Historic "Baltimore & Ohio Railroad * Akron,Ohio." Double Dial 30 Day Calendar Clock in a New Haven "Rutland" Model Oak Case Circa 1914 Catalog !!!
Clock is a Double Dial Calendar Clock in the Rare New Haven "Rutland" Case in Solid Golden Oak with Brass Trim & Bob. This New Haven Double Dial Calendar Clocks was retailing for $18.00 dollars when it was first listed back in the 1914 catalog.
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Provenance is unquestionable, since it is printed on the Time Paper Dial with "B. & O." Logo, with the following "Freight Sales * Akron,O. * Metropolitan Bldg." There is also a "B. & O. instructional" Paper Label affixed at the bottom on the inside of the door. There is also a Die Stamped property Number "2593" inside the left edge of the wood Case.
Original 30 Day Brass double spring powered Movement with Cam Drop-Off date shifting wire linkage. Movement has just been serviced on 3-06-16 and is running accurately, but I do not guarantee Calendar movement after shipping, since they almost always need adjusting afterwards. Calendar Movement is Triple Die Stamped "New Haven" Logo at bottom right of front plate, and "Patented Jan. 19,92" lower left and "Sep. 23,90 & Pat'd England Dec.5,83" upper right side.
Condition and Technical Notes : Near Mint Golden Oak Case. There is one inherent technical problem, the Calendar movement has a 32 tooth gear, but the Calendar Paper Dial has only 31 date positions. Date indicator hand is gradually off 1 day per month. I've had 4 of these clocks to date, and they were all mismatched. Evidently the lower calendar paper dials were replaced by maintenance Dept. when they got worn. However the later period replacement calendar dials available didn't have the old B. & O. Logos at the "Top Dead Center" 32nd Position.
Measurements : Overall 48 inches High, 19 1/2 inches Wide, and 6 1/2 inches Deep at the top Carved Crest.
Identified Clock Model Ref. Book ; "New Haven Clocks" / By : Tran / Page ; 80 / illustration : # 268