C1920s New Haven Westminster Chime Lyre Style Banjo Clock W/ 7 1/2" Dial For Sale
I am pleased to offer this uncommon c1920s New Haven 8 Day Westminster Chime Lyre Style Banjo Clock for sale. This attractive clock has a beautifully detailed mahogany case with its original finish, a large 7 1/2" diameter signed dial with a convex glass lens and a signed and patented Westminster Chime movement. The clock makes an excellent overall appearance but, consistent with its age, it has some minor scratches and imperfections that do not detract. The original signed dial has some chipping, scratches and wear but is still very good (see photo). The signed New Haven Westminster Chime Movement has patent dates from 1918 to 1923 and is complete with its original cylindrical pendulum. Note the rear access door for hanging the pendulum. The main movement operates the patented chime assembly located behind the lyre style hinged lower door (see photo). Both the movement and chime assembly are working properly but look a little dirty. The clock plays 4 notes at quarter past the hour, 8 notes at the half hour, 12 notes at quarter to the hour and 16 notes on the hour followed by the hour count. The clock retains its original rear Sheraton Model label (see photo). Please use all of the photo features to help you evaluate this uncommon New Haven Banjo Clock. This nice size Westminster Chime Lyre Style Banjo Clock is approximately 24" high x 9" wide x 4 1/2" deep and has a large 7 1/2" diameter dial. In all of my years of collecting and selling clocks this is the first New Haven Lyre Style Westminster Chime Banjo Clock I have seen! This uncommon wall clock may be of special interest to New Haven collectors and is a beautiful decorator clock with classic lines. This RARE CLOCK has excellent investment potential. This is a running clock with a properly working and beautiful sounding chime but, like all the clocks we sell it is being sold as as found. Buyer to pay $30.00 S&H. Inc. Ins. U.S. Lower 48 States only.