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April 28, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Concord Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

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Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3003MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: April 28, 2017 10:00AM


Concord Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, Concord, Massachusetts, c. 1815, mahogany case with gilt rope-molded frames enclosing the reverse-painted glasses, the throat glass flanked by brass side ornaments, cast brass bezel over the convex painted iron arabic numeral dial, eight-day time-only movement with butterfly pallet bridge held in the case by a single screw through the back plate, powered by a lead weight and regulated by a pendulum with a cutout in the lower right corner of the keystone, ht. 39 in.

Literature: The definitive work on Concord timepieces is found in The Magazine Antiques, May 2001, David F. Wood, "Concord Massachusetts Clockmakers, 1811-1831," pp. 762-69.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Has weight, final, pendulum and winding key. Nice old wavy convex dial glass. Glasses old replacements.

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David F. Wood