Simon Willard Jr. Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
- Date / Time :
- April 25, 2015 10:00AM
Simon Willard Jr. Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, c. 1815, painted iron Roman numeral dial signed S. Willard Jr. Boston, mahogany crossbanded inlaid frames enclosing the reverse-painted glasses, the lower tablet reading E Pluribus Unum, the waist glass with gilt, red, blue, and green glass reading Patent, flanked by brass side ornaments, eight-day timepiece movement with step train, fillister head case attachment, and dead-beat escapement, regulated by a pendulum and a lead weight, ht. 33 in.
bottom tablet is a replacements, throat glass original but has horizontal crack, losses to banded inlay, holes in bottom possibly for pediment, signature looks good
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