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Simon Willard Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock with Signed "Willard & Nolen" Lower Tablet

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Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3035M
Date / Time :
October 27, 2017 10:00AM


Simon Willard Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock with Signed "Willard & Nolen" Lower Tablet, Roxbury, Massachusetts, crossbanded and line-inlaid mahogany case with a 7 1/2-in. roman numeral painted iron dial, above the gilt iron rod and wooden ball side arms that flank the pink and gilt reverse-painted star- and hoop-decorated tablet, lower tablet inscribed "S. Willard Patent," and signed "Willard & Nolen" on the reverse, lower box retains the original G.G. Brewster label, uniform cut head encloses the eight-day time-only deadbeat escapement movement with T-bridge and stepped train signed "Brewster & Willard" on the rear interior back plate, regulated by a pendulum and lead weight, ht. 34 3/4 in.

Note: This clock is discussed and illustrated in American Banjo Clocks by Steven P. Petrucelli and Kenneth A. Sposato, p. 43.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

throat frame attached to case with two front-mounted screws, fillister head screw mounting, original glasses, original painted dial, finial, old surface,

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