AUCTION : 1018

Lots 1131 - 1163: Clocks

Lot#: 1131

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., "Course Clock, Mark 2, Model 1", 30 hour, time and programmed course function, spring-driven balance wheel movement in a metal case with black crinkle finish, phenolic bezel over a 6 inch signed black dial with subsidiary seconds, all in original fitted wooden case with four course cams and associated parts.
CONDITION: The parts responsible for the course function have been disassembled. There are many extra parts to restore it, but parts may be missing. Clock movement will need attention. Seconds bit is absent. A wood accessory holder within the case is missing as is the leather strap. Wall mounting plate is present, which is rare. Included cams include numbers 20, 21, 22, and 23.
ESTIMATE: $250 - $350
PRICE SOLD: $150
CIRCA: 1944
DIMENSIONS: 8.5in x 12in x 11.75in

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Lot#: 1132

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., "Dover", 8 day, time, spring brass movement city series mantel clock with a patent (British) Winward's Alarm mechanism.
CONDITION: Walnut case in nice condition in original finish. Original paper dial has age darkened a little. Original hands, tablet and pendulum. The movement is signed. The Seth Thomas label has an overpasted label (worn) describing the Winward's patent. The patent modifies the movement to be a time and alarm movement which deploys an alternating alarm bell strike and hour gong strike when the alarm time is reached. This process can be activated or terminated by use of a lever mounted on top of the case.
ESTIMATE: $150 - $250
PRICE SOLD: $175
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 21.5in x 14.25in x 4.5in

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Lot#: 1133

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., "Empire No. 13" crystal regulator, 8 day, time and strike, round spring-driven movement with rack and snail strike in a gilt brass case with beveled glass front, sides, and back with a white porcelain dial and blued steel hands.
CONDITION: cast brass case has missing gilding in many spots and some polishing residue. Porcelain dial is perfect, as are beveled glasses. Original hands. Signed movement ticks and strikes, but was not tested long term.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $250
CIRCA: 1907
DIMENSIONS: 12in x 7.5in x 6in

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Lot#: 1134

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., "Empire No. 2", 8 day, time and strike spring brass movement crystal regulator mantel clock.
CONDITION: Brass case has some remains of the original gold finish. There are some fine scratches on the base. Original enameled dial is perfect. Original hands. There are a couple very small chips in the left beveled glass panel. The rear door has a replaced flat glass panel. The other two beveled glass panels are fine. Movement is signed.
ESTIMATE: $150 - $250
PRICE SOLD: $100
CIRCA: 1909
DIMENSIONS: 11.75in x 7in x 5.5in

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Lot#: 1135

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., "Empire No. 9", 8 day, time and strike spring brass movement crystal regulator mantel clock.
CONDITION: Cast metal case retains much of applied gold finish. Original porcelain dial is perfect. All the beveled glass panels are fine. Original hands and pendulum. Movement is signed.
ESTIMATE: $150 - $250
PRICE SOLD: $275
CIRCA: 1909
DIMENSIONS: 13in x 8in x 5.75in

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Lot#: 1136

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., "Greek- VP" shelf clock with a spring driven 8 day time and strike lyre movement in a walnut case.
CONDITION: The case currently has a dark finish. The dial mask board appears to have suffered some water damage. The case top finial is missing some of the dentils. The dial is a paper replacement. The hands appear original. The movement is signed. The door glass and stencilled design are original.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $250
PRICE SOLD: $150
CIRCA: 1884
DIMENSIONS: 24.5in x 13.75in x 5.75in

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Lot#: 1137

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., "Ship's Bell" clock, 30 hour, time and ship's bell strike, spring driven, balance wheel movement in a brass case with outside bell, silvered dial, and blued steel hands, all mounted to a wood backboard.
CONDITION: brass colored coating on nickel case is wearing off in spots. Dial is in very good condition Most of the rear label remains. Movement ticks and strikes, but was not tested long term.
ESTIMATE: $250 - $350
PRICE SOLD: $200
CIRCA: 1884
DIMENSIONS: 10.5in x 6.5in x 3.75in

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Lot#: 1138

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., 8 day, time and strike weight brass movement column & cornice shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany veneered case in an old finish has some veneer loss on the base, and some loss on the cornice edge. Both tablets are original. Someone has attempted to regild the column tops and bases with copper leaf. Original painted dial has some small inpainted areas and repairs to the numbers. Clean label inside. Movement is signed.
ESTIMATE: $250 - $350
PRICE SOLD: $50
CIRCA: 1870
DIMENSIONS: 32.75in x 18.25in x 5.75in

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Lot#: 1139

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., 8 day, time and strike weight brass movement gilt column & cornice shelf clock.
CONDITION: Rosewood veneer case in original finish has a small chip on the base, a small piece of veneer missing at the upper left cornice and a corner chip on the top door. Original painted dial has some stains and minor inpainting at the upper right corner. Original hands and center tablet. Bottom tablet has some restoration. Some wear to the gilt columns. Clean label inside. Movement is signed.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $100
CIRCA: 1870
DIMENSIONS: 32.25in x 18.25in x 6.25in

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Lot#: 1140

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 13 (reproduction) with a weight driven 8 day timepiece movement with maintaining power and a perpetual calendar mechanism (R. T. Andrews style) in an oak case.
CONDITION: The oak case is in excellent condition with one small dent on the lower right side of the case. Parts of the case such as the backboard and sides are oak veneer while some of the other parts are solid oak. The pendulum bob is damaskeened.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $450
CIRCA: 2000
DIMENSIONS: 49in x 19in x 7.5in

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Lot#: 1141

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Plymouth, Conn., 30 hour, time and strike weight wood movement pillar & scroll shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in an old finish has a veneer repair on the skirt, a repair to the left foot and repairs to the door and cross strip. Scrolls have been repaired and reveneered. Two holes in the restored dial have been plugged. The movement was made by Seth Thomas. Reverse painted tablet is replaced. Nice set of reproduction Seth Thomas type finials.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $250
CIRCA: 1825
DIMENSIONS: 29in x 17.5in x 4.5in

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Lot#: 1142

DESCRIPTION: Southern Calendar Clock Co., St. Louis, MO., "Fashion No. 4" double dial shelf clock with a Seth Thomas spring driven, 8 day, time and strike movement and a R. T. Andrews patented perpetual calendar mechanism in a walnut case with painted metal dials
CONDITION: the case has some remnants of original finish. The molding around top of door needs to be reglued. The pendulum is an incorrect replacement. The dials have been repainted. The gold leafed Fashion label on door glass has been restored.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $600
CIRCA: 1885
DIMENSIONS: 28in x 16.25in x 5.5in

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Lot#: 1143

DESCRIPTION: Thwaites & Reed Ltd., England for The Franklin Mint, "Sir Francis Drake Falling Ball Clock", 8 day, time only, weight driven movement with annular time display in an engraved spherical case suspended from a cast brass bracket mounted to a wood back board with engraved brass plaque.
CONDITION: The clock case has some areas with small brown spots -- probably the protective lacquer over the brass which has gone bad. The back board has a few minor scratches and scuffs. The weight of the clock itself provides the power to the movement making this a form of gravity clock. The sphere does drop over time when it is hung on the wall, but the timekeeping function was not tested specifically.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $350
CIRCA: 1980
DIMENSIONS: 30.5in x 6in x 7in

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Lot#: 1144

DESCRIPTION: Unknown maker, modern copy of 8 day, weight brass movement patent or banjo wall timepiece.
CONDITION: Mahogany banded case in original finish has a small damage at the hinge side member on the bottom door. The head is interesting in that it is made up laminated veneers. The dial has some light surface stains and an interesting signature of: "Biddle & Mumford, Clerkenwell, London", the apparent retailers.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $50
CIRCA: 2000
DIMENSIONS: 37.5in x 10.5in x 4.5in

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Lot#: 1145

DESCRIPTION: Unknown, Boston, 8 day, weight brass movement patent or banjo wall timepiece.
CONDITION: Mahogany case in an old finish has a small ding on the throat frame and repair to the bottom board as a result of weight damage. Original painted dial is stained with some loss at the mounting pins. Dial is attached to the case with three L-turns. Original tablets have some small scattered loss at the bottom tablet. The signature on the dial is spurious as Simon Willard generally did not sign his dials. Very attractive original hands.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $500
CIRCA: 1850
DIMENSIONS: 29.5in x 10in x 3.5in

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Lot#: 1146

DESCRIPTION: Unknown, Massachusetts, 8 day, time and strike weight brass movement patent or banjo timepiece.
CONDITION: Mahogany and gilt case in an old finish has a small repair where the head meets the right side throat. Both tablets are replaceds. Period dial has poorly inpainted areas of scattered loss and may not be original to the case has there are extra holes in the head. The sidearms are probably later as they are attached to the case using tabs that are part of the casting.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $400
CIRCA: 1830
DIMENSIONS: 37.5in x 10.5in x 4in

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Lot#: 1147

DESCRIPTION: Unknown, Massachusetts, 8 day, weight brass movement patent or banjo wall timepiece.
CONDITION: Gilt and mahogany case in nice condition in an old finish. The gilding looks to now have a clear top coating. Both tablets are old, but probably replacements. Period painted dial is attached to the head with two screws and has some lifting and scattered loss. The figured mahogany veneer throat sides have some age cracking. Side tabs cast as part of the backplate are used to mount the movement in the case. Original hands.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $600
CIRCA: 1835
DIMENSIONS: 45in x 10in x 3.75in

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Lot#: 1148

DESCRIPTION: Unsigned, Massachusetts, 8 day, weight brass movement Patent or banjo wall timepiece.
CONDITION: Mahogany case in an old finish. The throat frame appears replaced. Period dial has wear to the chapter ring, the numbers and some loss at the mounting pins and may be a replacement as there are extra holes in the head. Both tablets are replaced. Hands are original. Movement is attached the case using tabs that are part of the backplate. Case and bottom door are stamped "25 ".
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $200
CIRCA: 1830
DIMENSIONS: 29.75in x 10in x 4in

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Lot#: 1149

DESCRIPTION: Vermont, Unknown maker, 8 day, weight brass movement Box Lyre form patent or banjo timepiece, c.1824.
CONDITION: Refinished mahogany veneered case has had some restoration. Someone repaired the box with round head screws into the corner blocks which makes for difficult restoration. The bottom glass looks original, but has significant loss and has a corner piece missing. The throat glass also looks original, but also has loss. The repainted dial looks replaced. Movement is attached to the case with a screw through the backplate. Eagle finial is a replacement. Period hands. A letter is included describing the purchase of the clock in 1824.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $650
CIRCA: 1824
DIMENSIONS: 29.25in x 12in x 3.5in

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Lot#: 1150

DESCRIPTION: Wadsworth, Lounsbury & Turner, Litchfield, Conn., 30 hour, time and strike weight wood movement pillar & scroll shelf clock with a Riley Whiting label.
CONDITION: Mahogany veneered case in an old finish with a veneer repair on the bottom of the door and the center cross strip. The repaired scrolls and feet have been replaced. Tablet is not original and is cracked. This is probably a Wadsworth movement which has a replaced, but old backboard with a Whiting label. Original hands. Painted dial is very nice for its age. Finials are modern replacements. Ht 30 "
ESTIMATE: $250 - $350
PRICE SOLD: $250
CIRCA: 1830
DIMENSIONS: 29.25in x 16.75in x 4.5in

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Lot#: 1151

DESCRIPTION: Waltham Watch Co., Waltham, Mass. 8 day, spring brass lever movement patent or banjo timepiece.
CONDITION: Gold painted case has mellowed to a dull brass look has some loss on the bottom door and throat moldings. Original painted dial has some loss at the mounting screws and the winding arbor. Original tablets are in nice conditiion. Original hands. Case is stamped "1816 ". Movement is signed.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $175
CIRCA: 1930
DIMENSIONS: 41in x 10.5in x 4in

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Lot#: 1152

DESCRIPTION: Warren Telechron Co., Ashland, Mass., "Warren B. Master Clock", (No. 127 Frequency Clock) in an oak case with silvered dial, 110v motor combined with quality spring movement. Spring movement moves the center hand backwards; electric movement moves it forward, serial #1036
CONDITION: the case has been refinished and there is dent of the bottom of bezel. The dial is in excellent condition. If the power company is producing 60 cycles per second, and the clock movement is wound and running, the large hand stays up on zero. The console operator at a power station is able to increase or decrease his cycle output to keep the hand on zero. Henry warren's invention and application of this concept was revolutionary, and initially not well received.....most power companies asked 'Who cares about accurate time?' However by 1925 most operators had realized that by standardizing their output, they could not only tout the use of 110v electric clocks, but could sell or share their power with neighboring companies without fear of a current conflict. For additional info, see NAWCC Bulletin from 1991, 33, pg 374-395, article titled "Henry warren and His Master Clocks. "
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $800
CIRCA: 1925

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Lot#: 1153

DESCRIPTION: Waterbury Clock Co., Waterbury, Conn. "Regulator No. 20" wall clock with a double weight driven timepiece movement in an oak case.
CONDITION: The case is in very good condition with a thin finish. The original painted dial is in very good condition with minor loss at the center post and at 1. The hands are original. The movement is signed. The door glasses are original.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $325
CIRCA: 1906
DIMENSIONS: 38in x 19in x 5in

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Lot#: 1154

DESCRIPTION: Waterbury Clock Co., Waterbury, Conn., "Calendar No. 40" shelf clock with a spring driven 8 day time and half hour strike movement in a walnut case.
CONDITION: The walnut case is in excellent condition with an original finish. The original painted time dial is in excellent condition. The hour and minute hands are original. The original painted calendar dial is in good condition with some loss above the day window and at the 4 mounting holes. The calendar hand is missing its pointer. The pendulum bob indicator hand is missing. The door glass is original. The calendar drum papers are original and darkened with age.
ESTIMATE: $350 - $450
PRICE SOLD: $275
CIRCA: 1891
DIMENSIONS: 24in x 14.5in x 6in

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Lot#: 1155

DESCRIPTION: Waterbury Clock Co., Waterbury, Conn., "Fostoria" wall clock, 8 day, time only, spring driven movement in an oak case with 12 inch painted metal dial.
CONDITION: The case has a rubbed down original finish. The finials do not match the Waterbury reference sources exactly, but suit the clock very well. Two small applied rosettes are missing from the top of the case. The large, signed dial has some light circular scratches but is overall very good. The fancy steel hands are original. The brass pendulum is old. Rear paper label on the back and signed beat scale inside the case. The movement is signed.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $150
CIRCA: 1906
DIMENSIONS: 40in x 16in x 5.25in

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Lot#: 1156

DESCRIPTION: Waterbury Clock Co., Waterbury, Conn., "Oswego" double dial gingerbread style calendar clock, 8 day, time and strike with alarm and perpetual calendar, spring driven movement in an oak case.
CONDITION: The oak case is in nice condition with an original finish. The crest has been broken and repaired with the addition of some newer oak on the back side. Original paper dials have spotted a little but are in nice shape for their age. The calendar drums have not darkened much. The hands are original. Pendulum ball retains a slight pattern on the surface. Three complete labels on the back of the case. Door glass has some amateur restoration. This is only the second of this model we have sold. There is a partially obscured label on the back that reads "American Manufacture ".
ESTIMATE: $400 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $225
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 28in x 17in x 5.5in

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Lot#: 1157

DESCRIPTION: Waterbury Clock Co., Waterbury, Conn., "Stork" wall timepiece, 30 day, time only, twin spring movement in an oak case, 12 inch dial with subsidiary seconds, blued steel spade hands.
CONDITION: The case has an old finish. Small ding to lower right corner of case. Partial labels on the back and a complete label on the inside. Signed beat scale. Hands, reverse paint glasses, and paper dial are original. Paper dial with some faint spotting. The pendulum has an old patina and faint circular pattern. Dial pan has been remounted a couple of times. Twin spring, solid plate movement is signed. It is less common to find store regulators that run for 30 days.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $175
CIRCA: 1915
DIMENSIONS: 36.5in x 17.5in x 5.5in

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Lot#: 1158

DESCRIPTION: Waterbury Clock Co., Waterbury, Conn., "Willard No. 3" patent or banjo timepiece, 8 day, weight-driven movement.
CONDITION: Mahogany and gilt case in original finish in nice condition. The gilding on the door, throat frame and bracket in nice condition except for the balls on the bracket that have darkened. Original tablets, dial and hands. Clean label on the back.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $425
CIRCA: 1906
DIMENSIONS: 42.5in x 10.25in x 4in

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Lot#: 1159

DESCRIPTION: Welch, Spring & Co., Forestville, Conn., "Gerster V.P.", 8 day, time and strike spring brass movement shelf clock.
CONDITION: Walnut case in original finish. This case is unusual as these clocks were generally rosewood. Two buttons on the two front corner blocks are missing, The two rear balustrades on the case top are missing their ball finials. The center ball finial has been repaired. Original painted dial has some loss. Incorrect hands. One of the gears in the time train has a broken pivot and one on the strike side has an incorrect arbor too long to fit between the plates so they will need attention. The pendulum is a Welch, but not the typical glass center pendulum usually found on this model. Small piece of the label on the back.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $275
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 18.5in x 13in x 6.5in

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Lot#: 1160

DESCRIPTION: Welch, Spring, & Co., Forestville, Conn., "Round Head Drop" wall hanging clock with a spring driven 8 day time and strike movement with a painted dial reading "Henry Lee / Boxxon" in a rosewood case.
CONDITION: The case is in very good condition with original finish and graining on the bezel. The hands are original. The movement is signed. The dial glass and the lower tablet are original. The painted dial has some restoration including strengthening of the numerals. The dial winding holes have been slightly enlarged, perhaps to accommodate the slight shifting of the movement when the top mounting block was moved.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $100
CIRCA: 1874
DIMENSIONS: 25.5in x 16in x 4.25

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Lot#: 1161

DESCRIPTION: Williams & Hatch, North Attleboro, Mass., 8 day, weight brass movement wood front Patent or banjo timepiece.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in nice condition in original finish has a small veneer piece missing at the top of the throat panel. Small glue repair at the left sidearm. Bottom panel is mahogany. The pine throat panel looks to be original, but was flipped over as it is veneered with mahogany on the backside and should be turned back to the mahogany side. The case is stamped "30" and "DLW" for David L. Williams. Case has the latches that are typical of the Attleboro makers. Original painted dial in nice condition for its age is mounted to the case with two L-Turns. Original hands and pendulum. This case currently has an S-hook lead weight rather than the typical cast iron weight.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $550
CIRCA: 1865
DIMENSIONS: 33.25in x 10in x 3.75in

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Lot#: 1162

DESCRIPTION: Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co., Winsted, Conn., "Columbia" wall hanging clock with a spring driven 8 day time and strike (cathedral gong) movement in a walnut case.
CONDITION: The walnut case is in excellent condition with the exception of a replaced top finial. The finish appears original and has a soft lustre appearance. The original paper dial (signed H. Little, Lancaster) is in good, but aged condition with some wear on the left hand side. The hands are original. The door glass and stencilled decoration are both original. The movement is signed. Good label on back.
ESTIMATE: $250 - $350
PRICE SOLD: $175
CIRCA: 1885
DIMENSIONS: 36in x 17in x 5in

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Lot#: 1163

DESCRIPTION: Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co., Winsted, Conn., "Latona" mantel clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven movement in a walnut case.
CONDITION: Case retains an original finish with some scratches, especially around the base. A small piece of molding has a missing section on the lower left side. The door glass is wavy. Original paper dial has darkened with age and has a light scratch below near the 6 o'clock position, and a few water stains on the right side. Partial rear labels from the manufacturer and a jeweler. The signed movement is stamped with a patent date of 1879. The stopworks are partially incomplete. Heavy cathedral gong is original. The hands are original. This model was Gilbert's attempt to compete with the "Garfield", a poplar Seth Thomas model of very similar design. Earlier models employed a hybrid weight/spring movement. This is a later version which is entirely spring driven.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $275
CIRCA: 1885
DIMENSIONS: 30.5in x 16in x 6.5in

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