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J.C. Brown "Acorn" Shelf Clock

Auction:
3295M
Lot:
227
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3295M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 11, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

J.C. Brown "Acorn" Shelf Clock, Forestville, Connecticut, c. 1845, "acorn"-form case with painted zinc roman numeral dial signed "Forestville Manfg. Co./Bristol, Ct. U.S.A.," the lower transfer-printed tablet depicting and marked "Merchant's Exchange, Philadelphia," all flanked by laminated side ornaments capped with acorn finials, lyre-shaped brass eight-day time and strike movement with detached fusees in the bottom of the clock, green/blue interior paper backboard, ht. 24 1/2 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

One acorn replaced. Upper glass may be repainted. Blue paper on back interior but no maker's label.


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Keywords

J.C. Brown, United States, Acorn Computers, Bristol, Connecticut, Forestville, Fusee, Mantel clock, Natural sciences, Physical sciences, Tablet computer, Zinc, Philadelphia