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Hotchkiss and Benedict Triple-decker Clock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
557
Sold for:
$861$700

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

Description:

Hotchkiss and Benedict Triple-decker Clock, Auburn, New York, c. 1834-36, painted wooden dial inscribed Warranted by Hotchkiss & Benedict, Roman numerals and stenciled gilt flowers in the spandrels, lower section with tapered flat columns and carved capitals flanking the door with looking glass in the lower section and painted tablet above, printed maker's label inside stating: A. Munger's Patent Eight Day Brass Clocks, Made, Warranted and Sold Wholesale and Retail by Hotchkiss & Benedict, Auburn, N.Y., eight-day weight-powered brass movement stamped No. 2348, finger pointing seconds hand, compound hung weights and eagle pendulum bob, ht. 38 in.

Note: Clark B. Hotchkiss and Thaddeus Benedict succeeded A. Munger & Co. These brass eight-day clocks were made by contract labor at the Auburn, New York State Prison until operations ceased in August of 1836.
Estimate $800-1,200

Mirror coating wrinkled, object left plinth return a probable old replacement



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

Auburn, Hotchkiss Triple-decker Clock, A. Munger & Co., Benedict Triple, Clark B. Hotchkiss, New York State Prison, Thaddeus Benedict