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

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.

Numerous highlights of this auction are from the Wing Collection, started in the 1920s by Henry Wing of Greenfield, Massachusetts and expanded by his son Donald.… 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

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.

“Grand Complication” Skeleton Clock

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Skinner Announces Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Auction

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.

William Edward Frodsham Marine Chronometer

The first marine chronometer made by William Edward Frodsham was discovered during an “attic cleaning” this year and brought in to the Marlborough gallery. … Read More

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

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. Collectors can also indulge their curiosities during an accompanying online-only auction of Clocks, Instruments & Militaria, running from April 21st to April 27th, spotlighting a large, private collection of World War II objects.… 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.

Henry Clay Work’s “Grandfather’s Clock/Song and Chorus” came out in 1876. To the background sounds of a clock ticking, the four-verse song included the lines: “My Grandfather’s Clock was too large for the shelf, so it stood ninety years on the floor…It was bot’ on the morn of day he was born, and was always his treasure and pride…But the clock stopped short, never to go again when the old man died.” This was a simpler time, without television, computers, or mobile phones to occupy people’s time, and the sheet music for this song sold over 800,000 copies!… Read More

October 31 | Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Gallery Walk

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

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. In addition, the auction features antique vehicles and a selection of Historic Arms & Militaria.… Read More

May 2 | Lecture by Robert C. Cheney in Marlborough

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.

Skinner Marlborough 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752

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Contact 508-970-3240 events@skinnerinc.com

 

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

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

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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