Ansonia Clock Co. “Huntress Swing”, ca 1883. This is the tin can, early model. The ball swingers came in the early 1900’s. This clock came with a large collection of clocks last Fall, all of which were running. The statue and arm have the original finish, now dirty and almost devoid of any shining finish. Black enameled iron base has some wear on the bottom edge, the Syrian bronze statue is in very nice condition with hardly any finish. The arm shows only light wear, mostly grime and normal wear. It is 25” high, and running strong. Ly-Ansonia #2994. $1250-$1500.
Waltham Clock Co. banjo clock, ca 1928. This is their model No. 1543, a pretty large banjo standing 40 ½ inches high, made of mahogany and this one is in excellent condition. It has two original hand painted glasses showing George Washing on the throat glass and his home, Mt. Vernon, on the bottom glass. Both glasses have minor touch up on the back side. The glasses look very nice, hardly noticeable. Glass in the brass sash is bowed and beveled. There is a brass eagle on top, brass sash and side rails and a brass pendulum. Inside the case is a pendulum tie down, iron weight, painted dial, and original hands. The 8-day movement is signed “Waltham Clock Co.”. The movement is time only and running. A very nice clock. Pictured in Ehrhardt, Book 2, page 165. $1000-$1250.
Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. “Regulator No. 2”, ca 1875. This is an early weight regulator with some very minor problems. It is one I would love to have bought when I first started collecting. It needs some attention, but can easily be made into a fine inexpensive clock. There have been a few veneer repairs, and they were pretty well done. I probably would not bother with changing any veneer. The 33.5” high mahogany case is clean and has been lightly polished to cover up damage done when the weight fell at least one time. Nails or screws were used to put it back together, holes filled, stained over, and really not even noticeable unless you have a habit like me, checking to see if a weight has fallen. There is a label on the back, the lower glass is very nice, the baffle board is near perfect, and the pendulum and stick are very good. Typical Gilbert 8-day time only movement was running fine when it left the collectors home. He brought it with the weight inside and in removing it the weight pulley and cord got unhooked from the movement. You will have to take care of that. The dial is soiled and has some paint loss from finger rubbing. If it was in excellent condition it might bring 2-3 times our minimum. Ly-Gilbert #336. $500-$750.
Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. mantel calendar clock, “Oriental”, ca 1901. It is over 100 years old, but is near perfect. Oh sure, it has a dark finish with some refinishing polish on it, but the oak case has not been monkeyed with. It has no problems or anything new or repaired. It is tough to describe a clock this nice. I would not feel comfortable writing one line that says, “110-year-old clock – near perfect”, so I will ramble on and on trying to convince some skeptics that the backboard label is near perfect and inside door label still has most of the important wording intact. In addition, the original glass has a super original painting of roses, the movements are correct and functioning properly, and the dial, hands, and pendulum, are all correct. The dial was repainted by The Dial House. The movement is signed, has half hour strike, and is connected to the calendar movement correctly. This is a great clock and worthy to be a part of someone’s collection. I still say one sentence would have sufficed. Ly-Gilbert, page 79. We have sold this model infrequently, but when this nice they have brought up to $3500. The last one over $2000. $1000-$1500.
Ithaca Calendar Clock Co., Ithaca, New York, “No.6 Hanging Library”, ca 1880. They made this model with two different tops and two different bases. This one has the finial on the where the other model has a carved top. If you were to remove a little off the bottom you would then have the No.8 Shelf Library. The 28-inch walnut case is clean, has brass bezels and flat glasses and the removable plug between the glasses that allows viewing of the pendulum. The dials may be replacements but they are very old, have a little wear, so could be debated. Beings as they used paper dials it is not surprising they may be replaced as many often are. The movements are clean and in operating condition. Pendulum bob is the correct type. The running movement is a Pomeroy movement making it an earlier version, and goes for 8-days and strikes hours on a coil gong. The time, strike and calendar are working properly. I have not sold this model in many years. I did not realize it was that rare. Most we have sold were without the bases making them a number 8 model. Ly-Calendar, page 140. $1200-$1500.
New Haven Clock Co. “Columbia”, ca 1911. A most unusual oak case, 48 ½” high, with wood grain not the norm. It may be called quarter sawn, but I think it is something different. For oak, it is spectacular. Plus, the case is clean and polished, one piece of brass trim across the top, some carvings around the dial, otherwise the usual grooved designs and nice moldings. The case is slim, similar to the Welch No. 11, has three glasses, and the usual very nice appointments, i.e. a signed beat scale, brass bezel around the original painted dial, correct hands, correct brass bob and wood stick, and most of the paper label on the back. The movement is double spring, a 30-day timepiece. Ly-New Haven #521. $750-$1000.