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Brass and Rosewood Union Mowing Machine Model

Auction:
3080B
Lot:
62
Sold for:
$11,070$9,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3080B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Brass and Rosewood Union Mowing Machine Model, probably made by Thomas H. Dodge, c. 1866, fully functional model with brass wheels, brass and steel mower, and rosewood frame, with engraved silver medal reading: "This Medal Awarded/TO/THOMAS H. DODGE/For/UNION/Mowing Machine," and "New Hampshire State Agricultural Society/12th/Annual Fair/at/Nashua/Sept. 18, 1866," model housed in a mahogany box, model lg. 14 1/2, wd. 12 in.

Note: Thomas H. Dodge was born in Eden, Vermont, in 1823. He was a lawyer and for a brief period of time First Assistant in the U.S. Patent Office. In 1864 Dodge moved to Worcester, Massachusetts and became an owner of the Union Mowing Machine Company.
Estimate $3,000-5,000


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.

Keywords

Union Mowing Machine Company, Thomas H. Dodge, Agricultural machinery, Auburn Hills, Michigan, Automotive industry, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Land transport, Mower, Transport, Eden

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