A mid 19th century American Double steeple shelf clock by Birge & Fuller, Bristol Conn. 8-day “Wagon Spring” time and strike movement stamped “Birge & Fuller, Bristol Conn”. Mahogany double steeple case with original Cut glass tablets in upper and lower doors. Older refinishing with minor veneer repair and some small chips. 27 1/2″ high. ESTIMATE $2,000-3,000
Older refinishing with minor veneer repair and some small chips.
Double Steeple Mahogany Wagon Spring Shelf Clock, J. Ives Patent Birge & Fuller, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1845, painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, mirror and frosted lower tablet, printed makers label inside case stating J. Ives, Patent, Excelorating Equalizing Lever Spring, Berge & Fuller, Bristol Conn., eight-day time and strike brass movement with iron lever spring mounted in base, original key and pendulum. Frosted glass is cracked. Measures approx. 27″ tall x 13 1/2″ wide x 4″ deep.
Birge & Fuller Double Steeple Wagon Spring Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1845, painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, transfer and paint decorated tablets on the top and lower doors, printed maker’s label inside back board stating in part, J. Ives Patent Accelerating Lever Spring Thirty-Hour Clocks Made for Sale Wholesale and Retail by Birge and Fuller, Bristol, Conn., thirty-hour time and strike movement powered by an iron leaf spring mounted in the base, ht. 24 1/2 in.
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Birge & Fuller Wagon Spring Dbl Steeple Clock: 8 day T&S with wagon spring driven movement stamped Birge & Fuller/Bristol, Conn./U.S.A.; has a painted tin dial with open escapement and Roman numerals; the outer chapter ring is marked with dots and bolded every five minutes; has frosted and etched glass panels; with the key and pendulum.
16″ x 14″ x 4″.
5.25 in. pained metal dial with open center, has black Roman hour numerals, painted black spade & pointer hands; Ives patent pierced brass 8 day movement signed Birge & Fuller, Bristol, Conn., USA, powered by a wagon spring mechanism in the bottom of the case, has an hour strike on a coiled gong and a brass covered pendulum bob. In a mahogany steeple case with double turned spire columns on the sides, stands on turned bun feet and has frosted & etched door glasses with the lower tablet having a floral geometric pattern; signed on a paper label Birge & Fuller, Bristol, Conn.. In good condition and excellent original finish. 26 in. high x 13.75 in. wide x 4 in. deep. Weight: 14 lbs.
Birge & Fuller Wagon Spring Double Steeple Mantle Clock. Original 5 in. painted metal dial has black Roman hour numerals and fancy blued hands; movement has pierced lyre shaped plates, 30 hour spring driven with large iron wagon spring mechanism in the bottom of the case, has an hour strike on a coiled gong and a replaced brass pendulum bob, movement is unsigned. In a mahogany double steeple case having a stepped tower form with conical turned finials and turned feet, reverse painted door glasses one with a fruit basket and one below with birds and filigree, upper door glass is repainted, case has some veneer repair, missing external glue block on the right side behind the finial and is refinished. In running condition. 24 in. high x 12.5 in. wide x 4 in. deep.
Bristol, Connecticut double steeple, with original glasses 26″ high, mid-19th century estimate 800/1200 SHIPPING DETAILS: Buyer is responsible for arranging 3rd party shipping.
case refinished, original face and glasses with minor wear to face and a few tiny chips to spires
Birge & Fuller Wagon Spring Double Steeple: in a mahogany and veneer case with a 5 1/4″ metal dial and gong strike. The interior label is preserved under a plastic sheet and mentions Ives Patent Accelerating Equalizing Lever Spring. With key. Circa 1845.
(The strike does not activate. The case is nice, except for the board under the bottom door is a bit chewed up.)
27 1/4″ tall and running at this time
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Fine Birge & Fuller Double Candlestick Wagon Spring Shelf Clock. Mahogany case, nice old finish & patina. Original painted metal dial. Original outstanding reverse painted glasses. 8 day time & strike wagon spring brass movement. Good, clean label. A choice example. Ht. 26″. The Collection of Joe Galano.
Birge and Fuller Wagon Spring Four Candlestick Shelf Clock. Mahogany case; some veneer chips; old refinish. Original painted metal dial. Original reverse painted lower tablet; center glass is an old replacement. 8 day time and strike wagon spring driven brass movement; signed. Partial label. Ht. 26″.The William Byrd Collection, Georgia.
Circa 1870 American Birge & Fuller 8 day Mantel Clock with 5″ Good original painted dial, Original brass double fusee movement with gong strike, A very collectible American clock. Very good condition with normal wear, refinished. Good label inside case. 26″H x 14″W x 4″D
Birge & Fuller Wagon Spring Double Steeple Clock: With an 8 day T&S signed movement; a painted metal dial; an interior label and the pendulum.
(The dial may be repainted or replaced. The top screw falls out easily.)
Sells as is, where is.
Birge & Fuller Wagon Spring Double Steeple Clock: Good label; nice reverse painted glasses; Ives Patent.
Sells as is, where is.
Double Steeple Wagon Spring Clock, Birge & Fuller Bristol, Ct, c. 1845, the mahogany case with two original eglomise tablets on upper & lower doors, 30 hr. lyre shaped time & strike wagon spring movement. Label of J. & W. Beals Boston retailer, complete with original pendulum & brass key. Height 22″ Width 11 3/4″
Dial in need of cleaning but clock is original throughout.
Birge & Fuller Wagon Spring shelf clock 1844-1848, Joseph Ives patent; works signed, remains of paper label, nice dial & glass (possibly original)
(Mahogany veneer case good with one tiny repair area to top front and a tiny fill on left side; candles with a minimum of loss at tops; quite nice overall; running at time of cataloging, but not guaranteed to continue)
26″ T. x 13 3/4″ W.