HORTON'S ANTIQUE CLOCKS JULY 2019
Welch “Patti No. 1”, ca. 1880. The 18.5-inch rosewood case could use a cleaning if you want it to shine. The three glasses are old, there is black flocked paper on the interior back wall. The gold leaf on the front glass is a less common design also seen on other Patti clocks (see page 352 of Ly’s 2nd Edition of Welch Clocks). The dial is old paper, the hands are Welch. The 8-day time-and-strike Patti movement is running and striking on a nickel bell. The standard Welch sandwich-glass pendulum is present and there is a good label on the back, but the two “nubbins” that are usually found over the back columns have gone missing. This clock could be brightened up with a new paper dial; we can do that for you in ivory or white for $25. We sold one in January for $840, a typical price for these popular Welch clocks. $600-$900.