Parker & Whipple Co. lever-spring miniature, 1880-1893. The P&W
Co. was the precursor to the Parker Clock Co. This is probably the largest example I have seen of their work and is also unusual
because it uses a lever-spring movement rather than their more common fixed pendulum movement. This model is not described by
Ly in American Clocks, and I can find no examples online. The 6-inch-tall case appears to be cast bronze and may have had a
gold or brass finish originally. I believe there also was a glass dome over the balance wheel at the top. The clean paper
dial is behind a flat glass and states “AE Hotchkiss patent”, which was obtained in 1880. The back of the movement indicates
the maker, location (Meriden, CT), and additional patents. The built-in winding key and time-setting arm are present. The clock is running vigorously. $100-$250.
Antique American Clocks January 2023