This Southern Fashion Calendar mantle clock has three finials on top. It was made by Seth Thomas of Thomaston CT (as stated on inside clock gears) for the Southern Calendar Clock Co, St. Louis MO.
Manufacturer’s note inside door states “set at one o’clock, April 1, 1877.” The key for the door still works and the clock can still run. Written on the calendar face is “Patented July 4, 1876”. The wood is dark with some damage. Size: 32″ tall x 15″ wide at base.
This clock belonged to William M. and Savannah Moody Jernigan after their marriage in 1870. It remained in their house near Charlotte, AR until 1924 when William died and Savannah moved into Batesville. Note on inside of clock door reads “Oct. 30, 19– I give the clock to Vela for her birthday. A second note says, “Two weeks before she died I asked Mother who should have the clock and she said W.J. Jr……Vela.” (OIRM Jernigan, W.J. collection)