Hotchkiss and Benedict Triple-decker Clock
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
- Date / Time :
- May 03, 2014 10:00AM
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.
Mirror coating wrinkled, object left plinth return a probable old replacement
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