“Waterbury Clock Co., Waterbury, Conn.”, miniature steeple clock with rounded sides and a beveled door, ca 1870. The rosewood veneered case is 15 inches tall, has the original door latch and gold trim around the replaced glass. Inside is the original paper dial on the original dial pan, brass dial ring, replaced hands, old pendulum, brass bell, and almost a complete label, but so dark I cannot read a word. The 30-hour movement is running and striking hours on the bell. $75-$150.
“The E. N. Welch Manufacturing Co., Forestville, Conn.”, miniature steeple clock with a time and alarm movement, ca 1865. The 15-inch-high mahogany case is lighter grain on the sides t han the front and base. Old door latch, old glasses, original painted dial and hands, perfect label, old pendulum, and an iron bell. The one-day movement is running and the alarm sounds on the iron bell. $75-$150.
“Waterbury Clock Co., Waterbury, Conn.”, miniature steeple clock with a time, strike, and alarm movement, ca 1875. This 15-inch-high mahogany veneered case has not been restored as many others have. The glass is probably a replacement, door latch is old, painted metal dial has some repaired chipped places, large iron bell, old pendulum. And it has an alarm movement in the base of the case. It rings on the same iron bell as the upper movement. The clock is running and performing as expected. $50-$100.
“The E. N. Welch Manufacturing Co., Forestville, Conn.,” miniature steeple clock with a 30-hour time and alarm movement, ca 1864, The rosewood veneered case is 14 3/8 inches high, has not been restored as much as many others in this collection. It has a new tablet, old door latch, old unrestored metal dial, iron bell, and good paper label. The 30-hour movement is running and it is a Jerome movement. The alarm rings on the iron bell. $50-$100.
“New Haven Clock Co., New Haven, Conn.”, mantel clock “Column”, ca 1878. That is how the company identified this model in their company sales catalogs. The label on the back of the door calls it, “Gothic Spring”. The rosewood case is 18 ¼ inches tall, has two original glasses, door latch, half columns on the sides with told gilt on the capitals and bases, and complete label on the backboard. The dial was repainted. We have 350 clocks from this collector and inspecting them it is evident he liked nice clean dial, complete labels, and completely original cases. The 8-day movement is running and striking hours on a coil gong. Ly-New Haven #1212 is the same clock, only it is 16 inches. $100-$200.
“New Haven Clock Co., New Haven, Conn.”, miniature steeple clock withy time and alarm movement, ca 1880. This mahogany veneered case is 15 3/8 inches high and it also has not been restored as many of the previous steeple clocks. The glass and door latch are original, the old metal dial has some repairs around the 3-5 o’clock area, it has a fancy pendulum, different than scores of other steeple clocks we have examined, and it has a brass bell that the alarm rings on. The 30-hour movement is running. $50-$100.
“Welch, Spring & Co., Forestville, Conn.”, calendar clock, “Italian No.3”, ca 1872. Ly-Welch #98 and Ly-Calendar #847 show the Italian models at 16 inches tall, this model is 18 ½ inches tall. I notice one sold at a live auction recently that was 19 ½ inches that was identical to this clock and they called it a variant. It is 8-day, spring driven, time, strike and B. B. Lewis patent calendar shelf clock in a rosewood case. It is running, of course, and the calendar is operating properly as well. There are two perfect labels inside, one on the backboard and one over the calendar movement. The dials are probably replacements as they are too nice to be original. The door latches, pendulum, hands, and coil gong all look to be original. Cannot swear the 5 hands are original but I suspect they are. $500-$750.
“E. N. Welch, Forestville, Conn.”, miniature steeple clock with a one-day time and alarm movement, ca 1864. There are no historical records showing a company of just, “E. N. Welch”, but that is how this complete label shows it. The rosewood veneered case is 14 ½ inches tall, has old glasses and door latch, complete label, original painted metal dial, old pendulum, iron bell, and separate alarm movement. The movements are running, and ringing the iron bell. The case is very nice with no repairs showing. $50-$100.
“Ansonia Brass Co., Ansonia, Conn.”, miniature steeple clock with a 30-hour time only movement, ca 1850.Restored mahogany veneered case is 14 ¾ inches tall, has a few good veneer repairs on the base, old glasses and door latch, complete paper label, old pendulum and repainted metal dial. The 30-hour time only movement is running. $50-$100.
“Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn.”, City Series clock, “Omaha”, ca 1894. I have had a great many of this model and most other City Series models and sold them for 40 years. They are good selling clocks and if I were starting collecting again I would collect City Series like I once did. Seth Thomas made excellent clocks in the late 1800’s, as well as some other clock makers, but in the early 1900’s they went for quantity instead of quality. I retained some of the quality clocks and finally selling those also. This fine walnut cased clock is 19” tall, has all the little ball ornaments and railing, strong gold striping on the door, very nice finish on the case, and is running and ready to display. The painted dial is slightly worn, but clean, and retains the ST logo, nickel dial rings, and correct pair of hands. On the floor of the case is a good black label. The nickel pendulum bob is perfect. The 8-day movement is running briskly and striking the gong on the hours. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 202. $250-$400.