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John Bull Blinking-eye Clock

Auction:
2981T
Lot:
1862
Sold for:
$431$350

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Auction:
Discovery - 2981T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
February 09, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

John Bull Blinking-eye Clock, Connecticut, c. 1865, cast iron statue of John Bull marked under base "T. Kennedy, Patent Applied for 1856," and painted red coat, green vest, and black pants, 3-in. printed paper roman numeral dial, thirty-hour time-only movement with mechanical connection to provide the up and down automaton motion to the eyes with the escapement action, ht. 17 1/2 in.
Estimate $250-350

Movement ticks. Dial and eyes have been replaced. Case needs screws to hold halves together.


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

John Bull Blinking, Automaton, Clocks, Escapements

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