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The patented lifting hook is there, but you can't see it from the pictures I posted or, for that matter, from a picture I have of the back. I posted the pictures simply to show the patent date.insomniacshotrods;992650 said:Oops I thought you meant lifting hook on the great wheel to make it strike without removing dial. I don't see anything that looks like the patent , but I don't see it on the example movement either , so not sure.
This was my reply to your previous posting about this clock.Hi all, I have a very old Waterbury clock that I’m having trouble identifying. It is very heavy and appears to be brass it is 9.25” high and 6.25” wide at the base. Any help identifying would be greatly appreciated
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Do you have the book that you quoted so that maybe you could take a picture of the page that shows my clock? I have done searches for “geneva” clocks and that is clearly not my clock. All of my searches including “old brass” Waterbury clocks didn’t produce any results either. I was hoping to find another example of my clock somewhere else.
Despite the dial, I wonder whether this might be a Welch clock, specifically the Italian No. 2, V.P., from about 1880. There appear to be a few additional holes in the semi-circular dial mounting board. That said, it is similar to the Waterbury Sultan No. I, V.P. from about the same period. I assume no label? BTW and just FTR, it's Forestville, not Forest Village.
I can't be entirely sure from what I see. If there are no extra holes in the backboard where a different movement might have been mounted, I would suggest the dial is a replacement. The catalogue illustrations of the Sultan No. 1, V.P., show door glass with some reverse design. The catalogue illustration for the Italian No. 2, V.P. shows plain glass in the door, as on your clock. However, there is always a fudge factor involved in relying solely on catalogue illustrations.Do you think it has been re-dialed or is the clock original?
Thanks for your kind comments.
I wonder whether this might be a clock made/marketed by Jennings Brothers, makers of metal ware between 1890 and 1953. Clock cases were in their repertoire, and we have seen a Jennings Brothers crystal regulator or two on the message board.I would greatly appreciate a little help identifying this crystal regulator model pictured here. I cannot find it in any of the Tran Duy Ly books.
The movement, pendulum, hands and escapement have Waterbury-identifying details. There are no inappropriate holes that would indicate a marriage of varying manufacturer parts.
The cast top and base have no identification marks, numbers, etc. The finish on the cast parts is identical to the novelty/boudoir clocks of the same period with its gilt highlights.
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I know it has been a few years since these were posted but every time this thread comes up and I take a peek at what has been added, I can't help but noticing this pair of clocks. This "Lobby" clock is just exceptional and although I'm usually not drawn to the kitchen clock family, for some reason I really think this Huron model is so different and funky in a good way that I keep hoping one of them come up for sale with an advertising glass (fat chance) so that it would fit in the collection. Great finds David. Thanks again for posting! BobI recently purchased this Waterbury wall clock. It is the "Lobby" model. The clock is 39 inches tall. The case is made from oak. It contains a double wind 30 day time only movement. Tran Duy Ly shows an example of this clock from the 1912 Waterbury catalog in his 1989 Waterbury book. The hanging kitchen clock is the Waterbury "Huron" model. David, Owen.or View attachment 431394 View attachment 431395 View attachment 431396
Good looking clock!Here's one that was found nearby a little while ago. It's a Waterbury "Nelson", and is shown in the Waterbury book by Tran Duy Ly on page 195. It was available in oak or mahogony and this example is mahogany. It has an 8 day time only movement and was also available with an 8 day time & strike movement. The picture in the Tran book is from the 1915 catalog, so it may be from that era, +/- a few years.
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