AUCTION : 1018

Lots 995 - 1004: American Calendar Clocks

Lot#: 995

DESCRIPTION: Automatic Memorandum Clock Co., London, "Davidson's Patent Automatic Memorandum Clock", 8 day time and reminder, spring driven balance wheel movement in a walnut case with four full pillars and wooden urn on top, white enamel dial and blued steel hands.
CONDITION: The case has an original, rubbed down finish. There is a very nice paper label under the lid of the urn. It is signed in ink "John Davidson", who invented this device. Whether the signature is authentic, we cannot say. The label is stamped "4001 ". The signed white enamel dial and beveled glass are fine. The old electrical wiring and bell mechanism are present and may need restoration. A plaque on the front shows at date of 1895. A time-only movement powers the clock and rotates a disk hidden within the urn. The disk has slots that correspond to different times of day. Memoranda, in the form of small dime-sized tablets, are placed within the slots. At the assigned time, a tablet falls through the slot, tips a brass tray, and triggers the battery powered alarm bell located in the base. The alarm would continue to sound until the tablet was removed. A wheel and pinion pair are missing from the outside of the back plate of the movement. These take power from the center arbor and transmit it to the contrate wheel which rotates the slotted disc within the urn. Lot comes with booklet of information about this type of clock. No memoranda discs are included. Small bin that catches the dics is incomplete.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $225
CIRCA: 1895
DIMENSIONS: 14.5in x 12in x 5.25in

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Lot#: 996

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., "Office Calendar No. 10" hanging clock with a weight driven 8 day timepiece movement, maintaining power, and an R. T. Andrews patented perpetual calendar mechanism in an oak case with burl accents.
CONDITION: The case is in very good condition and has been refinished. The original painted time dial is in excellent condition. The hour and minute hand appear original. The seconds bit is replaced. The original painted calendar dial is in good condition with some restoration. The calendar hand appears original. The calendar drum papers are original and have darkened with age. The nickel pendulum bob is nicely damaskeened. The door glass is original. The upper two finials are original, but the bottom two may be replaced.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $4000
PRICE SOLD: $3200
CIRCA: 1896
DIMENSIONS: 47.5in x 16.75in x 7.5in

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Lot#: 997

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., "Office Calendar No. 13" wall hanging clock with a weight driven 8 day timepiece movement, maintaining power and an R. T. Andrews patented perpetual calendar mechanism in an oak case.
CONDITION: The case has been refinished and is in excellent condition with one small area of veneer loss on the right hand side of the case. Both dials have been professionally repainted by The Dial House. The hands are original with the exception of the seconds bit which is correct in style but of a more recent origin. The door glass is original. The calendar drum labels are original and darkened with age.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $4000
PRICE SOLD: $1900
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 49in x 19in x 7.5in

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Lot#: 998

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., "Parlor Calendar No. 10- Variant" shelf clock with a weight driven 8 day time and strike lyre movement and a R. T. Andrews patented perpetual calendar mechanism in a walnut case with burl accents.
CONDITION: The clock is a slight variant of the Parlor Calendar No. 10. The top rails and case front ornamentation, all original to this clock, are slightly different than the catalogue images of this model. This is a very scarce model and the case is in excellent condition with its original finish. The original painted time dial is in very good condition with very minor loss and slight fading around XII. The original painted calendar dial is in excellent condition. The hands are all original. The two cast iron weights are original. The movement is signed. The calendar drum papers are original and have darkened with age. Both door glasses are original. The case back bears the factory date of May, 1896.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $4000
PRICE SOLD: $2800
CIRCA: 1896
DIMENSIONS: 36in x 22in x 6in

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Lot#: 999

DESCRIPTION: Southern Calendar Clock Co., St. Louis, MO. "Fashion No. 4" shelf clock with a spring driven, 8 day Seth Thomas time and strike movement and a R. T Andrews patented perpetual calendar mechanism in a walnut case.
CONDITION: The case is in good condition and has been refinished at some point. The center finial is missing its tip. There are several dings along the base of the case. The original painted time dial is in good condition with the exception of some discoloration between 11 and 12. The original painted calendar dial is in good condition with some minor loss in several locations. The hands are all original with the exception of a newer seconds. The door glass and the "Fashion" inscription are original. The movement is signed. The calendar drum papers are original and darkened with age.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1100
PRICE SOLD: $650
CIRCA: 1885
DIMENSIONS: 31.0in x 16.0in x 5.5in

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Lot#: 1000

DESCRIPTION: Southern Calendar Clock Co., St. Louis, Mo., "Fashion No. 3" shelf clock with a Seth Thomas spring driven, 8 day, time and strike movement and a R. T. Andrews perpetual calendar mechanism in a walnut case.
CONDITION: The case is in nice condition and retains its original finish. There are several small dings on the base front.. The time dial has been repainted and in fair condition. The original painted calendar dial is in good condition with minor loss. The hands are original with the exception of the seconds hand. The door glass is original and the Fashion insignia has some restoration. The interior Seth Thomas case label is in good condition. The movement is signed. The calendar drum papers are replacements. The pendulum with a central star is correct.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1100
PRICE SOLD: $600
CIRCA: 1885
DIMENSIONS: 32.5in x 16in x 5.5in

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Lot#: 1001

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 retains its original finish, rubbed down and cleaned. The gold leafed Fashion label on door glass has been restored. The dials retain their original paint and have only minor flaking. The pendulum is polished but is original. The center finial appears to be a replacement. This is a nice example.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $800
CIRCA: 1885
DIMENSIONS: 28in x 16.25in x 5.5in

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Lot#: 1002

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston, Conn., "Office Calendar No. 4" wall clock, 8 day, spring driven movement with perpetual calendar displayed the lower dial, all in a rosewood veneered case.
CONDITION: The case has been carefully rubbed down. There is small loss of veneer on the upper portion of the top bezel ring. The painted metal dials appear are original with some fading and yellowing. There is a small amount of paint loss around mounting screws and some touch up paint on the upper dial. There is a largely complete paper label inside the door. The hands pendulum are original. The paper calendar rollers also look to be original. The signed Seth Thomas movement has its stopworks intact. The upper and lower glasses are both wavy.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $550
CIRCA: 1874
DIMENSIONS: 27.5in x 15in x 4.5in

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Lot#: 1003

DESCRIPTION: William L. Gilbert Clock Co., Winsted, Conn., "Elberon", 8 day, time and strike spring brass movement McCabe's patent calendar shelf clock.
CONDITION: Walnut case in nice condition in original finish. Original paper dial has some stains at the winding arbors. Original hands and pendulum. Original tablet has some small loss at the bottom left corner. Dark, but readable instructions inside. Clean label on the back. Movement is signed.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $850
CIRCA: 1901
DIMENSIONS: 31.25in x 15.5in x 5.5in

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Lot#: 1004

DESCRIPTION: Southern Calendar Clock Co., St. Louis, Mo., "Fashion No. 2" shelf clock with a Seth Thomas spring driven, 8 day, time and strike movement and a R. T. Andrews perpetual calendar mechanism in a walnut case.
CONDITION: The case has been refinished. There is veneer loss on the base and top piece and veneer repair on the upper wooden bezel. The dial pans and the paper dials are new. The hands are correct and have age but may be from a later period. The door glasses are original. The movement is signed. The calendar drum papers are replacements. All three finials appear to be shorter than the catalogue image shows and show a loss of part of the tip.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $300
CIRCA: 1885
DIMENSIONS: 30.5in x 15.5in x 5in

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