Victorian Shelf Clocks Page 7
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774.           $100

Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. walnut parlor clock, “Altai”, ca 1885. Fabulous walnut case is 20” high, cleaned on the front, some black in the grooves. Sides of the case are set at 45-degree angles, making the base appear to have four feet. Grooved designs all over, spools or barrels across the top. Perfect original spider web/curtain glass. Excellent label on the back and a signed brass pendulum. 8-day movement is clean and running. Cathedral gong, alarm movement that rings a brass cup bell, and an original paper dial. Ly-Gilbert #1093. $150-$300.

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784.           $150

New Haven Clock Co. mirrorside mantel clock, “Occidental”, ca 1895 or 1911. Oak case is 24” high, has gilt ornaments, pair of old mirrors on the sides, and an original painted glass in the door. It has been darkened, OR age darkened it and they left it dark. It looks better to me dark. The dial is original and has some paint loss in places. Good brass dial rings, pendulum bob, gong base, case ornaments top and bottom, and original cupid statues. One statue is flying with only one wing. I doubt you would have noticed if I had not told you. The case is clean, the four finials are original, and the carved top piece is original. 8-day movement is running very strong, striking the Cathedral gong on half hours and hours. There is a complete label on the back. Ly-New Haven, page 311.    $200-$350.

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789.           $90

“MASCOT / Manufactured By / The E. Ingraham Company, / For / E. Gately & Co., / 1025 Market St. Philadelphia, Pa.”. Gately was a jewelry store among other businesses. The mahogany case is very attractive and similar to other clocks made by Ingraham and other clock makers. The case is 24 inches tall with finial on top, unusual columns on the sides with lions’ heads, and a level in the base. The glass is original, the dial certainly may be, very nice brass pendulum, high grade Cathedral gong, brass rings on the dial, separate alarm movement and bell in the bottom of the case. The 8-day movement is running and striking half hours and hours. Not pictured in books because it was a special order no doubt to be used as gifts, or maybe even for sale in their stores. $100-$200.

 

792.           $100

E. Ingraham & Co. wood cased mantel clock, “Grecian”, ca 1869. This popular style was made by Ingraham in several different configurations, all with the two “buttons” below the dial and a door hook on the side.  This rosewood case is 14.5” tall, complete and original. The glass is held in place with original putty, dial is new and hands are original, all of the green label remains inside and the 8-day movement strikes on a coil gong. The movement runs 8-days and strikes on the hours. The brass bob is correct. Ly-Ingraham, page 258. $100-$200.

 

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799.           $75

American Clock Company iron front shelf clock, ca 1851. This company did not make clocks but sold for several different clock companies. This iron front case is 15 inches high, has the original paint and other accessories. It has the original lower hinged door and glass, two good sashes, original paper dial, correct hands, coil gong, and pendulum.  A complete paper label is inside. The movement is 30-day time and strike, and it is running.  $100-$150.

 

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804.           $50

Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn. mantel clock and City Series clock, “Athens”, ca 1880. In a walnut case standing 17 inches tall, plain but attractive. It is all original inside and out, clean and polished. The dial is original as is the nickel accessories, bell and pendulum. The dial rings are brass. The one-day movement is running and striking the nickel bell as is the separate alarm movement that also rings on the same nickel bell. The glass may be a replacement. Note the winding hole for the alarm is in the bottom of the dial board. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 185. $50-$100.

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806.           $50

E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. Forestville, Conn. parlor clock, “Donita”, ca 1882. The two labels on the back are obliterated but this is the same clock we have mentioned before that Welch made this model for the “Metropolitan Manufacturing Co.”. The movement is signed by Welch, the pendulum is one of Welch’s, as are the gongs, bells, and alarm movement. Some clocks have been seen that Ingraham made for Metropolitan at a New York City address. Apparently someone thought about cleaning the dark crusty case, note the very bottom that is partially cleaned, but decided it was more than they wanted to tackle. The walnut case is 27 inches high, the glass with “Father Time” and the “Artist” is excellent, and the original dial is slightly soiled. Ly-Welch #423. $50-$100.

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810.           $50

Sessions Clock Company, Bristol, Conn., metal cased mantel clock, “Diana”, ca 1910. For Sessions this is a large metal clock, 17 inches high and originally with a bronze finish, now dark but still a nice-looking clock. The dial paper was replaced, hands look to be correct, has a brass bezel with flat glass, and a pendulum and key. Not sure if the pendulum is original. Ly-Sessions #423. $50-$100.