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.
Veneer loss on base. Losses to maker's label
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