AUCTION : 0518


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

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
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 10in x 10in x 4.25in