Have posted another American fusee clock (lots more where that came from).
Clock is labelled by George Bauman, Columbus Ohio. Miniature Empire case with gilt 1/4 columns with cyma recta cornice. Only 15 1/2 inches tall. Not much out there about this particular "maker" (ie, probably purchased movements and components, made cases, read on).
Movement is a pretty standard 8 day Jerome detached fusee. Fusees are mounted in a cast iron frame directly below the movement. These movements are well documented in Bailey's Rags to Riches to Rags. Jerome "work horse" fusee movement.
Case is most definately NOT typical CT product. Not veneered, but made of solid hardwood. Not sure if walnut or mahogany. Thick back board. However, dial, tablet, which are original, look like pretty standard CT products. I believe the case to be locally made.
Condition is quite nice, with original finish. Some flaking to glass in the white of the building. Typical. Hands are replaced, since re-replaced with more appropriate ones. Gong base has been shifted. Prior to purchase, diassembled clock (you should have seen the look on the dealers face as I did this) including gong. All shadows and screw holes lline up perfectly. Suspect screw holes stripped out, leading to shifting of gong base.
Case style reminiscent of some Jerome products. Have very similar minature Manross Empire clock as well.
Not much out there about this particular "maker". See Gibbs, Buckeye Horology:A Review of Ohio Clock and Watch Makers, page page 7, photos 6 and 7. Also see NAWCC Bulletin, #268, pages 100-2. The latter clock is without a label and unattributed. It is mentioned that the movement is stamped "New Haven", without further details.
This is the very clock sold as part of the dispersal of the Sposato Collection by the now defunct Bourne's Auction Gallery (10/29/85, lot 22, described by Peter Sawyer as "extremely rare shelf clock" with condition reported as "extremely fine and original"). Cowan's dispersed Paul Heffner's collection (12/14/03) which included much wonderful Ohio stuff. Without a single clock by this maker. Have to assume then not a common one.
Please post any additional info you might have.
Stay tuned. More American fusee stuff to come.
C'mon folks, post your goodies too!! Shyness is NOT a virtue here.