Antique American Clocks                           July 2022


23.            $750

Boston Clock Co. wall regulator, 1884-1894.  This clock is often confused with the Pendulum No. 1, but it has a carved bottom bracket.  The 38-inch case is cherry with a beautiful patina; both glasses are likely original, with the original tablet discolored from age.  The 12-inch painted dial is signed, and the hands are likely original.  The dial may have been repainted.  The 8-day, time-only movement is signed (behind the pendulum stick) and is driven by a large cast iron weight with BCCo imprinted on the front, but I can’t keep it running.  The pendulum bob is damascened and there is a wooden weight shield and pendulum tie-down.  There are half-a-dozen sales of this model over the past few decades, with the most recent in 2018 at RO Schmitt’s for $700.  That seems like a steal to me for such a fine clock – this one was once owned by John Delaney.  $750-$1000.  


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