New England Clock Company Abel Cottey clock

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2015-06-26 10:42:00

The New England Clock Company Abel Cottey clock is a collectible grandfather clock produced by the New England Clock Company.

It was one of the company’s signature pieces and among the most sought after post-war grandfather clocks around.

 

Description

The Abel Cottey was first produced in 1970 and named after a pioneer of US clock making.

The colonial style clock featured a pine case and brass dial which included Arabic numerals. It was 75 inches high.

It included an eight-day triple-weight driven movement, thought to have been made by German manufacturer Hermle.

It struck at the hour and the half, with Westminster chimes on the quarter hour.

The clocks are famed for keeping good time.

Value

Models of all conditions can be considered collectors’ pieces these days. Mint condition specimens can sell for well more than $800.

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