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Timby's Solar Timepiece No. 36

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
546
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Timby's Solar Timepiece No. 36, Manufactured by L. E. Whiting, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., c. 1863, the walnut case with centrally mounted terrestrial globe marked Gilman Joslin, Boston, c. 1860, revolving printed hour dial with Arabic numerals and minute markings, the lower printed paper Arabic seconds dial with eight-day jeweled lever escapement movement mounted behind and wound from the rear, original paper label inside lower door stating in part Timby's Solar Time-Piece, Manufactured by L.E. Whiting, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.,...Warranted accurate and of perfect workmanship throughout., original label stating Timby's Patent Timepiece, Patented 1863, No. 36, ht. 27 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Movement needs cleaning and/or lubrication, complete but presently not working, otherwise pristine, old surface on case, all paper including globe in excellent age consistent condition.


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

Saratoga, Saratoga Springs