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Nickel Plated Equalizing Lever Spring Clock Movement by Atkins, Whiting & Company

Auction:
2431
Lot:
101
Sold for:
$1,304$1,100

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

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.
Estimate $1,000-2,000

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Atkins, Whiting & Company, Nickel Plated Equalizing Lever Spring Clock Movement, Plated Equalizing Lever Spring Clock Movement, Connecticut, Joseph Ives, Kenneth D. Roberts, Clock, Movement, Verge escapement

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