Here is a super rare Kroeber advertising clock for the Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Company in St. It is not only rare as being an F. 48 (one of the rarest models), but also as an advertising clock for the famous St. Louis, Missouri jewelry company, Mermod & Jaccard.The original gilded and black lettering on the period glass reads Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Co. The firms building at Olive & Fifth burned in 1897 and in 1899 reopened at their huge new building at Broadway & Locust.
This clock would have likely hung in the new store. The clock has a walnut case which is 44 inches tall with a railing and other wood ornaments on the top, and etched Eastlake designs on the top of the door with similar etched designs and finials on the base. The exterior of the case has never been cleaned, and retains its deep and dirty original varnished surface.
The brass bob and hands are period to the clock, the wooden pendulum rod was replaced at some point, but was done extremely well. The dial pan and paper dial are original, as is the wonderful lettered glass and the Kroeber beat-scale inside the case.
The movement is 8 day, time only and running fairly strong. Condition appears about as original as it can be. There is a small label on the verso near the very bottom which notes the clock was supposed to be passed on to someone as part of an estate.
I suggest the UPS Store in Ashland, Kentucky, which has a very good team in place. The item "Super Rare Kroeber Regulator No. 48 Advertising Wall Clock, St. Louis, MO" is in sale since Sunday, July 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Clocks\Wall Clocks".
The seller is "gkwfleming" and is located in Huntington, West Virginia. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.