98.               $50

Jerome & Co. “Eclipse”, ca. 1857-1904. A 17-inch case veneered in rosewood with gilded half-columns and trim.  The case is as clean as a whistle, the door glass is old with a crescent moon stencil that I have not seen before.  The painted dial is faded and chipping; the 8-day, time-and-strike movement is die-stamped with the NH logo.  It runs briefly and will strike, regulated by a single barrel pendulum as shown in the catalog illustration on page 294 of Ly’s book on New Haven clocks.  There appears to have been an alarm mechanism associated with this movement at one time, but no indication of an alarm in the case nor an opening on the dial for a set ring.  The backwall is covered with old flocked paper.  There is a black label on the inside bottom of the case that states that the clock was made in New Haven, and there is a label on the back of the case stating that it was made by Jerome & Co., the precursor to the New Haven Clock Co.  The back label includes the model name and 8-day duration but does not mention an alarm.   This clock may have been made for export to England.  $50–$150.

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Antique American Clocks                     JULY 2024

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