Welch, Spring & Co., Forestville, Conn. Mantel Calendar Clock with a weight driven 8 day time and strike movement and a B. B. Lewis patented perpetual calendar mechanism in a rosewood veneered case.
CONDITION: The case, with an old finish, has several areas of veneer loss and several areas of joint separation. All three finials have some loss. The unsigned strap brass movement was produced earlier by S. C. Spring & Co. and later used by Welch, usually without rolling pinions. The original painted time dial is in good condition with some minor flaking in several areas. The original painted calendar dial is in excellent condition. All 3 calendar hands are original. The hour hand is period while the minute hand is new. The clear door glasses are replacements. A nearly identical example of this scarce model is in the collection of the American Clock & Watch Museum, Bristol, Conn.,.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2500
PRICE SOLD: $3000
DIMENSIONS: 44in x 19in x 7in