227. $50 ea
Yale Clock Co. “Comet” and metal case w/ MOP, 1879-1885. Yale manufactured miniature clocks claimed as “the most reliable clocks in the world”. Some truth to that, as almost every Yale clock I have come across seems to run without hesitation. On the left is the Comet, in an engraved ebony case. This model is shown in Chris Bailey’s reprint of a Yale Clock Co. catalog from 1862. On the right is a model not shown in the catalog; both are 4 inches tall, both are one-day back-wind movements. The Comet is in a wood (ebony?) case with gilt carvings on the front and a clean white paper dial with proper hands behind the glass; the winding key and time adjustment knob are missing, but I will supply a key that lets you wind and set it. It is running like a champ. The clock on the right is in a metal case with MOP on the front. The paper dial is badly stained; the hands are correct. It also is missing the winding key and time adjustment knob, and I do not have a replacement for either. It takes a threaded winding handle but I do not have one that fits, so I can’t tell you if it runs. This is not a common model, and as noted, is not shown in the only Yale catalog I have. I can find no recent sales of either model. Indicate on your bid sheet which one you are bidding on (Comet or metal w MOP). $50-$100 ea.
Antique American Clocks January 2023