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Oak and Ash Astronomical Wall Regulator

Auction:
2502
Lot:
605
Sold for:
$6,518$5,500

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

Description:

Oak and Ash Astronomical Wall Regulator, probably English, circa 1890, cornice top with dentils and incised flowers, full length glazed door, 12-in. dia. silvered brass dial with outer minutes, hours and seconds on subsidiary dials, blued steel hands, brass movement mounted on a cast iron bracket with dead-beat escapement, maintaining power, wheels with five crossings, high tooth and pinion count train, wooden pendulum rod and lead "anchor" shaped bob all powered by an iron compound weight with integral pulley, ht. 66 in.

Note: Deaccessioned from the National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia, Pennsylvania, to benefit the Museum Acquisitions Fund.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Evidence of electrical contacts at top of case indicate possible use as a master clock, dial resilvered, black velvet fabric lining the interior of the case.

Keywords

Ash Astronomical Wall Regulator, Oak Astronomical Wall Regulator, steel hands, Columbia, Clock Museum, Museum Acquisitions Fund, Pennsylvania, Bob, Clocks, Horology, Movement, Pendulum, Watch