Among the novelty mantle clocks made by Sessions was a Gingerbread Kitchen Mantle Clock with an alarm.
The peak period of production for the Sessions Clock Company was from to At first, Sessions simply continued to produce Welch clocks, notably the black mantel clock and the oak-cased kitchen clock. To date these clocks, collectors needn't look past the label. If it was made before , the label will read "E.N. Welch.".
This clock featured a carved oak case in a gingerbread design, finished in walnut. The glass door was decorated with a pattern of musical instruments painted in gold. The 6-inch dial was framed by golden bezel and winding key slots.
The clock had Roman numerals, black hands and a fancy, golden pendulum.
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This gingerbread clock measured about 23 inches high by 15 inches wide by 5 inches deep. Another novel mantle clock was shaped like a stagecoach with green and gold accents, while a third decorative mantle clock featured a round face mounted on a stand alongside a decorative horse.
Everything you always wanted to know about Sessions clocks is contained in a reference book published in by Arlingtonbooks.
This page book contains over illustrations and includes detailed information about Sessions alarm, automobile, banjo, calendar, hanging, mantle, mission, novelty and other clocks. This page book was published by Krause Publications in Based in Northern California, Maureen Katemopoulos has been a freelance writer for more than 25 years.
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Antique All Original Sessions Mantle Clock 8 Day 6 Pillar Cathedral Gong Runs. $ +$ shipping. Make Offer - Antique All Original Sessions Mantle Clock 8 Day 6 Pillar Cathedral Gong Runs. Antique Sessions Clock Co Eight Day Mantle Cathedral Gong 1/2 Hour Strike Works. $ The Sessions Clock Co., was founded in by William E. Sessions and other members of the Sessions family, in Forestville, Connecticut. Mantle clocks were just one among many different types of clocks manufactured by Sessions. The company also produced advertising wall clocks for businesses, regulator clocks and. Dec 03, This beautiful Sessions mantle clock has been in the family for generations. I have looked online and found it called the webster, the napoleon and the duet models. Which is/are correct? There are two markings on the bottom, which seem to be and x and v.
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Dec 09, How to Identify Which Time Period a Mantel Clock Was Made. One of the most popular clocks in the 18th and 19th century was the mantel clock, according to "Collectors Weekly." Invented in . By early , E.N. Welch had become the Sessions Clock Company, and the production of all clock parts-movements, dials, artwork and castings, and cases-continued in . Sessions' father's foundry in Bristol, Conn., had made clock cases for Welsh, and William had become interested in clock making. Until the s, Sessions made a wide variety of clocks including advertising wall clocks for businesses, regulator clocks, and various styles of shelf and mantels.
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