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Reproduction Willard Patent Alarm Timepiece or "Lighthouse" Clock

Auction:
2946M
Lot:
745
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 28, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Reproduction Willard Patent Alarm Timepiece or "Lighthouse" Clock, 20th century, mahogany case with cylindrical midsection, octagonal base with rear hinged door, ormolu mount, and brass ball feet, engraved brass roman numeral dial inscribed Simon Willard, Roxbury, barbed blued-steel hands, eight-day brass movement with passing strike on a bell with turned finial, brass-faced pendulum suspended by a "T-bridge" powered by an associated iron weight, all under a glass dome with ball finial, ht. 29 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Clock will need proper weight to function. A few case scrapes.


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.

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Simon Willard, Banjo clock, Clocks, Decorative arts, Finial, Learning, Ormolu, Simon Willard clocks, Visual arts, Willard Brothers