Sidney Advertising Calendar Clock Lisbon Falls Maine

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 12,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

Sidney Advertising Calendar Clock Lisbon Falls Maine

Sort of like the Goggle of 1888

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Sidney Advertising Calendar Clock from Lisbon Falls Maine

C.1888, Sidney Advertising Clock Co. Sidney, New York. This firm took out a patent in 1886 for the rotating cylinders in the bottom which change the ad every 5 minutes. It has a calendar movement. The lower three drums have three advertisements each and rotate every 5 minutes to show new advertisements. The top has a stationary advertisement. This is usually the proprieter of the store w the clock is located. In this case a Watchmaker/Jeweler in Lisbon Falls Maine. T are three stationary advertisements reverse painted on the middle glass. These are also period businesses in Lisbon Falls, Maine. These clocks were not sold but placed in high traffic stores and offices for advertising revenues. Sort of like the first Google.

Case

Overall Excellent Condition. Appears to be solid cheery wood throughout except the back is pine. All three glasses are old glass and appear to be original period glass. The reverse painting on the glass is a restoration. The advertisements on the glass are period Lisbon Falls businesses. Doumentation provided. The drum advertisements are early replacements. The top advertisment appears original with minor stains. Good Original Finish or early professional restoration. Height 70" Width 28" Depth 11"

Movement
Upper movement marked Seth Thomas 8 Day Time and Strike and Calendar. Good condition. Runs very well. Lower movement operates the rotating drums and works well. Original Pendulum Key available Drum assemblies original

Dial
Dial is in excellent condition and appears to be original to the clock. T is some staining. Picture exaggerates the stains

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