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Back to the Future: Skinner Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Auction Features Mechanical Marvels, April 28

Charles Fasoldt’s Patent Inverted Dial Regulator, Albany, for H. Eckert, Troy, New York, c. 1865 (Lot 70, Estimate: $60,000-80,000)

Skinner, Inc. is pleased to present an auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments on Friday, April 28 at 10AM in Marlborough, MA. Robert Cheney, Director of Clocks, comments that the nearly 400 lots in this auction are widely varied, and include great rarities for the specialist connoisseur, fine clocks from America and Europe, intriguing musical novelties, and affordable microscopes and telescopes.… Read More

Skeleton Clock, New England Tall Clocks Lead Skinner’s April Auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments

Louis E. Meyer 'Grand Complication' Skeleton Clock

Louis E. Meyer ‘Grand Complication’ Skeleton Clock, St. Charles, Missouri, 1876 (Lot 138, Estimate $20,000-$40,000)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner, Inc.’s spring auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments will offer a broad range of outstanding and affordable technical collectibles for both the beginning and advanced collector. To be held on Friday, April 29 at 10AM in Skinner’s Marlborough gallery, the sale will present over 350 carefully curated lots, many of them drawn from private collections from across the country.… Read More

Skinner Announces Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Auction

Tiffany & Company 18kt Gold Minute-Repeating Split-Second Chronograph, Switzerland, No. 112218, c. 1900 (Lot 98, Estimate $4,000-$6,000)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 21, 2015Skinner’s Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments auction on October 31, 2015 at 10AM in our Marlborough Gallery holds many recently discovered treasures for horological collectors including first marine chronometer made by William Edward Frodsham and a collection of more than 100 gold watches from the William Bond Shop Family Collection.… Read More

Skinner to Present Mechanical Wonders During Live Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Auction, April 25

Nathaniel Hill 2 1/2-inch Pocket Globe, c. 1754 (Lot 223, Estimate $5,000-$7,000)

Online Auction to Also Spotlight Militaria

BOSTON, MA – April 10, 2015Skinner, Inc. will host a live auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments on April 25th, featuring nearly 300 lots and covering a range of mechanical masterpieces, from fine American and European timekeepers to musical clocks, early navigational instruments, intriguing automata and more.… Read More

My Grandfather’s Clock: The Many Names of This Floor-standing Timekeeper

To a small child, the stately “Grandfather clock” standing majestically in the corner more closely resembles a furniture skyscraper than a timekeeper.  The iconic term “Grandfather clock” brings to mind antiquity, beautiful furniture, and mechanical marvels. But it is not the way scholars refer to these clocks. In fact, the name came from a popular song.

“Grandfather’s Clock/Song and Chorus” by Henry Clay Work came out in 1876

“Grandfather’s Clock/Song and Chorus” was so popular that a sequel was published in 1878

Henry Clay Work’s “Grandfather’s Clock/Song and Chorus” came out in 1876.… Read More

October 31 | Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Gallery Walk

Monumental Tiffany & Company Quarter-chiming Mahogany Floor Clock (Lot 447, Estimate $90,000-$120,000)

Friday, October 31st, 6PM in Marlborough

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Reception: 5-6PM Gallery Walk: 6-6:30PM

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough MA, 01752

Join us for a tour of auction highlights

All are welcome to attend a free event at the Skinner Marlborough Gallery. Robert C. Cheney, Department Director, will present highlights from the November 1, 2014 auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments featuring Historic Arms & Militaria.… Read More

Skinner Presents Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments at Auction on November 1

1980 Ferrari 308GTSI, VIN# 8A0032639 (Lot 1, Estimate $28,000-$32,000)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 11, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. will hold an auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments on November 1, 2014 in Marlborough, MA, featuring European, American, and Japanese clocks. From enameled French mantel clocks to an impressive selection of tall clocks as well as antique and modern watches, the auction offers something for everyone with an interest in horology.… Read More

May 2 | Lecture by Robert C. Cheney in Marlborough

Aaron Willard Jr. Alarm Timepiece, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1815 (Lot 478, Estimate $7,000-$9,000)

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Pitfalls of Collecting Willard’s Patent Timepiece or “Banjo Clock”

Wine reception 5-6:30PM with lecture to follow

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An illustrated lecture by Robert C. Cheney, Director Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments. Held in conjunction with the Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments preview and sale.… Read More

Skinner Presents Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments at Auction on May 3

Large Gold Enameled Watch, case mid-17th century (Lot 428, Estimate $6,000-$8,000)

BOSTON, MA – April 7, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. will hold an auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments on May 3, 2014, featuring early pocket watches, complex musical boxes, American clocks, cast iron banks, and rare scientific instruments. In addition, the auction kicks off with over 300 lots of Historic Arms & Militaria. An additional selection of over 200 lots will be offered online only from April 29 through May 6, 2014.… Read More

Skinner to Hold an Online Auction of Clocks, Instruments, and Militaria

Large group of American Pocket Watches

Marlborough, Mass.February 12, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. will hold a Clocks, Instruments & Militaria – Online auction beginning February 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EST and concluding on March 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EST.  The auction is the first of its type to be offered in a convenient, online-only format and will feature antique pocket watches, nautical instruments, cast iron banks, firefighting memorabilia, antique medical equipment, antique cameras, and militaria.… Read More

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