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Hotchkiss & Benedict Eight-day Mahogany Shelf Clock

Auction:
3295M
Lot:
241
Sold for:
$461$375

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

Description:

Hotchkiss & Benedict Eight-day Mahogany Shelf Clock, Auburn, New York, c. 1835, splat top over the painted wooden dial inscribed "Warranted by Hotchkiss & Benedict," roman numerals and stenciled gilt leaves in the spandrels, lower section with tapered flat columns and carved capitals flanking the door with looking glass, printed maker's label inside stating in part "A. Munger's Patent Eight Day Brass Clocks," eight-day weight-powered movement stamped "2192," finger pointing seconds hand, compound hung cast iron weights and eagle pendulum bob, ht. 37 1/2 in.

Note: Clark B. Hotchkiss and Thaddeus Benedict succeeded A. Munger & Co. These brass eight-day clocks were made by contract labor at the Auburn, New York, State Prison.
Estimate $500-700

Veneer loss on base. Losses to maker's label


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