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Antique American Clocks                     JULY 2024

142.                       $500

Southern Calendar Clock Co. “Fashion No. 4”, ca. 1885. The No. 4 differs from the No. 3 in appearance in having an inset seconds dial and a different pendulum hanger with a plain brass bob – and having a secret compartment in the back to store the pendulum bob and key.  The 32-inch walnut case has a clean finish; the door glass is period/original, with the proper Fashion lettering. The center finial is an accurate replacement, the corner finials are original.  The dials have been repainted, with the time dial having been replaced with an aluminum pan, probably because of severe warping of the original zinc dial.  The hands are correct.  The Seth Thomas 8-day, time-and-strike movement is signed and has the proper pendulum; the Andrews calendar mechanism is functioning properly.  There are two labels inside.  The No. 4 is probably the most common model of the Fashion clocks. AAC sold one last winter for $725.  $500–$800.

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