Timby Walnut "Solar Timepiece" or Globe Clock
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
- Date / Time :
- April 25, 2015 10:00AM
Timby Walnut "Solar Timepiece" or Globe Clock, Saratoga Springs, New York, c. 1865, the scroll-top case with central turned finial and gilt cap, printed Arabic numeral hour dial encircling the 6- in. twelve-gore printed globe marked on the maker's boss Joslin's Six Inch Terrestrial Globe, Containing the Latest Discoveries, Gillman Joslin, Boston 1860, in a brass yoke with North Pole facing front, lower minute dial with Arabic numerals behind a hinged and glazed door, eight-day, time-only movement with balance wheel escapement, ht. 26 1/2 in.
Provenance: Terry and Karen Brotherton.
Note: The annual report of the American Institute, New York City, 1867-68, describes the Timby timepiece as "a miniature world or model of the earth, put in motion, making a revolution once in twenty-four hours, moved by a superior time movement, requiring to be wound once in eight days..." See An Empire in Time, Clocks and Clock Makers of Upstate New York, by G. Russell Oechsle and Helen Boyce, pp. 136-138.
Replacement minute dial and lower door, old surface finish
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