I have one railway clock, it is a rarity being rear wind and set. I would like a L&SWR/Southern Railway one as my Grandad worked for them, and they have the best provenance, but they are very expensive.
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Yes. They're "AngloAmerican" clocks in the collector's parlance. Cases may be inlaid, decorated papier mache with MOP decoration, wood, etc. Quite a variety. The movements are typically more standard non-fusee brass spring driven products by a # of American makers (e.g., Jerome, E.N. Welch). The Jeromes with his integral fusee movements are much less often encounteredSeen a few American Dial clocks over the years which mostly had beautifully decorated cases like Tonbridge Ware . I think clock makers bought the movements in and the cases also and put them together and put their names on them .Like your American fusees and this Maltese case looks top quality .
When I hear the words "dial clock" I think of English fusee ones. Attached are photos of a few fusee dial clock which are languishing around my shop. These are more modern ones than many of the nice ones that other individuals have posted in this thread. Alas, older dial clocks do not seem to show up in the western USA.Seen a few American Dial clocks over the years which mostly had beautifully decorated cases like Tonbridge Ware . I think clock makers bought the movements in and the cases also and put them together and put their names on them .Like your American fusees and this Maltese case looks top quality .
Very nice, Ralph. We do not see these older ones out west. Putting up with the crummy weather where you live sure has its perks!
Yes exactly people who have come in here over the years say they all the same but we know different.Who would have thought when you started this thread that so many lovely Dial clocks would have been put on here .Hope more arrive for us to look at.That is interesting. There must have been a special order for that. Well that is why we like dial clocks (and other clocks too). They are not only interesting, but you don't see the attention spent or the quality put into most things nowadays.
Sit on the chair to look at the clocks and have a glass of Red on a papier mache table .Lovely clock!
Here's 2 American papier mache "gallery" clocks both by the Litchfield Mfg. Co. Rather rare form for an American clock of this style:
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The larger one is a rather rare size. It has a less commonly seen time and strike version of the LMC's marine movement with a Sully type of escapement. Here's a better pic:
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No, that one ain't fitting over most doors, either.
The smaller one on it's right has the more typically found time only movement:
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Both of these clocks are discussed in more depth in the "Marine" clock thread.
LMC employed immigrant English papier mache makers so a definite connection with English papier mache objects and clocks.
How about a papier mache chair in which to sit and look at your clock?
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Sorry for the overall hijack!