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.
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.
“E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. Forestville, Conn.”, rare hanging parlor clock, “The Belle”, ca 1901. Supposedly a Welch clock with this exact label was made in 1890 but I believe that was only a guess. My research tells me Welch copied the Seth Thomas “Eclipse” or Balltop model made in 1900. Markings on the back indicate this clock was made in 1901. The Belle model pictured in Ly-Welch is different from our clock. Did they put the Belle label on more than one case style? Our oak case is about 28 inches tall, has the original glass and all wood case parts. The case has been cleaned of most smoke, still dark in the grooves. The 8-day running movement is time and strike, and sounds hours on a Cathedral gong. It has the alarm feature with alarm ring in the dial, separate alarm movement and brass bell. It has one of Welch’s nice pendulums and two very good labels on the back. I have never seen or sold this model before. It is a very nice and surely very rare clock. Ly-Welch, page 279. $150-$250.
New Haven Clock Co. hanging clock, “Harvard”, ca 1911. Excellent walnut case is 32 inches tall, has a black painted ring around the octagon bezel, and two good glasses. The dial is original, has no paint loss, just slightly soiled, rubbed by too many fingers. The hands, brass pendulum, wood stick, brass bezel, and other clock parts are all original. In addition to the 8-day time and striking movement it has a special Cathedral gong. Note also the very nice label on the case back. Ly-New Haven #614. $200-$350.
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.
“Terry Clock Co. / Pittsfield, Mass. U.S.A.”, wall clock, ca 1880. There is no way to tell exactly who made this clock because Silas B. Terry and his sons declared bankruptcy in 1880 and the Terry Clock Co. was acquired by a group of investors who continued under the Terry Clock Co. name. So, it could have been made by either group. This 21-inch mahogany case is unlike any clock case I have ever seen, particularly the style. It appears to be 100 percent original in every respect. The 8-day time and striking movement is or was in operating condition until a spring broke. Easy fix for a repair person. As you can tell the case looks like a shelf clock on the base but it does not function that way, it needs to be hanging. I cannot find this model in any clock reference book. $150-$300.
“H. Sperry & Co. / Clock / Manufacturers / 338 Broadway / New York / H. Sperry / Tho’s. McFarland”, copied from the complete green label in the short drop hanging clock, ca 1859-1860. I cannot find any information on McFarland. The rosewood veneered case is 25 inches high, has original glasses, hinged lower door, pendulum, and iron bell. The 8-day movement rings the bell each hour. The painted dial is pretty nice considering it is 160 years old. $100-$200.
Ansonia Clock Co. “12-Inch Round Drop”, ca 1920. It is 24” high, has the original door and bezel latches, brass pendulum and dial ring polished, original glasses, and any nicks or bruises under the dark and uncleaned smoke you cannot detect them. It has the original finish, evidently never cleaned. Original signed dial, hands, and brass bob. Movement is time only, 8-day, and running. No extra holes anywhere. Ly-Ansonia #716. $100-$150.