Ives "Lever Spring" Timepiece
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
- Date / Time :
- February 18, 2007 11:00AM
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.