From the Historic Baltimore & Ohio Queen City Hotel marked "Cumberland,Md. Passenger Station" on a Double Dial 30 Day Calendar Clock in a New Haven "Rutland" Model Oak Case Circa 1914 Catalog !!! Original Old Wavy Glass with reverse painted Gold lettering "Railway Time" at bottom.
Clock is a Double Dial Calendar Clock in the Rare New Haven "Rutland" Case in Solid Golden Oak Finish done with original Orange Varnish, and deluxe Nickel Plated Dial Bezel & Brass Bob. This New Haven Double Dial Calendar Clocks was retailing for $18.00 dollars when it was first introduced back in the 1914 catalog.
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Provenance since it is printed on the Time Paper Dial with the "B. & O." Logo with the following ; "Cumberland,Md. * Passenger Station".
Original 30 Day Brass double spring powered Movement with Cam Drop-Off date shifting wire linkage. Movement has just been serviced on 1-06-16 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. 19,1992" 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 minor technical problem with the Calendar movement which 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 Railroad's Time 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" which made up the extra 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
Shipping : Will ship out first business day following a Sunday, since it is currently On Display in a "Sundays Only" Antique Mall. Please email me with your zip code for an accurate "Packing & Shipping Fee" Options.
Satisfaction Guaranteed for a 7 day Inspection Period for this clock, with a "No questions asked Full item Refund". (shipping fees not refundable)
Historical Notes on B. & O. Cumberland, Maryland Railroad Station : I am also included a couple of Black & White copied images of the Queen City Hotel & Station with this clock. Known as Maryland's “Queen City,” Cumberland was an early gateway to the West. The "Queen City Hotel & Station" was a built by the B. & O. RR as a Grand Building made to be a Destination Point for Railroad Travelers in it's day. The "Queen City Hotel" was constructed in 1871 by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Cumberland, Maryland to serve both as a train station and as a destination. Hosting 174 rooms, it also had such features as formal gardens with a fountain, a ballroom and 400-seat dining room. It was eventually torn down in 1972 to make room for a new main United States Post Office and Distribution facility with a much smaller station for Amtrak service between the new Post Office and the railroad tracks.