American Can someone tell me about this clock

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  1. Dells

    Dells Registered User

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    Hi all
    Can someone please tell me more about this clock ?
    I received it from my mother after my father died as it belonged to him and I seem to remember it being in my Grandfather’s house but not sure .
    I know it is American and made by Jerome & Co but that is all, apart from knowing it’s not very valuable but to me it is as it was my father’s.
    I had it serviced about 5 years ago and it works fine keeping very good time although we don’t have it chiming as it’s to loud.
    Thanks in advance Dell

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  2. lpbp

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    You have correctly identified your clock as a Jerome & Co.. It is an OGEE, which is derived from the OG curve on the case, or "S" curve. It is thirty hour time and strike, and still collectable in great shape as yours is. I am not home so don't have my books, but someone should be along to date it. Enjoy and cherish your family heirloom.
     
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  3. Dells

    Dells Registered User

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    So can no body tell me the age of my clock then?.
     
  4. claussclocks

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    It's hard to date exactly but based on the label in your clock it was made no earlier than 1895. Jerome went through several bankruptcies and name changes in his history. The label for your clock was introduced in 1895
     
  5. Steven Thornberry

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    Jerome & Co. was a trade name for the new Haven Clock Co., which was organized in 1853. Inter alia, New Haven supplied movements and parts to Chauncey Jerome Just looking at the label, and so far as I can tell from what I can see, it looks very much like labels printed by Goddard. Examples of such labels are shown at this website, and are dated 1870-72. Is there a printer's name at the bottom of the label. I don't see one, but the picture is dark in some areas.

    May we also see the movement? That might provide a clue.
     
  6. Dells

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    Looking at the website you sent a link to it was printed by Goddard1870-72 the one on the right the printing is complete and still readable.
    Sorry forgot to say no printers name.
    Thanks Dell
     
  7. Steven Thornberry

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    So, there is no printer's name on your label, correct?
     
  8. Jerome collector

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    Not sure how I missed this one. Based on the border pattern, the label does appear to have been printed by Goddard, even if there is no printer's line on it. If memory serves, F.L. Goddard was in business from the late-1860s to 1873. He died in 1873 at a young age (in his early 20s, I think). The factory depicted on the label was built in 1866, after the predecessor factory (parts dating back to Chauncey Jerome's original factory) was destroyed in a fire. The factory complex underwent significant expansions starting in the 1880s, and labels from that period show a factory complex occupying two city blocks.
    Mike
     
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