AUCTION : 0518

Instruments 

Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 
 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Chelsea and Marine Clocks

Lot#: 757

DESCRIPTION: Hatton & Harris, London, pocket chronometer movement now mounted in a purpose made bowl for marine use, 21.5 ligne, 12 jewels, key wind and set, gilt full plate movement with Earnshaw escapement and cut bimetallic balance with blued steel, helical balance spring, having two turns to the lower terminal curve in a brass bowl with screw bezel and roman numeral white enamel dial, gold spade and poker hands, serial #571, c1820 (movement) .
CONDITION: CASE: Dirty with tarnish and minor staining. DIAL: Very good. HANDS: Replaced. MOVEMENT PLATES: Fine scratches on plate, otherwise very good; Detent replaced. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) low amplitude, would benefit from service.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $1100

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Lot#: 758

DESCRIPTION: Jules Jurgensen Copenhagen, pivoted detent pocket chronometer, 20 jewels, key wind and set gilt bar movement, with pivoted detent escapement, and cut bimetallic balance with gold timing screws in a coin silver, hinged back and bezel open face case, and Roman numeral, single sunk white enamel dial, plum colored Breguet style hands, serial #7174, 55mm, c1870.
CONDITION: CASE: Not original to movement; Scratches on outer surface of case; Fine scratches on inner surface of case; Minor dents and dings; Engine turning worn smooth; Gaps at band when closed; Bow and pendant replaced. DIAL: Hairlines in enamel, light; Chip at center arbor. HANDS: Oxidation. MOVEMENT PLATES: Very dirty; Minor scratches on plate; Scratches and loss to plating at center arbor; Specks of oxide on bright work; Discoloration; Dust shield at winding arbor damaged. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Ticks briefly, out of beat, needs service.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $600

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Lot#: 759

DESCRIPTION: Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., for Ashcroft Mfg. Co., New York, deck or engine room clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven jeweled balance wheel movement in a red brass case with hinged locking bezel, 8 inch silvered dial with with Roman numerals, an early Ashcroft trademark, and large letters reading "U.S.S. RALEIGH", black steel hands.
CONDITION: The U.S.S. Raleigh of this clock's era was a United States Navy cruiser commissioned in 1894 and in service until 1919. She served in both the Spanish-American War and World War I. Raleigh is credited with firing the first shot of the Battle of Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War. She was filmed with an early motion picture camera by Thomas Edison's company in 1899: The heavy brass case is stamped "ER" at the top, perhaps for "Engine Room". The case is tarnished and has some scratches. The bezel glass is missing. Key for locking bezel is present and working. The silvered dial is very tarnished with some yellow areas -- either brass or bad lacquer. Minute hand has surface rust. The rate adjustment hole in the dial was plugged and moved up to accommodate the arbor. Movement ticks. Movement serial number 41978 This in one of a very few clocks in this auction connected to a known naval vessel. An image of the U.S.S. Raleigh may be found here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Raleigh_%28Cruiser_8%29._Starboard_bow%2C_ca._1900_-_NARA_-_512958.jpg
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $2500
CIRCA: 1908
DIMENSIONS: 10in x 10in x 4in

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Lot#: 760

DESCRIPTION: Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., for U.S. Light House Service, deck clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven jeweled balance wheel movement in a nickel plated case with hinged bezel, 6.5 inch silvered dial and large subsidiary seconds, signed "USLHS, LS NO 118" indicating that it was on the Lightship "Overfalls" (LV-118).
CONDITION: The clock has an uncommon rectangular Chelsea movement. The nickel plated case has a lot of tarnish and is missing its glass. The dial is in good condition with a bit of silver loss in places. The movement ticks. Movement serial number 320921. Lightships or lightvessels were are used in waters that are unsuitable for lighthouses. The Lightship Overfalls (LV-118) was built in 1938 and was the last lightship constructed for the United States Lighthouse Service before the service became part of the United States Coast Guard. The ship is preserved in Lewes, Delaware as a museum ship. Images of the Lightship Overfalls can be found online here: http://www.overfalls.org/ And here: https://www.google.com/search?q=lightship+overfalls&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjP3tvS0NLYAhVM8IMKHQrBCBMQ_AUICygC&biw=1280&bih=872
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $1300
CIRCA: 1942
DIMENSIONS: 8.75in x 8.75in x 3in

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Lot#: 761

DESCRIPTION: Chelsea Clock Co., Chelsea, Mass., "Commodore Base & Ball", 8 day, time and strike brass lever movement ship's bell mantel clock with an 8 1/2" dial retailed by S. A. MacQueen & Co., Philadelphia. Serial No. 86426.
CONDITION: A beautiful polished cast brass case. Original silvered dial has some fine scratches near the winding arbors. Original hands. Glass is loose in the door. Original chelsea key.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $1600
CIRCA: 1912
DIMENSIONS: 12.5in x 12.5in x 5.25in

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Lot#: 762

DESCRIPTION: Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., for U.S. Light House Establishment, deck clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven balance wheel movement in a brass case with screw-on bezel, 4.5 inch silvered dial with subsidiary seconds marked by Chelsea for "U.S. L. H. Estab.", movement serial number 27137.
CONDITION: a rare clock with a brass case, which is bright with some very fine scratches from cleaning. The case serial number is 27024 which does not match the movement serial number exactly, but is the same year (1907) and numbering system used by Chelsea for clocks sold to the U.S. Life Saving Service. The silvered dial is in good condition with a very light amount of tarnishing. The hands appear to be original. The movement ticks.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1300
CIRCA: 1907
DIMENSIONS: 5.75in x 5.75in x 2.5in

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Lot#: 763

DESCRIPTION: Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., wardroom clock, 8 day, time and ship's bells, spring-driven, balance wheel movement in a half-flush aluminum case with hinged bezel, partially recessed within a circular wooden wall mount, 7.5 inch silvered dial with inner ring showing 24 hour time, recessed electrical terminals to connect amplification for internal bell, movement serial number 559141.
CONDITION: Brushed aluminum case is in good condition. Circular wood mount has a nicely rubbed down finish. Silvered dial is fine. Original blued steel Breguet hands have a bit of oxidation. Electrical connections inside of the case will need attention. Movement ticks and stops. Strikes when the hands are advanced manually.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $750
CIRCA: 1950
DIMENSIONS: 20in x 20in x 5in

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Lot#: 764

DESCRIPTION: Boston Clock Co., Boston, Mass., for Crosby Steam Gage [sic] & Valve Co., Boston, engine room clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven balance wheel movement with an 1880 patent date in a brass case with hinged bezel, 8.5 inch silvered dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, the Crosby trademark, and "CONTOOCOOK" printed in block letters below the center arbor, blued steel hands.
CONDITION: The brass case is dirty with a dark uneven patina and some paint residue on the rear flange. The bezel locks with a cabinet style key, which is present and working. The silvered dial has darkened and has some small scratches. The bezel has no glass. The steel hands have oxidized. The signed Boston Clock Co. movement is stamped with "A 1045". The movement ticks and stops, so will need mechanical attention. Contoocook is the name of a river and a town in New Hampshire, but it seems likely this clock was made for the Contoocook Mills Company which operated in the nearby town of Hillsborough, New Hampshire. The company manufactured woolen goods.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1100
PRICE SOLD: $1000
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 10in x 10in x 4.25in

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Lot#: 765

DESCRIPTION: Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., for Ashcroft Mfg. Co., New York, engine or ward room clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven jeweled balance wheel movement in a nickel-plated brass case with locking hinged bezel, 8 inch silvered dial with subsidiary seconds, the Ashcroft trademark, small lettering reading "The Charles Ward Engineering Works / Charleston, W. VA.", and bold lettering reading "U.S.L.H.S. / GREENBRIER".
CONDITION: The case is dented on the left side of the rear flange. The nickel plating has worn off in places on the bezel. the silvered dial has some fine spots of tarnish or bad lacquer. There is some light rust on the steel hands. The pointer for rate adjustment is missing, as is the bezel glass and bezel lock key. The movement is dirty, but ticks. Movement serial number 7541. The USLHS Greenbrier was a paddlewheel steamer which served as a river tender for the United States Lighthouse Service. Built by Charles Ward Engineering Works of Charleston, West Virginia, the Greenbrier went into service in 1924. The steamship operated on the Ohio river from its base in Cincinnati. The ship was transferred to the newly formed Coast Guard in 1939 and remained in commission until 1947. An image of the USLHS Greenbrier can be seen at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Greenbrier_large_tow_boat_-_NARA_-_280831.jpg
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1600
PRICE SOLD: $1800
CIRCA: 1902
DIMENSIONS: 10.5in x 10.5in x 3.75in

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Lot#: 766

DESCRIPTION: Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., for Ashcroft American, Bridgeport, Conn., for U.S. Lighthouse Service, deck clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven jeweled balance wheel movement in a nickel plated case with hinged bezel, 6.5 inch white painted dial reading "U.S.L.H.S., Hollyhock" indicating that it was once installed aboard the U.S. Lighthouse Service tender "Hollyhock", movement serial number 99703
CONDITION: The nickel plated case is tarnished with some brass showing through at the edges. The painted dial is in good condition Seconds hand is not original. Blued steel hands have some oxidation. Glass is loose. The movement serial number indicates that it was made in 1914, making it two decades older than the ship named on the dial. The movement is dirty, but ticks. Images of the U.S.L.H.S Hollyhock can be found here: http://amhistory.si.edu/onthemove/collection/object_1074.html. The U.S. Lighthouse Service tender "Hollyhock" was built in 1937 at Defoe Boat & Motor Works in Bay City, Michigan. Designed for coastal service, the Hollyhock was in service until 1982.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $1000
CIRCA: 1914
DIMENSIONS: 8.75in x 8.75in x 3in

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Lot#: 767

DESCRIPTION: Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., for American Steam Gauge & Valve Mfg. Co., Boston, engine room timepiece, 8 day, time only, spring-driven jeweled balance wheel movement in a brass case with screw-on bezel, 6 inch silvered dial inscribed with "American S.G. & V. MFG. CO. / BOSTON U.S.A.", large subsidiary seconds below the center arbor, and blued steel hands.
CONDITION: brass case has an old finish with lacquer that is starting to turn to fine brown spots. Silvered dial is very good with just the slightest yellowing of the protective lacquer. Hands are original Rectangular Chelsea movement ticks. Movement serial number 115363.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $800
CIRCA: 1917
DIMENSIONS: 7.25in x 7.25in x 2.5in

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Lot#: 768

DESCRIPTION: Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., for The Ashcroft Mfg. Co., New York, engine room clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven jeweled balance wheel movement in a brass case with hinged bezel, 8 inch silvered dial with Arabic numerals, the Ashcroft trademark, and subsidiary seconds, blued steel hands.
CONDITION: Red brass case has a nice patina. Silvered dial is in good condition with dark spots near the 12:00 position Blued steel hands have a small amount of rust. There is no key for the bezel, but it can be opened and closed without it locking. The movement ticks. Movement serial number 167884
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $450
CIRCA: 1925
DIMENSIONS: 10.25in x 10.25in x 2.75in

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Lot#: 769

DESCRIPTION: Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, for U.S. Maritime Commission, deck or engine room clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven balance wheel movement in a brass case with screw-on bezel, 8.5 inch silvered dial and center seconds, movement serial number 339725.
CONDITION: heavy brass case is bright with some fine surface scratches from cleaning. Silvered dial is in very good condition with two small scratches in the center and a small dark spot near the 4 o'clock position. Movement ticks.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $225
CIRCA: 1942
DIMENSIONS: 10in x 10in x 3in

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Lot#: 770

DESCRIPTION: Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., deck clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven jeweled balance wheel movement in a brass case with hinged bezel, 7.5 inch silvered dial with white Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, reading "SUN SHIPBUILDING AND DRY DOCK CO. / CHESTER, PA., U.S.A."
CONDITION: The heavy brass case has fine scratches and an array of small dark spots, probably oxidation. The catch hook on the bezel has broken off. The silvered dial has some dark tarnish on the lower edge, but is otherwise nice. the hands appear to be correct, though possibly repainted. The rectangular Chelsea movement ticks briskly. Movement serial number 294177. Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Company was a major shipbuilding company in Chester, Pennsylvania from 1917 to 1989. At its peak in was the country's largest shipyard. It participated in the U.S. government's Emergency Shipbuilding Program during the Second World War. Later, the company was part of the U.S. aerospace industry, building experimental propulsion structures, including the largest U.S. rocket test chamber in1963.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $475
CIRCA: 1941
DIMENSIONS: 10.75in x 10.75in x 2.75in

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Lot#: 771

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., "Operations Room Plotting Clock" or sector/radio room clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven, balance wheel movement with center seconds in a black phenolic case with 8 inch polychrome dial that was used by the military, in conjunction with radar and observers, to track the movements of enemy aircraft.
CONDITION: black phenolic case is in good shape, but somewhat mottled. Dial has faded a bit and has many small brown spots. Hands are in good condition Signed movement is stamped 9-44, which is likely a date code for September 1944. Movement ticks briskly when wound.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $500
CIRCA: 1944
DIMENSIONS: 10.5in x 10.5in x 2.75in

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Lot#: 772

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., for Ashcroft Mfg. Co., New York, engine room clock, 8 day, time only, twin spring-driven balance wheel movement in a heavy red brass case with locking hinged bezel, 6.5 inch silvered dial with Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, with the Ashcroft trademark and block lettering reading "Saginaw Shipbuilding Company / Saginaw, Mich.".
CONDITION: The red brass case has many small scratches and dark spots. The silvered dial has darkened around the outer edge and has some small scratches. The minute hand is a replacement. Bezel glass is missing. The Seth Thomas No. 10 movement ticks but will need attention. The Saginaw Shipbuilding Company was organized in 1917.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $375
CIRCA: 1920
DIMENSIONS: 9in x 9in x 3.75in

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Lot#: 773

DESCRIPTION: Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., "12E Deck & Engine Room Clock", 8 day, time only, spring driven movement with jeweled lever escapement and center seconds in a brass case with hinged bezel, 8.5 inch silvered dial signed by the maker and "U.S. Government" with black Arabic numerals, movement serial number 599362, c1954.
CONDITION: Heavy brass case has a hazy finish with some dark spots of oxidation on the rear flange. The serial number stamped on the back of case matches the one stamped on the rear plate of the movement. The silvered dial has some yellowing and dark spots. Hands are are good. The 12E movement ticks briskly.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $350
CIRCA: 1954
DIMENSIONS: 10.5in x 10.5in x 3in

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Lot#: 774

DESCRIPTION: Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., "12E Deck & Engine Room Clock", 8 day, time only, spring driven movement with jeweled lever escapement and center seconds in a black phenolic case with hinged bezel, 8.5 inch black dial signed by the maker and with "U.S. Navy", 12 and 24 hour markers, white spade hands, movement serial number 785464, c1974.
CONDITION: Black phenolic case has developed just a slight amount of the mottled white surface typical of these clocks. The black dial is in excellent condition as are the hands. The movement ticks briskly.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $375
CIRCA: 1974
DIMENSIONS: 10.25in x 10.25in x 2.75in

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Lot#: 775

DESCRIPTION: F.W. Elliot, England, "Royal Air Force Operations Room Plotting Clock" or sector/radio room style clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven, fusee movement in a beech case with polychrome painted metal dial that was used in conjunction with observations and radar to track and intercept enemy aircraft during the World War II.
CONDITION: The movement and case are genuine Elliott, but this is NOT a true war time RAF timepiece. Rather, it was assembled from various Elliott parts and a dial painted to make it look like a RAF clock. The beech case has lost most of its finish. Painted metal dial is flaking and needs to be stabilized, but the RAF logo and outer ring used to color-code 5 minute intervals is still in good shape. The fusee has a chain and ticks when the crutch is moved manually. Pendulum is absent. One wooden peg is also missing. Signed movement is dated 1942.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $1300
CIRCA: 1942
DIMENSIONS: 18.5in x 18.5in x 6.5in

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Lot#: 776

DESCRIPTION: Clocks- 2 (Two) E. Howard Marine Clocks: (1) E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass., for U.S. Navy, marine lever, 8 day, time only, spring-driven jeweled balance wheel movement in a nickel plated brass case with hinged bezel, 6 inch signed silvered dial reading "U.S. Navy", subsidiary seconds, and blued steel hands, movement serial number 00544. (2) E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass., "Auxiliary Master Clock", 8 day, time only, spring-driven jeweled balance wheel movement in a brass case with screw-on bezel with electrical terminals, 6 inch signed silvered face with viewing aperture showing cam that closes electrical contact once per minute, movement serial number 00459.
CONDITION: (1) Nickel plating on case is dirty and worn through in places. A segment of the bezel's edge was cut off on the right side and hasp is missing as a consequence. Silvered dial is slightly darkened. Minute hand, seconds bit, and rate adjustment pointer are absent. The movement ticks and stops. A rare clock that could use some mechanical and cosmetic attention. (2) Heavy brass case has a very dark original patina. Silvered dial is in good condition with a hint of tarnish. Glass is loose. Movement ticks. Dimensions are for the master clock.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $500
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 8in x 8in x 3.75in

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