Antique American Clocks July 2022
Waterbury Clock Co. “Library”, ca. 1906. Not small at all, this clock is 44 inches long in mahogany with a beautiful clean finish. The top finial is correct, all the parts look original, and there are no missing trim pieces. The dial glass, 8-inch porcelain dial, and hands are all original. The 8-day time and half-hour strike movement is signed and running, striking on a cathedral gong above the movement. The polished brass weights are as shown in the catalog illustration (Ly, Waterbury Clocks & Watches, page 195) and the heavier strike weight is stamped as such on the top. The pendulum bob and stick are Waterbury issue; there are even wooden acorns on the ends of the pull chains. About as close to perfect as you can get for this model. Fontaine's sold this model last year for $1500. $1200-$1500.