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H. Tifft Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
11
Sold for:
$800$650

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 25, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

H. Tifft Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, North Attleboro, Massachusetts, c. 1840, mahogany case with turned wood bezel over the painted iron Roman numeral dial marked H. Tifft, wood side ornaments, beveled frames enclosing the reverse-painted glass tablets, the throat a foliate vine, the lower an Odd Fellows glass marked Tisquantum Lodge, No. 46, I.O. of O.F., Instituted Sept. 30, 1844, with several symbols of the order in the pendulum aperture, eight-day, time-only movement powered by a weight, ht. 35 in.

Provenance: Terry and Karen Brotherton.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Slight loss to paint on lower glass.


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Keywords

North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Tisquantum Lodge, Karen Brotherton, Terry Brotherton