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Simon Willard Patent Timepiece or "Banjo Clock,"

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
459
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 01, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Simon Willard Patent Timepiece or "Banjo Clock," Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1805, the mahogany case with painted iron Roman numeral dial within a brass bezel, reverse-painted glasses, the lower of geometric pattern in beige, white, and gold marked S. Willard's Patent, the waist glass decorated with leaves and ribbons and flanked by brass side ornaments, eight-day timepiece with "T-bridge," fillister-head screws for case attachment, step train and dead-beat escapement all regulated by a brass-faced pendulum bob and iron rod, ht. 33 1/2 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Lower glass is re-painted, waist glass is original, dial is repainted on a period iron sheet, lacking lead weight and filister head screws for case attathment, if bottom board is original, the vacant holes indicate that it once had a pedestal, minor repairs to case work.


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

Simon Willard Patent Timepiece, Massachusetts, Roxbury