Antique American Clocks                           July 2022


26.             $1200

Atkins Clock Co. “30-Day Extra”, ca. 1875. A 56-inch case veneered in rosewood with a matching grain-painted door frame and dial bezels.  The dial glass appears to be original, the door glass a modern replacement.  The dial is original, likely repainted long ago, with the original hands.  It holds a 30-day time-only movement (Type D, see Gregory & King, The Clocks of Irenus Atkins, pages 58-61) driven by two original weights (Type IV) and is running reluctantly, with some wobble to the pendulum; it will likely need attention.  The pendulum stick is gilded and has been repaired at the suspension spring (possibly the problem), the bob is original, the interior is black.  There is a key to operate both door latches; no label to be found.  There is some roughness to the finish on the apron below the dial on the left.  Surprisingly few sales of this model, none recent; R.O. Schmitt sold a similar example in 2012 for $2300. $1200-$1800.


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