Excellent Antique New Haven War 0f 1812 Maritime 41" Banjo Clock
I went to a very good clock auction in historic Pittsfield Mass and picked up about 21 clocks at good prices so I can offer them at good value to my shop customers. All my clocks are guaranteed to run properly when I say they do. This is one of the best looking banjo clocks I have ever purchased and I was very happy when I outbid a few other dealers and went home with it. I love scoring anything maritime battle scene and especially find the War of 1812 intriguing. It was not perfect when purchased and the reverse painting on the bottom ship scene is in wonderful condition but the throat painting was peeling and there was wear on the dial. I touched up both and tried to picture well to show of the decent job and show they are not pristine at the same time. The movement is a double main spring time only drive and runs nice and strong and I saw very little wear and spotted no obvious problems. Now it is time only with no strike, some people prefer that in the bedroom or study. It has been running away since I ultrasonically cleaned and lubed the movement, and keeping good time. It measures the mentioned 41" tall x 14" wide at widest x 5" deep and has a nice 7" metal dial. I have this in my kitchen until sale and everyone that sees it likes it. This beautiful clock was made in nearby clock history rich New Haven CT area right after the turn of the century in the 1900-1910time frame. I tried to picture it well to show it off a bit and properly show the bit of touched up areas and price this wonderful clock nice in hopes of a quick sale, another happy customer, and then I can go out and find more good stuff. Thanks for your time and interest and the very nice first 2 1/2 years on Ruby Lane.