Giant Antique Waterbury Calendar Niagara Mantel Shelf Clock Victorian Eastlake
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Giant Antique Waterbury Calendar Niagara Mantel Shelf Clock Victorian Eastlake :
Up for offers is this beautiful Eastlake style mantel clock. This is the Niagara model made by the Waterbury Clock Company from the early 1900s. Amazing over-the-top craftsmanship is evident everywhere on this clock, from the turned ribbed open columns to the fine detailed pressed wood designs and masterful cabinet structure. This will be a true gem when complete! A proper pendulum and a bit of clockmaker know-how will set it right. This is not your run-of-the-mill gingerbread or kitchen style clock. It may be hard to tell from the pics, but this clock stands an imposing 29 1/2" high! That may be a quarter or a third larger than most gingerbread type clocks! It houses a clean but discolored steel plate 8-day time and strike calendar movement marked Waterbury Clock Co. USA. The springs are good and both trains function. Take a look at the calendar mechanism and red calendar marker hand. I am unfamiliar with how these should go together or if something is missing as the hand just sits loosely on the center shaft. This will need to be addressed.(After writing this I did some research and found that Timesavers sells a sleeved calendar wheel for $6.50. It looks like that would do it, but not certain.)The paper calendar dial is near perfect, possibly a very good replacement, and has the W.C.C. logo above center. There's a nice Waterbury beat scale where the lower tip of the pendulum would hang. The front glass is probably a replacement, however this model did not have the screen decorated glass that most kitchen style clocks had. On the back of the clock is a nearly complete Waterbury label with instructions, etc. There's just a piece of the old "Niagara"model overlay label above that(just the R). Inside the case on the lower right there is a cracked or repaired piece of wood, possibly a factory repair(see pics), and on the back the reinforcing block for the crown split when nailed. Thats about it. A once great clock that I hope will go to someone who will make it great again. It's not far off! We are selling this piece with in as-is condition for parts or repair, no returns. Please note that we do not ship internationally. Item will be packed carefully. Good luck!