F. Kroeber Clinton with Waterbury Movement and Alarm Clock c. 1880

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This c.1880 F. Kroeber 'Clinton' clock with Waterbury 8 day movement and add-on Waterbury alarm is a great exemplar for the clock frenzy of the mid- to late 19th century. The maker of the clock used movements by other makers to complete his clocks. So, F. Kroeber designed and made the case in New York, bought a movement wholesale from Waterbury Clock Co. of Connecticut and created this version of the 'Clinton' clock. We believe this is an early Clinton clock as later ones had movements (still made by other companies) stamped with F. Kroeber. 

The Clinton model, and F. Kroeber clocks in general area pretty rare. This one is sadly missing its rosette, but we're hoping a fan of this clock will purchase her and find a creative solution or make a new one for her. Unique to F. Kroeber everyday clocks is the double U bottom of the front door. No competitor's clocks at this time had anything quite so interesting. 


22" High x 15" Wide x 5.25" Deep


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