Self-Winding Clock Co. electric clock ca early 1900’s but patent dates on the movements show 1899 and 1900. The consignor listed this clock as a Self-Winding but I do not see that name or any makers name anywhere on the case, dial, or movement. The dark oak case is 37 inches tall, smoky dark, never cleaned. It has a working door lock, original glass, brass pendulum ball, wood stick, dial, and hands. The suspension is broken. Dial shows wear as does the pendulum ball. I do not know if it is in running condition for the electric clocks are beyond my pay grade. I will say the clock had not been here but one-day when a collector who came to pick up auction purchases tried to buy it. Other than the patent dates the movement is marked, “B 11620”. $150-$300.
International Time Recorder Co. of New York, the forerunner of the IBM clock. The 58-inch-high oak case is all original, including the glass, 12” metal dial, 8” brass pendulum bob, wood stick, brass beat scale and all the internal program parts. There are two key door locks. The movement is self winding via the original electric motor. When connected a slave clock works perfectly with electric impulses from the master clock. The painted dial is signed as are many of the internal program parts. Around the dial is a wood dial ring. There is very little wear on the dial. It has a pair of good hands and a second’s hand. The case may have been lightly cleaned and polished, and appears to have a coat of shellac or similar finish. The movements have been used recently and may now be in running condition but I don’t test electric clocks. $250-$500.
Ansonia Clock Co. hanging, “Regulator A”, ca 1906. A very popular model for Ansonia during the early 1900’s. This clock has been cleaned of all the smoke, revealing the pleasant polished black walnut veneer. Part of the bezel is painted black for accent. Original “Regulator A” bottom glass, and a good upper glass. The pendulum bob, hands, and both door latches are original. The dial shows use and is dirty and soiled in places. Inside the case is a complete black and gold, Ansonia Clock Co., New York label. Case is 32” high, all original, very clean, and with no repairs or problems apparent. Movement is 8-day, running, and striking a gong on the hours. Ly-Ansonia #660. $150-$300.
New Haven Clock Co. 30-day calendar clock, “Rutland”, ca 1914. This clock is about the best the company made as far as being a 30-day clock and having the calendar in the same case. They may have made a few cases a little fancier, but they did not have any more behind the glass. The case is mahogany, standing 48” high, has been restored to tip top condition. Case was cleaned inside and out for there is evidence it was once very smoky dark. The dials were surely repainted some time ago as they are exactly as the originals, and the metal parts polished and are shining. The Time dial is signed simply, “Thirty Day”. The calendar dial has the New Haven name and logo at the top between the 31 and 1. Around the calendar numerals circle is printed, “Thirty Day Clock / Wind Clock And Set Calendar First Of Every Month”. The four hands are correct, cannot be sure if original, one door latch on the side, the glass is original and does not appear to have been removed during the cleaning of the 48” mahogany case. Inside is a signed beat scale, brass pendulum bob, wood stick, and nickeled dial rings. I suspect the pendulum was nickeled but came off during a cleaning. The case is typical New Haven, large and heavy, plain with applied ornaments top and bottom, only one is carved, others are turnings. Ly-New Haven, page 80. $500-$750.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Regulator No. 2”, ca 1880. The oak case is 36” high and is clean and polished. It is relatively free of any smoke or black stains. It even looks clean inside and on the back. There is a very nice painted dial, signed by Seth Thomas, and has three correct hands. There was a wood brace behind the dial as many Seth Thomas regulators have, and there are two screw holes thru the dial just outside the seconds ring, however that brace was removed when the original movement was replaced with a Korean movement. The signed (HT Clock) 8-day brass movement is running. The brass bob and brass weight have been polished. It has the correct brass beat scale and pulley. Good original glasses, door lock, and most of the old paper label inside. Better than the average No. 2 case. Ly-Seth Thomas, pages 276-277. $350-$500.