Bristol Brass and Clock / E.N.Welch / N.Muller

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Recent acquisition: A 19" tall clock labeled : Bristol Brass and Clock Co. with a mechanism stamped E.N. Welch and a cast metal front marked N. Muller. I don't find much on Bristol Brass and Clock but it does appear they changed their name in 1903 so I assume this clock is older than that. Don't know if it is a rarity or really anything about it. Any input/comments appreciated. Thanks. It does work fine and chimes on the hour.

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Chris.K

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Bristol Brass and clock co. was a clock case company in the higher quality spectrum. They designed premium ornate cast cases as well as modest to intricate wood cases and would put contracted works in the cases. From what I recall they used signed and unsigned works but of good quality to put in their cases. Although your clock is not in this link it will show you the quality of their work. Enjoy. Chris. Antique Clocks by Maker - Results (antiqueclockspriceguide.com)
 

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Bristol Brass and clock co. was a clock case company in the higher quality spectrum. They designed premium ornate cast cases as well as modest to intricate wood cases and would put contracted works in the cases. From what I recall they used signed and unsigned works but of good quality to put in their cases. Although your clock is not in this link it will show you the quality of their work. Enjoy. Chris. Antique Clocks by Maker - Results (antiqueclockspriceguide.com)
Thanks Chris !
 

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The case is interesting. Little seems known about it except that it is Model # 60. Arlyn Rath, in her book, Nicholas Muller Horologist Extraordinaire, shows a picture of the case on page 65, with a write-up on page 64. She has given it the name Cherub and Grapes. She has not been able to find it in any catalogues. She does not identify the movement in the case.

Jim Shawn also has a bare mention of the case by its number on p. 568 of his article "Cast Clock Cases by Nicholas Muller & Sons," in the October 1985 issue of the NAWCC Bulletin. Alas, no other details.
 
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The case is interesting. Little seems known about it except that it is Model # 60. Arlyn Rath, in her book, Nicholas Muller Horologist Extraordinaire, shows a picture of the case on page 65, with a write-up on page 64. She has given it the name Cherub and Grapes. She has not been able to find it in any catalogues. She does not identify the movement in the case.

Jim Shawn also has a bare mention of the case by its number on p. 568 of his article "Cast Clock Cases by Nicholas Muller & Sons," in the October 1985 issue of the NAWCC Bulletin. Alas, no other details.
Thanks Steven! It is indeed marked "No 60" along with "N. Muller NY" around the small front access. It is not magnetic, not sure of material. Looking forward to seeing the articles mentioned. Thanks again!
 
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