AUCTION : 0519

Lots 61 - 68: New Haven, Ithaca & Kroeber Clocks

Lot#: 61

DESCRIPTION: Ithaca Calendar Clock Co., Ithaca, NY, "No. 2 Bank" hanging calendar clock, with a double weight driven timepiece movement, and H. B. Horton patented perpetual calendar mechanism, in a walnut case.
CONDITION: The case is in overall nice condition with some original finish. The case bottom shows signs of a runaway weight. The bottom finial is a replacement due to the damage caused by the weight damage as evidenced by the nails used to secure the sides of the case to the base. The movement has no maker's name. The two paper dials appear to be later replacements, and the time dial pan is new. The hour and minute hands are original. The calendar hand, correct in style, may be replaced. The calendar drum papers are original and nicely aged. The door glass is original. The nickel pendulum bob has several indentations. Overall, this clock is still a very impressive and scarce Ithaca model.
ESTIMATE: $3500 - $4500
PRICE SOLD: $2600
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 58in x 21.5in x 9in

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Lot#: 62

DESCRIPTION: Ithaca Calendar Clock Co., Ithaca, NY, "No. 3 1/2 Parlor Calendar" with a spring driven, double wind, 30 day, time only movement (E.N. Welch) with an H. B. Horton patented perpetual calendar mechanism, in a walnut case with a black dial.
CONDITION: The case is in very nice condition with original finish. The 30 day E.N. Welch timepiece movement has a pendulum that is too long and would hit the bottom of the case if it the bottom was not gouged out slightly. This period 30 day movement will work, but is a replacement. The top crest is replaced. The original black paper dial has some wear. The instruction label on the blackboard shows a calendar set date of 1882.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2500
PRICE SOLD: $1100
CIRCA: 1882
DIMENSIONS: 20.5in x 10in x 6in

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Lot#: 63

DESCRIPTION: Ithaca Calendar Clock Co., Ithaca, NY, "No. 5 Emerald" shelf clock with a spring driven, 8 day time and strike movement by E.N. Welch, Forestville, Conn, and an H. B. Horton patented perpetual calendar mechanism in a walnut case with burl and ebony accents.
CONDITION: The refinished case is in very good condition. The time and calendar paper dials have age and appear original. The hands are original. The movement is signed. The door glasses are original.
ESTIMATE: $1400 - $1800
PRICE SOLD: $1200
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 33in x 14.5in x 5.25in

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Lot#: 64

DESCRIPTION: Ithaca Calendar Clock Co., Ithaca, NY, "No. 4 Hanging Office" wall clock with a spring driven 8 day time and strike movement (E. N. Welch, Forestville, Conn.) in a Walnut case.
CONDITION: The refinished walnut case is in very good condition. The movement is signed. Both the time and calendar paper dials appear original and show wear. The door glasses are original. The time and calendar hands are original.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $375
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 28.5in x 15.5in x 4.75in

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Lot#: 65

DESCRIPTION: F. Kroeber Clock Co., New York, NY, "Noiseless Rotary No. 1" mantel clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven brass movement with rotary pendulum on a molded wood base with glass dome, the pendulum hanger support in the form of an oil derrick, with painted metal dial, and black steel Maltese style hands.
CONDITION: the ebonized wood base and upright derrick have an old finish in good condition. The wood mask below the dial is a replacement. Painted metal dial with extra, unused mounting holes and plain inner brass ring is atypical, but looks very good. Small amount of flaking around mounting screws. Pendulum ball with silver paint in place of plating. Hands are correct with touch-ups to bluing. Nearly complete paper labels on the bottom now protected with a plastic sheet. Very nice glass dome. Unsigned movement with intact stopworks. Strikes on a gong cleverly hidden on the underside of the base.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $1100
CIRCA: 1884
DIMENSIONS: 21in x 11in x 11in

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Lot#: 66

DESCRIPTION: F. Kroeber Clock Co., New York, NY, "Noiselss Rotary No. 5", 8 day, time and strike spring driven brass movement rotary pendulum figural shelf clock.
CONDITION: Ebonized wood case has some small dings and scratches and a repair to the base on the left side. Paper dial looks to be original. Bronzed figure is in good condition for it's age. Original hands. Clean label on the back.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1250
CIRCA: 1882
DIMENSIONS: 21.5in x 14in x 6.25in

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Lot#: 67

DESCRIPTION: F. Kroeber Clock Co., New York, NY, "Noiseless Rotary No. 3", 8 day, time and strike spring driven brass movement rotary pendulum mantel clock.
CONDITION: Black enameled wood case has some light scattered loss and scratches on the top. Original paper dial has stains and surface abrasion. The bronze finish has worn off the base metal statue. Original hands. Clean label on the back.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $1000
CIRCA: 1882
DIMENSIONS: 22.5in x 13.5in x 6.5in

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Lot#: 68

DESCRIPTION: New Haven Clock Co., New Haven, Conn., "Low Tile" mantel clock similar to No. 1017 or "Albatross", 8 day, time and strike, spring driven movement with visible escapement in a cast brass frame with plum-colored Chelsea ceramic tiles depicting winged putti and sand glasses, two piece enamel dial with arabic numerals, and black steel hands.
CONDITION: this clock is in excellent condition. The brass frame has a bit of polishing residue in the recesses. Dial is very good. Steel pallet jewels in the Brocot escapement. There is no rear cover; we presume it had one originally. Other clocks of this type have raised letters that identify the tile maker as J & J.G. Low of Chelsea, Massachusetts. It is reasonable to assume that the tiles on this clock are by them as well. A few brass screws are absent on the back of the frame. Strikes on a cathedral gong. The ceramic tiles on this clock are both attractive, interesting, and very rare.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $1800
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 12.25in x 10in x 6in

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