Antique American Clocks January 2022
L.F. & W.W. Carter weight-driven calendar, 1862-1868. A 31-inch case veneered in rosewood with a rough finish from multiple varnishes. This is a Carter case, as the case edges are flat rather than rounded, as found on the Lewis Calendar No. 2 case. Both glasses are old and both dials are original; the time dial shows considerable paint or varnish splatter, as well as some chipping. The calendar dial is chipping badly. All hands are correct. The two-weight, time-only movement is unsigned and unwilling to run for more than a minute or two. There are two brass shell weights that should be sufficient but are not original, as this clock came with round iron weights (see #87). The B.B. Lewis calendar mechanism in the door retains its cover and label and is working. A very original clock. $400-$600.