Nickel Plated Equalizing Lever Spring Clock Movement by Atkins, Whiting & Company
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
- Date / Time :
- November 01, 2008 3:00PM
Nickel Plated Equalizing Lever Spring Clock Movement by Atkins, Whiting & Company, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1850-55, the 30-day lever spring movement, now with the frame and springs nickel plated, brass timepiece with conventional non-rolling verge escapement, later porcelain dial with Arabic numerals, all on an ebonized base and enclosed within a glass dome, ht. 20 in.
Note: For a discussion of these innovative movements usually found in rosewood shelf or wall clocks see, Kenneth D. Roberts, The Contributions of Joseph Ives to Connecticut Clock Technology, 1810-1862, pps. 325-328.