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Four Items Relating to the John Matzinger Watch and Clock Shop

Auction:
2502
Lot:
155A
Sold for:
$385$325

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Four Items Relating to the John Matzinger Watch and Clock Shop, 1298-1300 Broadway, New York, late 19th century, including two framed photographs showing the interior of the Matzinger shop identified as being located at 33rd and Broadway in Murray Hill, each depicting three clockmakers, a treadle lathe and an assortment of clocks, a metal sign reading "J. MATZINGER/WATCH and CLOCK/MAKER/REPAIRING," and a brass wood-handled seal marked John Matzinger & Son New York, framed items each approx 12 x 16 (framed size), sign 14 x 14, seal ht. 3 1/2 in.

Note: Ted Crom had a long history with a man named Joe Sasek, who apprenticed in the Matzinger shop as early as 1904. This friendship and its relationship to the Matzinger shop is detailed in Crom #2, pp. 31-34.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

John Matzinger, Son New York, Broadway, metal sign reading, Murray Hill, Ted Crom, Joe Sasek, Clock, Horology, Lathe