158.           $1000

Brewster Mfg. Co. ripple-front cottage, 1852-1854.  After the Brewster & Ingrahams company dissolved in 1852, Elias sold clocks under the BMC label, as found here.  I can find no other examples of this model, under any Brewster name in either the Antique Clocks Identification and Price Guide or on LiveAuctioneers. The case is 13 inches tall, 9.75 inches wide, 4.25 inches deep.  There is ripple molding on the front and sides, the wood appears to be mahogany, with a dark finish.  The door glasses are likely original, with the original tablet and dial surround. The tablet is a typical Brewster design.  There are two upper original glasses on the sides that allow you to see the movement (including the brass springs), and mirrors on the lower sections.  The zinc dial has been repainted and is signed.  The 30-hour time-and-strike ribbed movement is signed Brewster & Ingrahams; it is running and striking on the wire gong.  There is a good label inside behind plastic.  This clock sold at Cottone’s in 2017 for $1000.  $1000-$1500.

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Antique American Clocks                     January 2023

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