361: Clock, Shelf, New Haven Clock Co., 1879 Shelf cloc
Shelf clock manufactured by the New Haven Clock Co., patent dated Feb. 11, 1879. Retains the original label on the reverse stating it is a 1 day clock, striking. Walnut case appears to retain the original finish, parts and decoration. Painted face and reverse decorated door, mercury filled pendulum. Both keys are present. Size: 17 1/2" H x 11 3/4" L Weight: 4lbs 9.2oz Condition: Some loss to face paint, one glue block missing from underside of base. Runs and chimes but not checked for accuracy. Founded in 1853, the New Haven Clock Company was the first to mass-produce brass clock movements in America. The company was formed to supply these movements to the Jerome Manufacturing Company, then the largest clockmaker in the world. When Jerome went bankrupt in 1856, New Haven Clock Company purchased it.