I saw an ad for an old clock on a local online for-sale site and it piqued my interest. The photo of the clock is provided by the seller.
My wife and I have been looking for a Arthur Pequegnat hall clock for the last couple of years and I thought I found it for a bargain price. Arthur Pequegnat was a Canadian clock maker and were in business from 1903 to 1941. Pequegnat hall clocks are sought after by Canadian collectors.
It is certainly in the style of a Pequegnat clock made in the early 1900s or so but the more I looked at it the more I felt that it is something else. Below is a photo of a trio of Pequegnat hall clocks.
It was the clock hands that made me think twice. They appear original to the case but they do not appear to be Pequegnat hands and the case does not appear to equal the fine workmanship of a Pequegnat.
The ad said $100 and I offered $90 but I must drive an hour and a half to pick it up. It is a non-working clock said the seller but comes with weights and pendulum.
My guess at this point is a New Haven. In any event a good deal unless the clock has been altered in a negative way.
Check back in a few days and I will reveal the mystery.