Waltham Clock Company of Waltham, Massachusetts. Wall timepiece.

This is a fine Federal Massachusetts improved timepiece or “Banjo clock” made by the Waltham Clock Company of Waltham, Massachusetts circa 1925.

The case is constructed in mahogany. Many of the surfaces retain their original gilding. This includes the turned wooden finial, the frames, rope decoration and the presentation bracket. The gilding is in very good original condition.

The reverse painted tablets are hand painted in good colors and demonstrate skill. Both tablets feature a geometric design format.

The brass bezel is fitted with convex glass and opens to a painted iron dial featuring Arabic hour numerals. The signature reads, “Waltham.”

The weight driven movement and is designed eight days on a full wind. As one might expect, the quality is outstanding. It features damascene plates, maintaining power and a Geneva Stop winding mechanism. The front plate is die-stamped with the Maker’s name in the upper right corner. It is also numbered “8001” on the left. The brass movement is mounted with steel screws that attach to a metal mounting bracket.

This very pretty clock measures approximately 42 inches long overall.


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