Very Rare Original "Miniature Size BAIRD Non-Advertising" Model Wall Clock only 26 inches Long, with 10 inch Dial made between 1890 to 1896 !!!
Baird made "Miniature Model Wall Clocks" for Domestic Home Use, but they Considered VERY RARE since they reportedly did Not Sell Well.
Very Clean "Baird Clock Co. * Plattsburgh,NY. USA." marked on the original Dial, with an 8 Day Brass Movement, with Original Plattsburg,NY. Factory Paper Label still inside the Case.
Composition Wood Doors "made from his Patented Press-Molded Process", has decorative Embossed Round Concentric Rings on the fronts,
Void of the usual Advertisements on the Round Wood Door Frames. Cases made with these later Flat Bottoms, that were introduced in Plattsburgh,NY in 1890 until 1896. Appears to have their Original Brass Clips hold the Door Glasses in place.
The Only other "Miniature Non-Advertiser" in Jerry' Maltz's Book was available in a Faux "Woodgrain Painted Tan" with a solid one piece lower door with an embossed Flower center, without any lower glass. I believe his example was produced later to hide the off-center Bob, with the same original brass movements, which has the appearance of being too high at the top of this glass window.
Original Brass Movement is unmarked like the Book Example. Movement has been inspected, Serviced, and is keeping Good Time since 7-24-18.
Restoration ; I restored the Red Paint on this Case which was previously painted "Turquoise Blue", then "White", but still showed small bits of "Pink" which must have been the original paint-stripped Red. (Red Color was computer-matched from another "Jolly Tar Tobacco" Baird which I owned)
Measures : 26 inches Long, 16 inches Wide at the Dial Door, and 4 1/2 inches Deep.
Condition : Very Fine Overall appearance with Original "Paper Mache'" aka "Pressed Wood Doors" can be seen with Aged Crackle.
You have my Personal Satisfaction Guarantee "No questions asked, Money Back Refund" for a 7 Day inspection Period. (less shipping fees non-refundable)
Shipping : Will ship out first business day following a Sunday, since it is currently "On Display" in a Sundays Only Antique Mall. Or can picked up in-person at the Antique Mall on a Sunday in Adamstown,Pa.
Clock Book Ref.: Baird Advertising Clocks
Written By : Jerry Maltz
"Miniature" Model of Non-Advertising Example is illustrated on Page : 145 , figure # 73
Miniature Dial match info : page 166, figure # 93
Miniature Movement match ; Page 181, figure # 116
Miniature Paper Label match ; page 174 figure # 104
Plattburgh,NY. Case construction matches 1890-96 info ; page 160
Very Rare "Miniature BAIRD Non-Advertising" Model Wall Clock, only 26 inches Long, made between 1890 to 1896 !!!
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