded it should run 8-days. The doors have locks and ivory escutcheons, and a key. This is a very nice early wood movement clock. Several books show an identical clock and movement made by Jeromes & Darrow. $250-$500.
Ansonia Clock Co. hanging, “Queen Elizabeth”, ca 1901. The walnut case is 37” high, the original finish has been cleaned and polished, not stripped. A new paper dial with the Ansonia logo was installed on the old pan, all the brass was polished, movement cleaned and serviced, so that now it is ready to hang and enjoy. I cannot find any flaws, or replaced parts on the wood case. We believe all the finials and other wood parts are original to the case. The door glass, pendulum bob, pendulum stick, and the hands, are probably original to the clock. On the back is a paper label, about 95% still intact. Ly-Ansonia #620. Books for $1050. $300-$500.
Ingraham Clock Co. store regulator with a new advertising glass. The 8-day movement is time only and running well. My wife wanted this clock in the kitchen in place of a cherry Seth Thomas #2 Regulator, but I balked. If one had to go it had to be the Ingraham. It has the correct pendulum, door latch, hands, and top glass. The dial is also a replacement. $200-$350.
E. Ingraham Clock Co. “Western Union”, ca 1905. This early calendar clock is special because of the nice condition of the case. It has been cleaned of all smoke and goop and appears to have just come from the factory. Both glasses appear to be original and show a little bit of paint loss from the back, but hardly noticeable from the front. The near perfect oak case is 36” high, clean and polished. There are two door latches on the side. This excellent clock came to us from a retired zealous collector. The replaced paper dial is signed, it has correct hands, and original brass bob on a wood stick. The movement is 8-day, time and calendar, and it is running. There is no wear to the pivots or pivot holes, it was cleaned, oiled, and adjusted and is in excellent running condition. In fact it runs 10 days on a winding. When the case was cleaned the label was salvaged but not reattached to the back of the case. You can do that or keep it safely inside the case. The movement is marked, “E. Ingraham, Bristol, Ct. USA”. It is also marked “3 05”, meaning it was made March 1905.Ly-Ingraham, page 122. $200-$400.
“James Wood / New York”, succeeded Geo. A. Jones & Co. in 1872, making and selling his own clocks at 6 Cortland St. This parlor clock stands 25 inches tall, is double sided, that is the back edges of the case are the same as the front edges, much like many of the better Ansonia clocks. The movement runs 8-days and it strikes on a bell. Note the elaborate pendulum. The top is pegged to the case. It was a tight fit so I did not push it down all the way. The dial is old, original I don’t know. The door glass is a replacement and the door hooks on the side. Most of a paper label remains on the back. An unusual and very attractive clock. A little polish would help it immensely. $350-$500.
Waterbury Clock Company hanging “Alton”, ca 1906. Walnut case has been cleaned of the old smoky crazed finish. The case is almost 40” tall, has ripple molding all around the door frame, applied carvings or pressed trim pieces on the top and base, grooved decorations around the sides. There are two good labels on the back and a large black label inside. Also it has a polished correct brass bob, a signed beat scale, and an old glass in the door. The 8-day time only movement is signed and is running. There are no extra holes around the movement or dial pan. The original dial is signed and very clean for its age. This is a good original, straight clock. Ly-Waterbury #602. $350-$600.
Waterbury Clock co. hanging clock, “Study No. 3, ca 1893. The Waterbury catalogs show four No. 3 models, the only difference I see is are the finials on the bottom. The finials and other parts all appear to be original No. 3 parts and are identical to some pictured on the No. 3 Study’s. There are differences in weights, some models like ours have plain weights, some models have twisted weights. Also some cases have glass sides some have plain sides, ours has glass sides. Our dial is too nice to be original so we will call it a replacement. The dial pan has extra holes so it is possible it once had a porcelain dial that got broken. The pendulum bob and wood stick are original as are the chains and weights. As you notice in the picture there is a good label on the back. The 8-day movement is running and striking on a gong/bell on the half hours and hours. Our case is clean and polished. We see very few of the Study models any more as collectors are holding on to them. Ly-Waterbury, page 226-227. The only other one we have sold went for $900. $200-$400.
Welch, Spring & Co., round top short drop Regulator, ca 1878. This is a very clean attractive clock. The rosewood case looks like those you like to hang in your home, polished or rubbed, with no apologies. Fine glasses, old dial pan with the original dial showing very little age, and good label. Eight-day movement is time and strike, running great, period pendulum bob in the case. All knobs, latches, hinges, hands, etc. are original to the case. Ly-Welch, page 130. The clock and movement are pictured. $200-$400.
English round top Post Office clock with large time only fusee movement, ca 1890. Solid oak case is 19 inches high, and in excellent condition. The wood bezel has an OG roll, heavy brass bezel holding the flat glass. Case top is pegged to the box and has hinged doors on each side as well as a latching hinged door on the bottom. Glass is in a brass frame. Original painted iron dial is flat, has no paint problems. The letters and numerals on the dial designate the Post Office and its location in the city. Correct pendulum bob and old English winding key. 8-day chain fusee movement is complete and in operating condition. $250-$350.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. hanging, “Queen Anne”, ca 1883. The 36” wood case has an ebony finish, case is complete and original, and the ebony finish is all there, has no paint loss and is clean and polished. You may see some edge nicks. Most of the ST ebony cases had cherry wood as the base, and then ebonized. We see a great many cases where the black has been removed, because cherry clocks are worth considerably more these days than ebony clocks. Look close and you can always find some black. Nice label inside and a very good damascened brass pendulum bob. Original paint on the dial but is slightly soiled but all there, correct hands, brass ring, and brass gong base. There are no extra holes around the dial or movement. Signed 8-day movement with outside fly on the strike and Geneva locks still in place, and it is running and striking the Cathedral gong properly. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 326. Nice ones used to bring $2000 or more. $300-$500.