“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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. wood mantel clock, “Jet”, ca 1885. They made a series of ebonized cases, the Jet being one. It is 19 inches tall with one of their good original glasses, that I forgot to remove a sticker that shows. The dial is original as is the pendulum, coil gong, and the 8-day time and strike movement that is running and striking the hours. Very little of the label remains on the back, only the word “Jet”. Ly-Gilbert #1109. $75-$150.
“Jerome & Co., New Haven, Conn.”, wood mantel clock, ca 1870. A lot of writing on the back of the door, the earliest notation was 1874. The label on the door is complete. It has the original dial, coil gong, pendulum, and 8-day time and strike movement that is running. The mahogany veneered case is 16 inches tall, has the usual nicks aro7und the base, original painted glasses, note the unusual 6-sided top glass. On the door should be two metal buttons, the one on the right side is missing. $50-$100.
New Haven Clock Co. wood cased mantel clock, “Diadem-Zebra”, ca 1900. In 1900 we still did not have TV’s or cell phones to tinker with, so we wound our little shelf clocks with alarms built in them, and went to bed. This clock was one of their top of the line back then, the wood was unusually grained, gold around the door, butterfly painted on the glass, original dial, brass bell, alarm movement, fancy pendulum and the one day movement. Oh, and it is a little scuffed around the edges. If you had a clock with an 8-day movement you had nothing to do before going to bed. This little 18-inch-high clock is running, alarming, and ringing the bell on the hours. Ly-New Haven #1187. $50-$100.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. mantel clock, “Metals No. 5”, ca 1900. Many collectors have strived to collect all 6 clocks in the Metals Series. I had them all at one time but moved on to more difficult clocks to collect. They are all made of oak, stand 23 inches tall, have metal ornaments on the top and base, have 6-inch signed paper dials, and wire or bell strike. They have 8-day movements, decorative brass pendulums and in this clock an alarm movement and brass bell in the base of the case. On the back of the case is a partial label. The clock is in good original condition, aged and not cleaned, running and striking a coil gong on the half hours. Ly-Seth Thomas #2288. $75-$150.
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.