The Waterbury Clock Company's No. 25 Double Dial Calendar model wall clock in mahogany. 221163

This mahogany cased wall clock was made by the Waterbury Clock Company of Waterbury, Connecticut circa 1910 and originally sold for $34.25. This is a difficult model to find and was first introduced in 1903. This fine example is cased in mahogany and and it retains and excellent original finish with areas of crazing. It has been cleaned and rubbed down. The surface is excellent. (This model was also offered in quartered oak.) The case features a number of interesting architectural designs including turned finials, applied ball decorations and inscribed eastlake designs. The front of the case is fitted with a large glass door. Open this and one gains access to the clock dials and pendulum.

The two 10 inch diameter dials are painted on a tin pan that are trimmed with brass bezels. The time dial is formatted with a closed minute ring and large Roman style numeral hour numerals. A subsidiary seconds dial is displayed in the traditional location. The Maker’s information is located below the minute ring under the hour of VI. It reads, “MANUFACTURED BY THE WATERBURY CLOCK CO. U. S. A.” Two fancy steel hands indicate the time. The lower dial is a calendar dial. It exhibits minor flaking in the form of a small scratch and the areas near screws that mount the dial to the perpetual calendar movement. The dial features Arabic style numerals for the calendar date. A simple steel hand is used as a pointer. The month and day of the week are printed on rolls behind the dial. The appropriate day and month are displayed through the slotted windows in the dial. Both rolls are original to this clock.

The brass constructed movement is weight driven and designed to run eight-days on a full winding. It requires two brass covered lead weights that descend down the inside of the case. The brass plates are a tapered shaped. They support the hardened steel shafts and brass gearing. The movement features a dead-beat escapement and retaining power. A wooden pendulum rod supports a brass bob that is mounted behind the works. Inside the clock, mounted to the back of the case, one will find the porcelain swing indicator.

The clockmaker’s label is located inside the case on the bottom board.

This excellent example measures approximately 49.5 inches long and 19.25 inches wide.

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