HORTON'S ANTIQUE CLOCKS                             JULY 2019

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513.     $500

New Haven “Elfrida Calendar”, ca. 1900.  You’re thinking, “I’ve seen that clock, no big deal.” No, you haven’t.  This is an Elfrida double-dial calendar.  I can find only one example of this clock that has sold at auction, in 2008, for $850.  No sales in the Antique Clocks Price Guide and no sales at R.O. Schmitt’s.  Not shown in Ly’s books on calendar clocks or New Haven clocks, but it is shown on page 128 of Miller and Miller’s Calendar Clocks.  The walnut case is 49.5 inches long with 10-inch dials, both of which are paper.  The calendar dial is over an older paper dial, also signed “New Haven”; I’m not sure which one is original, but both need to be replaced.  That’s about the only thing to complain about. Well, that and the fact that the calendar needs an adjustment to advance properly.  No label either.  On the positive side, it is a spring-driven 30-day movement that is running and keeping good time.  There is a New Haven stamp on the movement (bottom center, partially hidden), but also stampings that suggest that the movement was made for export (“patented in England in 1889”).  If you collect New Havens or calendar clocks I’ll bet you haven’t got this one.  $500-$1000.

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