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Ives "Lever Spring" Timepiece

Auction:
2349
Lot:
434
Sold for:
$1,410$1,200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 18, 2007 11:00AM

Description:

Ives "Lever Spring" Timepiece, Joseph Ives, Bristol, Connecticut, circa 1850-60, in a mahogany case with paper on zinc dial, brass bezel, spires flanking the upper section and lower access door housing a thirty-day lever spring, dual wind, brass timepiece movement with tinned-iron wheel work, lantern pinions, cast iron frame supporting the eight blade leaf spring and winding mechanism all mounted on a pine backboard lined with green paper, (restored; lacking hands), ht. 16 in.

This movement is illustrated in Kenneth D. Roberts, The Contributions of Joseph Ives to Connecticut Clock Technology, 1810-1862, pages 286-287.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Joseph Ives, Connecticut, Clock, Gears, Wheel train

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