“Gilbert Clock Co.”, miniature cottage clock, 9 ½ inches tall. The is a very nice and very unusual rosewood case. They painted the border around the base black, and a large portion below the dial they also painted. In the black areas they etched leaves and branches. The brass sash holds flat glass, the metal dial pan was repainted and the hands replaced. You access the pendulum from underneath the case. The 30-hour movement is time only, and is running. $100-$200.
“Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn.”, miniature cottage clock, made as a round top, full door case. I believe the 9-inch-high case is walnut, clean, polished and has no wood problems. It has a large and polished brass sash holding a flat glass. There is a good door knob/latch, repainted dial, very good label, brass bell, old pendulum, and an alarm movement in the base. The one-day movement is their “U” style, time only, and you wind the alarm movement separately. The alarm rings on the brass bell. Both the movement and label were signed by ST as Thomaston, Conn. $150-$250.
“Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn.”, miniature cottage clock with a round top and full door. Same case as #73 except the bezels and movements are different. This case has an “H” movement and a wood bezel. The dial has been repainted, hands replaced, very good label, old pendulum, and a 30-hour time only movement that is running. The movement is signed Seth Thomas, Plymouth, and the label is signed Seth Thomas, Thomaston. $150-$250.
“Seth Thomas, Plymouth Hollow, Connecticut”, copied from label on the back of the case. The 30-hour, time only movement is also signed Seth Thomas. The movement fits perfectly, no extra holes, the old label on the back was aged nicely, a little corner missing, glass a replacement, dial has new paint and I believe a new pan. Whoa! Let’s start over. I knew the clock could not be a Seth Thomas so spent far too much time proving it. The case is a Waterbury Clock Co. 14-inch-high “Ridgewood” clock case, ca 1881. Someone went to a whole lot of trouble to make a nice looking cheap clock. $50-$100.
“New Haven Clock Co., New Haven, Conn.”, wood case mantel clock, “Rarus T. P.”, ca 1880. The walnut steeple case is 15 ½ inches high, complete and original. I failed to hang the nice nickel pendulum for the picture. I believe the glass is original, the signed dial is original, nice label on the back and it has a 30-hour time and strike movement. It strikes hours on a nickel bell. Cheap but nice. Ly-New Haven#1242. $50-$100.
“The E. N. Welch Mfg. Co., Forestville, Conn.”, miniature cottage clock, “Round Top No. 2”, ca 1869. The rosewood veneered case is 9 ½ inches tall, access the pendulum from underneath the clock. Case is near perfect, label on the back is complete, repainted dial, and a flat glass in the brass sash. The 8-day time only movement is running. Ly-Welch #397. $100-$150.
Gilbert Manufacturing Company, Winsted, Conn.”, miniature cottage clock, ca 1875. The rosewood case is 10 ½ inches high, good veneer overall but few chips on the very bottom. The gilt door has been repainted, door latch good, replaced glasses, Very nice original painted dial, excellent label, old pendulum and a 30-hour time only movement. $100-$200.
“Seth Thomas, Thomaston, Conn.”, miniature mantel clock, “Rustic”, ca 1883. The case is 10 inches tall, mahogany door, pine case otherwise. The one-day movement is the ST type “E”. It is time and alarm. The alarm rings on a large brass bell. The clock is near perfect, cleaned and polished, has a new glass and repainted dial. Complete label inside, pendulum, hands, and the signed movement. Both the label and movement are signed by ST at Thomaston. Ly-Seth Thomas #2519. $150-$300.
“New Haven Clock Co., New Haven, Conn.”, miniature cottage clock, ca 1878. The mahogany veneered case is 9 inches tall, nice overall, veneer all there but may need to attend to a slice coming loose on the bottom. New gilt on the door, dial and hands original, old pendulum, and excellent label. The one-day movement is running. Ly-New Haven, page 303. $100-$200.
Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn.”, miniature cottage clock, “Hood”, ca 1880. This little clock is 10 7/8 inches tall and for whatever reason did not make the Seth Thomas dealer catalogs or Tran Duy Ly’s books. For you connoisseurs of the ST mini clocks this one has a 30-hour time only “T” movement. I know folks who have collected 100 or more of these little ST miniatures. The dial was repainted, there is a complete label and it has the correct pendulum. It is running and you must admit it is different. $100-$200.