Baird Clock Company of Plattsburg, NY. Goulding's Manures. This example is an attention getter.

This is a Baird Advertising Clock that was made in Plattsburg, New York. The Clock advertises “GOULDING’S MANURES.” The sales claim of: “Are The Best / For All Crops. / CORK / DUBLIN.”

This case measures 30.5 inches long and is 18.5 inches wide. The red color is quite nice and is the original surface. The dial is paper and is applied to a tin pan. The Maker’s name is signed on the dial and is also die-stamped on the movement. The movement is brass and is a time only design. The pendulum is nicely decorated. This clock was made circa 1893.

Edward Payson Baird was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1860 and died in October 23, 1929 at the age of 69. In 1879 he went to work for the Seth Thomas Clock Company until 1887 when he moved to Montreal, Canada. Here he formed the Baird Mfg. Co. In July of 1890 he moved to Plattsburgh, New York and set up shop at 18 Bridge Street along the Saranac River. It is at this location that this clock was made in an about 1895.

Goulding’s Manures was a company located in Dublin and in Cork, Ireland. A version of their business is still in operation today.

About Baird Mfg., Co. of Plattsburgh, New York.

Edward Payson Baird was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1860 and died in October 23, 1929 at the age of 69. In 1879 he went to work for the Seth Thomas Clock Company. He worked there until 1887 when he moved North to Montreal, Canada. Here he formed the Baird Mfg. Co. and began to build and sell advertising clocks. In July of 1890, he moved to Plattsburgh, New York and set up shop at 18 Bridge Street along the Saranac River. It is at this location that this clock was made.

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