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Calendar Clock; Welch (EN), Morse Patent, Walnut, Classical Decoration, 22 inch.

A circa 1885 E. N. Welch for Francis Morse Patent perpetual calendar walnut gingerbread clock. Benjamin Franklin of Chicago, was granted a patent for a perpetual mechanism designed to slide over the hand shaft of a conventional open spring movement. The patent was issued for this device that could be installed on your own clock, with no other changes than cutting a hole in the dial for the month to show through. Although sales of the mechanism on its own were not successful, Welch did manufacture a complete clock for Morse to sell. ...[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item A082430
Category:  clocks & watches    Origin:  Connecticut
Type:  calendar    Year:  1880 - 1890

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