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Botsford's Improved Patent Lever Marine Timepiece

Auction:
2946M
Lot:
769
Sold for:
$984$800

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

Description:

Botsford's Improved Patent Lever Marine Timepiece, Jerome Manufacturing Company, New Haven, Connecticut, c. 1845-55, with gilt, paint, and mother-of-pearl decorated front, 3 1/4-in. enameled dial with roman numerals, spade hands, printed maker's label on the back with maker's name and operating instructions, thirty-hour spring-powered patent lever escapement timepiece on a painted and decorated pedestal with brass ball feet and glass dome, ht. 11 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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Keywords

Escapements, Kentucky, Lever escapement, Maker's Mark