219.         $150

Sessions Clock Co. “Regulator No. 2” advertiser, ca. 1910.  A 38.5-inch oak case with a clean finish.  Both glasses are modern, advertising Calumet baking powder, a company founded in Chicago in 1889 by William M. Wright and named for his deceased younger brother, Calumet, which was a French word for the Native American ceremonial pipe – hence the use of an Indian chief on the label.  William eventually turned over management of the company to his son, Warren, and Warren eventually sold Calumet Baking Powder Co. to General Foods (now Kraft) and joined his father on a horse farm just outside Lexington, KY, Calumet Farm.  His family bred eight Kentucky Derby winners including Whirlaway and Citation and was one of the most prestigious horse farms in Kentucky in the last century.  If you enter Lexington from the west, you drive right by Calumet Farm, with its white plank fences and red and white barns with green roofs. 

The dial is old paper with considerable wear, the hands are Sessions hands.  The 8-day, time-only movement is signed and running.  No label.  The Calumet Baking Powder glass is probably the most common advertising glass on clocks; you can find many examples on LiveAuctioneers by searching for “Calumet clock”.  These clocks sell between $100 and $300 and hang in many kitchens.  $150-$300.


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Antique American Clocks                     January 2023

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