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J.W. Benson Astronomical Regulator

Auction:
2684M
Lot:
329
Sold for:
$14,400$12,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2684M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

J.W. Benson Astronomical Regulator, London, No. 9076, c. 1880, walnut round-top case with glazed door and carved fret masking the 12-1/2 in. silvered brass dial engraved J. W. Benson, London, By Special Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, outer Arabic minutes, seconds dial in the upper quadrant and hours below all with blued steel hands, eight-day damascened plate movement with rear plate engraved F. W. Benson, London, 9076, jeweled train through the pallets, dead-beat escapement, maintaining power, brass pulley, nickel-cased mercury temperature-compensated pendulum with regulating scale calibrated 0-180, silvered beat scale, brass-cased weight and original winding key, ht. 75 in.

Note: This lot is accompanied by a 1875 first edition copy of Time and Time Tellers by J. W. Benson.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Left and right sides have 2-3 inch age cracks to upper section of base, case sides screwed in place as originally manufactured, movement with original lacquered plates.


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

London, Appointment, blued steel hands