Identifying mantel clock wood with painted glass

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  1. zyx123

    zyx123 Registered User

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    Hello,

    I am trying to identify this small clock, I remember seen a similar one years ago (with some other picture on the glass door) but searching today I can not find information on it.

    Do you think the painted glass is original?
    Please help identifying the maker and possibly date of manufacture.

    Thanks
    Sharon
    2.jpg clock with painted door.jpg IMG_20200319_172500.jpg back of the door.jpg movement front.jpg movement back.jpg picture on the glass door.jpg
     
  2. Chris Radano

    Chris Radano Registered User

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    Hi Sharon. Did you see the other example on this message board? This clock appears here from time to time. Here is an older thread:
    Bonus Tea Clock
     
  3. Steven Thornberry

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    Can’t help much on the date, but I’m sure it’s a Junghans. Maybe 1880’s.
     
  4. Steven Thornberry

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    Thanks for that link, Chris. it gave me an opportunity to restore the missing attachments. Itr also shows Jurgen Primas' comment that production on the case (called the Excelsior) ceased in 1879. So, my date suggestion above was a bit late.
     
  5. jmclaugh

    jmclaugh Registered User

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    Tea, I thought that all went overboard in Boston. I sometimes have tea in a cafe called The Boston Tea Party, a suitable venue for this clock.
     
  6. PatH

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    I have seen these clocks with several different images on the glass. From a Google search, it looks like they might have been from an English company.

    2 online Google scanned resources references:
    1. March 1, 1877 ad
    2. 1876/1877 Law Journal Report of cases argued and determined in the House of Lords (part of the case shown below) where James Meikle of Number 14, Philpot Lane, London, tea merchant, had requested a trademark.

    Bonus Tea 1877-03-01.jpg Bonus Tea Association p17 1876-1877.jpg
     
  7. jmclaugh

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    It certainly looks that way and good sleuthing. I couldn't help but smile that the Church of England Temperance Chronicle carried an advert for The Bonus Tea Association with an address at Mincing Lane.
     

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