Giant Antique Waterbury Calendar Niagara Mantel Shelf Clock Victorian Eastlake For Sale
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!