Beautiful E.N. Welch Wall Clock!
This comes from the estate of a nearby doctor. He had the most amazing collections I've seen. He also kept details on most. T are two pieces of paper inside the clock and I'll list what each of them say. I'll put exactly what they say, punctuated, capital letters, etc.
'Clock has the following information imprinted into the brass metal frame of the works: Pat'd Aug 30 1870 E.N. Welch Forestville CT U.S.A. Based on the patent date the Circa 1880 is surely within the real possibility of its age. I find that when new improvements are made in a clock works, and those changes are patented then the newer patent date will, most often, be shown on the works. These works are in excellent condition, showing almost no wear that can be detected by the human eye. I have worked on other E.N. Welch Clocks and, at one time owned one but the design of these works is not like any I have seen before. It has been thoroughly cleaned, oiled and adjusted. It is my opinion you have a very fine Antique piece. Dale Porter.' More on reverse side.
The other side: 'We have a Sessions Mantle Clock on our fireplace Mantle. The label on the back reads, in part, The Sessions Clock Co. Successors to The E.N. Welch Mfg. Co. Forestville, Conn., U.S.A. I have information that tells me Sessions took over the E.N. Welch Company operations in 1903 and the F... read more