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BOOKS, PARTS, &
MISCELLANEOUS
JULY 2024


books

901.      $5

A Treasury of American Clocks, Brooks Palmer, 1967.  Hardcover with dust jacket, 371 pages, B&W photos.  A good reference with many good photos. 

902.     $1

Clocks & Watches, Eric Bruton, 1968.  Hardcover with dust jacket, 140 pages with B&W and color photos.  History.

903.     $1

Watches, Clutton & Daniels, 1979 (first published 1965).  Oversize hardcover with dust jacket, 305 pages with color plates.  Some yellowing to pages.  History of the mechanical watch, decorations, and technical aspects. Belongs on your coffee table.  Technique and History of the Swiss Watch, E Jaquet and A Chapuis, 1970, first published 1953. Oversize hardcover with dust jacket, 268 pages, B&W illustrations and photos, some color photos.  A history of the Swiss watch.  Both books for one money.

904.     $10

American Clocks, An Introduction, Tom Spittler, 2011.  Softcover, 130 pages with many color photos. A brief history of clockmaking in the United States including all the major manufacturers in the late 1800’s.  Recommended for new collectors and seasoned collectors who could use a review. 

905.     $5

NAWCC Bulletin, August 1995, Vol. 37/4, Number 297, pages 433-576.  On the spine:  Auto-Wind Mechanisms, Clark Tourbillon, Painted Dials, Wagon Springs. 

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615.                 $25

Four Waterbury pendulums. Two with sandwich glass inserts.  All for one money.  $25–$50.

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616.                $10

Odd lot of pendulums.  Largest is 10 inches long by 4.75 inches wide.  All for one money.  $10–$25.

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617.                 $5

Early embossed pendulum bob. Brass front, rounded lead back.  $5–$25.

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618.                $10

Barrel pendulums.  Four pendulums, one a two-barrel.  All for one money.  $10–$25.

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619.                $5

Six Welch decorative buttons. Perfect for that Patti case that is missing a button.  $5–$25.

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620.                $25

Groaner weights.  Small square weights for early wooden works clocks with “groaner” movements.  Generally 2 inches by 2 inches by 3 inches, weighing 2.5–3.5 lb.  These are examples – you cannot pick your set – sorry.  Up to two sets can be mailed in a USPS flat rate box for $20.  $25/pair, no bidding, all sell for the stated price.  Indicate if you want them shipped and I will include the shipping fee.

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621.                 $15

Larger square weights. I do not know what clocks these are used in.  They are 2 inches by 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches (tall) and weigh 3-4 lb.  Up to two sets can be mailed in a USPS flat rate box for $20.  $15/pair, no bidding, all sell for the stated price.  Indicate if you want them shipped and I will include the shipping fee.


PARTS (cont.)

622.                $50

E. Howard & Co. “No. 70” weight. 9 lb 6 oz.  $50-$70.         

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623.                $150 ea

Welch “Patti” dials.  Each is 5.5 inches in diameter, with proper grommets and bezels; the one on the left is original paper, the one on the right is original paint, with a few chips.  Indicate which one you are bidding on, or both, and if you will accept either.  $150-$250.

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624.                $25

Large, silvered beat scale. I think it is Seth Thomas, but it is not marked; 7.5 inches wide.  $25–$50.

906.     $10 ea

Geo. A. Jones & Co. catalog reprint.  A 5.5 by 8.5-inch stapled catalog with 39 pages, reproducing the November 1871 catalog.  Illustrations of most Jones clocks with catalog descriptions and a short introduction. $10 ea, no bidding, all sell for the stated price (9 available). 

625.                $50

B.B. Lewis “Perpetual Calendar Y Mechanism” reproduction.  Lewis patented three forms of this mechanism, which were used by Elias Burwell, and later by Lewis & Son, in L.F & W.W. Carter calendar clocks and Welch, Spring & Co.  My consignor tells me this example is a reproduction and it appears to function correctly, although not tested in a clock.  $50–$100.

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626.                $25

Tall case clock movement and dial. A standard 16-inch tall by 12-inch-wide wooden dial that has been lacquered and subsequently yellowed.  No signature, but the small scene in the arch is like those found on clocks by Hoadley from the early 1800’s.  Note that it is off-kilter.  There are filled winding holes, filled seconds bit and calendar dial holes, and filled mounting holes, indicating that this dial has been used with another movement.  The false winding holes suggest that it started out with a pull-up wooden movement.  The hands are thick iron and probably later issue.  The wooden slate, 30-hour, time-and-strike movement has brass gears and pivots and may be of Pennsylvanian German make.  It is missing the bell on top and a pendulum rod and was not tested.  No weights. $25–$100.

 

 

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