Terry Clock Company "Mikado"

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Another clock from the merry old land of "OZ", but a little different. Have not seen any of these black clocks put together this way. Clock is screwed to a large block and had six screws holding the back on. Interesting adjuster on the front. The bezel is a replacement but lines up well. Case is stamped in several places with 96 in roman numerals. I assume to keep it all together?
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Grant Perry

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I think some of the N. Muller clock movements were mounted this way as well, but I may be wrong. As you noted, the dial and bezel are obvious replacements, but the other parts appear to match.
 

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Another clock from the merry old land of "OZ", but a little different. Have not seen any of these black clocks put together this way. Clock is screwed to a large block and had six screws holding the back on. Interesting adjuster on the front. The bezel is a replacement but lines up well. Case is stamped in several places with 96 in roman numerals. I assume to keep it all together?
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What interests me the most is the name.

In the late 19th century, E.N. Welch had a series of clocks that were opera themed. They were named after the famous opera singers of the day as well as composers. Verdi, Patti, Kellogg, Nilsson, Gerster, etc. For more about this, see the excellent Bulletin supplement about Welch.

The Mikado was a very popular operetta of the late 19th century written by Gilbert and Sullivan:

The Mikado.jpg

I wonder if the Terry Clock Company was trying to have their opera themed clocks too??

By the way, interesting pendulum regulator. Note that the label refers to "patent regulator". See this:


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Never knew there was a Solomon Terry!

For more, see this:

US296249A - Pendulum-regulator for clocks - Google Patents

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What interests me the most is the name.

In the late 19th century, E.N. Welch had a series of clocks that were opera themed. They were named after the famous opera singers of the day as well as composers. Verdi, Patti, Kellogg, Nilsson, Gerster, etc. For more about this, see the excellent Bulletin supplement about Welch.

The Mikado was a very popular operetta of the late 19th century written by Gilbert and Sullivan:

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I wonder if the Terry Clock Company was trying to have their opera themed clocks too??
The Waterbury Watch Company liked the Mikado theme too as shown by their advertising!

https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/waterbury-watch-co.160163/#post-1285459
 

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