Waterbury Clock Co. “Octagon Lever” wall clock, ca 1881. 8-day oak veneered case gallery clock with near perfect veneer and with excellent complete label and excellent rubbed out finish that looks original. Fancy Waterbury hands and a correct 8-inch dial with slight discoloration but overall in very nice condition. The glass is old and wavy. The movement is in good running condition. The catalogs show this clock is available in many sizes and configurations. This case is 10 5/8 inches at the back. Ly-Waterbury #666. $100-$150.
Waterbury Clock Co. oak kitchen clock,” Brighton”, ca 1903. If you like oak shelf clocks, this would be a good one to have. It is about as original as they come. The 22” case is clean, complete and all original. I cannot find anything to complain about. For a clock 115 years old it is about as good as they come. There are two complete labels on the back. The glass, pendulum, signed dial, hands, gong, and 8-day movement, are all original to this case. Ly-Waterbury #1677. $75-$150.
Waterbury Clock Co. oak mantel clock, “Earl”, ca 1912. The 12-inch-wide case is complete, original, clean, polished, and should be worth a lot of money because it would look great in any home. However, when the banks crashed in 2008, clocks also crashed. Nowadays $100 will buy you a small shelf clock in nice condition, less if not clean and nice. It has an 8-day movement that is running and striking hours and half hours. Ly-Waterbury #1745. $75-$150.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. a City Series clock, “Erie”, ca 1884. Marked on the back, “4881L”. Seth Thomas’s code means the clock was made December 1884.The very nice walnut case is 21 ˝” high, retains the original finish which has darkened over the years and the door and top are finished with burl walnut and there are carved/incised leaves, stems, and plain straight line incised designs. Full turned columns either side of the door, appear as spools stacked together with three square blocks top, bottom, and middle, and with carved/incised designs. The ST pendulum is one of several designs ST used. It is a heavy nickel with basket weave designs. The dial has been repainted, dial rings are nickel, and the hands are correct. Movement is 8-day, signed, running, and striking the large Cathedral gong on the hours. On the base inside is a good part of the black label, the door is held with a lock that a winding key will open. Ly-Seth Thomas #542. Booked for $800 in 2005. Consignor paid $721 for this clock years ago. $350-$550.
Ansonia Clock Co. black enameled wood case, “Chippendale”, ca 1890. We have sold a half dozen of this model over the years, but we have never had one this nice. It is complete, nothing missing, no repairs, and it has several special features we have never seen on a Chippendale. For instance, the signed movement has mottled designs on the plates meaning it is no doubt one of Ansonia’s special movements. Porcelain dial with open escapement is also reserved for their better clocks. The inner dial has some corrosion. Painted scenes on the leather side panels we have never seen. All the brass is clean, ebony paint is good, excellent beveled glass, sash, hands, signed two-piece porcelain dial, correct pendulum, complete back door, and on and on, everything first rate and in tip top shape. The 8-day movement is running and striking a Cathedral gong on half hours and hours. The wood case is 17” wide, 18 1/2” high. $300-$500.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Column”, ca 1850. This column case has the OG design on the front, top, and base. Gold columns, old glasses, original repainted metal dial, correct hands, pendulum, complete label, and a pair of old iron weights. The 30-hour brass movement is signed, “S. Thomas / Plymouth, Conn.”. The mahogany veneered case is 25” high, in excellent original condition, clean and polished. I would have obtained a 3rd mortgage on my house to buy this clock in the 1970’s. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 521. $100-$150.
Seth Thomas, Plymouth Hollow, Conn., short drop column and splat case with a 30-hour, 42 tooth wood movement, ca about 1827. The rosewood veneered case is 26 ˝ inches tall, the columns and splat are clear coated. Chimneys are original, returns are missing. The door lock has no key or escutcheon. The paper label is about 50% intact. You can read that it has the clock was patented by Eli Terry and sold by Seth-----“. The remaining partial label is covered with plastic. It has Maltese style hands, an incorrect pendulum, pillar and scroll type dial with some paint loss at some stretch marks. The consignor reported that the movement ticks, I did not hang the weights, but then I never do on wood movements. The upper glass appears to be original; the lower is covered with black paint. $100-$150.
“E. Terry & Sons, Plymouth, Conn.”, pillar & scroll case, ca 1823. Eli Terry was in partners with two sons, Eli Terry, Jr. and Henry Terry. The mahogany case has been cleaned and polished and has the original flame grained scrolls and apron. There is a repair to the right scroll tip. It has the original glasses that are wavy and bowed. The upper has all original putty the lower glass is original and has had some of the putty repaired. The painted glass is reverse painted with some gold leaf, has minor flaking. The wood movement is Terry’s 42 tooth with cords, verge, pendulum, and bell. The movement ticks with hand pressure. I did not hang weights. The dial is original as are the hands and weights. The door lock is original and has an ivory escutcheon over the key hole. The brass finials are old, one with a small crack. The case has had minor repairs at top of door opening. There is a plastic covering over the painted glass. $500-$750.