Waterbury Clock Company Drop Octagon wall clock. Rosewood case, 8 Inch dial.
This is a nice clean example of a Waterbury school clock. This wall clock case is constructed in rosewood which features an interesting grain pattern. Rosewood is an exotic wood an had to be imported into this country. As a result, this example would have been a more expensive school house clock and most likely used in a office or parlor in someone’s home. A brass bezel that is fitted with glass frames the dial. This tin dial measures 8 inches in diameter and is painted. It features the Maker’s trademark painted just above the center arbor. The Company name is also painted on this dial just under the minute ring. Roman figures mark the hours. The lower section of the case is fitted with a door. The glass is painted from the back. Gilt rings frame an opening to view the motion of the pendulum when this clock is running. Open this door and one can gain access to the pendulum for adjusts. You will also see the Maker’s set up label pasted onto the backboard. It is in very good condition. The movement is brass construction and die stamped by the Maker on the front plate. It is spring wound and is deigned to run eight days on a full wind.
This clock was made circa 1910 and originally sold for $4.90. It measures approximately 19 inches long.This fine example is $495 and is sold fully serviced.
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