Smith Patterson Large Westminster Beehive / Bracket clock Any Information?

EStew0731

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Hey guys, I just picked up this clock at an estate for only $200!! (I know we don't talk price but I feel like I got a steal!) I have tried doing some research to find out some information, but all I could find is the smaller beehive clocks. It looks very similar in style to a Tiffany Clock a friend of mine had but can anyone help me with maybe it's age, or model name? Really any information would be great. Oh and what is the "o" "s" switch on the side for? Chime on or off?

And on a side not, does anyone know how you could fix the blister in the veneer? or would it just be better to leave it be?

Thanks in advanced guys.

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harold bain

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Nice find E-D. It was made by Carl Werner of Villingen, Germany, and sold by Smith Patterson, a Boston Jeweller.
The switch will be for on-silent. The blistered veneer looks like the result of a fall, and would be an extremely difficult repair.
 

harold bain

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I don't have any for sure information. I have a Seth Thomas clock from 1911, with Smith Patterson on the dial. I would have to guess late 1800's to early 1900's, when this clock style was popular.
 

EStew0731

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Ok, cool so we know its at least pre 1913 than. Were these a very mass produced clock, or were there not too many made because I cannot seem to find many of his clocks out there
 

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I can't answer your question with certainty.
Carl Werner was probably the largest manufacturer of "French style" movements.
Of course, they also sold complete clocks, but it was mainly the loose movement
business that kept them going.
Werner sold them marked, unmarked, with wholesaler's marks, etc.
 

EStew0731

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Alright, well any information is better than no information.
 

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