Antique American Clocks                      January 2022


61.       $175

Birge, Peck & Co. “Extra 8 day brass clock” 1849-1859.  Just over 32 inches with good mahogany veneer all around; the dial glass is original, the middle tablet redone (paint and appliques) on new glass, and a period eagle tablet at the bottom.  The painted metal dial has been varnished but is clean, if yellowed.  Replacement hands. The unsigned strap-brass 8-day, time-and-strike movement is running and striking, driven by two old iron weights.  A great label inside, with “The Breeze” locomotive train.  This was John Birge’s last company, which merged with J.C. Brown Enterprises after John retired at the age of 70 and died 7 years later.  He was one of the more successful clockmakers of his time.  $175-$250. 

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