Ingraham “Crown”, ca. 1900. Bless their heart, someone put a New Haven movement and dial in an Ingraham case. There is a label on the back of the 27-inch refinished walnut case, which, if you read closely indicates that the clock was made by Ingraham. There is a working level at the bottom, an old decorated glass, and a New Haven-signed paper dial and 8-day time-and-strike movement, running and striking on a wire gong. A large single-barrel pendulum; looks like there should be a thermometer at the top. A nice-looking marriage. $150-$250.
Terry Clock Co. “Eight Day Time Calendar”, 1867-1880. This iron clock came in any color you wanted as long the color you wanted was black, with or without gilt decoration. The gilding is still evident on this case, with original paint. It stands 11 inches high. The bezel and paper dial are old, the glass was replaced some time ago, the calendar hand is correct and the time hands are new and as illustrated in the Terry Clock Co. catalog. The is a very nice label on the back. The 8-day signed movement is running, keeping time, and the calendar is advancing. A similar example sold at Schmitt’s in 2009 for $270. $150-$250.
Terry Clock Co. “Eight Day Time Calendar” and “Eight Day Time”, 1867-1880. Two iron-case clocks, both 8-day clocks, one with a calendar. These have been repainted and redecorated by hand. The smaller, 8-day time-only is 8.75 inches tall; the calendar clock is 11 inches high. Both have old paper dials and old glasses; the hands are period but the calendar hand is not correct. Both are running and keeping time. Good labels on the back. The pendulum bob on the calendar clock is improvised. $125-$200.
Henry Terry Eight-day Column & Splat shelf clock, 1825-1835. This son of Eli Terry only made clocks for about a decade before going into the woolen mill business. He is best known for his 8-day wooden works clocks like this. The mahogany veneer is in excellent shape, just a few nicks here and there (lower right of lower door, column bases and base sides). The stenciling on the columns and splat is clear and original. The dial board is clean, the hands correct but painted. The dial glass is old and could be original; the tablet was repainted on newer glass. No signature to the excellent art work. There is a key in the escutcheon and there is a label inside behind plexiglass. The 8-day movement is running and keeping good time when the weather is right, and is driven by two new old stock weights. If you do not want the weights let us know on your bid sheet and we’ll give you a $25 discount. The clock stands 35 inches high, with no evidence of ever having had feet. We sold this clock in 2016 for $905. $400-$600.
J. & A. Imbery, New York, Eight-day weight-driven OG, ca. 1840. Can’t find a thing on this maker other than an entry in Spittler and Bailey “American Clockmakers and Watchmakers”, Vol. 3, with a description that fits this clock. No sales examples in the Antique Clocks Price Guide. It’s an 8-day time-and-strike OG, 31 inches high with a wood dial having a large cut-out to view the skeletonized brass movement. The mahogany veneer is fully intact, but a bit dark; the dial shows some soiling and pitting. The hands are old and presumably original. Both glasses are original, the interesting tablet showing some losses on the upper right, but the image is largely intact. There is a very dark label, with losses, but you can make out the manufacturer and location (New York). The Imbery-signed movement is running and striking, driven by two old 8-day weights. It has been rebushed. They say you should never pass by an OG without looking inside, and this is why. Be the first one on your block to own an Imbery clock. $150-$250.
George Marsh Eight-day carved column and crest shelf clock, 1828-1831. Marsh owned 2/3 of a partnership with Wm. Gilbert in Bristol during this period but clocks are labeled as “George Marsh” only. This is an unusual 8-day wooden works clock – note the short drop pendulum. You can find other 8-day clocks from Marsh that use this short-drop movement in Robert W.D. Ball’s book “American Shelf and Wall Clocks” on pages 36-37. The label calls for ivory bushings which are present in this movement; it has been rebuilt and, although we didn’t test it, should be functional. It comes with two 9-lb cast-iron weights that are “angled in” at the top and may be unique to Marsh clocks; they are compounded and the lower pulleys appear to me to be from a Vienna clock. The carved columns and crest are quite nice and I believe the crest is original to this clock; one chimney cap is an old replacement, and the back of the right-side return is missing. The veneer is good with a few repairs along the base. The dial and hands are in good shape and both glasses are old but have been replaced, judging by the putty holding them in. Of course, the lower glass has been beautifully repainted but the artist did not sign his work. There is a key in the working escutcheon, a great label, two paw feet in front and two elaborate turned feet in back, which may be replacements. All in all an impressive clock. $650-$900.