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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2804M Marlborough
April 25, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

Juvet & Co. Time Globe Table Clock

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


Juvet & Co. Time Globe Table Clock, Canajoharie, New York, c. 1880, the tabletop stand supporting the 12-in. terrestrial globe with maker's boss marked Time Globe/Manufactured by Juvet & Co./Canajoharie, NY, printed paper Arabic numeral dial on the equatorial ring displaying local time throughout the world, glass dial at the North Pole indicating local time, brass meridian ring calibrated in quadrants 0-90 degrees, thirty-hour duration clockwork mechanism inside the globe wound by the feather end of the arrow through the poles and rotating the globe 15 degrees each hour, the lacquered brass tripod stand with turned ball pillar, three stylized dolphin feet, ht. 31 in.

Provenance: Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: Illustrated in Horological Rarities of Space City '99.

Note: In 1880, the esteemed Scientific American highly recommended Louis P. Juvet's Time Globe to its readers stating that it was "a fit ornament for any library, a valuable adjunct in every business office, and a necessity in every institution of learning."
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Missing compass in base. Age consistent discoloration on printed gores and minor spots of abrasion. Movement needs cleaning and lubrication.

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Louis P. Juvet, Juvet & Co., Canajoharie, Terry Brotherton, Karen Brotherton, Scientific American