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Southern Calendar Clock Company Fashion No. 2 Shelf Clock, St. Louis, Missouri, c. 1875, cornice top mahogany veneered case, full-length door with round time and calendar openings, both dials printed paper on zinc, the upper time dial marked Fashion, Patented Oct. 11th. 1875., the calendar dial marked with company name, location and patent date, Seth Thomas direction label on inside of front door, all run by a spring-powered, brass, eight-day, time and strike movement. Pendulum and key included. Not tested. Measures 15"x5"x28". Weight 14pds. The Southern Calendar Clock Company was in business from 1875 to 1899 in St. Louis, Missouri. The three Culver Brothers incorporated the business on March 2nd 1875 and manufactured these double-dial calendar clocks in their factory on 802 Washington Avenue in St. Louis. Most of the mechanisms used in their clocks were made by the Seth Thomas Clock Company in Connecticut although some have been found with movements made by the Gilbert Clock Company in Winsted, Connecticut and others by the New Haven Clock Company. They feature a "perpetual" calendar, meaning that the date hand changes from day to day adjusting automatically for 30 and 31 day months as well as for Leap Year. The company sold their clocks directly to its customers and even offered a time payment plan that allowed six months for completion (with 10% interest added). In September 1899, the Culver Brothers turned their manufacturing interest to stoves and the clockmaking business was closed. PROVENANCE: A Private Charleston SC Estate. ***Pickup only or Shipping on furniture offered through the On the Go Transport 843-360-7472, Outward Bound 413-854-3676, The UPS store 843-202-0141 or locally AJ Williams & Sons 843-442-0462. Please contact them or your own choice of shipper directly. ***

Condition

good, some flakes to dials, small nick to case side, not tested

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1895 FASHION MODEL 2 SOUTHERN CALENDER CLOCK

Estimate $600 - $900Jun 24, 2018
Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA