223.         $100

Jerome? “Paris”, ca. 1850?  This 9.5-inch-tall clock is not signed and there is no label, but the repousse brass front is the “Paris” design that Chauncey Jerome used, and at the bottom of the front it says Paris on the small emblem below the pendulum window.  It is smaller than the Jerome Paris and is housed in a small wooden case that was painted green originally.  There is a brass bezel with glass, the dial is very worn paper with some touch-up to the numbering.  The minute hand appears to be a replacement.  The movement is a 30-hour fixed pendulum movement, unsigned as noted, and running to beat the band.  Note that part of the brass repousse front is missing at the top.  I don’t know what to make of this guy, maybe you will.  I can find no similar examples.  $100-$200.

Jeremy Woodoff suggests that this clock was likely made by the Union Labor Co. in Southington CT, a company managed by Samuel Botsford from 1857-1864, when he committed suicide by throwing himself in the North River.  He apparently had an association with Chauncey Jerome; his company is best known for candlestick clocks under glass domes. 

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Antique American Clocks                     January 2023

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