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Waltham Quarter-sawn Oak Regulator

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
77
Sold for:
$3,444$2,800

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

Description:

Waltham Quarter-sawn Oak Regulator, Waltham, Massachusetts, c. 1900, arch-top case with carved egg-and-dart molding above the relief-carved bust of Benjamin Franklin, Corinthian capital fluted columns flanking the 12-in. Roman numeral brass dial marked Waltham Clock Co., with mitered quarter-sawn surround and glazed door, all resting on a molded carved base, brass, eight-day, time-only movement with maintaining power and dead-beat escapement, stamped 889, brass-cased cylindrical weight, 27 1/2-in. pendulum with wooden rod and engine-turned brass-faced bob, ht. 73 in.

Provenance: Possibly from the Suffolk Franklin Savings Bank, Boston, Massachusetts.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Case possibly in first surface, 2 1/2 in. loss on object right crown molding, although brass, dial is original and undisturbed, minor paint loss around mounting screws, original weight, pendulum and hands.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Massachusetts, Waltham, Franklin, Waltham Clock Co., Suffolk Franklin Savings Bank