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C.R. Railroad Mahogany Astronomical Floor Regulator

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Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3364TLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: April 06, 2020 12:00PM

Description:

C.R. Railroad Mahogany Astronomical Floor Regulator, flat-top case with dentil crown molding, freestanding fluted columns flank the hood door with inset brass bezel, glazed full-length lower door flanked by freestanding turned columns, 16-in. silvered astronomical dial engraved "Imported Expressly for The C.R. Road, Savannah, Geo. by G.M. Griffen," three blued-steel hands, eight-day movement with heavy brass plates, maintaining power, and jeweled deadbeat faces, all regulated by a single-cylinder mercury pendulum with regulating knob, beat adjustment bracket mounted to the rear of the movement mounting bracket with dual fine screw adjusting for East/West, and powered by a single brass-cased weight suspended from a large six-spoke pulley, ht. 93 in.

Provenance: Norfolk Southern Railway.

Note: Reportedly there is a similar example in the Georgia Governor's office.
Estimate $8,000-12,000


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Keywords

NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY, G. M. Griffen