Anglo-American School Clock. Jerome & Co.'s 8-day time and strike movement. 220011.

The school clock form was very popular in America and was successfully sold by all seven of the major American clock manufacturers in the decades around 1900. An additional sales outlet was developed by sending American made movements to the UK and having them cased there. American made movements were used because the were inexpensive and well made. The UK buyers market preferred a more elaborate case orientation than what was generally being sold in the American market. As a result, these movements were cased overseas.

This is a very attractive and fancy looking school clock. This walnut case is decorated with light wood inlay patterns. This lighter wood contrasts with the darker walnut. The result is a case form that visually pops off the wall. The circular shaped bezel is framed with a beveled outer edge. A spun brass bezel fitted with glass protects the painted iron dial. This dial is formatted with a standard time ring that features Roman hour numerals. The two hands are a spade form. The center section of the case is fitted with an access door. This is fitted glass and a decorative wooden fret. Through the holes in the fret, one can view the brass faced pendulum bob. If one were to open this door, you would find the Clockmaker’s label pasted onto the backboard. It reads, JEROME & CO.‘S / SUPERIOR 8-DAY / ANGLO-AMERICAN CLOCKS, / … This is a partial label experiencing some losses to the lower section. Below the door is a scroll molding and then the case curves back to the wall in an “S” or ogee shape. The shaped lower section is decorated with an inlaid depiction of a deer. A number of decorative moldings and carvings are used to add interest to the overall case design.

The 8-day brass made movement is spring wound, striking the hour on the hour. The front plate is die-stamped with the New Haven Clock Company trademark. The escape wheel is constructed with six spokes and its bridge is riveted. The movement is good quality and performs very well.

This clock was made circa 1890. It measures approximately inches 30 long, 16.5 inches wide at the bezel and is 5 inches deep.



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