The Waltham Clock Company
This photo shows three Waltham banjo clocks that share the same tablet theme. Each depicts a view of the Boston State house. What is interesting is that the three cases are fitted with different frames. The case on the right features the most commonly found mahogany frame style called “Torus” frames or half rounds. The example to the extreme right features “tulip wood frames that are constructed in a cross banded pattern. The clock in the center features gilded frames with gilded rope decoration.
About Waltham Clock Company of Waltham, Massachusetts.
The various forms of the Waltham Clock and Waltham Watch Companies enjoyed a solid reputation for making quality clocks. It was first established in Waltham, Massachusetts in January of 1897 as the Waltham Clock Company in Waltham, Massachusetts. Their products were excellent quality, first selling primarily hall clocks, shelf clocks and then wall clocks. In 1913 they sold out to the watch making giant Waltham Watch but continued to make clocks under the Waltham Clock name until 1923 when the name was changed to the Waltham Watch and Clock Company. In 1925 the name was again changed, this time to the Waltham Watch Co. It is reported that pendulum clock production ended sometime around 1930.
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