The "Orient" model. The Waterbury Clock Company. Time & Strike wall clock.
This very unusual cased wall clock is called the "Orient." It was made by The Waterbury Clock Company of Waterbury Connecticut circa 1900. This model is difficult to find. In fact, it is only the second example that we have seen and fortunately it is in excellent original condition.
This very interesting model retains its original surface. The forward facing linear formatted moldings have been treated with a silver gilding. This treatment boldly contrasts with the darkly treated segments of case wood. The banding is painted in a deep blue color. The finish is smooth and consistent. This two tone painted format is a very unusual presentation for a Connecticut made wall clock. The Waterbury catalog claims that this model was offered in three different movement configurations. This example features a time and strike movement that would have originally sold for $8.85. One could also have an alarm fitted for an additional $.50. This movement is designed to run eight days on a full wind. It is powered by a coil spring that is wound with a key. The front plate of the brass movement is die-stamped with the Maker's name. The pendulum is brass and nicely decorated. The motion of the pendulum, when the clock is running, is easily seen through the glass fitted door in the front of the case. The painted dial measures 10 inches in diameter is original to this clock. It is in excellent condition featuring the Maker's trademark below the numeral twelve. The time ring is formatted with Roman style hour numerals. The dial is protected by the clear glass fitted in a brass bezel.
This attractive clock case measures approximately 27 inches long. It was made circa 1900. It is inventory number 214001.
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