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Need help with identifying Calendar clock

digitalblsphemy

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I came across this old calendar clock at an "antique dealer". Owner claims it's an New England clock, ( you can see the tag on it). It's been in that same location 8/9 months now. I forgot about it till the other day when I saw it again. His asking price is most certainly why it's still there.
Any ideas?
There are very faded company labels on the rear panel. I found more recent photos of what I think it might be,
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Salsagev

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It’s a New haven label. I believe they are called bank calendar clocks but don’t quote me on that one.
 

rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

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I came across this old calendar clock at an "antique dealer". Owner claims it's an New England clock, ( you can see the tag on it). It's been in that same location 8/9 months now. I forgot about it till the other day when I saw it again. His asking price is most certainly why it's still there.
Any ideas?
There are very faded company labels on the rear panel. I found more recent photos of what I think it might be,
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I think you kind of answered your own question with last posting from Skinner?

These were made in New Haven, CT by the New Haven Clock Co. and sold by the National Calendar clock Co.

To me, the best part of these clocks is the grain painted case. Your case has been skinned alive. The dials should be black with gold numerals, another nice feature now obliterated on this clock. The bases and capitals of the 1/2 columns should be gilded. That appears to be gone. There was a variant of this clock. Here is a link to a SOLD example one of those variants:

New Haven Clock Co. calendar clock made for the National Calendar Clock Company in New Haven, Connecticut. "Column… @ Delaney Antique Clocks

Frankly, I would walk by this totally mucked up one. Much better examples come up.

RM
 

digitalblsphemy

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Yes I agree which is why walked by this originally.
Thanks for help on this, hopefully I'll run across a real one some day.
 
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