Alfred H. Huntington Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock
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- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
- Date / Time :
- November 01, 2014 10:00AM
Alfred H. Huntington Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, St. Albans, Vermont, c. 1825, the mahogany veneered head with brass bezel and Roman numeral painted iron dial signed A.H. Huntington St. Albans, rope-molded gilt frames enclosing the reverse-painted tablets, lower one depicting Poseidon riding his chariot, brass side ornaments and gilt pedestal, brass, eight-day, time-only movement, pendulum and lead weight, ht. 41 in.
Note: According to Spittlers and Bailey, Clockmakers and Watchmakers of America, p. 211, Alfred H. Huntington worked with Curtis and Dunning as an apprentice for four years and by 1825 had moved to St. Albans, Vermont, at work as a journeyman for Hiram Eaton.
throat glass cracked but stabilized, mahogany veneer on head has some losses and cracking.
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