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Antique 1873 Ithaca Perpetual Calendar Clock Working

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An original antique American perpetual calendar wall or shelf clock. The model of clock, from an 1874 company price guide is a No. 10 Farmers' and cost $12 at that time. The wooden walnut case houses the 8-day brass movement signed "E. N. Welch, Forestville, CT. U.S.A. Manf'd for the Ithaca Cal. Clock Co. Pat'd Aug 30, 1870". The gong/strike is on the hour only. The two 8 inch dials are black ink on white paper over metal. The clock dial has an outer chapter ring with Roman numerals and blued steel hands. The calendar dial is signed "H.B.HORTON'S / PATENTS April 18, 1865 and August 28, 1866 / ITHACA CALENDAR CLOCK CO. / ITHACA, N.Y." with apertures for the day, month and a crescent moon shaped aperture for viewing the pendulum directly above the company logo. The dials have several scratches to the white paper surface exposing the brown paper underneath. I fully wound the clock, it runs well. I am selling this clock "AS IS", with no implied guarantee or warranty. I have not cleaned this clock inside or outside, it is in the same condition I received it in from an estate collection. The calendar day, date and month are also in working condition, but depending on your ability to follow the written directions and your mechanical abilities, you may need a professional clock person help you adjust the calender after shipment. Handwritten in pencil on the inside of the removable back of the case is the date "6/16-73" which I believe to be the date the case was manufactured. Handwritten also is "209" on both the inner lower back and the inner bottom of the main case. There are no other hand written markings on the case itself. The back of the case has 2 original papers attached, the lower one does have a handwritten date on the first line of the document, I will put the part that is handwritten in ( ) "This Clock is set at about 11 o'clock P.M. of (July) 1st, 187(3)". To paraphrase, it says that you should never have to make any changes to the calendar, even on leap years, but if you do the instructions are written below. The upper paper has some loss but is describing how "TO SET IN MOTION" and to set the elements of the calendar. Someone in the past has used scotch tape to secure a protective plastic cover over the 2 papers. A liquid has run down the back of the clock at one time discoloring the rear of the case and the papers, please see the pictures. The 2 glasses appear wavy with some bubbles and are in great condition. The lower left side of the clock case has a small dent, please see the 12 detailed pictures. The clock stands 21 inches high X 11-3/4 inches wide X 4-5/8 inches deep and weighs approximately 10 pounds. Included are key, pendulum, and a straight wire tool for setting the calendar. This clock is mechanical wonder and a rare treasure in great original condition! A fascinating timepiece that will make a wonderful addition to any room in your house! Please ask any questions before you bid. Thank You for looking and May God Bless. Please take a look at my other auction treasures. Will gladly combine shipping costs. Policies General The items that we sell are not new, most are from estates. We strive to give the most accurate description of signs of use and/or damage that we can, but please keep in mind that the majority of the items that we sell have been used to some extent. All sales are final unless the item is grossly misrepresented. Payment We accept only PayPal for International and U.S.A. winning bidders. Payment is due within 7 days of auction's end. If payment is not received within 7 days, we reserve the right to offer the item to the backup bidder or list the item for resale. Shipping The winning bidder is responsible for payment of shipping (No handling charges). Please use our postage calculator to determine shipping costs. For U.S.A. we ship via USPS Parcel Post, UPS and USPS Priority Mail, which includes Delivery confirmation. For International destinations we ship only via Priority Mail International, if you need help in calculating the cost of shipping please email us prior to bidding. Your purchase will be carefully packaged and we have a great safety track record! International Buyers – Please Note Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please verify with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up; do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. We do not mark item values below actual cost or mark items as "gifts"; U.S.A. and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.

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