Antique American Clocks January 2022
Birge, Mallory & Co. “Patent Brass Eight-Day Clock”, 1838-1843. One of a series of companies John Birge was involved in, all making strap-brass triple-deckers. This one is very original (with the exception of the Moberg tablets, repainted on the original glass); the finish is just a bit glossy and a bit rough. Three original glasses, carved splat, a clean wooden dial with a lift-up mirror to reveal the shiny brass movement, 8-days, time-and-strike signed on the mid-crosspiece (BM&Co). Proper hands, a period pendulum bob, proper iron weights, and even tin dust covers over the pulleys; it is running and striking as expected. A good label inside and a very fine example. $250-$400.
UPDATE: A sharp viewer noted that the bell in this clock is replacing a wire gong.