“Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn.”, miniature cottage. Clock with a cornice top and slant base. The movement is their “E” type. The 9-inch case has good rosewood veneer all over except the sides and part of the top. Not sure of that wood but it is lighter and has very little grain, but is original. Good glasses, door latch, old pendulum, iron bell, repainted dial and a 30-hour time and alarm movement. It is running and the alarm rings on the iron bell. Both the movement and label are signed Thomaston, Conn. $150-$250.
“Seth Thomas Clock Co., Plymouth Hollow, Conn.”, miniature cottage clock with a flat top and OG base, ca 1865. The movement is their “L” type. I will call the veneer mahogany, but I am not sure. The gold around the door is spotty as is the veneer on the case. It is not like the veneer came off it is more like the finish peeled off to make some spots. The glasses, painted dial and pendulum, look to be original. Both the movement and label show Plymouth Hollow as the address. Unusual, the 30-hour, time only movement, has a brass spring. $150-$250.
“Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn.”, miniature cottage clock with a cornice top and slant base, ca 1870. The glass was rebacked, replaced ST hands, repainted dial, good door latch, iron bell, and good label. The 30-hour movement is the “J” type, and is time and strike. It is running and striking properly. Both the label and the movement are signed by ST with the Thomaston address. $150-$250.
“Empire Clock Co., Bristol. Conn.”, miniature cottage clock, ca 1850. This was Noble Jerome’s company. Previously he had always been in partnerships with numerous other clockmakers. This rosewood veneered case is just under 10 inches tall, has had gilt added around glasses, has excellent painted dial, complete label, iron bell, and old pendulum bob. The30-hour movement is running and the alarm rings the bell. $75-$150.
“Wm. L. Gilbert & Co., Winsted, Conn.”, miniature cottage clock with a 30-hour time and alarm ladder movement, ca 1851. The 9-inch rosewood veneered case is extra nice. The gilt on the door is either original or professionally done. Surely it is not original. Has door lock, old glasses, repainted dial, good label, old pendulum, large iron bell for the alarm to ring and the 30-hour time only ladder movement that is running. $100-$200.
“Empire Clock Co., Bristol, Conn.”, miniature cottage clock, ca 1850. Noble Jerome was the sole proprietor of this firm and ran it for four years. The 9-inch rosewood veneered case is clean and polished. I notice one repair of veneer, back right corner of the base. Glasses, door latch, pendulum, dial, hands, and iron bell are all original to the case. The movement is time and alarm, one-day, alarm ringing on the iron bell. $75-$150.