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Posted 2 years ago

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All I know is it's a J.E. Caldwell & Co. clock. I was given it from my grandmother. I think it's beautiful! It works, although I usually don't have it running. If anyone knows anything at all about this clock please let me know.
Thanks!

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  1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    Welcome to CW!!! Great piece!!!
  2. laneylee laneylee, 2 years ago
    Thank you Moonstonelover 21! This is a great site!
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    I love these style clocks!

    It is a beehive mantle clock. This style clock was very popular in the first quarter of the 20th century.

    I wasn't familiar with Caldwell, so Idid a quick search-- they are a RETAILER in Philadelphia:

    http://www.jckonline.com/article/287041-Historic_J_E_Caldwell_Philadelphia_store_to_close.php

    You may find the manufacturer marks on the inside of the case.

    scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Sorry for the poor link-- I yield to the immense knowledge of phildaveal....

    scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Here is a link to phildaveal's wiki paste (unattributed, but I won't question your knowledge) on F.E. Caldwell of NYC:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_F._Caldwell_%26_Co.

    While the Co. certainly may be related, I thought the discussion was about the Philadelphia firm of "J.E. Caldwell".

    scott

  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    What is the source for: "Edward F. was a big part of the JE Caldwell firm, which worked together."

    scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    What book?

    scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Book information?

    scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Several online clock resources cite "J.E. Caldwell & Co." as a retailer of clock. No source (that I have found) refers to them as manufacturers-- specific mention is made of clocks made in England and France, that they then retailed.

    No mention is made of a connection to the later NY firm (nor is any connection mentioned in wiki).

    scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Book information?
  11. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Odd that a book title and source for: "Edward F. was a big part of the JE Caldwell firm, which worked together" has still not been provided.

    scott
  12. pops52 pops52, 2 years ago
    Great clock!
  13. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
    Odd that a book title and source for: "Edward F. was a big part of the JE Caldwell firm, which worked together" has still not been provided.

    scott
  14. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    http://books.google.com/books?id=kYApAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA719&lpg=PA719&dq=Edward+F.+was+a+big+part+of+the+JE+Caldwell+firm&source=bl&ots=zQkM_mW3CO&sig=E-KOZHKtjjCf9ht21XGjk2oSxd4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4KooVIXnH8GMyATzvYGYAQ&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Edward%20F.%20was%20a%20big%20part%20of%20the%20JE%20Caldwell%20firm&f=false
  15. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
    Nice try!

    scott
  16. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Well I did try anyway so we can move past this Scott .
  17. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
    PDAM made comments about me in his posts.

    I RESPONDED-- and that has upset you? So now YOU think it is important to "move past this". How about encouraging PDAM to "not go there"?

    I make it a habit to avoid PDAM, but I will RESPOND to HIS negative comments.

    scott
  18. solver solver, 10 months ago
    From a National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Message Board post:
    "... I am actually surprised that there is not more detailed information on the clocks by E. F. Caldwell (not to be confused with the jeweler, J. E. Caldwell)."
    http://mb.nawcc.org/archive/index.php/t-95862.html

    The book "Philadelphia and Popular Philadelphians," Philadelphia: The North American, 1891, page 125, does not mention any association of a "Edward F. Caldwell with the firm J. E. Caldwell & Co.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=QGgUAAAAYAAJ&dq=%22J.%20E.%20Caldwell%22&pg=PA125#v=onepage&q=%22J.%20E.%20Caldwell%22&f=false

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