F. Kroeber Antique Clock
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Sold Date: 08/07/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Furniture & Furnishings
F. Kroeber Clock Company Iron Mantle ClockYou are bidding on a vintage and rare antique iron mantle clock by F. Kroeber Clock Co. and is listed with no reserve. This Connecticut clockmaker was in business only for two decades or so from the 1870s to the late 1890s. This clock dates to the early to mid 1890s. This clock really is all about the rarity of F. Kroeber clocks and, in particular, the original label that is on the underside of the base. The label has deteriorated over time as you would imagine, but enough can be seen to discern the âeoeF.âe and the âeoeKâe as well as the beginning of the second letter âeoeRâe. T are no other American clockmakers that have this same F. KR beginning to their name. The model name is clearly visible as âeoeTASMANIAâe. The dimensions are: 11âe height, 10.5âe width, and 5.75âe depth. The enamel on the top of the clock is pitted but when placed on a shelf or mantle is unseen. The works are brass and have been incised with a floral pattern. The mechanism does run with the pendulum and keeps time striking on the half hour and hour. The glass and bezel are intact and work fine and are in excellent condition. The hands appear to be original with the hour hand having a traditional Kroeber design to it. As with all clocks, the works should be oiled and/or serviced to run at its best. Make sure the clock sits on an even surface and the "tick tock" of the pendulum is even and uniform. Serious clock collectors will certainly recognize the F. Kroeber name and the relative scarcity that is associated with it. This clock is part of a small collection of vintage antique clocks coming out of a coastal New England Connecticut home with several being offered over the next 4 weeks or so. Will accept Paypal, money order, or personal check (must clear before shipment is made). Because of the weight of the clock and shipping material that will be used to insure its safe arrival, the shipping on this item is $17.00 and will be added to the final selling price. The base of the clock will be protected when wrapped to insure the label remains intact as shown.
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