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Levi Pitkin Wall Regulator

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Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
Date / Time :
April 25, 2015 10:00AM


Levi Pitkin Wall Regulator, Montpelier, Vermont, c. 1800, dovetailed cherry case with top-mounted bell, recessed pulley, full-length case door with glazed dial opening over the 10 1/2-in. engraved brass dial marked Pitken/Montpelier with Arabic minutes around the perimeter, seconds at the top subsidiary dial and hours below, eight-day time and "passing strike" movement with seconds pendulum and tin-cased weight, ht. 53 1/2 in.

Note: Pitkin was an apprentice to Daniel Burnap of East Windsor, Connecticut, and the present regulator is related to a movement sketch done by Burnap in his Memorandum book, now at the Connecticut Historical Society. For additional information about Pitkin please see Kenneth Joel Zogry, The Best the Country Affords/Vermont Furniture 1765-1850, pp. 140-141.

Provenance: Skinner, Inc. August 2011, Sale 2559M, Lot 20; Terry and Karen Brotherton.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Old surface on case, dial probably was silvered, case door slightly warped, repair to fall off strike lever.

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.


Montpelier, Vermont, Daniel Burnap, Connecticut, East Windsor, Connecticut Historical Society, Kenneth Joel Zogry, Terry Brotherton, Karen Brotherton