Restored New Haven Steeple Clock Original Floral Glass,dial,movement Exruncond
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Restored New Haven Steeple Clock Original Floral Glass,dial,movement Exruncond :
EXCELLENT RUNNING CONDITION
ORIGINAL TIME AND STRIKE BRASS CLOCK MOVEMENT
RESTORED CLEANED MOVEMENT, OILED, ADJUSTED, SET TO BEAT
ALL ORIGINAL GLASSES AND PAINTED FACE
BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL UNTOUCHED 19TH CENTURY FLORAL GLASS
HIGHLY FIGURED ROSEWOOD CLOCK CASE
This beautiful steeple mantel clock was made by the New Haven Clock Company of New Haven, Connecticut, circa 1878. Made in America just after the Civil War, it is amazing to consider that this wonderful spring driven clock, more than 130 years after its manufacture, still runs and keeps great time today! It is truly a testament to American ingenuity. Many manufacturers such as Seth Thomas, Ingraham, Ansonia, Gilbert and Welch made steeple and beehive clocks, but this is an EARLY CLOCK as it was built with the original flat front lower base instead of the molded ogee ( OG ) shape that was used in later clocks. Some people call this a sharp gothic clock. I have included many pictures so you may enjoy the details of this beautiful mantel clock and buy with confidence.
BEAUTIFUL ROSEWOOD CASE
The wood case measures apx 19"H x 10"W x 3.5"D and is covered with highly figured rosewoosd veneer that has mellowed to a deep rich, warm color with characteristic dark graining running through it. This stunning clock shows extremely well. Look at the figured grained rosewood on the front half rounds! The veneer is tight to the case, one doesn’t find this often with antique Steeple clocks as the horse hide glue the case makers used to adhere the veneer to the pine backboards often dried out, separating the delicate veneer from its support. Remarkably, the veneer is in an excellent state of preservation. This clock must have been well cared for. Repairs to the veneer are minimal for a clock of this age and have been well done. This clock has tight glue joints and a sharply defined peak.
ORIGINAL FACE and DIAL PLATE
The clock retains its ORIGINAL dial and painted face that is secured to the case with its original bent nail mounts, a hard to find feature that has not been altered. It shows great character as you can see the delicate age lines and some checking marks. The Roman numerals and time-ring are sharp and very visible.
BEAUTIFUL FLORAL LOWER GLASS
The lower door glass holds a beautifully rendered ORIGINAL of a seldom seen 19th period design in its untouched form. The design is in remarkably good condition for its age, missing only some minor patches of paint.This is a pleasing image brought to life with warm golds, rich yellows, royal blue colors and reds that are beautiful.
The upper part of the wood door frame still holds the ORIGINAL clear glass to protect the face. Most steeple clocks you find no longer have any original glasses. This clock has two! The decorative original brass knob of the clock door turns a latch that holds the door shut.
BRASS CLOCK MOVEMENT
The clock is powered by the ORIGINAL time and strike, 30 hour spring driven movement WHICH HAS BEEN OILED AND SET TO PROPER BEAT for reliable timekeeping. The movement has been restored and CLEANED, and it features solid brass plates and wheels. It strikes every hour, counting out the hours on a coil gong situated in the lower part of the case. The clock also features a small alarm movement in the bottom of the case that is not restored as owners do not use this function any longer.
EASY TO REGULATE AND ADJUST
To make the clock go faster, simply screw the little knob at the end of the pendulum to the right. To slow down the clock, screw to the left. That's it!
GREAT CLOCKMAKERS LABEL
Inside the case the original paper label can be clearly seen as it was pasted to the backboard by the factory more than 130 years ago. THIS CLOCKMAKER'S LABEL is NEARLY PERFECT, advertising among other things, that the company makes clocks for dwellings, locomotives, ships and steamboats. A label in this condition is a favorite of collectors.
READY TO RUN
This Steeple mantel clock comes complete with a shiny brass pendulum bob and a proper key for winding. All clocks are sold without a guarantee due to shipping. Rest assured, I am a careful and excellent packer. BUY IT NOW Antique American clocks are an excellent investment. I have seen clocks like this in antique shops for as much as $475.00. Get this at a fine and fair price directly from the antique clock restorer far below retail value.
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