Tambour clock with a 30-day time and striking movement that is running. The mahogany case is 18 inches wide, has a bowed glass in the bezel, silver dial, original hands and is signed “D&A” on the dial. The movement is not marked in any way, nor is the case. There is ripple like molding around the case base and brass feet underneath. $50-$100.
“Brewster & Ingrahams, / Bristol, Conn.”, four column steeple with 8-day movement that has ribbed plates, ca 1850. The 19” case was made with walnut veneer and has four full turned columns and four finials. Other than a few chip repairs the veneer looks good. The tablet appears to be a replacement, the top glass is old. The old dial was repainted, hands are new, and there is a brass pendulum and key. Inside is a paper label, coil gong, and the signed brass movement. The clock and movement are pictured and described in the booklet by Ultsch and Cowan, “Handbook of Clocks Produced by Charles Kirk, Elisha C. Brewster, and Brewster & Ingrahams, at Bristol, Connecticut, 1828-1852”, page 54. $150-$300.
“Waterbury Clock Company, Waterbury, Conn.”, miniature steeple clock with a time and strike movement, ca 1875. This 15-inch-high mahogany veneered case has not been restored as many others have. There is some loose veneer and some veneer repairs. The glass is probably old and rebacked, door latch is original, painted metal dial has some chipped places, coil gong on brass base, and old brass pendulum. The finials are very good and the case is complete and original except where noted. The clock is running and performing as expected. $50-$100.
“Ansonia Brass & Copper Co., Ansonia, Conn.”, miniature steeple clock, ca 1869. The rosewood veneered case is 15 ¾ inches tall, has brass door latch, two good old glasses, original painted dial still in good condition with no paint chips, darkening, etc. Amazingly the label is complete, has an old brass pendulum, hands are replaced, and the 30-hour, time only, movement is running. $50-$100.
“Jerome & Co., New Haven, Conn.”, miniature steeple clock, ca 1865. This one is 15 ½ inches tall and made of mahogany veneer and is very clean and polished. It has had a veneer repair on the top. The collector did a professional job, looks great, but the patch veneer is slightly different than other veneer on the case. I doubt most folks would even notice it. The metal dial is new, bottom tablet is surely a replacement, just too nice not to be, and the label is new. It has the typical door knob/latch, coil gong and a 30-hour time and strike movement that is running and striking. $50-$100.
“Ansonia Brass & Copper Co., Ansonia, Conn.”, miniature steeple clock, ca 1869.This one is rosewood veneered, stands 15 ¾ inches high, may have a tiny corner chip somewhere, has the typical brass door latch, excellent sharp pointed finials, and a nice bluebird tablet. Surely a replacement but where do you get those nice glasses? The painted metal dial is original, and nice, and the hands “appear” to be original. The label is complete, so is the iron bell, brass pendulum and old key. The 30-hour movement is running and the alarm rings on the iron bell. $50-$100.
Jerome & Co., New Haven, Conn., miniature cottage clock, ca 1865. This mahogany veneered case is 9 ¼ inches tall, door latch on the side, has beveled door edges, and original glasses. The dial now covered with new paper, hands replaced, complete paper on the inside backboard, has a brass pendulum bob and old key. The 30-hour time only movement is running. $50-$100.
“Congress Clock Comp.”, a German made steeple clock ca 1860-1880, copying American clocks of the same time period and was exported to England to compete with the American made Jerome clocks. The German companies tried to pass off their clocks as American made and in many cases they used the Eagle emblem to fool the buyers. Some eventually made their way to the USA. I found an identical steeple clock with the same label in an American collection, and other small shelf clocks by the Congress Clock Comp. The 14-inch-high case appears to be made of mahogany veneer and has some corner nicks on the base. It has a metal door latch, original glasses, and finials just like the American made steeples. It has a complete label, excellent painted metal dial, and old brass pendulum and a key. The 30-hour time only movement is running. $50-$100.
“E. Ingraham & Co., Bristol, Conn.”, mantel clock, “Doric”, ca 1880. Another rosewood veneered case, clean and polished, no wood problems, stands 16 inches high. The glasses are original, so is the door latch. Inside is an original dial, replaced hands, complete paper label, coil gong, and brass pendulum. The 8-day movement is running and striking the coil gong each hour. Ly-Ingraham #856. $75-$150.
“Waterbury Clock Company, Waterbury, Conn.”, miniature steeple clock, ca 1867.The mahogany veneered case is 15 inches tall, replaced glass, correct door knob/latch, good paper label, old brass pendulum, repainted dial, and replaced hands. The 30-hour movement is time only and running. $50-$100.