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Juvet & Company Time Globe Floor Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
58
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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

Description:

Juvet & Company Time Globe Floor Clock, Canajoharie, New York, c. 1880, floor standing example supporting the 12-in. terrestrial globe with maker's boss marked Time Globe/Manufactured by Juvet & Co./Canajoharie, NY, printed paper Arabic numeral dial on the equatorial ring displaying local time throughout the world, glass dial at the North Pole indicating local time, brass meridian ring calibrated in quadrants 0-90 degrees, thirty-hour duration clockwork mechanism inside the globe wound by the feather end of the arrow through the poles and rotating the globe 15 degrees each hour, the lacquered brass tripod base with stylized flower center column, and dragon-form tripod legs terminating in claw-and-ball feet, ht. 46 in.

Provenance: Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: Pictured in Horological Rarities of Space City '99, p. 5.

Note: In 1880, the esteemed Scientific American highly recommended Louis P. Juvet's Time Globe to its readers stating that it was "a fit ornament for any library, a valuable adjunct in every business office, and a necessity in every institution of learning."
Estimate $400-600

damage to globe in the North America region, lacking compass.


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Louis P. Juvet, Juvet & Company, Canajoharie, Karen Brotherton, Terry Brotherton, Scientific American