Posted 1 year ago
Not usually my forte but I like it.
The Waterbury Clock Company, one of many 19th century Connecticut-based clock firms, Waterbury began as a subsidiary of Benedict & Burnham, a brass manufacturing company, in 1857. Benedict & Burnham had no background in clock making, but it saw clocks as a means to use its brass. Over the years, Waterbury would become a leading manufacturer of clocks—by the time it closed its doors in 1944, it had made some of the most memorable American antique wall clocks and mantel clocks, as well as highly regarded clock movements and watches. You know them today as TIMEX.
This clock is unique because it has two chiming systems, a bell that rings on the half hour, and a chime coil that chimes on the hour. the third picture shows the bell near the top on the right hand side, the chime coil is the black circular thing in the middle near the bottom, you can see the strike hammer for both on their left. The center of the clock dial is unique also.
It came in a variety of finishes, it also keeps accurate time.