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SKINNER Science, Technology & Clocks Sale 2527M Marlborough

November 20, 2010


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auction 2527M Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 10 a.m. 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, Massachusetts preview Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Auction & Specialist Information

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Provenance & Event Information

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Lots 1-687

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Company Directors & Specialty Departments

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Provenance Descendants of Suren H. Hekimian C. Keith Wilbur Estate Higgins Armory Museum Ted Crom Estate Wesley R. Peterson Collection Private Collections

SKINNER invites you to attend a

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Friday, November 19, 2010 at 7pm 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA

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The C. Keith Wilbur Collection - Lots 1-159 1. Three Marine Flintlock Pistols, Tower, Britain, late 18th century, each with 8 1/2-inch barrel marked with a crown at the breech, steel and brass furniture including lockplates marked “TOWER” and with the crown symbol surmounting “GR,” walnut stocks with raised carving around the tang, metal ramrods. $1,500-2,500

3. British Heavy Dragoon Pistol, Tower, London, c. 1750, 12-inch round barrel, brass and steel furniture, lockplate marked with maker’s name “TOWER” and crown symbol over “GR,” engraved brass sideplate with initials “JM,” brass trigger guard and turned ramrod pipe, walnut stock with raised carving surrounding the tang. $400-600

2. Pair of Revolutionary War Pistols, Ketland & Co., London, second half 18th century, 10-inch round barrels marked with “LONDON” and other marks near the tang, steel and brass furniture including lockplates with engraved marks “KETLAND/& Co.,” engraved brass trigger guards and turned ramrod pipes, engraved oval escutcheons, walnut stock with raised carving surrounding the engraved tangs, wooden ramrods. $1,000-1,500

4. Pair of Flintlock Pistols, 18th/19th century, 6 1/4-inch flaring octagonal barrels, steel furniture including pommel, shaped trigger guards, and turned ramrod pipes, walnut checkered grip, inlaid with steel filigree around the tangs. $200-400

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5. Flintlock Heavy Dragoon Pistol, Scotland, c. 1781, with 12-inch steel barrel marked “1781” and “F V” on the breech, steel and brass furniture including a spurred brass pommel and turned ramrod pipes. $400-600 6. Revolutionary War Era Pistol, France, late 18th century, 9-inch round steel barrel, steel and brass furniture including brass barrelretaining mount engraved “G/F+L,” walnut stock. $150-250 7. Flintlock Pistol, Tower, London, late 18th century, 9 1/4-inch steel barrel marked on the breech, steel and brass furniture including lockplate, trigger guard, pommel, and ramrod pipes, walnut stock. $100-200

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8. Parcel-gilt Flintlock Pistol, Brion, Paris, 18th century, 9 3/4-inch steel barrel with embossed and gilt maker’s name, engraved and gilt designs on the breech, steel furniture including lockplate engraved with maker’s name and figural design, mounted and gilt trigger guard, and spurred pommel with gilt profile bust, walnut stock with carving surrounding the tang. $200-400 9. Heavy Dragoon Pistol, France, mid-18th century, 12 1/2-inch round barrel, steel and brass furniture including replaced percussion lockplate marked “DEVILLERS,” decorative brass trigger guard, turned ramrod pipes, and spurred pommel, walnut stock with raised carving around the tang, (losses and cracks to stock at grip and near barrel). $200-400


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10. Heavy Dragoon Flintlock Pistol, Britain, 18th century, 12-inch round barrel, brass and steel furniture including lockplate engraved “H. MEUNIER,” brass trigger guard, faceted ramrod pipes, and spurred pommel, walnut stock with raised carving around the lockplate and tang, brass-capped wooden ramrod. $300-500 11. Flintlock Pocket Pistol, R. & R. Sutherland, London, early 19th century, 2 1/2-inch tapering barrel, lock marked with maker’s name, flat-sided bag shape walnut grip. $200-400 12. Flintlock Brass Barrel Pistol, Cassaignard a Nantes, France, c. 1750, 5 1/4-inch cannon barrel with engraved designs near the lock, brass lock engraved with maker’s name, engraved steel trigger guard, walnut stock and grip, brass butt plate in the form of an eagle’s head. $200-400 13. Small Flintlock Pistol, England, early 18th century, with 3 1/2-inch cannon barrel, steel engraved lockplate, brass trigger guard, walnut stock and grip with carved swelled end. $100-150 14. Flintlock Pistol Tinder Lighter, late 18th century, engraved foliate designs and partially checkered bag-shape grip, lg. 5 in. $200-300

15. Revolutionary War Discharge Document Signed by George Washington, dated 1783, for Capt. John Perry, serving in the 8th Massachusetts Regiment for “eight years and one month,” signed by George Washington on 16th of June, 1783 together with six pieces of colonial and continental currency from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, all framed, document, ht. 12 1/2, wd. 7 in. (sight). $6,000-8,000 16. First Model “Brown Bess” Flintlock Rifle and Bayonet with Scabbard, Galton, England, first half 18th century, 46-inch round barrel marked “24” on the breech, steel and brass furniture including lockplate marked “GALTON” and with the crown symbol above “GR,” turned brass ramrod pipes, escutcheon engraved “9/21,” butt plate, carved walnut stock with raised carving around the tang, steel ramrod, sold together with a steel bayonet with 16 1/2-inch triangleshaped blade and period leather scabbard with hide strap. Note: According to a modern string tag attached to this rifle, it was carried by a Private Parker of Buckland, Massachusetts, during the American Revolution. $4,000-6,000 17. Percussion Fowler, London, c. 1750, 47-inch two-stage barrel with round front continuing to an octagonal breech with maker’s marks and “LONDON PROOF,” steel and brass furniture including rococoengraved lock, hammer marked “GG,” beech stock, wooden ramrod. $100-200

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18. Semi-military Flintlock Fowler Rifle, Steele & Warren, Albany, New York, late 18th century, 47 1/2-inch two-stage barrel with rounded front and octagonal breech divided by ring turning, mostly steel furniture including lockplate engraved with a flowering branch and marked “STEELE&/WARREN/ALBANY,” turned brass ramrod pipes, carved walnut stock, steel ramrod. Provenance: This rifle was purchased before 1963 from George Ellis of Northampton, Massachusetts. George Ellis was a Spanish American War veteran and this fowler, according to family lore, was carried by his great grandfather, a Northampton soldier during the Revolutionary War. $1,000-1,500 19. American Officer’s Fowler, Benjamin Strong, c. 1760-80, 45 1/4inch two-stage barrel with rounded front section and octagonal breech engraved with foliate motifs and inlaid with brass, brass and steel furniture including brass sideplate engraved with maker’s name “Benjamin Strong,” engraved brass trigger guard, turned brass ramrod pipes, walnut stock with raised shell carving around the tang, wooden ramrod. $1,000-1,500

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20. Flintlock Musket, Charleville, France, mid-18th century, 44 1/2-inch round barrel, steel furniture including lockplate indistinctly inscribed “Charleville,” carved walnut stock, steel ramrod. $600-800 21. French-style Flintlock Musket, America, mid-18th century, 42-inch two-stage barrel with rounded front and octagonal breech, steel furniture, walnut stock, steel ramrod. Note: A tag attached to the trigger guard implies that this gun was used in the Revolution. $400-600 22. Flintlock Musket, France, early 19th century, 42 3/4-inch round barrel, breech with octagonal end, steel furniture including lock marked “S/37,” brass pan, swivel sling loops, walnut stock with circular brand on butt, steel ramrod. $1,000-1,500


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23. Flintlock Musket, France, late 18th century, 41-inch round barrel, steel furniture including lockplate marked indistinctly in French, pan with faceted exterior, walnut stock with carving and a name possibly “Jonathan Boyce,” steel ramrod. $800-1,000 24. Revolutionary War Flintlock Rifle with Bayonet, 18th century, with 42-inch barrel, iron and brass furniture including brass finger guard, lockplate with unidentified mark, brass butt plate, the barrel marked with “V” near tang, walnut stock, socket bayonet with 15 1/2-inch triangular blade, (separation between barrel and stock, barrel with some rust). Note: A 20th century tag attached to the trigger guard reads “Committee of Safety Massachusetts.” $500-700

25. Officer’s Fusil with Bayonet, England, c. 1750, 42-inch round barrel with ring-turned breech, steel and brass furniture including engraved brass trigger guard with acorn finial, engraved brass butt plate, escutcheon marked “M.V/8,” engraved decorative sideplate, engraved steel tang, and turned ramrod pipes, carved walnut stock, bayonet marked “HADLEY,” steel ramrod, sling swivels. $2,000-3,000 26. Flintlock Musket, Charleville Armory, France, third quarter 18th century, 42-inch round barrel, steel furniture including lockplate with unidentified mark, carved stock, iron ramrod, steel sling swivels. Note: Many Charleville muskets were imported from France for use by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War, including some 25,000 in 1777. $1,000-1,500

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27. Flintlock Musket, France, late 18th century, 41 1/2-inch round barrel, steel furniture including lockplate marked with an American eagle, walnut stock with worn mark reading “UNITED STATES,” steel ramrod. $2,000-3,000

28. Flintlock Musket, Ketland & Co., London, early 19th century, 39 1/2-inch two-stage barrel with round front separated from the octagonal breech by ring-turning, brass and steel furniture including engraved lock marked “KETLAND/&Co,” turned and trumpet-form ramrod pipes, further maker’s marks on the breech, walnut stock, iron ramrod. $800-1,200

29. Flintlock Musket Reconversion, early 19th century, 38-inch round barrel marked on the breech, steel and brass furniture including engraved and marked lockplate, engraved brass trigger guard, engraved brass butt plate, unmarked escutcheon, turned brass ramrod pipes, carved walnut stock, steel ramrod. $200-400

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30. Flintlock Musket, P.P. Irving, Worcester County, Massachusetts, 31 1/2-inch octagonal barrel, steel and brass furniture including engraved lock marked “P.P./IRVING/WARRANTED,” brass trigger guard with engraved extensions continuing toward the butt and the barrel, brass patch box with spring closure and engraved shaped surround, nine small engraved brass escutcheons along barrel stock and near trigger guard, figured walnut stock, wooden ramrod. $500-700 31. New England Flintlock Rifle, S. Allen, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, c. 1800, 29-inch octagonal barrel, steel, silver, and brass furniture including lockplate marked “S. Allen,” brass trigger guard, hinged engraved brass patchbox with pushbutton spring latch, engraved brass and silver escutcheons, turned brass ramrod pipes, cherry stock with carving and filigree inlay around the tang, wooden ramrod. $200-300 32. Flintlock Rifle, Worcester County, Massachusetts, 19th century, 29-inch octagonal barrel, steel and brass furniture including unmarked lock, brass fore-end cap, brass hinged patchbox with pierced and scrolled surround, faceted ramrod pipes, cherry stock, wooden ramrod. $200-300


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33. Contract Flintlock Musket, New Haven, Connecticut, early 19th century, 27-inch round barrel, steel furniture including lockplate with engraved eagle mark and “NEW HAVEN.,” carved walnut stock, steel ramrod, (barrel cut down). $250-350 34. French and Indian War Model 1746 Military Musket, 18th century, 46 1/2-inch barrel, steel furniture, walnut stock, socket bayonet with 16-inch triangular blade, (lacks butt plate and ramrod). $200-300 35. Rampart Rifle, England, 18th century, with steel furniture including a lock marked “TOWER,” most of the barrel was filled in with wood after it burst when fired, barrel lg. 72 in. Note: Accompanying this rifle is a note written in 1962 recounting the acquisition of this gun, and the explanation for the flawed firing that led to its condition. $200-400 36. Fifteen Small Modern Cast-Iron and Brass Cannons, showing different styles and periods. $150-200

37. Three Marked Bayonets, America, all with triangular blades, one with single flute on flat surface and marked US on the base of the blade, lg. 17 1/4, one with a large flute and marked US NS, lg. 19, and the last, marked US on the base of the blade and a note of provenance attached citing use by Pvt. Steven Munson (1759-1824), enlisted 17 September 1776 and saw battles at Millstone Brook and Bound Brook, New Jersey, Mad Fort and Brandywine, Germantown and Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, between 1777-1778, lg. 20 in. $400-600 38. Confederate Tredegar Bayonet, c. 1850-70, with triangular blade slightly concave on the flat surface, marked 8395. on the socket, band with flat-head screw to secure mounting, lg. 20 in. $800-1,200 39. Eight Iron Bayonets, of varying style, pattern, and condition, lg. 21 3/4-13 1/2 in. $500-700 40. Seven Leather Bayonet Scabbards, 18th and 19th century, three with brass tips, four all leather in various states of condition, lg. approximately 12-19 in. $200-300

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41. Three Bayonets, with triangular blades, slotted sockets, one marked US on the elbow, one with single flute, one with an early string tag citing use in Rhode Island during the revolution, lg. 18-20 in. $250-450 42. Four Iron and Steel Bayonets, of varying design and period, three with triangular blades, one flat, lg. 20-27 in. $150-250 43. Oil Painting of the Original Remington Rifle Building, signed J. Baker, 1883, wd. 14, ht. 11 1/2 in. Note: According to papers accompanying the lot, this painting depicts the original forge where L. Eliphat Remington made his first Remington rifle. The forge was located on the Old Gulf Road between Ilion and Herkimer, New York. $200-300 44. Six Powder Horns and Measures of Various Pattern, and a tin example, some with wooden stops, lg. approximately 3-8 in. $200-400 45. Powder Horn with Scrimmed and Carved Decoration, depicting and eagle with outstretched wings and shield, a soldier, sailing ships, and a cannon in raised relief, with wooden stopper and rawhide cord, lg. approximately 14 in. $100-150

46. Five Powder Horns, all with wooden caps and one with scrimmed decoration, lg. approximately 5-23 in. $200-400 47. Two Navy Model 1851 Revolvers, Italy, 20th century, octagonal barrels, barrel lg. 4, 5 in., sold together with a group of accessories including balls, a powder measure, and a tooled leather holster. $400-600 48. Lot of Shot-related Items, America or England, 18th/19th century, including a leather bullet pouch, a rifleman’s bullet pouch remnant, two bullet-casting molds, three scissor-form molds, with a small group of cast round bullets. $200-400 49. Group of Revolutionary War Era Items, America or England, 18th century, including six scissor-form bullet molds; and two wrought iron “stars” used to hinder the advance of cavalry by doing damage to the horses’ hooves. $200-300 50. Brass and Wrought Iron Hinged Bullet Molds, the cast brass example with casting holes for eleven balls, lg. 6 3/4, the wrought iron, with one shot mold, lg. 6 1/2 in. $200-300 51. American Horseman Saber, late 18th century, with leather-covered wooden grip and brass hilt, lg. of blade 34 in. $200-400

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52. Revolutionary War Officer’s Saber, mid-18th century, with wooden handle bound with brass wire, brass hilt with serpentine knuckle, and guard with two beveled heart cut-outs, lg. of blade 33 in. $500-800 53. Dragoon Saber, late 18th century, with ribbed bone handle, brass hilt and guard, blade lg. 32 1/2 in. $800-1,200 54. Revolutionary War Officer’s Sword, mid-18th century, English hanger with wire bound wooden grip, brass hilt, regimental mark OE on hanger, lg. of blade 31 in. $1,000-1,500 55. Officer’s Saber, early 19th century, with rope carved bone handle, brass hilt and eagle head pommel, lg. of blade 29 1/2 in. $800-1,200 56. English Short Saber, mid-18th century, with brass hilt, stylized lion’s head pommel, brass rope handle, blade lg. 25 in. $200-400 57. U.S. Militia Saber, c. 1810, with brass eagle head pommel, bone crosshatch grip, brass hilt and brass-bound leather scabbard, lg. 28 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

58. American Horseman Saber, last half of the 18th century, with brass pierced guard and wooden handle, lg. of blade 26 3/4 in. $200-400 59. Militia Officer’s Sword, early 19th century, with reeded bone handle, brass hilt, guard and pillow pommel, lg. of blade 23 1/2 in. $300-500 60. European Small Sword, mid-18th century, with wood and leather grip, brass guard and hilt, lg. of blade 27 in. $400-600 61. American Horseman Saber, late 18th century, with wire bound wooden handle, brass hilt and knuckle guard, lg. of blade 26 1/2 in. $200-300 62. European Hunting Sword, mid-18th century, dark horn grip, brass guard and hilt with raised cast decoration, (quillon broken), lg. of blade 23 in. $200-400 63. European Small Sword, mid-18th century, with wooden handle, brass guard and hilt and triangular blade, blade lg. 27 3/4 in. $400-600

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64. European Hunting Sword, mid-18th century, with staghorn handle, brass hilt and quillion, lg. of blade 22 in. $400-600 65. European Broad Sword, c. 1700, wire bound handle, brass rope guard, and straight double beveled blade, blade lg. 32 1/2 in. $200-300 66. British Officer’s Sword, Sohlingen, early 19th century, with cross hatched ivory handle, brass hilt, and decorative scrolls, British crown and GR engraved on blade, blade lg. 32 in. $400-600 67. European Hanger, 18th century, with double edged blade, cast brass semi-basket guard and tassel pommel, iron wire on grip, partial leather scabbard, lg. of blade lg. 31 in. $1,000-1,500 68. Infantry Officer’s Sword and Scabbard, 18th century, with wooden handle, brass hilt and guard, brass-bound leather scabbard, lg. of blade 26 1/2 in. $300-500 69. Eighteen Edged Weapons, 19th century, including a sheathed hunting knife with antler handle reportedly from the Nathan Lee Mansion, Lee, Maine, four dirks, three with wood and one with bone handle, lg. of blades 6-9, an ivory-handled ceremonial sword and remains of a leather scabbard with brass mounts marked London, lg. of blade 15, a bone handled knife with scrim decorated handle, lg. 5 1/2 in., seven folding knives with wood and bone handles, and others. $500-800

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70. Continental Small Sword, mid-18th century, with brass egg-shaped pommel and guard, wooden handle (lacking wire wrap), and double edge blade, blade lg. 27 1/2 in. $100-150 71. Continental Small Sword, late 18th century, brass hilt and guard with raised decoration, wooden handle and double edged blade, lg. of blade 29 1/2 in. $200-400 72. Midshipman’s Dirk and Sheath, early 19th century, reeded wooden handle with brass ends and guard, 9-inch blade and leather sheath with brass trim, overall lg. 14 in. $200-300 73. English Horseman’s Saber, mid-18th century, with forged and file decorated hilt, original ray skin grip with metal wrapping, leather liner, double edged blade with touchmarks, lg. 43 1/2 in. $500-700 74. Five 18th and 19th Century Military Swords, including a mid-18th century French Hanger Sword with single outboard brass shell guard, brass knuckle bow, staghorn handle and 24 1/4-inch blade, a Hanger with brass pommel guard, replaced handle and 26 1/2-inch blade, a mid-18th century European Short Sword with brass guard, staghorn grip and 27 3/4-inch blade (deep pitting, parts missing, handle replaced), a late 19th to early 20th century European Small Sword, with cast brass hilt and handle, brass wire grip, 31-inch doubleedged ceremonial blade (quillon broken), and a late 19th century German hunting sword with nickeled guard, 23 1/4-inch blade, together with a horseman’s sword leather scabbard (missing carrying strap), lg. 35, and an 18th century pitted, unmarked double-edged blade (lacking handle), lg. 26 in. $400-600


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75. English Hunting Sword, mid-18th century, horn handle with spiral grooves, flat iron cross guard, slightly curved blade with two fullers, (lacking scabbard), lg. 23 1/2 in. $100-200

76. Halberd, America, 18th century, the 8-inch top spike with nine holes above a concave blade and down-pointing spike continuing to a turned socket with 15 1/2-inch straps mounted to a birch pole, (pole broken), overall lg. 56 1/2 in. $600-800

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77. Spontoon, likely America, 18th century, 6 3/4-inch tapered head with flaring socket mounted on a black-painted wooden pole mounted at the base with a tapered spike, overall lg. 78 in. $300-500

81. Five Tomahawks, iron heads, wood handles, two smaller appear to have been excavated, two with square poll backs, three with round poll backs, lg. with handles 15-20 in. $200-400

78. Five Tomahawks, four with iron heads and wood handles, one all wood and either fraternal or a toy, two with spiked ends, one head is excavated and mounted, one in excellent condition has a round poll and leather grip, lg. with handles 13-17 in. $200-400

82. Four Iron Tomahawk Heads and a Halberd, of varying design and period, some excavated in Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont, approximate wd. 4 1/2-7 in. $300-500

79. Seven Tomahawks, three pipe tomahawks, two of which are cast brass, one with a copper pipe handle, and one with an iron pipe handle; three are spiked end tomahawks; one is twisted wood with spiked-end stone with rawhide binding, lg. 13-17 in. $200-400

83. Four Tomahawk Heads, including a bronze and steel pipe head, and two steel heads of varying patterns, approximate wd. 7-8 in. $200-400

80. Four Tomahawks, iron heads, wood handles, three with maker’s touchmarks, two with square poll backs, lg. with handles 15-20 in. $200-400

84. Five Hatchets and Camp Axes, all having square polled iron heads and wood handles, the largest signed “Tisdale.” $150-250

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85. Thirteen Iron Ax Heads of Varying Design and Age, 18th-20th century, including excavated examples and some with markings, approximately 5-10 in. $200-400 86. Group of Wrought Iron Entrenchment Tools, 18th and 19th century, including a shovel with hardwood “T” handle, lg. 31, two picks, lg. 24 and 28 in., a curved blade scythe and a hoe reportedly found at Saratoga Battlefield, New York (lacking a handle). $400-600 87. Six Wrought Iron Tools, 18th-20th century, including a small hatchet marked C Frost, a small pick axe marked J G Rau, an adze, a pick, a hoe and a splitting tool, lg. of handled tools 11-14 in. $150-250 88. British Wooden Billy Club Marked G.R. III, late 18th century, the black painted club is marked in gold paint G.R. III and 10 and stamped Cheshire, lg. 13 1/2 in. $200-400

89. Two Polychrome Painted Military Drums, America, early 19th century, the first with black-painted rims, red-painted drum shell with and gilt stencil designs of eagles and stars, the second a snare drum with red-painted rims, black-painted drum shell with freehand painted eagle, six-string hide snare underneath, the bottom drumhead with indistinct pen inscriptions, ht. 14 3/4, 14 1/4, dia. 14 3/4, 16 in. $1,000-1,500 90. Fragment of a Massachusetts Militia Canvas Knapsack, Massachusetts, c. 1820, the red canvas marked within an oval garland, Mass. Militia., framed, ht. 17 3/4, wd. 15 in. $400-600 91. Commodore Barclay’s Wardroom Sign, early 19th century, green painted canvas with line decoration and black trim reading Brit (h) Ship Queen Charlote. Commodore Barclay Lake Erie, lg. 11 3/4, ht. 7 in. Note: According to notations by Keith Wilbur, this sign was removed by a U.S. sailor before the HMS Queen Charlotte sank. It is likely that she was the 16-gun sloop captured by the U.S. on October 13, 1813 following the Battle of Lake Erie. $600-800

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92. Leather Cartridge Box, America, 18th century, the box with single embossed flap inscribed, July 4, 1776 Continental S. W. Lee and retaining the original linen strap, wd. approximately 12 in. $150-250

93. Sailor’s Ditty Bag, America, 18th century, heavy hand sewn linen bag with braided hemp strap, lg. of bag approximately 20 in. $150-250

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94. Seven Cartridge Boxes, early to mid-19th century, with tin and wooden holders, some with embossed flaps, one a post Civil War National Guard, one a small domed case with undivided wooden interior. $200-250

95. Leather Saddlebags, Holsters, Stirrups, and a Shoulder Bag, 18th and 19th century, the shoulder bag with indistinct inscription of flap and marked inside Arthur Waller, New York, 1887. $400-600 93

96. Militia Officer’s Waist Belt and Officer’s Pommel Pistol Holders, late 18th/early 19th century, the red moroccan leather belt with brass breast plate attached, two original sword hangers and shoulder strap (complete), the pommel pistol holders with silvered termination, cartridge holders and straps (lacking flaps). $250-450

97. Six Leather and Wood Cartridge Boxes, late 18th to early 19th century, all with blocks for cartridges, extra tubes and remnants of straps. $700-900

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101. Two Pairs of Wrought Iron Ice Creepers and Another Single Example, probably America, late 18th century, designed with four spurs to be strapped onto boots for grip on icy surfaces, lg. 3 3/4-4 1/4 in. $150-250 102. Belt and Bayonet Scabbard and a Collection of Early Shoe Buckles, England and America, 18th and 19th century, the hemp belt with brass buckle and tooled leather belt and scabbard reportedly worn at the Battle of Saratoga with original pick and brush for cleaning touch hole of a musket, accompanied by approximately ten pairs of shoe buckles in pewter, iron, brass, and copper, of various pattern and style. $800-1,200


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104. Boy’s Reproduction Massachusetts VI Regiment Uniform and Accessories, probably for the 1975-76 Bicentennial, hand stitched, Navy Blue wool, silk-lined military jacket with white wool lapels and coat flaps, blue cotton shirt, white vest and breeches of fine wale corduroy and blue stockings, black felt tricon hat together with a wooden canteen with rawhide strap and black leather cartridge box. $200-300


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107. Three Brass English Gorgets, of various pattern and size, framed in a mahogany frame shadow box, lg. 14, ht. 11 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

106. Five Brass Gorgets, probably France, four with applied decoration and one engraved, in a mahogany shadow box frame, wd. 16 1/4, ht. 12 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000

108. Pair of Brass English Gorgets Marked GR, with engraved crown, framed in a mahogany shadow box, wd. 10, ht. 7 in. $1,000-1,500

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109. American Infantry Bell Crown Shako, c. 1820-30, leather with original braid, leather rosettes, silvered scales, eagle rosettes, silvered eagle, visor with original green paint under the visor, ht. 7 3/4 in. $200-300 110. American Artillery Shako, c. 1830-40, leather with brass trim, visor with green paint on the underside, applied brass sunburst with crossed cannons, ht. 8 in. $200-400 111. Seven Military Helmets, early to mid 20th century, including two American WWI helmets, three German WWII helmets (one with battle damage), one Civilian Defence Iron helmet and a Liberty Ship helmet. $150-250 112. Iron Helmet, England, possibly 16th century, with pivoting visor having a steel face guard, and flaring neck guard, ht. 15 in. $150-250

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113. Framed Collection of Military and Civilian 18th Century Buttons, including twenty-five brass buttons of Revolutionary War Artillerists, Massachusetts and Maryland regiments, mounted on green fabric and in a walnut frame. $300-500

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114. Collection of Approximately 100 Buttons, 18th and 19th century, in brass, pewter and silver, excavated British buttons from the 17th, 22nd, 34th, 57th, and 71st Regiments, War of 1812 New York officer’s button marked Excelsior, a cuff link reportedly worn by David Roberts of the Boston Tea Party, random coin as make-do and others, varying condition, and four dug musket balls from Ft. Ticonderoga. $200-250 115. Four Canteens of Various Design and Materials, including examples in leather and pewter and two turned rundlets, both oval in shape, one with iron bands and pewter screw top, ht. 6 1/2-10 1/2 in. $200-250

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116. Three Cheesebox Militia Canteens, early 19th century, the first, a dark green, 7-inch dia. example with painted cartouche with three illegible regimental letters, the next, a similar 7-inch dia. example in old green paint and the last, a 6-inch dia. tin example with wooden stopper and the remains of blue paint. $200-250 117. Five Wooden Canteens of Various Design, including a coopered canteen with hole cut in the top, turned rundlets or swigglers, one with red and black paint, one in natural wood with AS 1776 carved on top, and one with painted black bands, ht. 5-8 1/2 in. $150-250


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119. Three Painted Wooden Cheesebox Militia Canteens, early 19th century, including a bottle green, 7-inch dia. example with RA in ochre paint, a dark red, 7 1/4-inch dia. canteen with wooden stopper and remains of leather strapping, and last, a light red, 7-inch dia. example with ochre painted star and linen strap. $250-300

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120. Two Wooden Coopered Canteens, both with wooden bands, the larger marked SPC on the bottom, the other in red paint with the remains of a leather strap, dia. 7 8 1/2 in. $100-150

122. Four Wooden Rundlets, c. 1800, two coopered examples, the first in a natural finish, dia. 6, ht. 10, the other in a resin finish, ht. 7 1/2-9 3/4, and two turned examples in old surface, ht. 7 1/2-8 1/2 in. $400-600

121. Four Wooden Coopered Canteens, two with iron and two with wooden bands, dia. 6 1/2-10 in. $150-200

123. Large Company Canteen, cooper-made with wooden bands and side stopper hole, dia. 12 1/2 in. $150-250

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124. Five Wrought Iron Camp Stoves and a Footed Pot with Handles, 18th and early 19th century, of various design, all with hinged cooking grates, wooden handles (one lacking handle), and decorative feet, average dimensions, 8 x 8 in., iron cooking pot accompanies the lot. $300-500 125. Group of Eating Utensils, a Trivet, and a Knife, including a hand forged trivet with spike end, folding bone and brass spoon and fork with tooled leather holder, a cup, two tined forks and a curved blade knife with wooden handle. $400-600 126. Group of Early Lighting-related Items, 18th/19th century, including a turquoise blue-painted tin chamberstick, two hanging betty lamps, a twisted iron hook, and a small pair of brass tongs. $200-400 127. Cast Brass 18th Century Wig Stand, base dia. 3 3/4, ht. 6 1/2 in. $200-400 128. Iron Coehorn Mortar, 18th century, with 9-inch barrel, 2 1/4-inch bore, trunnion, oak bed with elevation adjustment, as shown, ht. 13 in. $500-800

129. Iron Cannon, c. 1800, 29-inch muzzle loaded barrel with English Crown cast mark and 1, 2-inch bore, on a bench-made pine carriage, overall lg. of cannon 34 in. $300-500 130. Cast Iron Cannon, c. 1800, 36-inch muzzle loading barrel with cast English crown and 2, 2 3/4-inch bore, on a bench-made wooden carriage, overall lg. 48 in. $300-500

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131. Cast Iron “Bar Shot,� early 19th century, a projectile used to foul ships rigging, consisting of a bar and two half balls at each end, lg. 11 in. $150-250

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132. Five Iron Cannonballs, of various size and weight, in a bench-made wooden holder. $200-400


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133. Four Excavated Iron Cannonballs, 18th and early 19th centuries, the first, a British cannonball reportedly from the Battle of Valcour Island, 1776 and found by Dr. Keith Wilbur at Valcour Bay in 1966, the next marked Battle of Saratoga 1777, one with stand marked Pidgeon Island West Indies and one unmarked. $200-400 134. Cherry Grease Bucket for Cannon Maintenance, probably 18th century, the hand-hewn wooden grease container reportedly used for the lubrication of cannon axles in the field, ht. 10 1/2 in. $200-400 135. Swivel Cannon Pattern, Tent Pole Remnant, and Peg, 19th century, the cannon pattern made in two parts, both with decorative turnings, lg. 16 1/2 in., the tent pole remnant marked with an old label, Ft. Independence Vermont, the peg of unknown origin. Note: For a related cannon pattern, see Bonham’s and Butterfields, The William H. Guthman Collection of Arms and Militaria, October 12, 2006, lot 376. $200-400

136. Six Items of Antiquarian Interest, including a brass-cased pocket sundial, brass quill pen holder, horn carrying case, small oval splint container and steel calipers. $400-600 137. Mary Mason’s Maple Busk, dated 1776, the slightly convex busk with serpentine end depicting three sailing ships and a heart ornamented with triangular punch work decoration, signed on the reverse Mary Mason July, 1776, lg. 13 in. $500-700 138. French and Indian War Document from William Pepperrell to Colonel John Storer, Kittery, Maine, 1756 ordering that every man be “well provided with arms and ammunition.” $200-400 139. Two Massachusetts Pre-Revolutionary War Documents, including Commission of Thomas Gage of Captain of the First Company of Foot Infantry for Rowley (Revere), dated 1761 and signed by Francis Bernard, Governor of Massachusetts, the other, a Proclamation from Governor Thomas Hutchinson, dated 1770. $200-400

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140. View of the Town of Concord, “A. Doolittle, sculpt.,” depicting a Revolutionary War scene of “Companies of Regulars drawn up in order” in the center of Concord, Massachusetts, ht. 17 3/4, wd. 22 in. $200-400

141. Etched View of the Landing of British Troops at New York, and two views of Boston and an engraved portrait of William Johnson, Major General of British forces in North America. $100-150 142. Military Print of Prince Louis Joseph de Bourbon, titled Louis Joseph de Bourbon Prince de Conde, ne a Paris le aout 1736, ht. 11 3/4, wd. 9 in. (sight). $150-250 143. Two Revolutionary War Receipts from the Connecticut Treasury Office, dated 1780 and 1781. $100-150

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144. Three Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Revolutionary War Documents, including an order for muster pay, Hadley, 1781, requisition for beef, Hadley, 1780, and requisition for supplies, Hadley, 1780; together with a copy of the Massachusetts Gazette, July 16, 1782. $200-300 145. Framed Pay Warrant to Henry Gardner Signed by John Hancock, Governor of Massachusetts, dated, May 28, 1782, partially printed document with endorsements on the reverse, (creased), ht. 7 1/2, sight wd. 6 in. $1,000-1,500

146. Three Revolutionary War Invoices and a Receipt, including two Pay-Table Office invoices from the Continental Army dated December 1783 and an invoice for Captain Edes company for flour dated, July 1776, and the last, a receipt dated 1784, Hatfield, Massachusetts, for payment of the Continental tax. Note: The Continental tax impoverished many western Massachusetts farmers, eventually leading to Daniel Shays’ Rebellion. $600-800 147. Two Framed 18th Century Boston Newspapers, the New England Weekly Journal dated April 8, 1728, and The Independent Chronicle dated January 17, 1782. $100-200

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148. Two Framed Groups of Continental Currency, 1776-78, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Massachusetts. $100-150

150. Framed Bill of Exchange Signed by Robert Morris, Philadelphia, October 23, 1784, partially printed document. $200-400

149. Six Framed Collections of Colonial and Continental Currency, 1775-82, issued from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Maryland; together with two Connecticut colonial pennies (auctori connec). $500-700

151. Two Framed Maps of Revolutionary War Interest, including the Battle of Bunker Hill published in 1796, the other, a “Representation of the Engagement between Admiral Graves and Count de Grasse,� late 18th century. $200-300

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152. Six Maps of Theatres of War During the American Revolution, 19th Century, including Boston, Quebec, New Jersey, Charlestown, the Carolinas and Georgia, and Yorktown. $150-250 153. A Plan of the Attack of Ft. Sullivan, Near Charles Town, South Carolina, engraved by Wm. Faden, London, c. 1776, the plan for the attack “by a Squadron of His Majesty’s Ships, on the 28th of June 1776 with the disposition of the King’s Land forces and the Encampments and Entrenchments of the Rebels from drawings made on the Spot,” framed ht. 15, wd. 17 1/2 in. (sight). $400-600 154. Invoice for a Set of Patterns for Militia Uniform Items, sent from Philadelphia to Jonathan Jackson, Boston in September, 29, 1798, ht. 11 1/2, wd. 8 in. (sight). $100-150 155. Two Framed Royal Naval Commissions, the first, George II dated 1752, the last, George III dated 1803. $200-300 156. Two Framed Militia Commissions, 19th century, one signed by Caleb Strong as Governor of Massachusetts in 1812, the other signed by Elbridge Gerry in 1811. Note: Elbridge Gerry was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. $300-500 154

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157. Two Framed Military Documents, including a Revolutionary War Pension Document, Pennsylvania, 1835, and a militia commission, Massachusetts, 1806. $100-200 158. Eleven Framed Engravings and Etchings of Revolutionary War Interest, 18th-20th century. $200-400

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159. Double-barrel Percussion Pocket Pistol and a Brass Flare Pistol, 19th century, the pocket pistol with 4 1/4-inch barrel, engraving near lock, and bag-shape grip, wooden ramrod; flare gun with checkered wooden grip, overall lg. 8 in. $250-450


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163. Steel Breast Plate, with gadrooned edges and central cross, ht. 13 1/2 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 164. Steel Spiked Shield, likely Continental, 19th century, with repoussÊ scenes of battle and central reserve of foliate designs and profile portrait busts, the spike issuing from a lion’s mouth, ht. 23, wd. 17 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $400-600 165. Steel 16th/17th Century-style Breast Plate, German-type, with chased designs and tapul coming to a projecting point near the lower edge, ht. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 166. Steel Armor Breast Plate, with pierced holes for lacing and tabs for other attachments, ht. 16 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

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172. Steel Late 15th Century-style German-type Jousting Helm, constructed of three riveted steel pieces, high face guard, and holes for leather straps, ht. 16 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. Note: This helm bears a close resemblance to (and is likely a copy of) a period example illustrated in A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor, by George Cameron Stone, Portland, Maine, 1934, pp. 34-35, fig. 46. $200-300 173. Steel Early 16th Century-style English-type Armet Helmet, the skull piece of ridged form and with plume holder at the base, hinged full-face visor, ht. 11 1/2 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

167. Steel Armor Breast Plate, with tabs for attachments, the edges of the plate lined with leather, ht. 16 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 168. Steel Armor Breast Plate and Similar Back Plate, the breastplate with a soldier in the central medallion surrounded by objects of war, brass rivets along the bottom edge, and vestiges of leather straps at the shoulders affixed by decorative rivets, the back plate with similar riveting, ht. 14 1/4 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 169. Steel Back Plate, with brass link chains and leather straps at the shoulders which terminate in steel catches to attach a breast plate, ht. 19 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 170. Assorted Group of Steel Armor Elements, including a German jousting gauntlet, a breastplate element, a facemask, a pair of solid leg plates, and a pair of repoussé riveted leg plates. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 171. Assorted group of Arms and Armor, including a wood handled steel axe, and a pair of leather saddlebags. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $100-150

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174. Parcel-gilt Steel 16th/17th Century-style English- or Germantype Armet Helmet, likely Continental, 19th century, with ridged skull piece, pivoted visor, “lobster-tail” neck guard, plume holder, and allover chased and gilt designs, (some splits and minor holes), ht. 11 in. Note: With tag affixed to underside reading “The John Woodman Higgins Armory Inc., Worcester, Mass. NO. 1149” $200-300 175. Steel 17th Century-style Armet, with ridged skull piece, single comb, and brass plume holder, the pivoting protruding visor with pierced slits and holes fits over the laterally hinged chin pieces when the central enclosure is engaged, (holes to lower rear edge), ht. 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 176. Steel Medieval-style Salade Helmet, pierced pivoting visor, “lobster-tail” neck protector, ht. 9 1/2 in. Note: With tag affixed to underside reading “The John Woodman Higgins Armory Inc., Worcester, Mass. NO. 1003” $200-300 177. Steel Early 16th Century-style German-type Armet Helmet, with ridged skull piece, “lobster-tail” neck protector, and pivoting visor in the form of a dog, ht. 12 1/2 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 178. Steel Medieval-style Helmet, with single comb, and pivoting visor pierced with holes, ht. 11 1/2 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300


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181. Steel Medieval-style Helmet, rounded skull piece, pivoting visor with shaped upper edge and pierced grill, the rear neck guard with decorative terminal, ht. 16 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

180. Steel Medieval-style German-type Salade Helmet, the pivoting visor with horizontal slit for vision, ht. 9, lg. 17 1/2 in.

182. Steel Medieval-style German-type Salade Helmet, with ridged comb, eye slit, and long tail, ht. 9 1/2, lg. 16 1/2 in.

Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

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183. Steel Medieval-style French-type Basinet Helmet, with pivoting and hinged pieces at the temples to attach a visor, and with pierced holes around the face and lower edge, ht. 10 1/2 in.

188. Repoussé Steel Late 16th Century-style Italian-type Cabasset, with pointed brim, brass embellishments, and decorated with a battle scene, ht. 10 in.

Note: With tag affixed to underside reading “The John Woodman Higgins Armory Inc., Worcester, Mass. NO. 363.” $200-300

Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

184. Repoussé Steel Late 16th Century-style Italian-type Cabasset, with pointed brim and copper embellishments, decorated with a battle scene, ht. 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 185. Repoussé Steel Mid-16th Century-style French-type Burgonet, with high single comb, hinged earflaps, and allover repoussé decoration showing classical themes, ht. 12 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 186. Steel Late 16th Century-style French-style Burgonet, with single comb incorporating a cast dragon figure with carved ebonized wings, and allover decoration of mythical motifs, (loss to one ear flap), ht. 19 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 187. Repoussé Copper Full-head Helmet, the face in the form of a lion with pierced holes for the eyes, and repoussé “mane,” (cracks and minor splits), ht. 9 1/2 in. $700-900

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189. Steel Medieval-style French-type Burgonet Helmet, with brim, single comb, and hinged earflaps (one missing), ht. 11 1/2 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 190. Steel Late 16th Century-style Mask Visor, Continental, the human face with handlebar mustache, (cracks), ht. 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 191. Black-painted Plaster Cast of a Medieval-style Basinet Helmet, (chips), ht. 12 in. Note: With tag affixed to underside reading “The John Woodman Higgins Armory Inc., Worcester, Mass. NO. 1514.” $200-300 192. Medieval-style Helmet, likely Continental, with ribbed dome and narrow brim, ht. 7 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300


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196. Steel Engraved French-style Half Armor and Morian-Cabasset Helmet, likely Continental, 19th century, the helmet with high single comb; the armor consisting of breast plate, back plate, shoulder and elbow cops, gauntlets, and tassets; with overall floral and foliate decorative motifs and occasional medallions showing soldiers; mannequin and stand not included; ht. of helmet 12, lg. of armor from neck to bottom of tasset 27 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $500-700 197. Inlaid Crossbow and Leather-covered Sheet Metal-mounted Quiver, the crossbow with steel arm support, ivory action and projectile channel, and steel bow strung with cord, decorative inlays of ebony, ivory, steel and brass; the quiver with a hard body and lined with sheet metal, bow lg. 39 1/2, bow wd. 29, quiver ht. 14 1/2 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $400-600

Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $300-500

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201. The Civil War Campaign Chest of 2nd Lt. John Davis Edgell (1836-1917), Gardner, Massachusetts, including his dark blue wool 53rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment nine button officer’s frock coat with lining and velvet-lined collar, sky blue wool nine-button vest, officer’s kepi or cap, black and gold campaign hat cord, commissioned officer’s crimson sash, commissioned officer’s burgundy-colored sash, two sword belts including one for full dress uniform, pair of black oilcloth sherryvallies or leggings, leather percussion cap pouch, tin shaving mug, U.S. officer’s nonregulation “soft knapsack” initialed JDL, two carte-de-visite of 2nd Lt. Edgell in uniform, one inscribed on the reverse New Orleans, LA May 1863, two tin-types and an ambrotype carried to war of John D. Edgell’s wife, Sarah A. Greenwood, Holy Bible stamped in gold J.D. Edgell, Edgell’s wedding certificate, GAR Awards of Appointment as Aid-de-Camp, all in Lt. Edgell’s campaign trunk stenciled in red, Lt. J.D. Edgell/Co. G 53 Reg’t/Mass V.M., additional details available on request, trunk ht. 11, wd. 14, lg. 24 in. also see interior back cover Provenance: 2nd Lieutenant John Davis Edgell (1836-1917). Note: John Davis Edgell was born in Gardner, Massachusetts, September 11, 1836, and died there March 11, 1925. In 1917, it was noted that he worked for the Gardner Savings Bank for fifty years and at that time served as its President. Educated at Brown University, he was commissioned as 2nd Lt. on September 15, 1862, and evidently detached to serve with the occupation forces in New Orleans. $30,000-40,000


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202. Collection of Military Ephemera and Grand Army of the Republic Items, America, late 19th/early 20th century, including Grand Army of the Republic pins, ribbon badges, medals, belt and buckle, cap devices, National Encampment medals, eight Civil War infantry buttons, four vest buttons and officer’s eagle belt buckle, complete listing available on request.

205. Brass and Steel Civil War Era Sword, Providence Tool Company, c. 1862, steel scabbard, blade inscribed “PROV TOOL CO” and “US R.P.B 1862,” with leather and wire wrapped handle and brass guard and pommel, (minor rust, dent to scabbard), lg. 42 1/2 in. $300-500

Provenance: 2nd Lieutenant John Davis Edgell (1836-1917). $300-500

206. Brass and Steel Civil War Era Sword, Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts, steel scabbard, steel blade stamped with the makers name and partial year “186-,” brass guard and pommel, leather and wire wrapped handle, (minor rust to scabbard), lg. 42 3/4 in. $600-800

203. American Civil War Field Officer’s Sword, Ames Sword Company, c. 1860, marked Ames Sword Co., Chicopee, MA, engraved blade standard brass hilt and wooden handle, lg. 32 in. $200-300 204. Two American Military Swords, 1820-60, including a model 1860 Light Artillery saber with scabbard, leather and wire grip, brass hilt and 32-inch blade, (dark gray patina, mark illegible but probably Ames), and a militia officer’s sword with brass eagle hilt, crosshatched bone grip, leather scabbard and 28 3/4-inch blade, (blade in bright excellent condition). $800-1,200

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207. J.R. Pettis & Co. Presentation Sword, Troy, New York, late 19th century, the brass scabbard with decorative pommel and patriotic motifs inscribed “Be Thou Faithful Unto Death/Give Thee a Crown of Life,” the decorated blade inscribed by the maker, the hilt and handle similarly decorated and with a helmet-form terminal, (wear overall and minor rust to blade), lg. 38 1/2 in. $300-500


208. Short Sword, leather scabbard, steel blade marked “SH” within an animal, the brass heart-form guard inscribed “N/26” and “M DEVON 3d B.,” with brass handle and ball pommel, (scabbard worn, blade with some rust), lg. 30 in. $200-250 209. Civil War Era Presentation Sword, America, c. 1863, the engraved brass scabbard inscribed and dated “Presented to/Capt J.E. Fiske/ Mass. 2d Hvy Arty/By the Members of his Co., as a/token of their esteem/Dec 1863,” and marked by Ames Manufacturing Co., steel engraved blade marked indistinctly, the pierced brass guard reads “US,” with eagle head set with red stones for eyes, the cast handle wrapped with brass wire, (scabbard with dent, minor rust), lg. 39 in. $800-1,200 210. Brass and Steel Sword, engraved brass and leather velvet-covered scabbard, double-edge blade inscribed “SAHAGOM,” with wood and wire-wrapped handle between curving pierced and engraved brass quillons and guard, and similar pommel, (wear, minor pitting to blade), lg. 43 1/2 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

211. Two Daggers, the first, with blade indistinctly marked “STEIBER NY,” hunt-decorated and scrolling hilt, bone handle, (handle slightly loose), lg. 22; the second with double-edge blade and guard with Roman profile bust motifs, wire-wrapped handle and bulbous pommel, (tip of blade damaged, loss to guard), lg. 19 3/4 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 212. French Hanger Sword, 1780-83, touchmark “MR,” brass hilt with entwined USA on guard, lg. 25 1/2 in. Literature: George C. Neumann’s Battle Weapons of the American Revolution, 1998, Scarlock Publishing Inc., p. 314, 32.ss, suggests that this was the short sword obtained for the American Revolutionary Army Corp of Light Infantry by Lafayette. $600-800 213. Seven Military Swords, mid-19th to 20th century, including U.S. Naval officer’s sword and scabbard with gold gilt hilt, a U.S. Army late 19th century officer’s sword with scabbard, two Civil War musician’s swords, c. 1864 by Ames Mfg. Co., a Sons of Union Vets fraternal sword with scabbard by R.M.F. Reed, Philadelphia, and two fraternal swords with scabbards, lg. of blades 28-34 in. $600-800

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221. Steel Two-handed Sword, tapered blade, faceted quillons and pas d’ane, leather-covered grip and reeded pommel, lg. 52 1/2 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 222. Wood-handled Iron Halberd, the wooden shaft riveted through straps to the shaped foliate-decorated blade piece, lg. 101 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

216. Two Iron Swords, one a primitive example with round pommel, the other a Italian-type cinquedea, with wide tapering blade and carved and riveted wood handle, lg. 35, 24 in.

223. Long Steel Two-handed Sword, straight double-edged blade with rounded tip, upswept quillons and loop guards decorated with forged curlicues, leather covered grip, lg. 76 in.

Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

217. Steel Two-handed Sword, with tapering blade inscribed “SEBASTIAN,” slightly upswept quillons and loop guards, reeded wood grip, and ball pommel, lg. 57 in.

224. Wood-handled Steel European-style 16th Century-style Flanged Mace, likely Continental, 19th century, with turned finial, six pierced flanges, and fabric-covered grip, lg. 27 1/2 in.

Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $300-500

218. Steel Two-handed Sword, slightly tapering double-edged blade with chased eagle and crown design near tang, upswept quillons and single loop guard, wire-wrapped grip, and shaped pommel, lg. 40 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

225. Long Steel Two-handed Sword, with straight serrated doubleedged blade, upswept quillons, shaped loop guards, and wirewrapped leather-covered grip, lg. 75 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

219. Steel and Brass Morning Star Flail, the handle is joined to the spiked weight by a six-link chain, with chased designs throughout, (missing four spikes), handle lg. 31, overall lg. 49 in.

226. Steel Double-edged Sword, curved quillons terminating in fleur-delis, wooden grip, lg. 31 in.

Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

220. Steel Two-handed Sword, with undulating double-edged blade, faceted quillons, leather and wire-wrapped grip, and faceted pommel, lg. 47 in.

227. Three Similar Wooden Spears, with iron barbs continuing to parallel iron sidepieces fixed to the shaft by rivets, lg. 122, 122, 86 in.

Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

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228. Three Wooden Jousting Spears, of 17th century German type, with metal tips, one lance flying a velvet flag with fleur-de-lis, lg. to 150 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $300-500 229. Copper Helmet, possibly Etruscan, 3rd/4th century B.C., (cracks, holes, losses), ht. 7 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 230. Early Bronze Breast Plate, riveted and welded together in small pieces, with verdigris patina, and with two additional related pieces of worked bronze, ht. 19 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 231. Two Steel Daggers, the first, double-edged, with curved quillons and filigree-wrapped grip, the second with pierced blade and carved wood handle and leather scabbard, lg. 16, 17 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

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232. Seven Assorted Weapons, including a small spiked shield, two unmounted blades, a carved wooden weapon with fleur-de-lis decoration, a lance blade, a wood-handled spiked pole axe, and pike with broken shaft, lg. 7-37, shield dia. 9 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 233. Pair of Flintlock Pistols, Turkey, 18th/19th century, 12 1/4-inch two-stage barrels with round fronts and octagonal breeches, marked “T.R,” steel and brass furniture including brass fore-end caps, spurred pommels, and turned ramrod pipes, the brass with intricate engraved and chased designs, the wood stocks carved, filigree-inlaid and mounted with silver and coral. $1,000-1,500 234. Flintlock Pistol, Tower, London, 19th century, 8 1/4-inch barrel, steel and brass furniture including lockplate marked “TOWER” with crown symbol, brass pommel, ramrod joined to muzzle by pivoting attachment. $1,500-1,800 235. “Over & Under” Flintlock Pistol, Spencer, London, early 19th century, 2-inch over & under double barrel, engraved with maker’s name “Spencer” on one side of the lock, “London” on the other, both surrounded by neoclassical swags, additional marks to underside of barrel, bag-shape wooden grip with shield-form escutcheon. $300-500


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236. Three Pistols, 19th century, the first a flintlock with brass barrel, marked “E/Joseph/&Co.,” and flat bag-shape grip; the second a flintlock with octagonal barrel, engraved designs, and flat filigree-inlaid bag-shape grip; the third with percussion lock and double barrel, and rounded bag-shape grip. $300-500 237. Pair of Flintlock Pistols, Bird & Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, walnut stocks with silvered brass mounts and engraved iron locks and barrels, lock inscribed “BIRD & CO/PHILADELPHIA,” top of barrel with indistinct maker’s mark, (damaged, losses), lg. 14 1/2, barrel lg. 9 in. $300-500 238. Colt Single Action .44 Caliber Army Revolver, barrel marked COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. Co./HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A., bearing serial number 105430 on the frame, cylinder, trigger guard, and butt, barrel lg. 4 3/4 in. Note: Accompanied by a letter of authentication from Colt’s Manufacturing Company, Inc. $2,000-2,500 239. Patent Central Fire Revolver, of Webley-Bentley type, England, last half 19th century, 6 1/4-inch octagonal barrel, revolving cylinder with five chambers, engraved designs on the trigger guard, barrel, butt and elsewhere, checkered grip, the barrel inscribed “PATENT CENTRAL FIRE REVOLVER,” pivoting loading lever. $300-500 240. Derringer Percussion Pistol, Philadelphia, 19th century, crosshatched grips, engraved lock, mounts, and nameplate, inscribed “DERINGER/PHILA,” barrel with octagonal muzzle opening, (hammer inoperable, missing elements), lg. 8, barrel lg. 4 1/2 in. $300-500

241. Flintlock Musket, America, 19th century, 32-inch barrel, steel furniture including lockplate marked with an eagle over “US,” walnut stock, steel ramrod. $400-600 242. Flintlock Musket, Williams & Jenks, 19th century, 41 1/2-inch round barrel marked on the breech “WILLIAMS & JENKS,” with attached triangular bayonet, steel and brass furniture including brass trigger guard with acorn finial, walnut stock, steel ramrod. $300-500 243. Percussion Conversion Musket, Tower, England, 19th century 39-inch barrel, the steel lock marked “TOWER,” with crown mark and date 1862, converted from flintlock to percussion. $100-200 244. New England Rifle, c. 1840, 43-inch octagonal barrel, brass and steel furniture including steel lockplate marked “T/KETLAND & Co.” with engraved decoration at the tail, faceted brass trigger guard, brass patchbox with engraved designs and button latch, faceted turned brass ramrod pipes, checkered grip, cherry stock with silver inlaid filigree designs around the tang, wooden ramrod. $400-600 245. Boxed Percussion Musket, T. Perkins, London 19th century, 32 1/2-inch two-stage barrel, the front round, the octagonal breech marked “LONDON,” steel furniture including engraved lockplate marked “T. PERKINS,” walnut stock, wooden ramrod, in a redwashed hinged case with brass tag reading “S.T. Stanley/Lowell, Ms.,” sold together with a ribbed brass powder flask and a small undecorated powder horn. $300-500

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246. 12-Bore Side by Side Shotgun by J. Blanch & Son, London, No. 4960, signed on the lock plate, J. Blanch & Son and on the concave rib, J. Blanch & Son, 29 Gracechurch Street, London, fully engraved lock plates, trigger guards and trim, double trigger, side lock ejector, checkered walnut stock and etched barrel decoration, leather carrying case, lg. of barrel 30 in. $600-800 247. Two Percussion Fowling Rifles, 19th century, with walnut stocks, engraved iron and brass mounts and locks, brass butt plates, indistinct marks, barrel lg. 42, 44 1/2 in. $150-200 248. Conversion “1816” Percussion Musket, Richmond, Virginia, early 19th century, 41 3/4-inch round barrel, steel furniture including the converted lock marked “RICHMOND/1816” at the tail and “VIRGINIA/ Manufactory” at the center, walnut stock, (missing ramrod). $800-1,200

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249. Percussion Lock Target Rifle, late 19th century, 34 1/2-inch octagonal barrel engraved “L. Smith Clyde O” on the breech, steel and brass furniture including engraved lockplate, scrolling trigger guard, engraved patchbox and escutcheons, double set trigger, figured wood stock. $400-600 250. Target Percussion Rifle, William R. Schaefer, Boston, 29 3/4inch octagonal barrel with round muzzle, brass and steel furniture including lockplate marked “WM R. SCHAEFER/BOSTON,” hammer cast in the form of a dolphin, scrolling trigger guard, decorative patchbox, and steel butt plate with acorn upper finial and scrolled tail, wooden ramrod with scorched rings. $600-800 251. Springfield Percussion Rifle, Springfield, Massachusetts, c. 1863, 32-inch round barrel with octagonal breech, lockplate marked “U.S. SPRINGFIELD,” with date 1863, eagle mark, walnut stock. $150-250


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252. Springfield 1863 Rifle, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1863 31 1/4-inch barrel (23 inches replaced with wood), lock marked “U.S. Springfield,” with the date and eagle mark. $200-400 253. Springfield “Allin Conversion” Trapdoor Rifle, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1864-66, 36-inch round barrel with attached triangular bayonet, lock marked “U.S. SPRINGFIELD,” eagle mark and dated 1864, the trapdoor breechlock marked 1866, walnut stock. $600-800 254. Springfield 1873 Trapdoor Rifle, Springfield, Massachusetts, late 19th century, 36-inch barrel with trapdoor marked “US/ MODEL/1873” in the breech, steel furniture including lockplate marked “U.S. SPRINGFIELD,” thumbscrew-adjusted sight, walnut stock, steel ramrod. $400-600 255. Springfield 1884 Trapdoor Rifle, Springfield, Massachusetts, late 19th century, 36-inch round barrel with trapdoor on the breech marked “U.S./MODEL/1884,” steel furniture marked “U.S. SPRINGFIELD,” eagle mark, thumbscrew-adjusted rear sight, patchbox with swivel door in butt plate, walnut stock, ramrod spike bayonet. $500-700

256. Remington Rolling Block by E. Remington & Sons, c. 1880, with walnut stock, 34 1/2-inch barrel, sight and later carrying case. $300-500 257. Four Military Items, America, 19th century, including two embossed powder flasks, one brass showing a cannon with American flags, the other ribbed copper; an eagle-decorated brass belt buckle; and a leather ammunition pouch (seam separation). $200-300 258. Two Powder Flasks, America, 19th century, one brass-fitted of embossed leather with motif of hanging game, (seam mostly separated), ht. 8; the other brass-fitted of embossed copper showing a hunting dog, (dent), ht. 8 1/4 in. $100-200 259. Three Military Helmets, Europe, first half 20th century, including a German World War I-era leather Pickelhaub with patriotic eagle crest, a French World War I-era helmet, and another. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 260. Large Iron Decorated Lock, Continental, 17th/18th century, with repoussé and chased designs, no key, lg. 22 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

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261. Three Decorated Iron Locks, Continental, probably 17th/18th century, with repoussĂŠ and chased designs, no keys, lg. 12-17 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300 262. Five Varied Iron Locks, likely Continental, 18th century, two with keys, lg. to 13 1/2 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $300-500 263. Iron Door Lock and Key, Continental, probably 18th century, the key turns in the lock, hinged door over keyhole, lg. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $150-250 264. Lot of Miscellaneous Metal Work, mostly Continental, 18th and 19th centuries, including brass locks, iron locks, and other iron hardware. $200-300 265. Early Iron Anvil, side decorated with geometric designs, (losses), ht. 12 1/4 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

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Sundials - Lots 266-284 266. Silver Pocket Sundial by Butterfield, Paris, c. 1700, the octagonal plate signed at the base of the adjustable bird-shaped hinged gnomon, Butterfield Paris, engraved with four chapter rings for latitudes 43, 46, 49, and 52, glazed compass with fleur-de-lis at North and other cardinal points in block lettering, the reverse engraved with the latitudes of twenty-four principle cities, in a stippled leather, felt-lined case, lg. 3, wd. 2 3/4 in. $2,500-3,500 267. Four Ivory Miniature Diptych Sundials, 18th and 19th century, including three rectangular examples, one opening to a brass dial, gnomon and compass, lg. 1 7/8, the next, on a wood core with Arabic and Roman numerals and calendar on the lid, lg. 1 3/4, the next with engraved compass on the lid, central compass and latitudes of principal cities on the inside lid, 2 1/4, the last, in triangular form, on wooden base, ivory lid with Roman numeral dial and inscribed I.W.L. 1761, lg. 1 3/4 in. $600-900 268. Two Wooden Diptych Sundials, probably Germany, mid-19th century, the first in fruitwood, with printed listing of latitudes of principal cities on the exterior lid, printed dials inside the lid in Roman numerals, horizontal dial with central compass with Arabic numerals, string gnomon, lg. 2 1/2, the second with dial incised on horizontal and vertical surface, central compass and brass medallion on lid, lg. 2 3/8 in. $400-600


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269. Six Chinese Wooden Folding Sundials of Various Design and a Japanese Compass, including a 4-inch dia. example in a rosewood case with compass and adjustable hour plate, an octagonal plate with four adjustable dials around a central compass, 6 1/2 in., two wooden folding hour dial types with compass, a diptych type with string gnomon and central compass, a base metal sundial with enameled hour ring and compass and a replica Japanese compass in a fabric-covered box. $250-450

270. Five Folding Sundials in Brass and Wood, early 20th century, including two wooden diptych dials with compass and printed card instructions, one marked Gogerty, 72 Fleet Street London, another wooden folding case with unmarked silvered dial and bird gnomon, and two folding brass examples, one an Ansonia “Sun Watch.� $200-300

271. Six Pocket Sundials, including a Chinese dial in a silver repoussĂŠ case, dia. 2, a brass pillar dial, ht. 3 1/4, 1-inch dia. dial with folding gnomon, printed compass card and set into a bone holder with threaded brass lid, ht. 1/2, a floating card compass and dial in a lidded fruitwood holder, dia. 2 1/2 in., and two in ivorene cases. $300-500

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272. Eleven 20th Century Miniature Sundials of Various Design, including examples in fruitwood, ivorene, Bakelite, brass and base metal cases. $150-250 273. Six Brass-cased Miniature Pocket Sundials of Various Period and Origin, including three brass dial equinoctial examples with folding gnomons (one lacking lid) and three with floating cards and gnomons, dia. approximately 1 1/2 to 2 in. $400-600 274. Brass Horizontal Sundial, probably late 18th century, the 5 1/2-inch plate engraved with Roman numeral dial, Latin inscriptions, decorative spandrels, four leveling feet and compass with directionals in Latin, gnomon with plumb bob and declination calibrations for various months. $300-500 275. 3 1/4-inch Brass Equinoctial Dial and a Small Ring Dial, the equinoctial dial with meridian latitude scale, equinoctial ring with Roman numerals and index marks on inner edge, bridge bar with peep sight and calibration 0-20 in two directions, ring holder, together with a band ring dial with calibrated inner edges and suspension ring, dia. 1 1/4 in. $600-800


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280. Four Miniature Sundials, including a globe on pedestal which opens to reveal the Roman numeral dial inscribed Nova Reperta, a silvered horizontal dial on marble column, a brass garden-type sundial with octagonal dial and base inscribed I’ll Only Count the Sunny Hours, and diptych dial in the form of a sunburst on a pedestal, with printed paper on exterior and interior surfaces, folding gnomon and compass, ht. 4 1/4 to 8 in. $500-700

277. Brass Equinoctial Pocket Sundial, early 20th century, silvered hinged hour ring with Roman numerals, calibrated latitude arc, folding gnomon, printed compass card with cardinal points in block lettering, needle ring calibrated 0-90 in four segments, all in a velvet-lined stippled leather carrying case, dia. of instrument 2 1/2 in. $300-500 278. Brass Equinoctial Pocket Sundial by Andreas Volger, Augsburg, Germany, mid-18th century, the engraved octagonal base with silvered dial compass and directionals in Latin, folding hour ring with Roman numerals and needle gnomon, latitude arc calibrated 20-80 degrees, reverse signed, And Vogl and engraved with latitudes of several cities including Augsburg and Leipzig, wd. 2 in. Note: Accompanying the lot is a letter of June 4, 1973, from Clare Vincent of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discussing the dial. $500-800 279. Wooden Polyhedral Sundial by D. Beringer, oak block with five engraved paper plates, the Northern face marked D. Beringer, the top, Northern and Southern face with Roman chapter and garlands, the Eastern face with plumb bob, Roman numerals and two figures, the west with Roman chapter and figures, all faces with brass gnomons, adjustable angled turned hardwood mount, the base with garland decorated paper and inset 1 1/4-inch dia. compass, ht. 7 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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281. Brass Round Pocket Sundial, mid-19th century, engraved hour ring with Roman numerals, hinged gnomon, printed paper card with compass rose, cardinal points in block letters, needle ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants and blued steel hand, dia. 2 1/2 in. $200-400 282. Brass Equinoctial Pocket Sundial by Andreas Volger, Augsburg, Germany, mid-18th century, the engraved octagonal base with silvered dial compass and directionals in Latin, folding hour ring with Roman numerals and needle gnomon, latitude arc calibrated 20-80 degrees, reverse signed, And Vogl and engraved with latitudes of several cities including Augsburg and Paris and Lisborn, wd. 2 in. $400-600 283. Equinoctial Sundial by Elliott Brothers, London, with silvered hinged hour ring engraved with two rows of Roman numerals on the horizontal surface and along the inner edge, latitude arc, silvered compass with cardinal points in block letters and inscribed with maker’s name, dual spirit levels and adjustable feet all in a felt-lined rosewood case with silvered plaque on the lid inscribed, For Good Conduct and Progress in Seamanship, H.M.S. Britannia, box, wd. 4, dp. 3 1/2 in. $600-900

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284. Philips’ Adjustable Sundial by George Philip & Son, London, late 19th century, a wooden base supports the turned pedestal, compass and adjustable sundial with printed paper scales for latitude adjustment, hour ring with Roman numerals and marked Philips’ Sun-Dial, For Use In All Parts of the World, London--George Philip & Son. 32 Fleet Street, E.C. Liverpool: 45-51 S. Castle Street---Made in Germany, the card box with plates on all surfaces including Table for correcting Solar to Civil Time and promotion of Philips’ Revolving Planisphere, mounted on box, ht. 9 in. $200-300

Navigation - Lots 285-299 285. Two-day Marine Chronometer by Ulysse Nardin, Locle, Switzerland, No. 3668, 3 3/4-inch silvered dial signed Ulysse Nardin, Locle Suisse and 3668, Roman numerals, UP-DOWN indicator, threequarter gilt plate fusee movement marked 3668 with maintaining power, spring detent escapement, helical hairspring, bi-metallic balance with brass weights and timing screws, tipsey key, brass gimbal, bowl and two-tier brass-bound mahogany box with maker’s name and serial number, glazed opening and carrying handles, box 7 1/2 in. square. $1,500-2,500


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286. Two-day Marine Chronometer by Thomas Mercer, St. Albans, England, No. 17222, the inner two-tier mahogany box with glazed lid and serial number 17222 on front plaque, brass gimbals and bowl supporting the 4 1/2-inch dia. silvered dial with maker’s inscription, Thomas Mercer Ltd. St. Albans, England, 17222, Roman numerals, UP-DOWN indicator, seconds dial and blued steel spade hands, split spotted brass plate, chain drive fusee movement with spring detent escapement, split steel balance with brass weights and helical hairspring, tipsy key and outer padded mahogany carrying box. $800-1,200

287. Two-day Marine Chronometer by William Bond & Son, Boston, No. 541, with 4-inch dia. silvered brass dial inscribed William Bond & Son, Boston, No. 541, Roman numerals, UP-DOWN indicator and seconds dial below, gilt spade hour and minute hands, blued-steel indicator and seconds, screw fit glazed bezel engraved on the dial reflector, Wm. Bond & Sons Break Circuit and USA, brass gimbal and bowl, chain drive 3/4 spotted plate fusee movement with maintaining power, two-arm split bi-metallic balance, helical hairspring and break circuit attachment on movement and bowl in a two-tier rosewood and brass-bound box with mother-of-pearl plaque marked Wm. Bond and Son, Boston and carrying handles together with the original walnut padded transport box. $2,500-4,500

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288. Two-day Marine Chronometer by Barraud, London, No. 5159, with 3 3/4-inch silvered dial signed Barraud, 41 Cornhill, London. No. 5159, Roman numerals, UP-DOWN indicator, seconds dial, blued steel hands, spotted plate fusee movement with maintaining power, split bimetallic balance, brass weights and timing screws, helical hairspring and spring detent escapement, brass gimbal, bowl and mahogany carrying case, $500-800

290. 9-inch Radius Ebony Vernier Sextant by D. McGregor, Greenock, with bone scale divided 0-105, brass index arm with vernier, thumbscrew lock and fine adjustment, mirror and colored filters, 3 3/8-inch brass tube monocular, bone maker’s plaque marked in block lettering D. McGregor. Greenock and in script J. McKenzie Greenock, turned wooden handle. $350-550

289. Eight-day Marine Chronometer by Watkins and Other Miscellaneous Clock Parts, the chronometer with three tiered rosewood box and inset plaque marked Watkins Strand, brass bowl and gimbal mounting, 3 1/4-inch silvered brass dial engraved Watkins, 67 Strand London, up-down indicator and seconds, brass moon hands and incomplete movement (movement missing escapement, mainspring barrel, plate and fusee chain and possibly other components), together with a miscellaneous box of Chelsea movements in incomplete condition. $100-150

291. 10-inch Radius Ebony Octant, case marked J. Higgs, Bristol, with vacant bone maker’s plaque, scale calibrated 0-110, brass index arm with vernier and magnifier, thumbscrew lock, shades, and pine keystone box with brass plate engraved J. Higgs, Bristol. $300-350

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292. 7 1/2-inch Brass Sextant, unmarked, with brass index arm with thumbscrew locks, inset silver calibrated scale and magnifier, 7-inch sighting scope with additional eyepieces, shades and all in a hinged walnut box, boxed overall 11 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. $200-300

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293. 8-inch Radius Brass Sextant, unknown maker, marked No. 33, brass index arm marked No. 33, vernier scale with thumbscrew lock, magnifier, silver inset scale calibrated 0-150, sun shades, 8-inch sighting scope with additional eyepieces and marked No. 33, and felt-lined walnut box also marked 33 and recessed carrying handles, overall boxed, approximately 10 1/2 in. square. $200-300


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294. 10-inch Radius Ebony Octant by Spencer & Company, London, with bone maker’s plaque marked Spencer & Co. London, scale calibrated 0-105, brass index arm with vernier scale divided 0-20, brass thumbscrew lock, sighting pinnula, mirror, shades and keystone walnut box with printed paper retailer’s label stating Charles F. Helffricht, Instrument Maker, Sign of the Quadrant, No. 122 South Front St....Philadelphia. $300-350

295. G. Webster & Co., Publishers (London, England, 19th Century) The Commencement of Action Between His Majesty’s Ship Shannon and the United States Frigate Chesapeake off Boston Light House, by John Theophilus Lee (British, 1787-c. 1827), c. 1813, aquatint on paper, identified in the matrix, sight size 22 1/2 x 17 1/2, image size 21 x 15 3/4 in. Condition: Toning, spots of foxing c.l. and u.c., evidence of old repairs, not examined out of frame. Note: This lot is being sold with a complete volume of leatherbound 1811 issues of the Federalist Boston weekly newspaper the Columbian Centinel. $2,500-4,500

296. Brass Boxed Compass, with brass spring-loaded case, 5 1/2-inch glazed opening with stationary dial divided 0-360, cardinal points in block letters and multi-prong needle, box approximately 9 in. square. $200-300 297. Brass Lighted Binnacle Compass, Ritchie, Boston, c. 1870, with applied handle, brass side-light housing a fluid lamp, gimbaled compass marked with maker’s name, mounted on circular wooden base, overall ht. 10 1/2 in. $200-400 298. Gimbaled Boxed Compass, Cased Pocket Barometer, and Brass Ship’s Bell Clock, 19th/early 20th century, the small compass marked “MERRELL NEW YORK,” (bottom of box broken out) the barometer marked “SHORT & MASON,” the clock marked on the reverse FW ELLIOTT LTD/CROYDON,” (corroded), compass box ht. 3 1/4, barometer dia. 2, clock dial dia. 5 3/4 in. $250-350 299. Gimbaled Box Compass by John Bliss & Company, New York, with oxidized brass gimbal frame, liquid filled compass with 5 1/2-inch dial with cardinal points in block lettering and maker’s name on inner rim, fleur-de-lis at North all in a walnut carrying box, approximately 9 1/2 in. square. $150-250

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300. Pair of 20-inch Library Globes in Hepplewhite Stands by J. & W. Cary, London, c. 1815, the terrestrial and celestial globes with turned and inlaid mahogany stands, brass calibrated meridian rings, brass hour circles at the poles, paper on wood horizon rings with red perimeters printed with Gregorian and Zodiacal calendars, 9 1/2-inch printed compass cards with maker’s name at the center, blued steel needles in reeded glazed frames supported by tapered stretchers spanning the base, the terrestrial globe with shaded countries outlined in green, Analemma and Table of Equation in the Pacific, the celestial with delicate coloring of the Zodiacal figures and star magnitudes indicated, each globe with maker’s cartouche, the terrestrial reading in part, Cary’s New Terrestrial Globe, Exhibiting the Tracks and Discoveries Made by Captain Cook...together with every other improvement collected from various navigators to the present time. Made and sold by J. & W. Cary, Strand, March 1, 1815, London, the celestial cartouche, Cary’s New and Improved Celestial Globe, on which is carefully laid down the whole of the stars and nebulae... Compiled from the Authorities of Flamsteed...the whole is adapted to the year 1800...Made and Sold by J. & W. Cary, No. 181 Strand, London, March 1, 1799, ht. approximately 47 in. $80,000-100,000

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301. Mahogany Marine Barometer by Charles Hobron, New London, Connecticut, with brass gimbaled mount, bone scales, the barometer scale with maker’s name and place, vernier adjustment and thermometer, ht. 39 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

303. Brass Gimbaled Marine Barometer by Negretti and Zambra, London, with rack vernier barometer correction scales for “Height Above Water Line” and “Lat.,” weighted base and gimbal wall attachment, ht. 36 in. $400-600

302. Unsigned Marine Stick Barometer, with hinged cover over the silvered scales for the thermometer and barometer, sliding register and brass covered cistern, ht. 37 in. $500-600

304. Mahogany Stick Barometer by Widdifield & Company, Boston, the glazed and hinged dome top enclosing the thermometer and barometer both with silvered dial signed, Widdifield & Co., Boston and wooden cistern cover, ht. 37 in. $2,000-2,500

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305. Mahogany Stick Barometer by J.N. Sutter, Edinburgh, with pitched pediment, silvered brass scale engraved with maker’s name, scales for barometer and thermometer enclosed within a hinged and glazed door, line inlay and turned finial, ht. 39 3/4 in. $600-800

307. Mahogany Wheel Barometer by Laffrancho, Ludlow, with line inlay and scroll top, 7-1/2-inch silvered barometer dial, thermometer, hygrometer and spirit level with maker’s boss, ht. 38 1/2 in. $300-500

306. Walnut Stick Barometer by Heminway, Auburn, New York, with flat molded cornice top, silvered dial with thermometer and barometer scales and marked, Heminway, Auburn, New York, glass tube in recessed fluted waist section, turned rosette in the base panel, ht. 40 in. $800-1,200

308. Mahogany Wheel Barometer by Grant, Banbury, with scroll top and brass rosettes, 7 1/2-inch engraved silvered dial, thermometer, “Damp-Dry” dial, convex mirror and spirit level, ht. 38 in. $600-800

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310. Pocket Barometer and Three-draw Spyglass by Smith & Son, the 1-inch dia. objective lens spyglass with leather bound brass tube signed on the first draw, Smith & Son Opticians Scarborough, lg. closed 6 in., the gilt brass pocket barometer with 2-inch dia. silvered dial marked Compensated, blued steel hand and leather carry case. $300-500 311. Brass Binnacle Helmet Compass, the brass case with glazed viewing port, carrying handle, side lantern compartment, brass plaque marked PATT. 183 No. 15668H 23 LBS, bronze gimbaled mount, 5-inch compass card with cardinal points in block letters and graduated marks 0-360 all mounted on a wooden disc, ht. 12 in. $125-225 312. 3-inch Brass Pocket Sextant, with 1 3/4-inch index arm operated by the knurled thumbscrew, silvered scale calibrated 0-140, hinged magnifier, 2 1/2-inch sighting scope, internal horizon mirror and shades, the brass drum for dual use as storage and handle during use. $200-400 313. Three Objects of Maritime History, including a walnut and brassbound ship’s wheel with brass hub marked No. 977, max. dia. 31, an oval engraved brass builder’s plate inscribed S. S. Exiria, American Export Lines, Inc., Built by Bath Iron Works Corp. Bath, Maine, 1942, lg. 19 1/4 in., and a framed Pictorial History of Seafaring and Meteorological Chart of the Sea by Edward Turpin, dated 1935, with the penned in remarks of Samuel Jonson: “No man will be a sailor who has contrivances enough to get himself into jail, for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.” $600-800 314. Two Ship’s Lanterns, 19th/20th century, a copper one labeled “PORT” on an applied brass tag and retaining its original oil lamp, and a galvanized metal one labeled “ANCHOR,” electrified, ht. 25, 21 in. $300-350 315. Brass Lighted Gimbaled Binnacle Compass and Tin Boat Lantern, England, 19th century, the compass retains its lamp but no wick, the lantern with curved blue glass, both with corroded surfaces, ht. 8 1/2, 10 in. $200-300 316. Copper Ship’s Running Lamp, E. Bacon & Co., Grimsey, with red, white, and green glass lights, now electrified, ht. 14 in. $150-250

309. Eglomise Barometer and Thermometer, France, mid-19th century, upper thermometer calibrated in Centigrade and Reaumur, barometer lower section marked Gaiffe a Nancy, all with gilt and black eglomise surrounds and backboard mounted “U” tube, ht. 35 in. $700-900

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317. Brass Ship’s Porthole Occasional Table, 19th century/early 20th century, the porthole mounted on a wrought iron base, ht. to tabletop 16 1/2, dia. 18 1/2 in. $200-250


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318. 3-inch Brass Refracting Telescope by Bardou & Son, Paris, signed Bardou & Son Paris at the ocular end, eyepiece with sliding cover, 38-inch tube with rack focus, thumbscrew tripod attachment and wooden tripod with brass mount. $800-1,200

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319. 3-inch Refracting Telescope by E. Vion, Paris, signed on the back plate E. Vion, Paris with 42-inch brass main tube, terrestrial and celestial tubes, two sun shades, brass dust covers, the ocular with slide, the objective stamped Made in France, fitted hinged walnut carrying case and adjustable tripod and brass mount, ht. of tripod without extending 62 in. $800-1,200

320. 2-inch Tapered Mahogany Telescope and Stand by Dollond, London, the single draw scope engraved on the tube, Dollond London, brass library stand with folding Queen Anne legs and adjustable elevation with spring scope supports, lg. of tube 36, extended, 45 in. $500-700

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321. 2 1/2-inch Library Telescope by Dollond, London, with 42-inch mahogany tube marked at the eyepiece Dollond London, 10 1/2inch finder scope, rack focus, brass tripod base with folding legs, altazimuth mount with thumbscrew adjustment of vertical and horizontal planes, ht. level, approximately 22 in. $1,000-1,500 322. Oil Portrait of Anna Henshaw, Leicester, Massachusetts, painted by Alvan Clark, Boston, 1841, in a gilded frame with extensive period provenance on the reverse reading in part, This Portrait of Anna Henshaw of Henshaw Place, Leicester, Massachusetts, daughter of the late David Henshaw and Mary Sargent Henshaw was born in Leicester 14th of February, 1772...painted by Alvan Clark, Boston, December 1841..., ht. 30, wd. 24 1/2 in. (sight). Note: While Alvan Clark (1804-1887) is primarily remembered as an important maker of telescope optics, he was also an accomplished artist working in Boston. This painting remains as a documented example of his portraiture. $3,000-4,000

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323. 3-inch Brass Telescope on Stand by A. Bardou, Paris, 48-inch main tube signed at eyepiece end, A. Bardou Paris, 9-inch spotting scope, brass lens covers and walnut geared elevator tripod, ht. with scope level, approximately 60 in. $5,000-7,000 324. 4-inch Brass Refracting Telescope by W. & D. Mogey, New Jersey, 47-inch brass tube with rack focus and adjustment knob cast with maker’s name, W. & D. Mogey, Bayonne, N.J., eyepiece tube with three additional lenses, brass lens cap, fitted carrying case and oak tripod with heavy cast mount with altitude adjustment and cast maker’s name. $2,500-3,500 325. 3-inch Refracting Telescope by Bardou & Son, Paris, engraved on back plate Bardou & Son, Paris, 48 1/2-inch main brass tube, 8 3/4-inch sighting scope, rack focus, walnut tripod with crank height adjustment and carrying case, ht. (tripod not extended) 55 in. $4,000-6,000


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326. 4-inch Floor Standing Brass Telescope by A. Ross, London, 46-inch main tube engraved at eyepiece end, A. Ross, London, 15-inch spotting scope, altazimuth mount, geared head with motion control handle, elevation half circle calibrated in two quadrants, 0-90 and 0-80 and folding mahogany tripod, ht. with scope level, approximately 65 in. $7,000-9,000 327. 3-inch Brass Telescope on Stand by Broadhurst, Clarkson & Company, London, 38-inch main tube stamped at eyepiece end, Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co., three draw eyepiece, rare equatorial mount with calibrated setting circles, folding oak tripod with brass and nickel mounting collar, ht. with instrument level approximately 66 in. $7,000-9,000

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328. 2-inch Tapered Mahogany Single-draw Spotting Telescope, with 30-inch tube, brass endpieces and objective lens cover, lg. extended 38 in. $400-600 329. 2 1/2-inch Tapered Mahogany Telescope, single draw with brass-bound ends and sliding cover on eyepiece, lg. of tube 45, lg. extended 54 in. $500-800 330. 1-inch, Four-draw Card Tube Spyglass, probably Italy, with stippled black paper on 10-inch main tube, faux feather-grained paper on the four draws, lens cap and card carrying case, lg. extended approximately 29 in. $300-500


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331. 3-inch, Five-draw Leather Covered Spotting Scope, first draw with distance lines engraved, the second draw engraved with Dollond London, lg. closed 12, approximate lg. open 42 in. $400-600 332. Walking Stick Spyglass by Van Cort Instrument Makers, the 34 1/4-inch tapered laminated birch walking stick with brass fittings concealing 5 1/2-inch single-draw tapered spyglass with eyepiece marked Van Cort Instrument Makers, USA, in the original foam-lined packaging, total length of spyglass 12 in. $300-500 333. 2-inch, Ten-draw Brass and Wood Spyglass, with 5-inch wooden tube, lg. extended 36 1/2 in. $500-700

334. Stereo Map Viewer and WWI Binoculars, the map viewer with folding stainless steel stand, to adjustable viewing lenses and fitted carrying case, lg. of case, 11 1/4 in., the binoculars by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company, Rochester, New York, with leather covered barrels, adjustable oculars, focus and leather carrying case with compass on the lid. $200-300 335. Brass Spyglass and Brass Binoculars, 19th century, the fourdraw spyglass with sliding eyepiece cover, the binoculars marked “BARDOU & SON, PARIS� on each eyepiece. spyglass closed lg. 9 3/4, opens to 25 1/2, binoculars lg. closed 6 1/2 in. $200-300 336. 3-inch Spotting Scope by Carl Zeiss, barrel end marked Carl Zeiss Jena and No. 10912 Monok. A.F. 12.20. 40x80, revolving nosepiece and three ocular lenses, black stippled barrel finish and adjustable hardwood tripod, lg. of scope approximately 20 in. $200-400

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337. Brass Binocular Microscope by Baker, London, the lacquered brass “Y” base and frame signed on base Baker 244 High Holborn London, rack focus, planar mirror, condenser, two circular stages, one with light source hole, the other without, thumbscrew adjustment of dioptric, multiple eyepieces, accessories and all in a mahogany box with two drawers and carrying handle, approximate ht. of instrument 19 in. $1,000-1,500 338. Enameled Iron and Brass Microscope, Ernst Leitz, Germany, c. 1930, No. 291342, Y-shaped base, three-part nosepiece, in wood case with attachments, ht. 12 1/4 in. $75-150 339. Compound Microscope by R. & J. Beck, London, No. 16970, gun metal triangular base, hinged support stamped * (indicating their best quality), and R. & J. Beck, London, 16970, single limb with rack focus, 5-inch tube with single objective and eyepiece, rectangular stage with clips and planar mirror, in a paper covered wooden box, minimum ht. of instrument 10 1/2 in. $300-500

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340. Brass Culpeper-type Microscope, 19th century, with sliding focus inner tube engraved 1, 2, 3, 4, eyepiece, circular stage with sprung slide-holder, two sets of scrolling brass supports, concave mirror on compass joint, and mahogany base, ht. closed 10 1/4 in., (lacquer worn away, brass darkened), in pyramidal mahogany case with drawer containing four objectives (two lacking optics, one with chipped optics), fish plate and other accessories, case wd. 13 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000 341. Brass and Black-lacquer Compound Microscope, Bausch and Lomb, Rochester, New York, U-shaped base, planar mirror, rack focus, nosepiece with three objectives, base and objectives marked with maker’s name, ht. 13 in. $150-200 342. Naturalist’s Microscope, England, mid-19th century, the hinged mahogany box with screw thread support of the main brass column, rack focus adjustment, three magnifying lenses, planar mirror, stage and a group of prepared slides, approximate ht. mounted 7 in. $150-200 343. Two Compound Microscopes, the brass example by C. Reichert, Wien, with U-shaped base, planar mirror, rack adjustment of the condenser, and focus, nosepiece with three lenses and circular stage with two clips, ht. 13 1/2 in., the next, a binocular microscope by Bausch & Lomb with U-shaped base, rack focus and unusual nosepiece, ht. 12 in. $150-250 344. Compound Microscope by Cooke, Troughton & Simms, York, England, No. M40337, with monocular and binocular eyepieces, nosepiece with four lenses, rack focus moving the stage with micrometer adjustments in two directions, thumbscrew adjustment of lighting source and lever operated magnifier on condenser all mounted on a wooden board, ht. 19 in. $400-600


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345. Three Science-related Framed Items, a chromolithograph showing a theodolite issued by the Buff & Buff Instrument Shops, Boston; a reproduction engraving showing late 18th century surveying equipment, and a colored print showing tools and titled “LOG and LOGARITHMS.,� largest framed size 29 x 21 1/4 in. $100-150

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347. Surveyor’s Transit by W. & L.E. Gurley, Troy, New York, No. 13289, gunmetal and brass finish, 8 1/4-inch telescope with rack focus, 4 1/2-inch dia. silvered compass dial signed by maker and numbered, cardinal points in block letters, needle dial calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, blued steel hand, dual spirit levels, vernier read out and geared adjustment, brass leveling screws for tripod attachment, in a wooden carrying case with maker’s trade card inside lid, ht. of instrument, approximately 12 in. $400-600

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348. Brass and Anodized Metal Transit by Dietzgen, No. 12750, with 5 1/2-inch dia. silvered compass dial, vernier read-out and thumbscrew adjustment, spirit levels, silvered calibrated altitude dials and 12-inch telescope, ht. with scope level 13 in. $400-600 349. Brass Theodolite, No. 7B, Mk IIA, c. 1943, for U.S. Navy use with thumbscrew adjustment for horizontal and vertical circles, calibrations on nickel dials, spirit levels mounted on sighting scopes and housing, tri-foot leveling and screw-fit housing for tripod mounting, ht. approx. 8 in. $200-400 346. Brass Surveyor’s Transit by C.L. Berger & Sons, Boston, 5-inch silvered compass dial with maker’s name and directionals in block letters, vernier read-out scale, bronze frame supporting the 11 1/4inch telescope and dual spirit levels, calibrated half circle altitude scales and brass mount for tripod attachment, ht. with telescope level 12 1/2 in. $200-300

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350. Green Anodized Alidade by Buff & Buff, Boston, with 10-inch sighting scope, altitude arc with spirit level, base plate with maker’s name, dual spirit levels and directional, wooden carrying case with printed maker’s label, plane table and tripod, lg. 18 in. $400-600


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351. Theodolite by David White & Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Model M-47-11, with stippled black finish, 10-inch telescope, vernier readout, dual spirit levels and carrying case, ht. of boxed instrument 16 in. $200-400 352. Brass Surveyor’s Transit by Buff & Buff Manufacturing Company, Boston, No. 27516, brass, gun metal and painted iron frame with 11 1/2-inch telescope and spirit level mounted below, 4-inch dia. silvered compass dial with maker’s name and serial number, vernier read-out, spirit levels, carrying case with Buff & Buff printed labels and tripod, ht. of instrument 14 in. $400-600 353. Green-painted Brass Transit Level by Keuffel & Esser, New York, No. 14664, 18-inch telescope supported on rectangular bracket, four-screw leveling base marked with maker’s name, in box with tags from Buff & Buff Manufacturing inside top, ht. of instrument 7 1/4 in. $300-500 354. Transit by Berger, Boston, 18 1/2-inch telescope with bubble level supported on parallel frame marked with maker’s name, and fourscrew leveling base, instrument ht. 8 3/4 in. $100-150 355. Brass Surveyor’s Transit by Buff & Buff, Boston, No. 16026, with brass and painted frame, 12-inch telescope, altitude scale on graduated half moon arc, 5-inch dia. silvered compass dial with maker’s name, cardinal points in block letters, dual spirit levels, vernier read-outs, all in the original box with numerous printed “Buff & Buff” labels, ht. of instrument 12 1/2 in. $300-500

356. Lacquered Brass Transit by W. & L.E. Gurley, Troy, New York, 18 1/2-inch telescope with attached bubble level on a frame supported by a four-screw leveling base, instrument ht. 8 1/2 in., in dovetailconstructed box with a painting on the front showing men using a transit. $300-500 357. Surveyor’s Transit by C.L. Berger & Sons, Boston, with black stippled and painted finish, A-frame mount for 11 1/2-inch telescope, 4 3/4-inch compass with maker’s signature, cardinal points in block letters and silvered needle ring and brass needle, vernier readout, spirit level and brass tripod mount with plumb bob, carrying case, tripod and elevation stick, ht. of instrument 13 in. $250-450 358. Surveyor’s Transit and Accessories by W. & L.E. Gurley, Troy, New York, with 5-inch dial silvered dial engraved with maker’s name, quadrants in block letters, spirit levels, vernier scales, azimuth axis, 8 1/2 in.. brass telescope, hardwood box with plumb bob, chains and tripod and stick. $600-900 359. Brass Surveyor’s Level and Transit, the level, by L. Beckmann Company, Toledo, Ohio with 12-inch gun metal telescope, spirit levels and brass frame signed by the maker, ht. 8 1/2 in., the transit by C.L. Berger & Sons, Boston, No. 14567 with 3 1/4-inch silvered compass dial signed by the maker, 8-inch telescope with spirit level, vernier adjustment and brass housing for tripod attachment, ht. 11 1/4 in. $150-250

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360. Surveyor’s Transit by Keuffel & Esser Company, in a stippled black finish, 4-inch compass dial signed by the maker, vernier read-out, 9-inch telescope with spirit level and brass base for tripod attachment, ht. with telescope level, 12 1/2 in. $75-150

361. Brass and Steel Transit by A. Abraham, Liverpool, 12 3/4-inch telescope supported on double A-frames, three bubble levels, silvered compass dial on brass base marked with maker’s name, the base with silvered vernier ring, on four screw leveling base, in box, ht. 9 in. $250-450

362. Surveyor’s Theodolite by L. Casella With Burt’s Patent Solar Attachment, London, No. 5191, brass and gun metal finish, 2 1/4-inch silvered dial signed L. Casella, London, 5191, needle ring calibrated 0-360, cardinal points in block lettering, horizontal plate with dual verniers and magnifiers, twin A frames supporting a 12-inch telescope and silvered half circle calibrated 0-100 in two quadrants, the solar attachment with horizontal silvered hour circle calibrated 0-12 in two quadrants and 4 1/2-inch declination arc with vernier read-out, tri-foot leveling base and walnut fitted carrying case and accessories, ht. of instrument, approximately, 13 1/2 in. $4,500-6,500


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363. Brass Solar Compass by W. & L.E. Gurley, Troy, New York, the brass instrument with Burt’s solar attachment, horizontal circle read by opposing verniers, blued steel needle and scale calibrated 0-15 in two segments and engraved W. & L. E. Gurley, Troy, NY, silvered vertical half circle arc graduated to 30 minutes with vernier scale and sighting mounts, silvered declination and hour calibrated arcs, dual spirit levels, graduated sighting vanes and thumbscrew leveling tripod attachment, ht. 14 in. $2,000-4,000

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366. Brass Wye Level by L. Beckman Company, Toledo, Ohio, with 11 1/2-inch telescope, directional ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants with vernier read out, maker’s name stamped on support and tripod mount, boxed, lg. 14, ht. 9 in. $150-250

370. Wye Level by C.L. Berger & Sons, Boston, No. 9168, with 18 1/2inch telescope, dual spirit levels, maker’s name stamped on frame, wooden carrying case with maker’s printed label, tripod mount and tripod, lg. of instrument, 18 1/2 in. $250-450

367. Brass Wye Level by E.D. & Co., Chicago and New York, brass and green anodized finish instrument with 11 3/4-inch sighting scope, dual spirit levels, maker’s plaque on frame and numbered 4395, directional dial calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, three leveling screws, tripod attachment and wooden carrying case with leather handle, ht. 6 1/2 in. $100-200

371. Brass Wye Level by W. & L.E. Gurley, Troy, New York, signed in block lettering on the support limb, 20-inch telescope with lens covers, calibrated spirit level, thumbscrew adjustments, original walnut carrying case with printed maker’s label inside the lid. $400-600

368. Surveyor’s Level by Dietzgen, Chicago, No. 60920, 18-inch telescope with 2-inch objective, stippled black finish, with maker’s mark on frame, dual spirit levels and adjustable stainless steel tripod mount, wooden carrying case with leather strap, boxed, lg. 20, ht. 10 1/2 in. $150-250 369. Surveyor’s Level by Keuffel & Esser, New York, No. 45788, with black stippled finish, 18-inch telescope, dual spirit level and maker’s boss with name and serial number, hinged carrying case also marked with maker’s name, boxed, lg. 19 1/2, ht. 9 1/2 in. $200-400

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372. Brass Wye Level by The Hanna Manufacturing Company, Troy, New York, 12-inch telescope with lens caps and signed The Hanna Mfg. Co., Troy, N.Y. USA on the tube in script, spirit level, calibrated silvered dial and original walnut carrying case, ht. 7 in. $300-500 373. Brass Surveyor’s Compass by Benjamin Pike, Jr., New York, with 5 3/4-inch dia. silvered dial signed B. Pike Jr., 294 Broadway, New York, cardinal points in block letters, fleur-de-lis at north, needle ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, sighting vanes and mahogany box with maker’s label inside lid stating, Benjamin Pike Jr. 294 Broadway, New York, Maker of All Sorts of Optical and Philosophical Instruments, Galvanic Batteries, Chemical Apparatus, etc., lg. 14 1/2 in. $700-900


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375. Brass Surveying Compass by Frye & Shaw, New York, c. 1840, 5-inch dia. engraved silvered dial marked Frye & Shaw 222 Water St. New York, engraved cornucopia flanking the center, cardinal points in block lettering, needle dial engraved 0-90 in four quadrants, detachable sighting vanes, wooden tripod and elevation stick, lg. 12 in. Note: Frye & Shaw are listed as mathematical instrument makers in the New York City Directory at this address in 1837-38, 1840, and 1844-45. $700-900

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376. Surveyor’s Compass by W. & L.E. Gurley, Troy, New York, with 5 1/2-inch engraved silvered dial signed, W. & L. E. Gurley, Troy, New York, cardinal points in block letters, needle ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, dual spirit levels, sighting vanes, original carrying case with printed makers label under the lid and wooden tripod. $700-900 377. Brass Transit by Kolesch, New York, anodized frame with 4-inch silvered compass dial signed Kolesch & Co., New York City, blued steel needle, 9-inch telescope, dual spirit levels, vernier scales with thumbscrew adjustment and original walnut carrying case with printed shipping and operating instructions, ht. 11 in. $400-600 378. Brass Circumferentor by James White, with 6-inch silvered dial engraved James White, Glasgow, fleur-de-lis at North, East and West points reversed, needle ring calibrated in individual degrees 0-90 through four quadrants, polished steel needle with lifter, two vials and a circular bubble level, the compass box mounted on short arm with staff mount and folding sights, lg. 9 x ht. 10 3/4, (re-lacquered), in dovetailed mahogany case with label in lid: By Appointment to the University, James White, Optician, Mathematical & Philosophical Instrument Maker. 209 Saughiehall St. & 16, 18 Cambridge St., Glasgow, case wd. 9 1/2 in. $200-400

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379. French Brass Surveyor’s Cross, the shaft with ball radial adjustment supports an octagonal head section with slit sighting apertures at 45 and 90 degrees capped by a glass spirit level, with mahogany box, ht. 8 3/4 in. $125-175 380. Brass Miner’s Dial by Hall Brothers, with silvered 4 1/2-inch dial engraved Hall Bros., Clerkenwell, London, 1926, two inset vials, East and West points reversed, divided 0-90 in four quadrants, needle ring calibrated 0-360, polished steel needle with lifter operated by screw at the side, gimbal-mounted compass box with silvered vernier, 2 1/2-inch inclinometer dial engraved Diff. of Hypo. & Base, threaded tripod mount, and screw-on standards supporting 13-inch lg. focusing telescope with vial below, lg. 13 3/4 x ht. 7 in. level, (lacquer removed). $250-450 381. Brass Surveyor’s Compass by Stanley, London, 20th century, the octagonal case, hinged lid with applied plaque of “Natural Sine” figures on the outside, mirror and sight line inside, hinged sighting vane, 2 1/2-inch dia. compass with needle ring calibrated 0-360, vertical and horizontal spirit levels, calibrated vernier on lower dial signed and padded carrying case, Stanley London, wd. approximately 3 in. $200-400


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382. Brass Roliometer by Franz Schmidt, Berlin, No. 3918, with 21-inch sighting scope, additional eyepieces and brass stand marked Franz Schmidt & Haensch, Berlin, No. 3918, all in a fitted mahogany box, lg. of boxed instrument, 23 in. $400-600 383. Phenix Hand Scale No. 200, Whitall, Tatum & Co., New York, Philadelphia and Boston, the nickel scale with two sets of weights in the original card containers, hardwood box and original maker’s label inside the lid, lg. 6 1/2, dp. 3 1/2 in. $150-250 384. Brass Market Scale by R.D. Simpson, Edinburgh, c. 1890, iron base with central brass column supporting a cast lyre supporting the 24-inch pierced balance arm stamped with maker’s name on each end, rectangular and circular pans and counter balances, 20 pound capacity, ht. 46 in. $200-400 385. Brass Balance Scale by Christian Becker Inc., New York, with lacquered brass pillar, calibrated scale with maker’s name, graduated balance with two pans, thumbscrew lock, drawer and glass cabinet, wd. 16 1/4, ht. 18 1/2 in. $200-300 386. Balance Scale by W. & T. Avery, Ltd., Birmingham, with single brass pillar support, calibrated scale with maker’s name, two pans and activation lever, mahogany cabinet with drawer and leveling thumbscrews, wd. 15 3/4, ht. 17 3/4 in. $150-250

387. Balance Scale by W. & T. Avery, central brass pillar, pans and four weights all on a mahogany board, ht. 24 in. $200-250 388. Nine Brass Spring Balances of Varying Form, by Chatillon, Forschner, Detecto, Salter, Frary, and Excelsior with maximum capacities from one to 300 pounds, all stamped with maker’s names and in oxidized brass surface. $350-450 389. Iron and Brass Counter Scale by Fairbanks, with painted and stenciled “Y” base marked Fairbanks, brass beam graduated to 3 pounds and stamped Fairbanks, brass scoop and iron counter weights, lg. 23, ht. 13 in. $100-150 390. Brass Fish Scale by Enterprise Scale Works, New York, the thirty pound capacity, two-sided scale with 8-inch dia. printed paper dials with maker’s name, graduated pull down calibrated in 10 pound increments, 10 1/2 in. dia. $100-125 391. Brass Beam Balance, with four brass weights, on grained wood base, ht. 15 in. $100-150

Photography 392. Leica M3 No. 707090, with Summicron f/5cm 1:2 lens, light meter, and leather case. $600-800

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398. Group of 35mm Cameras and Accessories, Canon and Petri, including three Canon bodies, two A-1’s and a FTb, four lenses including a 28, 50, 100, and a 70-210mm, motor drive, flash units and holders, mini tripod, light meter and Petri camera with a 1.9, 4.5 cm lens. $150-250 399. Minox III Spy Camera, Germany, with aluminum case which slides open to reveal the 15mm, 3.5 built in lens, range finder, speed and focus dial, battery holder and carrying cases, lg. closed, 3 1/4 in. $100-150

Curiosities 400. Articulated Display Skeleton of a Chicken, wired and glued together with curved neck shape, mounted on a wood base and held standing with a forked iron post, ht. 11 1/2 in. $200-300 401. Wild Boar Skull, with articulated jawbone, teeth and tusks. $300-500 402. Cast Metal Dental Articulator, 19th century, modeled as the full head with protruding brow, eyes in relief, and hinged jaw with cast brass teeth and gums, on curving brass post and molded wood stand, ht. 13 in. $2,500-3,500


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403. Large Collection of Rock and Mineral Specimens, primarily United States, an encyclopedic collection including five boxes with hundreds of samples found throughout the United States, many labeled, some with documentary information including geologic nomenclature, common names and location found and others of unknown origin. $200-300 403A. 19th Century Lodestone, with silver scalloped trim and carrying handle, ht. 3 1/2 in. with handle extended. $250-450

404. Stainless Steel and Brass Torpedo Model, 20th century, reportedly based on a WWII-era British torpedo, removable warhead, counterrotating dual propellers and working rudders, on a custom wood and brass stand, lg. 17 1/4 in. $3,000-5,000 405. Bicycle Gas Search Light, Bridgeport Brass Company, Connecticut, with upper section capped by maker’s plaque stating Gas Search Light, red and green faceted lenses on the sides and a clear lens at the front, reservoir with filling cap and bracket for bicycle attachment, ht. of lamp, approximately 8 in. $200-400

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406. Nine-cylinder Radial Model Airplane Engine, mounted vertically with fuel intake at the bottom, cylinders projecting like spokes on a wheel and attachment shaft for a propeller at the top, ht. 11 in. $200-400 407. Three-cylinder Vacume Pump, C.M. Sorensen Co., Inc., iron and steel housing with motor, flywheel and belt drive, ht. 22 in. $200-300

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408. Forging Machine Patent Model by E. Wheeler, patented September 1, 1857, with painted cast iron frame, copper wheel work and steel forging components together with a patent tag stating “Model Taken From the Debris of the fire of Sept. 24, 1877” and in pencil “Horseshoe Bars Making,” and on the reverse, “18.115--E. Wheeler Forging Machine Patented September 1st 1857,” ht. 12 1/2 in. $700-900


409. Collection of Vue D’Optique Cards, c. 1880, comprising approximately thirty-six mounted views in 12 1/2 x 16 1/4-inch wooden, canvas-backed slides and approximately thirty unframed views, largely exterior views of Italian cities, many of Venice, some interior views of palaces and approximately ten with tiny pinholes to project light on a hidden three-dimensional element of the scene, all in a hinged mahogany box with carrying handles. $400-600 410. Box of Approximately Forty-six World War I Stereoscopic Cards, Underwood & Underwood, depicting battle scenes and the devastation after, in a faux book holder, lg. 7, ht. 3 1/2 in. $150-200 411. Zoltan Coin-operated Fortune Teller, Prophetron, Inc., Massachusetts, early 1970s, the fiberglass pedestal supports Zoltan behind his crystal ball and drapery, once the patron inserts 25 cents and selects their birthday on one of the twelve signs of the zodiac choices, Zoltan and his crystal ball light up while a fortune is given in a very low, Eastern European voice through the Bakelite earpiece all provided via a taped loop of recorded messages, ht. 73 in. $3,000-5,000 412. “Horse Head Bonus” Slot Machine, Mills Novelty Company, Chicago, Illinois, early 20th century, five cent play, three reels with fruit and bells, with cast aluminum horse head, oak case, partial original decal on left side, ht. 26 in. $600-800

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413. Cast Iron Picture Gallery Bank by Shepard Hardware, c. 1885, iron facade with cast inscription Picture Gallery Bank, recessed figure with outstretched hand awaiting the deposit of a coin, lever operated coin transfer, left recessed window with letter of the alphabet, upper window, the number of that alphabet letter in the alphabet, on the right a depiction of an animal name starting with that letter, ht. 8 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

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414. Trippensee Planetarium, Trippensee Manufacturing Company, Detroit, Michigan, a chain and gear driven brass sun, Venus, earth and earth’s moon revolve as the wooden arm is rotated, brass base with seasonal, monthly and zodiacal calendar, wooden arm with maker’s plaque and original carrying case with printed maker’s label and instructions, lg. approximately 25, ht. 14 in. $2,000-4,000 415. Four Muggletonian “Anti-Newtonian” Prints, published by G. Baxter, “Baxter” process prints depicting the Newtonian System of the Universe, The Firmament, The Earth’s Orbit and The Newtonian System (solar system), matted and unframed, image size approximately 8 x 11 in. Note: The Muggletonians were a small English religious sect that objected to modern science, particularly heliocentric astronomy and Newtonian physics. $200-400

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416. Gyroscope Demonstration Model, late 19th Century, 6 1/2-inch brass revolving wheel and iron arm with counterweight mounted on a turned walnut stand, ht. 12, lg. 22 in. $200-400 417. Mahogany Case Barograph, with beveled glass on four sides and the top, brass drum for recording paper, drawer to store paper and accessories, lg. 15, ht. 10 in. $200-400 418. Display of Eight Early Light Bulbs of Various Description, the glass cased display includes examples of T.H. Elec. Co., Lynn, Ma., National Mazda, Edison Mazda, Westinghouse Metallized with paper label intact, Sylvania and others in ceramic fixtures and wiring, lg. 21 in. $400-600


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419. Volt and Amp Meters, Weston Electrical Instrument Company, in wooden cased with electrical contacts, dials and maker’s plaques. $150-250 420. Brass Weight-powered Telegraph Register, attributed to Tillotson & Company, c. 1865, with scroll work plates, winding drum and dual coils all on a walnut base, ht. 7 in. $400-600

425. Timber Caliper and Rule, maker unknown, late 19th century, the maple measuring device with brass fixtures, steel working surfaces on the caliper, diameter and log scaling calibration on each side of the 1 3/4-inch rule and a 19 1/2-inch dia. ten-prong “waywiser” color-coded in quarters with a brass hub, ht. 55, lg. of caliper arm approximately 20 in. $200-300

421. Lacquered Brass Integraph by Keuffel & Esser, Switzerland, late 19th century, the finely crafted instrument stamped Keuffel & Esser, New York--Made in Switzerland, steel rollers and geared limbs with vernier read-out calibrations all in a fitted wooden box, boxed, lg. 14, dp. 11 3/4 in. $200-400 422. Nickel Integraph by Keuffel & Esser, New York, with main limb signed by maker and marked No. 57, knurled rollers, hinged limbs and fitted box with printed maker’s label inside lid, boxed, wd. 15, dp. 12 in. $200-400 423. Brass Thread Tester by John Nesbitt LTD., Manchester, United Kingdom, on a calibrated and adjustable 12-inch bed, geared handle, revolving clamp grip head stock and tension measure, on a molded wooden board, lg. 19 in. $200-400 424. Oak Telephone Cabinet, marked on maker’s plaque The Cowan Telephone Cabinet Patent Applied For, the case with recessed panels on all sides, the upper hinged section opens supporting an Automatic Electric Company stick telephone on a shelf, the lower opens with folding woven caned seat, ht. 46 in. $1,000-1,500

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426. Cast Iron Book Binding Press, with mythical serpents flanking the central pillar with cast 3, three spoke handwheel all on a molded base, wd. 19, ht. 15 in. $400-600 427. Thatcher’s Calculating Instrument by Keuffel & Esser, New York, patented 1881, paper covered scales on a 20-inch revolving brass cylinder on a mahogany base, wooden hinged box, operating instructions and remains of seller’s label, lg. of boxed instrument 24 in. $600-800 428. Steel Artillery Calipers and Ivory Rule by E. Denny, the 22-inch radius calipers stamped Edward A. Ziebell, Jr., the ivory folding rule with brass hinge and calibrations on both sides marked E. Denny, lg. 6 in. $400-600 429. Gerber Graphanalogue and Eight Slide Rules, the Graphanalogue, Model GA-103, manufactured by the Gerber Scientific Instrument Company, Hartford, Connecticut, spring loaded calibration slide, stainless steel mounts and fitted leatherette carrying case, lg. 15 1/2 in., the slide rules by various makers, in different sizes and materials, lg. approximately 6-12 in. $200-400 430. Two Cased Planimeters, Crosby Steam Gage & Valve Co., Boston, and Hine & Robertson, New York, the Crosby example in steel, engraved on one limb, Crosby Steam & Valve Co., Boston and Swiss Manufacture, with roller and vernier scale, in a fitted box with maker’s name in gilt, lg. 7 in., the last, a New Planimeter in nickel with instructions, maker’s label and hinged box. $200-400

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431. Dr. John Page’s Amputation Kit, Shepard & Dudley, New York, c. 1900, including the lower section with stainless steel four knives, tourniquet and other tools, the upper section with saws, trephine and accessories, photo of Dr. John Page accompanies the lot. $1,500-2,500 432. Copper Plate Engraving of the Honorable Robert Boyle, 18th century, the engraving depicts the founder of modern chemistry amidst scientific equipment and journals, marked at the bottom Geo. Vertu del. & Sculpt. 1739. In the Collection of Dr. Mead. I. Kersseboom pinxt., framed, image size 15 x 10 in. $100-150 433. 14-inch Glass Convex Lens, with wooden storage frame, frame approximately 16 in. square. $200-300

Clocks 434. French Mantel Clock with Carved Case by H.W. Chaloner, case, Boston, late 19th century, elaborate carved wooden case in the form of a classical palace with Doric columns, arched windows, dentil molded frieze, winged cherubs opening draperies revealing the Arabic numeral clock dial and open Brocot escapement, surmounted by a mythical chariot with scrolls, acanthus leaves and seven winged cherubs drawn by two prancing horses, eight-day time and strike spring powered French movement with pendulum all enclosed in a custom glass case, ht. of clock 23, wd. 26 in. Note: H.W. Chaloner (Challoner) was a master model ship carver who worked in wood and ivory. According to early papers with the lot, this clock case contains small pieces of from Boston’s Old Courthouse, Old South Church, and Faneuil Hall. A framed etching of Chaloner at work in his shop accompanies the lot. $3,000-5,000


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435. Belgian Slate French Mantel Clock, retailed by Bigelow, Kennard & Company, Boston, the 6-inch dia. enameled dial with Roman numerals and marked with retailer’s name, Brocot outside escapement, moon hands, the tambour form case with gilt incised decoration, green malachite insets and beveled glass hinged doors on the back and front, eight-day large round French movement with bell strike and pendulum, ht. 14 1/2, wd. 20 in. $250-350 436. French Brass Mantel Clock, in the form of a medieval tower with four projecting turrets at the corners and one as a central finial at the top, 4-in dia. dial with blue Roman numerals and champlevÊ center, front and side enameled panels with classical figural scenes, overall incised decoration and eight-day time and strike movement with count-wheel strike and platform escapement, ht. 27 in. $1,000-1,500 437. Ebonized French Mantel Clock by Dubois, Bail, c. 1830, enameled dial with Roman numerals, sunburst hands, eight-day time, strike, quarter hour and petite sonnerie on command, on a wall mounted pedestal, ht. 29 in. $150-250

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438. LeCoultre Atmos Clock, Switzerland, with raised brass Arabic numeral dial, brass movement powered by changes in barometric pressure and lacquered brass and glass case, ht. 9 in. $300-500 439. Brass and Glass Atmos Clock by Jaeger-LeCoultre, Switzerland, c. 1955, 5-inch dia. dial with Arabic numerals, 15-jewel brass movement with rotary pendulum, brass plaque mounted on the front reads, Mary Kordan-25 Year Award 5-16-57 Revlon, Inc. $200-300

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440. French Hour-repeating and Miniature Carriage Clocks, the repeater with Arabic numeral enameled dial, subsidiary alarm dial, time, strike, alarm and hour repeat on command platform escapement movement in brass and beveled glass case, ht. with handle extended, 7 in., the miniature in a gilt brass case, enameled Roman numeral dial and cylinder platform escapement, ht. 3 3/4 in. $350-550 441. Hour-repeating Carriage Clock by Breguet, Paris, 1882, brass and beveled glass case with gilt and silvered highlights, fluted columns with Corinthian capitals, 55 mm. enameled dial with Roman numerals and lower alarm dial with Arabic numerals all enclosed in a gilt mask, eight-day time, strike, alarm and hour repeat on command, platform escapement movement with backplate engraved, Breguet No. 3978, original leather and felt-lined carrying case and winding key, ht. with handle raised 7 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 441A. French Hour-repeating Carriage Clock on Stand, c. 1880, with elaborately chased fire-gilt brass and beveled glass rococco case, 2-inch dia. enameled dial with Roman and lower alarm dial with Arabic numerals with finely chased dial mat, moon hands, eight-day time, strike and alarm movement with hour repeat on command and alarm train, separate frame with caryatid corners and feet, ht. with handle extended 8 in. $4,000-6,000

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444. Onyx and Ormolu French Mantel Clock by Raingo Frères, Paris, mid-19th century, the onyx case with applied ormolu mounts, classical urn at the top, 3 1/2-inch enameled dial with Roman numerals and signed Raingo Fres a Paris, pierced gilt hands, eightday time and bell strike movement stamped with maker’s name, count-wheel strike and silk thread suspension, ht. 12 in. $800-1,200 445. French Boulle Miniature Longcase Clock, movement stamped “LR.,” late 19th century, enameled dial with Roman numerals, faux tortoise-shell ground with brass inlaid scrollwork, lyre-shaped midsection with beveled glass over the sunburst pendulum bob, eightday time and bell strike movement, ht. 19 1/2 in. $600-800 446. French Belgian Slate Portico Mantel Clock, with gilt ormolu mounts, engine-turned dial with Roman numerals, grid-iron pendulum rod with gilt leafage bob, eight-day time and count-wheel strike movement, ht. 19 1/4 in. $200-300 447. French Delft Mantel Clock, c. 1880, walnut case with gallery top and beveled glass dial door, delft dial with Arabic numerals, delft panels at the top and base, eight-day time and strike movement with pendulum, ht. 16 in. $200-400 448. French Black Marble Statuary Mantel Clock, late 19th century, the marble case with applied acanthus leave moldings, cast brass classical figure with outstretched arm and resting against the architectural pedestal with Roman numeral dial, moon hands and eight-day time and strike movement with pendulum, ht. 19 in. $300-500

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442. Miniature French Carriage Clock and Carrying Case, brass and beveled glass case, 1-in dia. enameled dial with Arabic numerals and gilt mat, eight-day timepiece movement with platform escapement and fitted leather carrying case, ht. of clock with handle extended 4 in. $200-400 443. Gilt-brass and Champlevé French Mantel Clock by Tiffany & Company, late 19th century, the dome top and four finials with swags and flame capped with classical urn and handles, caryatids flank the Roman numeral dial signed Tiffany & Co., turned columns at the rear all with champlevé, eight-day time and strike movement stamped Tiffany & Co., New York, gong strike and pendulum, ht. 18 in. $1,000-1,500

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449. Two French Crystal Regulators, both with brass and beveled glass cases, eight-day time and strike movements and two-jar mercury pendulums, the first with enameled Arabic numeral dial with floral swags and paste gems around the perimeter, ht. 10 3/4 in., the last with Arabic numeral dial signed with retailer’s name, ht. 8 3/4 in. $200-250 450. Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos Clock, Switzerland, with Arabic numeral dial marked with maker’s name, brass movement powered by changes in barometric pressure, lacquered brass and glass case, ht. 9 1/4 in. $200-400 451. French Crystal Regulator Clock, with Arabic numeral dial with floral decoration, brass and beveled glass case and bow front door, eightday time and strike movement with two jar mercury pendulum, ht. 10 1/2 in. $200-400


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452. French Alabaster and Ormolu Mantel Clock, late 19th century, two classical columns supporting the enameled dial with Arabic numerals and marked New York, alabaster base with applied gilt decoration, eight-day brass time and strike movement with sunburst pendulum, ht. 16 in. $400-600

453. Mahogany Sweep Seconds Tall Clock by William Gammon, Birmingham, England, c. 1820, painted iron inscribed Gammon Birmingham with Roman numerals, calendar dial and moon’s age in the arch, eight-day time and strike movement with sweep-center seconds and calendar, pendulum and powered by two iron weights, elaborately inlaid case with reeded columns capped with Corinthian capitals with lining, banding, crotch mahogany panels and segmented inlays throughout all on a bracket foot base with scalloped apron, ht. 101 in. $3,000-5,000

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454. Empire Mahogany Tall Clock by David Greig, Perth, Scotland, c. 1835, 13-inch dia. painted iron dial with Roman numerals and signed David Greig, Perth, subsidiary seconds and calendar dials, lancetshaped case top, brass bezel, lyre waist with shell carving, all on a French foot base, eight-day time and strike movement with two iron weights and pendulum, ht. 87 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

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455. Three Tall Clock Dials and Cast Brass Dial Spandrels, the brass dials marked Sloan, London and William Erike, London, a painted dial with moon’s age, a complete set of brass castings for a tall clock dial, four cherub spandrels for a table clock and assorted others. $100-150


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456. Oak No. 12 Regulator by William L. Gilbert, Winsted, Connecticut, c. 1910, carved and incised decorated case with glazed full-length door, 12-inch dia. porcelain dial with Roman numerals and brass bezel, eight-day brass plate movement with iron dust cover and doors, pin-wheel escapement, maintaining power and center seconds powered by a cylindrical brass weight and regulated by a grid-iron pendulum, ht. 103 in. $1,500-2,500

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457. Federal Mahogany Tall Clock, unsigned, Pennsylvania, c. 1825, with scroll-top pediment, 14-inch painted iron unsigned dial with Roman numerals, floral spandrels and moon’s age dial in the arch flanked by turned hood columns, rectangular waist door with recessed panel, the base section with recessed panel and low bracket feet, eight-day time and strike movement with two cast iron weights and pendulum, ht. 99 1/2 in. $3,000-4,000

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458. Federal Mahogany Tall Clock, New England, c. 1800, the fret-top case with glazed dial door over the 12-inch painted iron “Wilson” dial with moon’s age in the arch, rectangular waist door flanked by brass stop fluted quarter columns, raised cut-corner panel in the base on ogee feet, eight-day time and strike movement with two tin-cased weights and pendulum, ht. 91 in. $2,000-3,000 459. Federal Mahogany Inlaid Tall Clock by Simon Willard, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1800-10, the hood with arched molded top and three reeded plinths joined by pierced fretwork above the glazed and string-inlaid tombstone door flanked by reeded freestanding columns, the waist with molded and crossbanded door flanked by reeded quarter-columns with cast brass Corinthian capitals, on molded crossbanded base with cut-out skirt and French feet, 12-inch painted iron dial signed Simon Willard, and inscribed “Warranted for Mr. Willm Peter Smith,” with Roman numerals, floral spandrels and moon’s age in the arch decorated with a ship and a country landscape, eightday weight-powered time and strike movement, three brass finials, winder, two keys, pendulum rod with brass-faced bob, and two tincased weights, refinished, (imperfections and restoration), ht. 92 in. $20,000-30,000 458

460. Mahogany Tall Clock by Elnathan Taber, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1795, 13-inch painted iron dial marked Warranted by E. Taber with moon’s age in the arch, brass top fluted freestanding columns on the hood and quarter columns flanking the rectangular waist door with line inlay, the lower section with line and marquetry inlays on a twostage base molding, eight-day time and strike movement with two tin-cased weights and pendulum, ht. 96 in. $2,500-4,500 461. Federal Cherry Tall Clock by Benjamin Morrill, Boscawen, New Hampshire, c. 1815, with 12-inch painted iron dial with Roman numerals signed Benjmn Morrill, Boscawen, solid line inlay decorated fret, three plinths and brass finials, flat inlaid columns flanking the glazed hood door, fluted columns flanking the rectangular waist door with diamond-shaped inlay and banding, base with line and fan inlays all on a French foot base with scalloped apron, eight-day time and strike movement with tin cased weights and pendulum, ht. 92 in. $4,000-6,000 462. “As Found” Japanned Tall Clock, possibly America, c. 1750, green lacquered case with remains of original japanning, dome top hood, three-quarter engaged columns flanking the glazed door, tombstoneshaped waist door, low base with bracket feet, 12-inch brass composite dial, applied chapter ring with 1/4 and 1/2 hour markings, matted center, seconds bit, recessed calendar, and “Strike-Silent” subsidiary dial in the arch against a star burst matted and painted background, gilded cast brass urn spandrels and pierced steel hands, eight-day time and rack strike, five-pillar movement with recoil escapement mounted on an oak seating board. $300-500 463. Cherry Case Chippendale Tall Clock, attributed to Joakim Hill, New Jersey, c. 1810, case attributed to Matthew Edgerton, with scroll top and pierced tympanum, freestanding columns flanking the glazed dial door, serpentine waist door with chalk inscriptions, Kennedy Miller, Elizabethtown, Joakim Hill Fleminton, NJ, January 25 1849, raised panel and flat molded base, (replacement ogee feet with the clock), 12-inch painted dial with Roman numerals and ship in the arch, eightday time and strike movement with two lead weights and pendulum, ht. 94 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000

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464. Iron Clock Pinion Swing Polishing Tool, possibly England, 19th century, with flattened thumbscrews and wing nuts, the tool works by swinging the polisher past the item to be polished, which is clamped below, ht. 17 in.

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465. Watchmaker’s Lathe and Accessories, nickel finish with some components by association, lg. of bed 8 1/2 in. $50-100 466. Brass and Steel Wheel and Pinion Blanks, France or England, late 19th century, some associated with the French clockmaker Japy who worked at Beaucourt, the blanks enclosed in folded paper with pen and pencil inscriptions. $50-75 467. Two Watchmaker’s Lathes and Wheel Collets, with pine carrying box. $50-100 468. Assorted Group of Wood Patterns and Brass Castings for Horological Shop Tools, mostly 20th century, including an unfinished uprighting tool, parts lg. to 4 1/2, uprighting tool ht. 4 3/4 in. $50-75

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469. Approximately Fourteen Brass or Steel Clock Castings and Forgings, England, 19th/20th century, including arbors, pinions, and four crutches, together with an unfinished brass plate for a drawer pull, a bail handle, and a wax pattern for a similar bail. $50-75 470. Brass Clockmaker’s Sector, Dobson, London, England, 19th century, lg. 11 1/4 in. $100-200 471. Brass Clockmaker’s Sector, France, early 20th century, lg. 13 1/2 in. $100-200 472. Walnut Five-drawer “Columbus” Crystal Cabinet, America, late 19th century, the top drawer with a large variety of watch screws, and the lower four drawers with watch crystals of varied size, paneled ends, ht. 13, wd. 25 1/2, dp. 19 in. $200-300 473. Lot of Watchmaker’s Drill Bits, for use with a watchmaker’s bow including a folding wallet of German drills, boxed sets of Swiss pivot drills, Mascot pivot drills in wooden holders, and many others. $50-100


474. Gothic Oak Quarter-chiming Table Clock by Wadham, Bath, United Kingdom, c. 1880, with pitched pediment case, barleytwist columns flanking the painted dial signed Wadham, Milsom St., Bath, Strike-Silent subsidiary dial in the arch, eight-day time, strike and quarter chiming on eight bells, fusee movement with gong strike and pendulum, ht. 23 1/2 in. $700-900 475. Mahogany Quarter-chiming Mantel Clock by Elliott, London, retailed by G.H. Ford, New Haven, Connecticut, c. 1890, with cast brass case mounts, five finials, beveled glass and brass door opening to reveal a brass dial with Roman numerals, matted center, three subsidiary dials in the arch, proper right, Chime-Silent, center, Fast-Slow and left, Chime on Eight Bells-Westminster Chime, eightday three-train movement, time, strike, chime on eight bells and Westminster chime on four gongs, recoil escapement and pendulum, ht. 25 in. $4,000-6,000 476. Victorian Quarter-chiming Table Clock by Adams, movement attributed to Elliott, London, late 19th century, the composite brass dial with applied spandrels and Roman numeral chapter ring signed Adams, Cannon Street, London, subsidiary dials in the arch for Chime-Silent, and chime selection, Westminster Chimes. Chimes on Eight Bells. and Chime on Ten Bells, faux tortoiseshell case with sarcophagus top, ormolu mounts, side sound vents and carrying handles, eight-day time, strike and quarter Westminster chime on gongs or chime on eight or ten bells, ht. 28, wd. 19, and dp. 12 1/2 in. Note: An undated letter states that the clock was a gift to James Augustus Hewlett from W.R. Adamson, Battle Abbey, Hastings, England. Mr. Adamson was head of Adamson Bell & Co. tea merchants of Shanghai, Tokyo, and London. $4,000-6,000 477. Oak Case Hooded Wall Clock by Markwick Markham, London, c. 1765, the case with removable hood and single finial, 5-inch brass dial signed on the maker’s boss, Markwick. Markham. London, applied brass spandrels, chapter ring with Arabic numerals, matted center, pierced steel hands, thirty-hour time and count-wheel strike, weight-powered movement with verge escapement, 4 1/2-inch pendulum, ht. 16 in. $500-700 478. Walnut Quarter-chiming Table Clock, Germany, the Georgianstyle case with brass stopped fluted quarter columns, flanking the brass dial with applied silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals, subsidiary dials for regulation and chime selection, beveled glass dial door, eight-day time, strike and quarter-hour chime on four or eight gongs, ht. 18 in. $300-500 479. Bracket Clock Movement and Dial by K. MacLennan, London, c. 1785, 6-inch sheet brass engraved dial signed Kenth Maclennan London, Roman numerals, recessed calendar, Strike-Silent in the arch and pierced steel hands, eight-day fusee movement with fully engraved backplate, rack strike, verge escapement, case attachment brackets and associated bell, ht. 9 1/2 in. $400-600

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480. Rosewood Chinese Bracket Clock, mid-19th century, the case with mother-of-pearl inlay, sliding glazed and rear doors, separate carved pedestal, 6 1/2-inch dia. enameled dial with pierced steel hour, minute and sweep second hands, brass dial surround, eight-day time and strike chain fusee movement with crown-wheel and verge escapement, rear winding and setting, short bob pendulum and engraved backplate, ht. 18 in. $800-1,200 481. Mahogany Quarter-chiming Spanish Market Bracket Clock with Automaton by David Evans, London, c. 1790, with 8-inch brass, enameled and painted dial signed Higgs, y Diego Evans Londres, Roman numerals, proper right subsidiary dial with three selections, Cucu y Tocar, Cucu and Tocar, proper left subsidiary dial with Musica and Silencio, applied brass spandrels and painted scene in the arch depicting a red barn with thatched roof and door which swings open to reveal a cuckoo sounding the hour, eight-day time, strike and quarter chime on eight bells, verge escapement, two bellows in the base for cuckoo sound and pull quarter repeat on command, ht. 24 1/2 in. $15,000-25,000

482. Japanned Musical Bracket Clock with Automata by Stephen Rimbault, London, c. 1765, the lacquered case with gilt raised figures, caddy top, four brass finials and carrying handle, glazed dial door over the brass dial with recessed maker’s boss engraved, Stepn. Rimbault London, silvered brass chapter ring with Roman numerals, finely matted center, cast brass spandrels and painted arch with four musicians all with articulated arms, one directing the trio, the others playing the harpsichord, violin, and cello, eight-day six-pillar, three-train fusee movement with time, strike, quarter chime on eight bells and two musical selections, 2-inch pin barrel, verge escapement and fully engraved backplate, ht. 23 in. with carrying handle extended. $30,000-40,000 483. Black Forest Wag-on-Wall Clock, Germany, c. 1860, with reverse-painted glass dial, posted frame wooden movement, verge escapement mounted above the movement with front-hung pendulum all powered by three acorn weights, ht. 15 in. $200-250


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484. Oak Freisland Wall Clock, c. 1800, with dome-top hood and three pressed brass finials, painted iron dial with Roman numerals and painted arch depicting a Dutch canal with figures and livestock, thirtyhour chain-driven posted frame movement with count-wheel strike, brass-cased weight and pendulum, ht. $800-1,200

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485. Dutch Thirty-hour Clock with Automata, c. 1800, painted dial with applied brass Roman numeral chapter ring, “four seasons� spandrels, and automata in the arch set in motion while the clock is striking the hours, posted frame endless chain movement with count-wheel strike, pendulum and brass-cased weight, ht. of dial 16 1/2 in. $200-300

486. Ebonized Grand Sonnerie Alarm Mantel Clock, Austria, c. 1860, with gilt scrolls flanking the enameled dial with Arabic numerals and alarm dial at the base of the hands, spade hands, six alabaster columns with mirrored backdrop all on a serpentine base, fourday time, grand sonnerie movement with quarter hour repeat on command and pendulum, glazed cabinet with inlaid crest and French feet all on an ebonized and yew veneered pedestal, ht. 45 in. $1,000-1,500

487. Black Forest Musical Cuckoo Clock, the case with applied carved depictions of the hunt, bone Roman numerals and hands, three-train time, strike and musical movement with 3-inch cylinder musical box, powered by three pine cone weights and regulated by an oak leaf pendulum, case ht. approximately 36 in. $600-800


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488. Burl Walnut Five-tune Musical Tall Clock by Klaas Johan Andriesen, Grau, Netherlands, with caddy top and gilded figure of Atlas, blind fret work, inlaid serpentine waist door with gilded brass pendulum aperture set on a bombÊ base with claw feet, 13-inch brass composite dial signed on pierced name plate, Klaas Adrriesen Grou, Roman numerals, day-of-the-week and day-of-the-month indications, moon’s age in the arch, and attached five tune selection dial marked, Denagtwagt, Marsch Huron, Wilhelmus, Psalm 25, and Morgenster, three-train, five-tune musical movement with a nest of eleven bells and twenty-three hammers, two additional larger bells for Dutch striking, tune cylinder mounted front to back all powered by three brass-cased weights and regulated by a seconds beating pendulum, ht. 119 in. $10,000-15,000

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489. Burl Walnut Six-tune Musical Tall Clock by Jan Van Meurs, Amsterdam, c. 1780, with bell top, carved and gilded finials depicting two angels and Atlas, blind sound frets backed with fabric on the sides and facade, 13 1/2-inch composite brass dial signed on the silvered cartouche Jan Van Meurs, Amsterdam, painted border and arch with moon’s age, serpentine waist door with pendulum aperture on an inlaid bombÊ base, eight-day Dutch striking, six-tune musical movement with 7-inch pin barrel, nest of thirteen bells and twenty-six hammers, all powered by three brass-cased weights and regulated by a pendulum, ht. approximately 113 in. $10,000-15,000

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490. New Hampshire Mirror Clock Attributed to Timothy Chandler, Concord, New Hampshire, c. 1830, with split and turned columns flanking the painted iron dial with Roman numerals, reverse-painted dial surround and looking glass, eight-day time and rack and snail strike movement with two lead weights and brass-faced pendulum bob, ht. 29 1/2 in. $1,200-1,500

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491. New Hampshire Mirror Clock Attributed to Benjamin Morrill, c. 1830, split and turned columns flanking the reverse-painting on glass, painted iron dial with Roman numerals and looking glass below, eight-day timepiece with iron weight and brass-faced pendulum bob, ht. 30 in. $1,500-2,000

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492. Mahogany Lyre Clock by Skinner & Seward, 63 Congress Street, Boston, c. 1832, painted iron dial with Roman numerals and marked Skinner & Seward, flat and beveled frames enclose figured mahogany panels, molded pedestal and eight-day brass weight-powered movement with iron weight and brass-faced pendulum bob, ht. 41 in. Note: Skinner & Seward, Boston, are listed in Paul J. Foley, Willard’s Patent Timepieces, p. 310. $3,000-4,000 493. Rosewood Gallery Clock by J.N. Dunning, Burlington, Vermont, c. 1830, beveled rosewood case, wooden glazed bezel, 18-inch painted iron dial with Roman numerals and signed J.N. Dunning, eight-day brass movement with round plates, 12-inch pendulum and lead weight, overall dia. 22 1/2 in. $12,000-15,000 494. Mahogany Girandole Clock Attributed to J.N. Dunning, Burlington, Vermont, c. 1825, with carved Prince of Wales finial, glazed wood bezel over the 7 5/8-inch painted iron dial with Roman numerals, carved side ornaments flanking the waist section, mahogany veneered panels, carved lower pediment, and eight-day brass movement with pendulum and cast iron weight, ht. 45 in. $4,000-6,000

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495. Queen Anne Walnut Tall Clock by William Claggett, Newport, Rhode Island, c. 1725, sarcophagus top, gilded ball finials, rectangular waist door, base molding and glazed door with engaged columns opening to reveal the 11 1/2-inch square brass dial with cast spandrels, silvered name boss signed Will Claggett, Newport, chapter ring with Roman numerals, half, quarter and “half quarter” markings, seconds dial, matted center, pierced steel hands and brass eight-day time and strike, five-pillar movement (central pillar latched) with recoil escapement and rack strike regulated by a seconds pendulum and powered by two lead weights, ht. 89 in. Provenance: According to material inside the waist door, the clock passed from the family of the original owner, Samuel Gorton, Bowen’s Hill, Summit, Rhode Island, to early collector William H. Putnam, Hartford, Connecticut, purchased at Skinner, January 1992 by Robert C. Cheney, and thence to a prominent Connecticut collection. Note: William Claggett arrived in Boston at the age of 12 in 1708. By 1715 he advertised as a “Clockmaker near the Town-House” but moved to Newport shortly thereafter. This important colonial clockmaker is discussed in Philip Zea and Robert C. Cheney, Clock Making in New England, 1725-1825, pp. 13-15 and endnote #23, p. 26, lists other known Claggett clocks in the literature and in museum collections. $60,000-80,000

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496. Mahogany Tall Clock by William Cummens, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1795, the fret-top case with glazed hood door over the painted iron dial signed in Gothic script Wm. Cummens, Roman numerals, gilt spandrels and a romantic scene of a young couple in the arch, tombstone-shaped waist door for access to components all on ogee bracket feet, eight-day time and strike movement with two lead weights, wooden pendulum rod and brassfaced brass bob, ht. 95 in. $20,000-25,000


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497. Federal Mahogany Tall Clock by Aaron Willard, Boston, c. 1790, with 12-inch painted iron “Wilson� dial signed Warranted by Aaron Willard, pierced fret top, brass fluted columns flanking the glazed hood and rectangular waist doors, the waist and base with fan and line inlays, all on a two-stage base molding and ogee feet, eight-day time and hour strike movement powered by two iron weights and regulated by a brass-faced pendulum bob and iron rod, ht. 98 1/2 in. $40,000-60,000

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498. Mahogany Tall Clock by James Doull, Charlestown, Massachusetts, c. 1810, the glazed hood door over the 12-inch painted iron dial signed James Doull Charlestown with Roman numerals, moon’s age in the arch and gilt-gesso and painted spandrels, banded inlay on rectangular waist door and base, reeded freestanding and quarter columns, French feet and scalloped apron base, eight-day time and strike movement with red-painted tin cased weights, wooden pendulum rod and brass-faced bob, ht. 96 in. Note: James Doull arrived in America in 1807 and began work as a journeyman for Aaron Willard. After establishing his own shop in Charlestown it is likely that cases for his clocks were made by Thomas Seymour, and those with sweeping French feet have regularly been attributed to him. See: Robert D. Mussey, Jr. The Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour, pp. 55-56 and Paul J. Foley, Willard’s Patent Timepieces, p. 243. $20,000-30,000 499. Early Sand or Hour Glass, English, 18th century, oak five turned leg frame, glass bulb reservoirs with fine sand, duration in excess of one hour, ht. 9 1/4 in. $400-600

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500. The Bond Shop Astronomical Regulator No. 396, William Bond & Son, Boston, 1868, with Single Arm Gravity Escapement and Remontoire Invented by Richard F. Bond, 12-inch dia. silvered brass dial signed Wm. Bond & Son, Boston, Escapement Invented by R. F. Bond and No. 396, outer Arabic minutes, seconds dial divided in two-second increments at the top and hours on the lower dial, the two-train, six-pillar movement with top mounted conical pendulum under a glass dome providing a constant force remontoire, single-arm gravity escapement providing impulse to the seconds beating mercury-filled temperature compensated pendulum, breakcircuit provision on upper right corner of backplate and marked Break, Close and Break and Close, powered by a lead weight, all housed in a bench made case for use in the Bond shop window and front mounted reverse-painted sign stating Bond’s Standard Time, ht. 71 in. Provenance: William Bond & Son; Suren H. Hekimian, then by descent to the consignor. Note: Exhibited at the Smithsonian 1982-2000. $300,000-500,000


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Literature: The present example is illustrated in the Boston Globe, January 24, 1904 with the principals of William Bond and Son. The Christian Science Monitor, February 16, 1944 illustrates the clock in the window of the Bond shop at 9 Park Street, Boston, and gives an excellent history of the Bond business founded in 1793. The present clock is also discussed in: Derek Roberts, Precision Pendulum Clocks, France, Germany, America and Recent Advancements, (2004), pp. 223-31; No. 395 presently at the Merseyside County Museum, Liverpool is shown in Alan Smith, Editor, the Country Life International dictionary of Clocks (1979), pp. 309-10; No. 394 presently at the collection of Historical and Scientific Instruments at Harvard in shown in detail at www.fas.harvard.edu/hsdept/chsi-collection.html.

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Three articles by Carlene E. Stephens are a valuable resource to understand these important clocks and the role played in establishing Standard Time in America: “Partners in Time: William Bond & Son of Boston and the Harvard College Observatory” (Harvard Library Bulletin 35, Fall 1987), pp. 351-84; “The Most Reliable Time: William Bond, the New England Railroads and Time Awareness in 19th Century America” (Technology & Culture, Jan. 1989), pp. 1-24; “Astronomy as a Public Utility: The Bond Years at the Harvard College Observatory” (Journal History of Astronomy, Vol. 21, No. 1, Feb. 1990).

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501. The Shop Sign of William Bond & Son, Inc., 9 Park Street, Boston, used above the door at 9 Park Street, where Bond Regulator No. 396 provided “Bond’s Standard Time” for New England, hardwood, painted sand finish with gilded letters and Pegasus mounted above, lg. approximately 56, ht. 61 in. This sign was shown in a photograph in the Christian Science Monitor, February 16th, 1944 along with Bond Regulator No. 396 in the shop window. Established in 1793, the William Bond & Son shop on Park Street was in the shadow of the Boston Statehouse. $1,500-2,500 502. Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock by Waltham, Waltham, Massachusetts, c. 1920, with Arabic numeral dial marked Waltham, rope molded frames enclosing reverse-painted tablets, the lower of a castle on a lake, eight-day time-only movement marked Waltham Clock Co. USA, with maintaining power, pendulum and lead weight, ht. 42 in. $300-500 503. Three-cylinder Mercury Temperature Compensating Pendulum by Waltham Clock Company, Waltham, Massachusetts, c. 1900, nickel and brass components and calibrated regulation nut with steel pointer, max. lg. 45 in. Note: This pendulum is illustrated on a Waltham No. 12 Regulator, see Tran Duy Ly, American Clocks, Vol. 1, pp. 249. $250-450

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504. Mahogany Banjo Clock by Waltham Watch Company with Original Packing Crate, Waltham, Massachusetts, c. 1920, with Arabic numeral dial marked Waltham, gilded rope moldings enclosing reverse-painted glasses, the lower depicting and marked Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie, September 10, 1812, pedestal at the base and eight-day time-only, weight-powered movement with pendulum, original pine packing crate with Waltham Watch Co. Waltham Mass and Please Handle This Clock With Extreme Care stenciled on the lid, ht. of clock approximately 41 in. $1,000-1,500 505. Mahogany Banjo Clock by Chelsea, Chelsea Clock Company, Boston, with Arabic numeral dial marked Chelsea, reverse-painted tablets, the lower depicting Mt. Vernon, eight-day time-only leverescapement movement, ht. 32 in. $400-600 506. Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock by Roland Macy, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1922, painted iron dial with Arabic numerals, half round frames enclosing reverse-painted glasses, the lower depicting the whale ship Niger, eight-day time-only movement with pendulum and lead weight, ht. 31 in. $300-500


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507. Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock Attributed to Foster Campos, c. 1970, with crossbanded frames enclosing reverse-painted tablets, the lower marked S. Willards Patent below a stylized sunburst pendulum aperture, Roman numeral painted dial and eight-day timepiece movement with “T-bridge” suspension, through bolts for case attachment in the Willard style, lead weight and pendulum, ht. 35 in. $1,000-1,500 508. Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock by Foster Campos, Pembroke, Massachusetts, a brass bezel over the painted iron dial with Roman numerals and inscribed Foster S. Campos, Pembroke, Mass., crossbanded inlaid frames enclosing reversepainted glasses, the lower with two warships and surmounted by an eagle, carved lower pedestal, brass side ornaments and eight-day timepiece movement with pendulum and lead weight, ht. 43 in. $1,500-2,500 509. Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo Clock” by Foster Campos, Pembroke, Massachusetts, glazed brass bezel over the painted iron dial with Roman numerals and marked with maker’s name, crossbanded inlaid frames enclosing reverse-painted geometric glasses, the lower marked S. Willard’s Patent, brass side ornaments and eight-day timepiece with pendulum and weight, ht. 34 in. $1,500-2,500

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510. Oak and Walnut Foot Treadle Lathe, 20th century, a bench-made replica set up with a swing tool, three-jaw headstock, tail stock, tool rest and oak bench, ht. 48, wd. 36, dp. 26 1/2 in. Note: This lathe was constructed by Ted Crom to demonstrate Black Forest clockmaking operations such as drilling, rounding up and general turning. $400-600 511. Four Brass, Steel, and Wood Piercing or Fretting Saws, Germany or France, 19th/20th century, one steel and brass saw adjusts to pivot the blade during use, all with turned wood handles, lg. 9 3/4-13 3/4 in. $200-400 512. Assortment of Swiss Watchmaking Tools, including a brass mandrel with helical gearing, handwheel, extended two-part bed, tail stock and compound slide, lg. approximately 26 in., three French watch mainspring winders and a large winder, and two staking sets with a large assortment of stakes and punches. $200-400

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513. Swiss Watchmaker’s Mandrel, last quarter of the 19th century, with 9-inch dia. handwheel, three-jaw clamping faceplate, compound slide, tool rest and tail stock all on a walnut base, lg. with tail stock 24 in. $600-800 514. Brass Wheel Cutting Engine, Switzerland, last half of the 19th century, with iron three-legged frame, 8 1/2-inch dia. index plate with 14-144 and outer 360 divisions, brass cutter frame adjustable for crown wheel cutting, gallows and steel index arm, ht. 10 in. $800-1,200 515. Swiss Wheel Cutting Engine, last quarter of the 19th century, with iron feet, brass frame, adjustable cutter frame to cut crown wheels and 4 1/2 in dia. index plate with calibrations to 11-144, ht. 8 in. $300-500 516. Brass Rounding-Up Tool, Switzerland, the brass frame and cutter assembly with 7 1/2-inch handwheel with wooden handle, all mounted on a wooden cabinet with drawer filled with cutters, ht. 12, together with a hand-turned press with helical gearing and marked De, ht. 8 1/2 in. $150-250


517. Brass Watchmaker’s Mandrel by J. & T. Jones, Prescot, England, last half of the 19th century, with 7 1/2-inch dia. six-spoke handwheel, three-jaw clamping head stock and adjustable tool holder, lg. 12 in. $300-500 518. Brass Mandrel and a Rounding-Up Tool, Switzerland, last quarter 19th century, the mandrel with 12-inch frame, helical geared hand crank with wooden handle, three-clamp jaw head stock, compound slide and tool bit all on a wooden display frame, the rounding-up tool with 6-inch dia. hand crank, tool bit and gallows all on a wooden stand, drawer, and an assortment of cutters, ht. 12 in. $200-300

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519. Watchmaker’s Lathe by Boley and Other Watchmaking Tools, the lathe with 10-inch bed, head and tail stocks, tool rest, small group of collets, motor and rheostat, together with an Inverto staking set with large assortment of stakes and punches and two additional sets of punches. $100-150 520. Two Hand Lathes and Two Rounding-Up Tools, Switzerland, last half 19th century, the lathes with multi-tier pulley for bow or handwheel power, head and tail stocks and one with tool rest, lg. approximately 11, the rounding up tools with handwheels and cutter assemblies, ht. approximately 8, and a watchmaker’s uprighting tool, ht. 9 in. $200-300 521. Two Brass Rounding-Up Tools, Switzerland, last half of the 19th century, both with approximately 6-inch handwheels, gallows for holding the work, cutter assemblies and wooden stands, ht. approximately 9 in. $150-250 522. Brass Watchmaker’s Depthing Tool, Swiss, late 19th century, unmarked, in a fitted leather-covered box marked 26, lg. 3 in. $150-250 524

523. Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock by Foster S. Campos, Pembroke, Massachusetts, glazed brass bezel over the painted iron dial with Roman numerals and signed by the maker, crossbanded inlaid frames enclosing reverse-painted glasses, the lower depicting a mythological figure holding an American flag, brass side ornaments flanking the waist section, eight-day timepiece movement with pendulum and weight, ht. 34 in. $1,500-2,500 524. Howard and Davis Regulator No. 4, Boston, the hardwood case with molded frames enclosing black and gold glasses, the lower with an oval pendulum aperture, printed paper on zinc dial with Roman numerals and inscribed Howard & Davis, Boston., eight-day brass timepiece stamped Howard & Davis Boston, iron weight and pendulum, ht. 32 in. $1,000-1,500


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525. Gold Front Lyre Clock by Elmer Stennes, Weymouth, Massachusetts, glazed brass bezel over the painted iron dial with Roman numerals and “fly,” carved and gilded midsection framing the reverse-painted glass on a red ground with gold scrolls, hinged lower door also with painted glass, carved and gilded pedestal at the base, eight-day brass timepiece marked E.O. Stennes, Weymouth, Mass., ht. 45 1/4 in. $2,000-4,000 526. Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 1 Wall Clock, Thomaston, Connecticut, c. 1875, with painted zinc dials, the upper with Roman numerals and marked Regulator, the lower Calendar and Seth Thomas Clock Company, Plymouth Hollow Ct., full-length door with set up label pasted inside, eight-day time-only weight-powered movement with pendulum, ht. 40 in. $1,500-2,500 527. Mahogany Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 Wall Clock, Thomaston, Connecticut, late 19th century, zinc dial with Roman numerals, seconds bit, eight-day time-only movement with maintaining power, dead-beat escapement, pendulum and brass-cased weight, ht. 36 in. $700-900

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528. Ansonia China Clock, Ansonia Clock Company, Brooklyn, New York, Royal Bonn china case, La Verdon model, enameled dial marked twice with manufacturer’s name, Arabic numerals, exposed Brocot escapement and eight-day time and strike movement with pendulum and key, ht. 14 1/4 in. $200-300 529. Ansonia “Huntress” Swinger Clock, Ansonia Clock Company, Brooklyn, New York, c. 1880, with gilt white metal figure of the Huntress with outstretched arm supporting the swinging pendulum clock with Arabic numerals and pierced brass hands, ht. 25 in. $200-300 530. Ansonia Green Onyx Crystal Regulator, Ansonia Clock Company, Ansonia, Connecticut, c. 1880, with onyx, brass, and beveled glass case, four caryatids supporting the pagoda top surmounted by a classical urn, enameled two-part dial with Arabic numerals and marked with company logo, outside escapement and eight-day time and rack strike movement with faux mercury pendulum, ht. 18 1/2 in. $200-400


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531. Elephant Swinger Clock, Germany, with parcel-gilt spelter elephant statue and 1 3/4-inch dia. enameled dial with Arabic numeral and ball pendulum, ht. 10 in. $300-400 532. Oak Wall Regulator by Chelsea, Chelsea Clock Company, Boston, paper on zinc dial with Arabic numerals, glazed lower door, eight-day timepiece weight-powered movement with pendulum, ht. 34 1/2 in. $600-800 533. Brass Yacht Wheel Clock and Aneroid Barometer Set by Chelsea, Chelsea Clock Company, Boston, with 4-inch dia. silvered dials, the clock with Arabic numerals and marked Chelsea Ship’s Bell, the barometer marked Chelsea, hinged bezels and mounting backs, overall dia. 11 in. $800-1,200

534. Brass Engine Room Clock by Chelsea, Chelsea Clock Company, Boston, 5 1/4-inch dial with Roman numerals and signed Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, U.S.A., eight-day lever-escapement time-only movement, dia. 7 3/4 in. $200-400 535. Miniature Alarm Timepiece by Silas Hoadley, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1835-40, wooden dial with Arabic numerals, mahogany case with stenciled three-quarter columns flanking the looking glass, stenciled splat capping the case, printed maker’s label inside the case stating Improved Timepiece, Silas Hoadley, Plymouth, cased and sold..., thirty-hour wooden time and alarm movement with two weights and pendulum, ht. 22 3/4 in. Note: These rare clocks are discussed in Bryan Rogers and Joseph Arvay, “The Hoadley Alarm Timepiece,” NAWCC Bulletin, August 1996, pp. 501-504. $1,500-2,000

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536. Mahogany Empire Shelf Clock by Silas B. Terry, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1833-39, with elaborately carved crest, turned half columns flanking the dial and lower sections, painted wooden dial with Roman numerals, gilt scroll spandrels and raised gilded dots around the 5-inch dia. movement viewing area, columns flanking the reverse-painted lower glass with green draperies pulled back to reveal a reverse-painted tablet depicting a Greek Revival dwelling, frame and attached to the backboard, the bottom board with printed paper label stating Silas B. Terry, Horologist, Manufacturer of Clocks, Timepieces and Regulators, Plymouth, Conn., eight-day brass movement with skeletonized front plate, between the plates center mounted count-wheel, recoil escapement, iron weights and pendulum, ht. 38 1/2 in. Provenance: Wesley R. Peterson Collection. Literature: An identical movement and label is illustrated and discussed in Kenneth D. Roberts and Snowden Taylor, Eli Terry and the Connecticut Shelf Clock, 2nd edition, pp. 322-24. $5,000-8,000 536 with details

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537. Mahogany Beehive Clock by E.C. Brewster, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1840, No. 4644, 7-inch dia. painted wooden dial with viewing port, Roman numerals, etched glass tablet of a basket of flowers, green paper dust cover on backboard, eight-day rack and snail strike movement stamped No. 4644, with detached brass fusees in an iron housing at the bottom of the case, Geneva stops and recoil escapement, ht. 19 in. Literature: Thomas Grimshaw, “Fusee Beehive Clock-Please Identify Yourself,” NAWCC Bulletin, August 1980. $400-600

538. Mahogany Four-column Shelf Clock by Heman Clark, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1820, painted iron dial attributed to Boston dial painters Curtis and Nolan and signed H. Clark, Plymouth, Con., Arabic numerals, gilt scroll and shell decorated spandrels, original reverse-painted tablet with shell and leaf stenciled border on a blue ground and gilt band framing a domestic dwelling, eight-day time and strike skeletonized plate movement with rack and snail strike, recoil escapement, two compound-suspended lead weights and regulated by a brass-faced pendulum, ht. 26 in. Note: For the definitive work on these important early Connecticut manufactured clocks see, Chris H. Bailey and Dana Blackwell, “Heman Clark and the ‘Salem Bridge’ Shelf Clocks,” Supplement 13, NAWCC Bulletin, 1980. $20,000-30,000

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539. Cherry Tall Clock by Eli Terry, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1795, with case attributed to Eliphalet Chapin or Simeon Loomis, East Windsor, Connecticut, engraved rococo sheet-brass, silvered dial marked Eli Terry Plymouth, Roman numerals, scroll decoration in the spandrels, eight-day time and strike movement with calendar, wooden pendulum rod, brass-faced bob and two tin-cased weights, the case with pagoda facade top, three turned finials, fluted freestanding columns, waist door flanked by fluted quarter columns and ogee bracket base with “Chapin-style” blocking, ht. 95 in. Note: Eli Terry completed his apprenticeship with Daniel Burnap in 1792 and brass movement tall clocks by him are the earliest work of this prominent maker of wooden clocks. Of the several known examples, the present clock is closely related to that pictured and described in Kenneth Roberts, Eli Terry and the Connecticut Shelf Clock, pp. 21-23. For additional information on this developmental period in American clockmaking see Roberts, pp. 9-40. The case of this example is closely related to examples attributed to Eliphalet Chapin or Simeon Loomis of East Windsor, Connecticut, as described in Kugleman, Kugleman, and Lionetti, Connecticut Valley Furniture, p. 172. The distinctive “quadrant” blocking in the base of this clock is also found on a bureau attributed to these cabinetmakers, see Kugleman, Kugleman, and Lionetti, p. 195. $15,000-20,000

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540. Maple Tall Clock by Jesse Emory, Weare, New Hampshire, c. 1795, the wooden dial signed in the arch Jesse Emory Weare, with carved and painted decoration, Roman numerals and calendar, scroll-top hood and carved rosettes, tombstone-shaped waist door and molded base, thirty-hour wooden movement with count-wheel strike, recoil escapement, gravity clicks on the great wheels, wooden pendulum rod, and two soapstone weights, ht. 86 1/2 in. Note: With only about a dozen Jesse Emory tall clocks known, examples are rarely found in the marketplace. Emory’s work represents the finest wooden movement clocks made in America with numerous mechanical innovations not found on any other wooden clocks of the period. Little is known of his training, but both the History of Weare and The History of Henniker cite his skill and ingenuity in the manufacture of clocks and flax wheels. See Sotheby’s Masterpieces from the Time Museum, New York, October 14 & 15, 2004, lot 1087, for another example of his work and the comprehensive biographical information in Charles S. Parsons, New Hampshire Clocks and Clockmakers, pp. 129-133 and 310-311. $10,000-15,000

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541. Large Group of Books and Catalogues on American Clocks, including Roberts, Connecticut Clock Technology of Joseph Ives, Zea & Cheney, Clock Making in New England, 1725-1825, Hoke, Ingenious Yankees, Drepperd, American Clocks and Clockmakers, N. Hudson Moore, The Old Clock Book, and numerous other paperback catalogues of the Connecticut clockmaking firms. $100-150

542. Research Material for Early American Clocks and Watches, including The Boston Clock Club Papers, bound volume 1934-39, Carter Harris, The Clock and Watch Makers American Advertiser, 1707-1800, 1984, Mesda Catalogue of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Xerox copies in a loose leaf binder, Amos Avery, The New England Clocks at Old Sturbridge Village, and Philip Zea and Robert C. Cheney, Clock Making in New England, 1725-1825, softbound. $100-150

543. Three Titles on American Clockmaking, including Battison and Kane, The American Clock, 1725-1865, Robinson and Burt, The Willard House and Clock Museum and the Willard Family of Clockmakers, and Oechsle and Boyce, An Empire in Time, Clocks and Clockmakers of Upstate New York. $150-250

544. Four Titles on American Clockmaking, including Lilian Baker Carlisle, Vermont Clock and Watchmakers Silversmiths and Jewelers, Diston and Bishop, The American Clock, Spittlers and Bailey, American Clockmakers and Watchmakers, and Frank P. Albright, Johan Ludwig Eberhardt and His Salem Clocks. $150-250

545. Two American Clock Books and Related Publications, including Horology Americana by Dworetsky and Dickstein, Pennsylvania Clocks and Clockmakers by George H. Eckhardt, The Romance of Time by Brooks Palmer (paperback), reproduction trade catalogues of Seth Thomas and Kroeber, Clockmakers and Clockmaking in Southern Maine, by Joe Katra (Bulletin Supplement), and other material. $100-150

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546. Four Titles on American Clocks and Clockmakers, including Dworetsky and Dickstein, Horology Americana, Brooks Palmer, Book of American Clocks and A Treasury of American Clocks, and Frank P. Albright, Johann Ludwig Eberhardt and His Salem Clocks. $100-150 547. Approximately Fifty Reproduction Clock and Watch Trade Catalogues, including but not limited to Seth Thomas, Ansonia, Waterbury, Welch, Howard, Chelsea, American Waltham and Elgin. $75-150 548. Six Titles on Regional American Clockmaking, including Arthur James, Chester County Clocks and Their Makers, George H. Eckhardt, Pennsylvania Clocks and Clockmakers, Rebecca Rogers, Trumbell County Clock Industry, 1812-1835 and James W. Gibbs, Pennsylvania Clocks and Watches, Buckeye Horology and Dixie Clockmakers. $100-200 549. Five Titles on Clocks and Watches, including Demeter, Chelsea Clock Company, the First Hundred Years, Carlene Stephens, On Time, Muir and Kraus, Marion, The History of the United States Watch Company, Bolino, The Watchmakers of Massachusetts, and Sauers, Time for America, Hamilton Watch. $100-150 550. Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo Clock” by Simon Willard, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1805-10, painted iron dial with Roman numerals, gilt banding and leafage around center arbor, gilded rope molded frames and reverse-painted glasses, both inscribed Patent and with gilt hatchwork on a red ground, the throat flanked by brass side ornaments and at the base, a gilded pedestal, eight-day timepiece movement with “T-bridge” pendulum suspension, step train and through bolts for case attachment, regulated by a pendulum and powered by a lead weight faintly inscribed S Willard, ht. 40 in. Literature: A closely related example is shown in Paul J. Foley, Willard Patent Timepieces, p. 21. The present example was found in England and apparently has been there for much of the 20th century. A repair ticket and inscriptions on components trace the clock to a “Mr. Jones of 4065 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia c. 1870.” $15,000-25,000


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551. Federal Mirror Clock by Joshua Wilder, Hingham, Massachusetts, c. 1815, pine case with gilded frame, cornice and rope molding, floral and leaf reverse-painted glass masking the 8-inch dia. painted iron dial with Arabic numerals, gilt band and signed on the reverse J. Wilder, Hingham, looking glass backed with original packing crate cover inscribed J. Wilder Hingham Handle it very Carefully, brass eight-day time and passing strike movement with front mounted bell, recoil escapement, through bolt case attachment, pendulum, original key and lead weight, ht. 28 in. Literature: Joshua Wilder’s wheel cutting engine and several clocks are in the J. Cheney Wells Collection at Old Sturbridge Village and shown in Philip Zea and Robert C. Cheney, Clock Making in New England, 1725-1825, pp. 85 and 102-105, for other examples and biographical information see Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan & Jack O’Brien, Harbor & Home, pp. 268-69, 305-08. $25,000-35,000

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552. Mahogany Alarm Shelf Clock by Aaron Willard, Boston, c. 1825, with scroll-top hood, reverse-painted and stenciled floral and lyre decorated glass inscribed Aaron Willard Boston, concave painted iron dial with Roman numerals, moon hands and alarm pointer, mahogany veneered panel in the lower section all on four brass ball feet, eightday brass, time-only movement with recoil escapement, pendulum and lead weight with separately mounted weight-powered alarm train, ht. 37 in. $25,000-35,000

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553. Rosewood “English Market” Wall Clock, c. 1880, with mother-ofpearl-inlaid rosewood case, painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, and eight-day time and strike movement with pendulum, ht. 25 1/2 in. $250-450

561. Two Seth Thomas Deck Clocks, 20th century, a brass example with 5 3/4-inch dia. silvered dial marked by the maker and U.S. Shipping Board, dia. 8, the next in a black Bakelite case, with Arabic numerals, and marked Mark I Deck Clock US Navy 1942, dia. 8 1/2 in., both with eight-day lever-escapement timepiece movements. $200-300

554. No. 8 Walnut Regulator by Welch, Spring & Company, Forestville, Connecticut, 9-inch dia. enameled dial with Roman numerals, full-length glazed door flanked by freestanding columns, molded edge and carving, carved and turned cresting and pedestal, eightday nickel-plate two-weight time-only movement with dead-beat escapement, gilt wooden pendulum rod, brass-faced bob and cast beat scale with maker’s name, ht. 62 in.

562. Seth Thomas Octagon Wall Clock, zinc dial with Arabic numerals and marked Seth Thomas, remains of printed label on the back, eight-day time-only lever-escapement movement, ht. 11 in. $200-250

Literature: Tran Duy Ly, Welch Clocks, p. 105.

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555. Mahogany Pillar and Scroll by Eli Terry & Sons, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1830, painted wood Arabic numeral dial, reversepainted tablet depicting a classical building on the water, printed paper maker’s label, thirty-hour wooden movement with two cast iron weights and pendulum, ht. 30 in. $600-800 556. Mahogany Veneer Drop Octagon Wall Clock, William L. Gilbert Clock Company, painted zinc Roman numeral dial, reverse-painted glass in lower section over a printed maker’s label, eight-day timepiece weight-powered movement, ht. 34 in. $200-400 557. Rosewood Cottage Clock by Seth Thomas, Thomaston, Connecticut, c. 1880, with gilt columns flanking the painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, printed maker’s label inside backboard, eightday time and strike movement with pendulum, ht. 16 in. $100-200 558. Collection of Nineteen Miniature Lux Cuckoo Clocks, Keebler Clock Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, all with composite painted cases, most of the “Bobbing Head” type, a “Blue Bird” and a “Scotty Dog,” ht. approximately 6 1/2 in. $800-1,200 559. Candlestand Clock by the Terryville Manufacturing Company, Terryville, Connecticut, c. 1855, with 2 3/4-inch paper on zinc dial marked Terryville Mfg. Co., Terryville, Conn., thirty-hour timepiece with four-arm balance wheel, hairspring, and regulator below the movement, back plate stamped Terryville Manufacturing Company, Terryville, Conn., Patented October 5th, 1852, milk glass pedestal and glass dome, ht. 11 1/2 in. $300-500 560. Connecticut Walnut Shelf Clock, paper on zinc dial with Roman numerals, etched design on lower section of glazed door, eightday time and strike movement with cylindrical nickel pendulum and custom-made, wall-mounted shelf, ht. of clock and shelf 30 in. $100-150

563. Octagon Marine Timepiece by Ansonia, Brooklyn, New York, paper on zinc dial with Roman numerals and marked 8 Day Time and carrying the Ansonia logo, seconds bit and regulating aperture, walnut octagonal case with ebonized trim and eight-day leverescapement movement, ht. 9 in. $200-300 564. Brass Ship’s Wheel Clock by Chelsea, Chelsea Clock Company, Boston, with hinged bezel, 5 1/2-inch silvered dial with Arabic numerals and marked Chelsea Ship’s Bell, eight-day time and ship’s bell striking lever-escapement movement, ht. 15 in. $400-600 565. Chelsea Deck Clock Saura Handheld Compass, the Chelsea with Arabic numeral twenty-four hour dial marked Chelsea, sweep seconds, eight day time-only lever-escapement movement all in a Bakelite case, 7 1/2-inch dia., the Saura handheld wet compass marked Saura Tokyo Gold Special, sighting prism, battery-powered illumination and an oak carrying case with leather handle, ht. 9 in. $300-500 566. Seth Thomas Crystal Regulator and a Gustav Becker Torsion Clock, the Seth Thomas with brass and beveled glass case, porcelain dial marked Seth Thomas, with Roman numerals, eight-day time and strike movement with pendulum, ht. 10 1/2, and a Gustav Becker 400-day torsion pendulum clock with Arabic numeral dial and glass dome, ht. 13 in. $100-150 567. Brewster & Ingrahams Gallery Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, painted wooden dial inscribed Brewster & Ingrahams, Bristol, CT USA, Roman numerals, molded and gilt wooden case and eight-day, time and strike movement with pendulum, overall dia. 20 in. $800-1,200 568. Mahogany Veneer Octagonal Wall Clock by Seth Thomas, Thomaston, Connecticut, with paper on zinc Roman numeral dial and one-day lever-escapement movement, ht. 11 1/2 in. $150-250 569. China Clock by William L. Gilbert, Winsted, Connecticut, c. 1890, with lavender, light green, and gilt case, twist columns and Corinthian capitals flank with floral decorated enameled dial with Arabic numerals, eight-day time and strike nickel plate movement with pendulum, ht. 12 in. $200-300

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570. 18kt Gold Hunter Case Watch by E.D. Johnson, London, serial no. 21010, sold by Tiffany, New York, January 1, 1870, the case marked Tiffany & Co., 18, and 21010 inside front and back components, enameled dial inscribed E.D. Johnson, London, Roman numerals, sunk seconds dial, fleur-de-lis blued steel hands, movement with brass dust cover inscribed E. D. Johnson Chronometer Maker to the Admiralty, three-quarter plate fully jeweled fusee movement with diamond endstone, split bi-metallic balance with brass timing screws, engraved balance cock with curved foot and No. 21010 engraved on the table and backplate engraved E.D. Johnson, 9 Wilmington Square, London, dia. 52 mm, accompanied by the original Tiffany bill of sale to Mr. J.P. Acker, January 1, 1870 for $65.55, and a copy of John Loring, Tiffany Timepieces. Literature: This watch and bill of sale are illustrated in Loring, Tiffany Timepieces, pp. 66-67. This source states that the buyer of the present watch, Captain Acker, was a Hudson River steamboat operator who purchased seven watches at Tiffany between 1865 and 1870 for a total of $1,215. $15,000-25,000

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571. 14kt Gold Minute Repeating Chronograph by Audemars Frères, Geneva & Brassus, Switzerland, engine-turned hunter case with monogram HS on lid, maker’s name and serial number 151283 inside, cuvette engraved with maker’s name and Medailles ObtenuesRepetion a Minutes, enameled dial with Arabic numerals, pierced gilt hands, center and subsidiary seconds, lever-set, gilt plate minute repeating chronograph movement, dia. 62 mm. $5,000-7,000 572. Silver Open Face Watch by Girardier Laine, Switzerland, the dial with Arabic numerals framed with a silver mat, enameled center with musical theme and marked Girardier Laine, spring loaded cuvette also marked with maker’s name, full plate fusee and verge movement with pierced balance cock and silver regulation dial, 52 mm. $200-400 573. Four Open Face Watches, including a pair case watch with silvered dial, raised Roman numerals and floral decoration, the verge escapement movement marked Maurice Tobias, London, 50 mm, an engine-turned and decorated dial with raised numerals and a lion depicted in the center, Swiss bar-type cylinder escapement movement, 55 mm, and two Swiss cylinder escapement, 45 mm cases. $150-200 574. Three Silver Hunter Case Swiss Lever Watches, all with enameled dials and Roman numerals, the first in black and red lettering, signed on the dial and cuvette, Perrett & Co. Geneva, 62 mm, the next, cuvette signed Detached Lever 15 Jewels, Straight Line, H.O. Perret, Geneva, No. 19904, dia. 54 mm, the last, cuvette signed Patent Lever Full Jeweled, Lambert & Co., Geneva, dia. 48 mm. $150-250

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575. Four Silver Open Face Watches, all with white enameled Roman chapter dials, the smallest with engine-turned case, gold moon hands and signed Gray, Lackville Str., overall dia. 32-52 mm. $150-250 576. Gilt and Enameled Watch by Patry & Chaudois, Geneva, enameled dial with Roman chapters and signed Patry & Chaudois a. Geneve, brass hands and winding through the dial, gilt consular case with enameled back depicting two maidens and a classical urn, fusee, verge escapement movement with pierced balance cock and marked on the back plate, Fres Esquivillon, dia. 50 mm. $250-450 577. Silver and Enameled Watch, unmarked, probably Geneva, enameled dial with Roman chapters, calendar and central military scene, brass hands, outer bezel with faux jewels, back with enameled decoration depicting a young couple, verge escapement fusee movement with pierced balance cock, dia. 48 mm. $250-450 578. Two Gilt Swiss Enameled Consular Case Verge Watches, by L. Bordier and Duchene, Geneva, the Bordier signed on the enameled Roman chapter dial, L. Bordier, paste stone embellished bezel, the back enameled with a lady, dog, and classical urn and raised paste stone ornaments, the full plate fusee movement marked with maker’s name and No. 4077, pierced balance cock and silvered regulation dial, dia. 50 mm, the Duchene signed on the Roman chapter dial, Duchene a Geneva, fusee movement signed in the same way, pierced balance cock and silvered regulation dial, dia. 45 mm. $300-500


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579. Silver Consular Case Watch Marked Breguet, enameled dial with Arabic numerals and marked Breguet a Paris, full plate fusee, verge escapement movement marked Breguet a Paris, with pierced balance cock and silvered regulation dial, dia. 56 mm. $200-250

582. Brass and Enameled Watch by Trs. Bordier, Geneva, with enameled dial with Roman chapters marked Trs. Bordier, a Geneve, verge escapement fusee movement marked by maker with pierced balance cock and three-arm balance, the watch back enameled with a young couple and exotic background, dia. 45 mm. $200-300

580. Two Unmarked Swiss Pocket Watches, the first, a small open face watch, gilt case, stone embellished front and rear bezels, enameled dial with Roman hour numerals, glazed back reveals the fusee, verge escapement movement with decorative pierced shield, dia. 35 mm, the last a silver hunter case with raised decoration and marked Cordon, enameled dial with Turkish numerals, Swiss bar plate movement, dia. 48 mm. $200-250

583. Nine Watch Movement Display Cases, all in silveroid or silverene, three marked Hamilton and two with original paper tags for Model 992 and 950, one marked Illinois, and five unmarked. $100-150

581. Two Swiss Consular Case Verge Watches, one marked Fres. Bordier, Geneva, and one unmarked, the Bordier with enameled scene within Arabic chapter dial, base metal case, full plate movement engraved with maker’s name and No. 4662, fusee, pierced balance cock and silvered regulation dial, 53 mm, and a silver case with link decoration on the rim, enameled and engine-turned dial with Arabic chapters, fusee, pierced balance cock and silvered regulation dial, 50 mm. $200-300

584. Four Open Face Base Metal Cased Watches, including two fusee verge escapement watches, one signed Olivier Quartier, Locle, the other, Joh. Georg Juson, London, both approximately 40 mm, an enameled dial watch marked Enigma with Arabic numerals and lowend movement (broken balance staff), 50 mm, the last in a press decorated case, enameled dial with Roman numerals and pin-set lever-escapement movement, 42 mm. $100-150 585. Gold-filled Open Face “Bunn Special� Watch by Illinois, Illinois Watch Company, Springfield, Illinois, serial no. 2649546, double sunk enameled dial with Arabic numerals and marked Illinois, blued spade hands, 23-jewel lever-set movement with damascened plates and marked with maker and Bunn Special in script, micrometer regulator, and double roller, dia. 50 mm. $500-800

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586. Base Metal GCT Military Watch by The Hamilton Watch Company, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, c. 1945, with black 24-hour dial with Arabic numerals and marked GCT, spade hands, center seconds, nickel damascened plates marked with maker’s name, 22 Jewels and 4992B, crown wind and set, dia. 50 mm. $200-400

590. Four Connecticut Watches, including two nickel case “Dollar” watches, one by The Waterbury Watch Company, another marked “Patriot,” and two hunter case examples, the first in a brass case by the Bristol Watch Company serial #952406, the other in a gold-filled case by New Haven. $300-500

587. Illinois Bunn Special Sixty-Hour Watch, Illinois Watch Company, Springfield, Illinois, the Model #173 Keystone case with link decoration on bezel, double sunk enameled dial marked Illinois Bunn Special and 23 Jewels 60 Hour, Arabic numerals, blued spade hands, lever-set damascened movement marked Sixty Hour Bunn Special, Illinois Watch Company, Springfield, 23 Jewels, 5252020, $200-300

591. Six “Dollar” Watches by Various Makers, including three Ingersolls, one being a Boy Scout Watch in a nickel case, and others. $100-150

588. Four American Gold-filled Pocket Watches, including two Elgins, 47 and 52 mm, a lever-set American Watch Company Crescent Street with rack regulation and chain, 52 mm, and an open face Hampden Watch Company example, 50 mm. $200-300 589. Seven Lady’s Pendant Watches of Various Materials and Makers, in base metal, silver, gold-filled and enameled cases, American and Swiss, 28-38 mm. $100-150

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592. “Peter Pan” Swiss Watch in Original Box, gunmetal open face case, enameled Arabic numeral dial marked Peter Pan, 3/4 plate Swiss, lever-escapement pin set movement marked Reconvilier, Swiss and No Jewels, in the original box marked Peter Pan and with Hipp. Didisheim & Bro., NY retailer’s instruction inside the lid. $150-250 593. Seth Thomas Pocket Watch and Three Others, the Thomas in a decorated hunter case marked Warranted 10 Years, enameled dial marked with maker’s name, lever-set movement marked Seth Thomas, Thomaston Connecticut and 180283, the next a coin silver unmarked open face Swiss watch with Roman numeral enamel dial, cylinder escapement movement, overall dia. 48 mm, the next an open face Swiss watch with Roman numeral dial and 3-jewel bar movement, overall dia. 43 mm, the last, a lady’s New England Watch Co., 20 year warranted hunter case, enamel dial with Arabic numerals and movement numbered 85,489. $300-400


594. Two Watches by New York Standard Watch Company, one with gold-filled case, Arabic numeral dial signed Standard and 7-jewel movement with stopwatch function, 50 mm, the last in a silveroid case, enameled Roman numeral dial and full plate movement marked with maker’s name and 41200, 54 mm. $100-150 595. Three American Gold-filled Lever-escapement Watches, all with enameled dials, the first with Roman chapters signed Elgin Natl. Watch Co., G.M. Wheeler, three-quarter plate lever-set movement serial no. 3471003, display case, dia. 52 mm, the next with double sunk Arabic numeral dial signed Julius C. Walk & Son, Indianapolis, the movement signed in the same manner and with 11367, dia. 50 mm, the last, with double sunk dial, Arabic numerals and signed Hampden Watch Co., movement with vernier regulation, damascened plate marked Special Railway, Canton Ohio, and serial 680465, (case worn, back dent), 55 mm. $100-150 596. Four American Pocket Watches, two coin and two silverene cases, three American Watch Company P.S. Bartlett models, serial numbers 33275, 33,938 and 458,324 and the last with enameled dial signed Hampden Watch Co. with lever-escapement movement, all approximately 55 mm. $200-250 597. Small Balance Scale and Measure, B&S Manufacturing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, the iron base with brass disk, calibrated 0-360, a balance arm and calibrated scale above, geared winding mechanism, sprit level and leveling foot, all possibly for use with watch hairsprings, lg. 6 in. $200-300 598. Gold Open Face Watch by Fs. Giraud, Geneva, No. 9092, decorated 18k gold case with engine-turned dial depicting a waterfront scene, blued spade hands, cuvette engraved with maker’s name and Anchor Escapement and ten holes and three pallets jeweled and Swiss bar-type movement, dia. 45 mm. $150-250 599. Two Silver Open Face Pocket Watches, a consular case with floral decorated engine-turned dial and Roman chapters, unmarked seconds dial, three-quarter plate fusee lever-escapement movement signed J. Gibson, Kilwinning 8276, engraved bridge and three-arm balance, 50 mm, and one with silver dial with biblical scene with the Roman numeral chapter ring, spring loaded cuvette engraved Tobias Katzenberger in Wien No. 1430, full plate movement with two-footed pierced balance and silvered regulation dial, 50 mm. $200-300 600. Silver Pair Cased Swiss Watch Marked Thr. Hills, Regensburg, with tortoiseshell decoration on outer case, enameled dial with Roman numerals and marked Thr. Hills in Regensburg, fusee and verge escapement movement with pierced balance cock and applied pierced scroll work over the entire back plate and engine-turned decorated pillars, 65 mm. $200-400

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601. Silver Open Face Deck Watch by Patek Philippe & Company, Geneva, Switzerland, c. 1920, case no. 289520, movement no. 191404, silvered dial signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva Switzerland, Roman numerals, UP-DOWN indicator, and 191404, subsidiary seconds and blued steel spade hands, 21-jewel nickel movement with band damascening on rear plate marked Extra and with maker’s name and serial number twice, two-arm bimetallic balance with gold timing screws, ruby endstone, micrometer regulator and wolf’s tooth winding, cuvette engraved Awarded Second Prize Geneva Astronomical Observatory Timing Contest, 1923-24 and with maker’s name and movement number, together with the original twotier box with interior padded lid and inner cover marked with maker’s name, dia. 60 mm. $4,000-6,000

608. Gold Open Face Watch by T.F. Cooper, London, No. 4113, engine-turned dial with Roman chapters and waterfront scene, gilt hands, cuvette marked Cylinder Escapement Four Holes Jewel’d, Swiss bar-type movement, dia. 45 mm. $175-225

602. Stainless Steel Wrist Watch by Patek Philippe, Geneva, with silvered dial, Roman numerals at XII, III, VI, and IX, sweep seconds, crown wind and original case, (lacking band), dia. 31 mm. $400-600

610. Silver Pair Case Hour Repeating and Alarm Coach Watch, c. 1760, 3 1/2-inch enameled dial with Roman numerals, gilt hands and alarm setting disc, outer case with engraved bezel and back, inner pierced and engraved case with bell enclosed, two fusee movement with hour repeat on command, crown-wheel and verge escapement, flat steel three-arm balance, pierced balance bridge and quadrangular baluster pillars, overall dia. 124 mm. $3,000-5,000

603. Gunmetal Open Face Triple Calendar Watch, Switzerland, c. 1900, enameled dial with Roman numerals, day, month, calendar, and moon phase, subsidiary seconds and pierced gilt hands, pin set, crown wound unmarked movement, dia. 65 mm. $200-300 604. Coin Silver Open Face Chronograph, Switzerland, enameled dial with Roman numerals, hour register marked “1-4,” bar plate two-train unmarked movement, re-cased in a coin silver case, dia. 53 mm. $75-150 605. Silver Consular Case Watch by Rosenberg and Zackrinskie, Manchester, engine-turned case, cream-colored dial with Roman chapters, sunk seconds and signed by makers, gilt spade hands, lever-escapement with going barrel, two-arm bi-metallic balance with brass timing screws, floral decorated bridge and gilt plate marked 203250, 55 mm. $175-225 606. Silver Repoussé Pair Case Watch Marked Graston, London, No. 6104, enameled dial with Roman numerals, arcaded minutes, waterfront scene within the chapter ring, the outer case with floral bezel and classical figures on the back, verge escapement fusee with back engraved Grafton: 6104, London, pierced balance bridge with grotesque mask on the table and silvered regulation dial, 48 mm. $200-400 607. Gold Open Face Watch by M.J. Tobias, Liverpool, No. 335, engine-turned back and dial with raised Roman chapters and classical scene in the center, cuvette marked with maker’s name and Anchor Escapement 13 holes Jewelled, Swiss bar-type movement, dia. 50 mm. $200-400

609. Silver Pair Case Watch by T. Grantham, London, No. 3815, with repoussé outer case, enameled dial with Roman numerals and arcaded chapter ring, fusee verge escapement movement with pierced balance and marked T. Grantham, London, No. 3815, dia. 47 mm. $200-300

611. Silver Pair Case Watch by Graham, London, the enameled dial with arcaded minutes and Roman chapters signed Graham London, fusee verge escapement with engraved back plate, pierced balance bridge and signed Graham London and gilt dust cover engraved 7537, 55 mm. $175-225 612. Silver Case Repeating Watch and Automata, unmarked, Switzerland, 22 mm enameled dial with Arabic numerals, two automata figures flanking the dial which appear to strike bells during the quarter-hour repeat sequence, gilt full plate movement with pierced balance, silvered regulation dial and spring-loaded cuvette, 55 mm. $200-300 613. Silver Repoussé Verge Watch by Miller, London, No. 17904, the outer case with heavy raised work depicting a horseman and two soldiers, the dial with raised Roman chapters and arcaded minutes, raised half hour marks, signed Miller below numeral twelve and a recessed date aperture above numeral six, the fusee verge escapement movement engraved Miller London 17904, pierced twofoot balance bridge and silver regulation dial, dia. 50 mm. $250-450 614. Silver Demi-Hunter Case Watch by William Terry, Richmond, with Arabic numeral dial visible through hunter cover, main dial with Roman numerals, fusee verge escapement movement with backplate engraved Willm. Terry, Richmond 1658, pierced balance bridge with grotesque mask on the table and curved engraved foot, 54 mm. $150-250

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615. Three Silver Case Watches Marked Liverpool, two hunter cases, the first with hunter case, enameled Roman numeral dial, fusee leverescapement movement marked E.Y. Carter, Liverpool, No. 5476, 52 mm, the next with enameled Roman numeral dial, cuvette engraved M.J. Tobias, Liverpool--Patent Lever with Swiss bar-type movement, 50 mm, and the last, a silver dial with floral decoration and raised Roman numerals, cuvette marked Patent Lever Full Jewelled, Tobias, Liverpool, (re-cased), 42 mm. $150-250 616. Silver Consular Case Watch by Samuel Davey, Liverpool, enameled dial with Roman chapters, blued spade hands, leverescapement with gold balance, plate engraved Samuel Davey, Liverpool and No. 2233, maintaining power, curved foot with floral engraving on the table and dust cover, dia. 53 mm. $200-250 617. Brass Pair-Cased Watch by Robert Roskell, Liverpool, brass engine-turned dial with Roman chapters, verge escapement with pierced balance cock, movement marked R. Roskelle, Liverpool, dia. 58 mm. $150-200 618. Silver Pair Case Watch by E. Davidson, Dublin, enameled dial with Roman quadrant and Arabic chapters, engraved plate signed E. Davidson, Dublin and No. 2910, fusee, verge escapement with flat steel balance two foot balance bridge and silver dust cover, outer case with “A. C. Ross, Clock and Watchmaker, Zanesville, Ohio” watch paper, dia. 55 mm. $200-400

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619. Silver Consular Case Watch Marked John Ward, London, the enameled Arabic numeral dial marked John Ward, London, gilt spade hands, full plate Swiss fusee and verge escapement movement marked with “maker’s” name, pierced balance cock and regulation dial, 62 mm. $200-300 620. Four Fusee Verge Watches, London and Switzerland, including a silver pair case watch with enameled Arabic numeral dial and movement marked N. Preston, London 572, pierced balance cock with curved foot and silver regulation dial, 52 mm, the next the remains of a tortoiseshell case, enameled Arabic numeral dial, pierced balance cock and curved foot and plate marked Rich Ovingham London 24155, 48 mm, an unmarked silver case Swiss watch with Arabic numeral dial, 52 mm, and a silver pair cased watch with enameled dial marked D. D. Neveren Lundon [sic] and similarly marked Swiss movement, 52 mm. $300-500 621. Silver Consular Case, Switzerland, Arabic numeral enameled dial with classical iconography and two doves against a blue background spade hands, unmarked rear plate with engine-turned edge, verge escapement, fusee and pierced balance bridge, dia. 55 mm. $200-400 622. Duplex “Double Time” Hunter Case Watch by T. Calame Robert, Switzerland, the enameled dial marked Precision Timepiece, two dials indicating the time, subsidiary and sweep center seconds, cuvette marked Duplex Double Time Precision time piece--Parachute and Compensation--T. Calame Robert, bar-type lever-escapement movement, 57 mm. $300-500


623. Nickel Hunter Case Duplex Watch by A. Cornioley, Fleurier, enamel dial with Roman chapters, blued steel minute, hour and sweep seconds hands, cuvette marked Duplex, A. Cornioley Fleurier, duplex escapement with sweep center seconds, dia. 55 mm. $200-250 624. Silver Detached Lever Open Face Watch by Lutz Brothers, Locle, with enameled dial marked with maker’s name and 58393, Roman numerals, sunk seconds dial, cuvette marked Detached Lever-13 Jewels-Lutz Brothers-Locle-No. 58393, bar-type movement with detached lever-escapement, dia. 57 mm. $150-250 625. Silver Pair Case Watch by Blumb & Germaine, outer case in faux tortoiseshell, enameled dial with Roman chapters and pierced brass hands, verge escapement fusee movement marked by the maker with pierced balance cock and raised stage for advance and retard, dia. 53 mm. $200-300 626. Three Swiss Open Face Watches, the first, in a gilt consular case with paste stone decorated bezel, enameled Arabic numeral dial signed Fres Deroches, a Geneve, enameled back depicting a seated lady and a bird, full plate fusee movement with pierced balance cock and marked with maker’s name, 55 mm, the next, a silvered consular case with raised bead decoration, Arabic numeral dial, unmarked full plate fusee movement with pierced balance cock and silvered regulation dial, 50 mm, and the last, a base metal case with cast decoration around the enameled dial signed Le Lutteur, pin-set leverescapement movement, 55 mm. $200-300 627. Three Publications on Patek Philippe Watches, including Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, Patek Philippe Geneve, H. Vogel, Uhren Von Patek Philippe, and Habsburg Feldman Antiquorum two-volume hardbound auction catalogue titled The Art of Patek Philippe, including “Calibre 89,” April 9, 1989. $100-150 628. Twelve Publications on Mechanical Watches, including but not limited to, The Lancashire Watch Company, Its Rise and Progress (Prescot, 1893), Habsburg/Antiquorum, sale catalogue of 204 watches on April 14, 1991, the Art of Breguet, Robert Kemp, The Englishman’s Watch, M. Cutmore, Watches, 1850-1980, Patrizzi and Sturm, Watches of Fantasy, and others. $100-150 629. Twelve Titles on Antique Watches, including Cedric Jagger, Paul Philip Barraud, two hard-bound catalogues of The H.J. Heinz Collection of Watches and Vernay Collection of Early English Furniture, Hugh Tait, Watches in the British Museum, Antiquorum, Treasures of The Kremlin, and others. $100-150 630. Three Technical Books on Clock and Watchmaking, by Vaudrey Mercer, John Arnold & Son (1972), Edward John Dent and His Successors, and A Supplement to Edward John Dent and His Successors (1977). $100-150

631. Six Titles on Antique Watches, including Chapuis and Jaquet, La Montre Automatique Ancienne, 1770-1931 (French, 1952), Weiss, Watch-Making in England 1760-1820, no author, Collection of Watches Loaned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Mrs. George A. Hearn (privately printed in 1907, marble boards), Burton, The Watch Collection of Stanley H. Burton, Lewis, The Antique Enamelled Watch, and Nijssen, F.A. Lange and Glashutte. $100-200 632. Three Books by George Daniels and a Related Title, including Watchmaking, 415 pp., over 700 drawings and illustrations, Clutton and Daniels, Watches, 160 pp., 597 illustrations, Clocks and Watches in the Collection of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and John Bromley, The Clockmaker’s Library, The Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts in the Library of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. $100-150 633. Five Volumes on Clocks and Watches, including The Technique and History of the Swiss Watch by Jaquet and Chapuis (1953), Britten’s Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers (7th edition), Cescinsky and Webster’s English Domestic Clocks (1968), Bruton’s Clocks and Watches, and Cumhaill’s Investing in Clocks and Watches. $150-250 634. Twelve Books on Clocks, Watchmaking, and Watch Cases, including but not limited to, Reinhard Meis, A. Lange & Sohne, The Watchmakers of Dresden, Clutton and Daniels, Watches, Niebling, History of the American Watch Case, Priestley, Early Watch Case Makers of England, 1631-1720, Allen White, The Chain Makers and others. $100-150 635. Ten Titles on Watch and Clock Repair, including Decarle, Practical Clock Repairing, Gazely, Clock and Watch Escapements, Levin, Practical Benchwork for Horologists, Goodrich, The Modern Clock, United States Clock and Watch Patents, 1790-1890 and others. $100-150 636. Eleven Titles on Clock and Watch Repair, including but not limited to, Fried, The Watch Repairer’s Manual, Conover, Chime Clock Repair, Jendritzki, Repairing Antique Pendulum Clocks, Baillie, Clocks & Watches an Historical Bibliography, and others. $100-150 637. Six Titles on Watchmakers, Clockmakers and Silversmiths, including three titles by Britten, the 7th and 9th edition of Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers, Former Clock and Watchmakers and Their Work, Girling, English Merchant’s Marks, Wyler, The Book of Old Silver, and Jeweler’s Circular, Trade Marks of the Jewelry and Kindred Trades. $100-150 638. Five Titles on Clocks and Watches, including, Baillie, Watches, (1929), Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of the City of London, (1881), The Company of Clockmakers Register of Apprentices, 1631-1931, (1931), The Wetherfield Collection of Clocks (2nd edition, 1929), and Britten, Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers, (third edition, 1911). $100-150

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639. Six Titles on the Gold and Silversmith’s Trade and Their Marks, including Arthur G. Grimwade, London Goldsmiths 1697-1837, Their Marks and Lives, Frederick Bradbury, History of Old Sheffield Plate, W. Chaffers, Hall-Marks on Plate, Robert Alan Green, Marks of American Silversmiths, Seymour B. Wyler, Book of Old Silver, English, American, Foreign and A Directory of Sheffield, Including the Manufacturers of the Adjacent Villages, (an unabridged republication of an edition first published in 1787). $100-200

646. Eight Titles on English Regional Clock and Watchmaking, including Penfold, The Clockmakers of Cumberland, Beeson, Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400-1850 (paperback), Ponsford, Devon Clocks and Clockmakers, Dowler, Gloucestershire Clock and Watch Makers, Walker, Hull and East Riding Clocks (paperback), Reid, North County Clockmakers, Peate, Clock and Watchmakers in Wales, and Brown, The Clockmakers of Llanrwst. $100-150

640. Five Titles on Marine Chronometers, including Marvin E. Whitney’s Military Timepieces and The Ship’s Chronometer, Tony Mercer’s Chronometers and Chronometer Makers of the World and Vaudrey Mercer, The Frodshams: The Story of a Family of Chronometer Makers. $150-250

647. Six Titles on English Regional Clockmaking, including Pryce and Davies, Samuel Roberts Clockmaker, Bird, Norfolk and Norwich Clocks and Clockmakers, Haggar and Miller, Suffolk Clocks and Clockmakers, Norgate and Hudson, Dunfermline Clockmakers, McKenna, Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Central England, and Greenlaw, Swansea Clocks. $100-150

641. Six Volumes on Horology, including paperback volumes 1, 2, and 3 of La Pendule Francaise by Tardy, Some Outstanding Clocks Over Seven Hundred Years, 1250-1950 and The Collector’s Dictionary of Clocks by H. Alan Lloyd, and Uhren by Bassermann-Jordan (German text). $100-200

648. Four Titles on English Clockmaking, including Barder, The Georgian Bracket Clock, 1714-1830, Hawkins, Thomas Cole and Victorian Clockmaking, Rose, English Dial Clocks, and Tennant, Longcase Painted Dials, Their History and Restoration. $100-150

642. Seven Titles on Clocks and Clockmakers by Brian Loomes, including Painted Dial Clocks, 1770-1870, Clockmakers of Northern England, The White Dial Clock, Lancashire Clocks and Clockmakers, two editions of Yorkshire Clockmakers (1972 and 1985), and Westmorland Clocks and Clockmakers. $100-150 643. Six Publications on Regional Clockmaking, including Mason, Clock and Watchmaking in Colchester, Burrows, Canadian Clocks and Clockmakers, Langdon, Clock & Watchmakers in Canada 1700-1900 (softbound), three pamphlets, Scottish Clockmakers, Clockmakers of Battle, and Horology in Provincial and Rural Museums. $100-150 644. Eight Books on English Regional Clockmaking, including Hughes and Craven, Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Derbyshire, Loomes, Clockmakers of Northern England Tribe and Whatmoor, Dorset Clocks and Clockmakers, Elliott, Shropshire Clock and Watchmakers, Beeson, Clockmaking in Oxfordshire, 1400-1850 (paperback), Ponsford, Time in Exeter (paperback), White, Watch and Clock Makers in the City of Bath (paperback), Cave-Browne-Cave, Jonas Barber, Clockmaker of Winster (paperback), together with approximately twenty-one pamphlets of regional studies including clockmaking in Nantwich, Somerset, Wales, Nottinghamshire, Ireland, Scotland, and others. $200-300 645. Five Titles on English Regional Clockmakers, including Snell, Clocks and Clockmakers of Salisbury, Craven, John Whitehurst of Derby, Pearson, Kent Clocks and Clockmakers, Bates, Clockmakers of Northumberland, and Durham, Stuart, Biographical List of Clockmakers, North Lancashire and South Westmorland 1680-1900 (paperback). $150-250

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649. Two Titles on French Carriage Clocks, Joseph Fanelli, A Century of Fine Carriage Clocks, and Charles Allix, Carriage Clocks, Their History and Development, both profusely illustrated with color and black and white photographs and historical text. $100-150 650. Seven Titles on the Discovery of Longitude, including Andrewes, The Quest for Longitude, BHI, 1984, Principles and Explanations of Timekeepers by Harrison, Arnold and Earnshaw, Howse, Greenwich Time and the Discovery of Longitude, Sobel, Longitude (paperback), Laycock, the Lost Science of John Longitude Harrison, and two paperbound publications. $100-150 651. Eight Titles on Watch and Clock History, including Peter HeuerKlaus Maurice, European Pendulum Clocks, Cedric Jagger, Royal Clocks-The British Monarchy and its Timekeepers, 1300-1900 and The World’s Great Clocks and Watches, H. Alan Lloyd, Some Outstanding Clocks over Seven Hundred Years, 1250-1950, Guye & Michel, Time & Space, Measuring Instruments from the 15th to the 19th Century, Bassermann-Jordan/Bertele, The Book of Old Clocks and Watches, Uresova, European Clocks, and David S. Landes, Revolution in Time. $200-300 652. Four Titles on Early European Clocks, including Darken & Hooper, English 30 Hour Clocks Origin & Development, 1600-1800, Peter Heuer-Klaus Maurice, European Pendulum Clocks, Edwards, Weightdriven Chamber Clocks of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and Barder, English Country Grandfather Clocks-The Brass Dial Longcase. $100-150


653. Three Books on Horological Tools by Theodore R. Crom, including Horological Wheel Cutting Engines 1700-1900 (1970), Horological Shop Tools, 1700-1900 (1980) and Horological and Other Shop Tools, 1700-1900 (1987). $150-250 654. Five Titles of Watch and Clockmaker Listings, including Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, Vol. 2 and The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain, Dennis Moore, British Clockmakers and Watchmakers Apprentice Records, 1710-1810, and John Smith, Old Scottish Clockmakers, 1453-1850. $150-250 655. The Knibb Family Clockmakers, Ronald A. Lee, no. 36 of limited edition of 1,000, first edition 1964, Manor House Press, Byfleet, Surrey, 187 pp., 174 plates. $500-700 656. Thomas Tompion, His Life and Work, R.W. Symonds, 1951, B.T. Batsford, LTD, London, 320 pp., 272 plates, two fold-out illustrations, paper dust jacket. $200-400 657. Four Titles on Antique Dutch Domestic Clocks, including Plomp, Spring-Driven Dutch Pendulum Clocks 1657-1710, Sellink, Dutch Antique Domestic Clocks, Edwardes, Weight- Driven Dutch Clocks & Their Japanese Connections, and Roo, Roentgen Atlas of Old Dutch Clocks. $150-250 658. Three Titles on Skeleton Clocks, including Derek Roberts’ Continental and American Skeleton Clocks and British Skeleton Clocks, and F.B. Royer-Collard, Skeleton Clocks. $100-200 659. Six Titles on European Clocks and Watches, including Britten’s Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers, Claterbos, Viennese Clockmakers and What They Left Us, Ortenburger, Viennese Regulators and Industrialized Clock Factories, Good, Clocks, An Owner’s Handbook, and Ord-Hume, The Musical Clock and Collecting Musical Boxes and How to Repair Them. $150-250 660. Three Titles on Watch and Clockmaking, including Britten’s Old Clocks and Their Makers (7th edition, 1956) and Watch & Clock maker’s Handbook Dictionary and Guide (1978), and G.H. Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World. $100-150 661. Seven Titles on Antique Clocks, including, Beeson, English Church Clocks 1280-1850 and Perpigana 1356, The Making of a Clock and Bell for the King’s Castle, Britten, Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers, Bruton, The Wetherfield Collection of Clocks, Hanna, English Lantern Clocks, Tait, Clocks in the British Museum, and Baillie, Lloyd and Ward, The Planetarium of Giovanni De Dondi. $100-150

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662. Four Titles of Antiquarian Interest, including Charles Hummel, With Hammer in Hand, Clarence Brigham, Paul Revere’s Engravings, Nicholas Goodison, Ormolu: The Work of Mathew Boulton, and Schiffer, The Brass Book. $150-200

Musical Boxes & Automata 663. 15 1/2-inch Corona Automatic Changer Musical Box by Regina, Rahway, New Jersey, c. 1900 the mahogany upright case with bowfront glazed door flanked by freestanding barleytwist columns, apron and cabriole legs with shelf stretcher, original paper on interior, dual-comb 12-disc auto change mechanism with ten discs, ht. 68 in. $7,000-9,000

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664. 15 1/2-inch Olympia Disc Musical Box, No. 11119, the oak cabinet with pressed carved decoration, drawer and a country scene lithograph and Olympia inside the lid, and stand, dual comb nickel movement on an iron bed, together with approximately twenty-five zinc Olympia disks, on stand, ht. 36 1/2, wd. 24 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500 665. Criterion 16-inch Disc Musical Box, the oak case with hinged lid and Criterion paper inside, press carved decorated moldings, dual comb movement and seven disks, wd. 20, dp. 20 in. $800-1,200

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666. Regina Coin-Operated 15 1/2-inch Disc Musical Box, No. 56998, mahogany cabinet with domed top, carved base molding, printed maker’s label inside the lid reading in part, “Regina” First Music Box Manufactured in the United States--Plays Thousands of Different Tunes..., dual 6 1/2-inch combs, nickel coin operated lever at the front and thirty-seven discs, wd. 22 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 667. 15-inch Regina Disc Musical Box, No. 57496, mahogany case with line inlay and domed lid, turned three-quarter columns at the corners, Regina lithograph card inside, iron bed plate with Regina cast and 57496, dual-comb movement and twelve discs in a decorative wooden storage container, wd. 22, dp. 19, ht. 12 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500


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668. Mira 9 1/4-inch Disc Musical Box, Switzerland, with mahogany cabinet, decorative illustration inside the lid, single comb, key-wind movement and disc, wd. 13, ht. 8 1/2 in. $400-600 669. Mira 6 3/4-inch Disc Musical Box, mahogany hinged lid case with Mira illustrated card inside lid, single comb, key-wind movement and approximately thirty-five discs, wd. 10, ht. 7 in. $250-450

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670. Edison Standard Model D Phonograph, serial #657473, Orange, New Jersey, oak cabinet, iron bed with pin-striping and maker’s plaque, winding key, tin horn marked Thomas A. Edison Standard and a ceramic “Nipper” the music loving dog, wd. 14 in. $800-1,200 671. Oak-cased Edison Standard Phonograph, serial #S 303746, Orange, New Jersey, the case front with gold banner transfer stating Edison Standard Phonograph, black painted bed with Edison trade mark in gilt, brass maker’s plate, reproducer, tin horn with brass end, domed lid and carrying handle, wd. 12, ht. 12 in. $300-500


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672. Oak-cased Type Q Graphophone by Columbia Phonograph Company, New York, with original gilt banner on the lid stating The Graphophone, Columbia Phonograph Co. 1155, 1157, 1159 Broadway, New York, N.Y., nickel bed movement, 4 3/4-inch cylinder with manufacturer’s name, address and patent dates on the end and tin horn, wd. 10 1/2, ht. 8 1/2 in. $300-500

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673. Eight-air Cylinder Musical Box by Mermod Frères, Switzerland, faux wood-grain case with butterflies and flowers on lid, handwritten tune sheet inside, 5 3/4-inch cylinder, 37-tooth comb, “Play-Stop” plate marked MF and cylinder bridge stamped 67714, wd. 17 1/2 in. $300-500


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674. Three-air Miniature Musical Box by C.H. Jacot & Company, with burl walnut case, tune sheet, 2 3/4-inch cylinder and single comb, lg. 5 1/8, together with a hand-crank child’s musical box playing one tune, wd. 3 1/4, dp. 4 1/4 in. $200-300

675. Two Cylinder Musical Boxes, the first in a faux rosewood painted case with ten-air tune sheet listing selections by Strauss, Sullivan, Bishop and others, 8-inch cylinder, single comb and zither attachment, lg. of box 16, the second in a veneered case with marquetry decoration, eight-air tune sheet listing The Old Folks at Home, Hail Columbia, The Blue Bells of Scotland among others, 6-inch cylinder, single comb movement with crank, lg. of box 16 in. $400-600

676. Cylinder Musical Box, walnut veneered case with line inlay, 4 1/2inch cylinder, 49-tooth comb and winding key. $200-400

677. Cylinder Musical Box, Switzerland, walnut veneered case with triple line inlay on lid and handwritten tune sheet inside, 8-inch cylinder, single 58-tooth comb and crank wind, wd. 16 1/4 in. $300-500 678. Six-air Cylinder Musical Box by B.A. Bremond, Switzerland, walnut veneered case with marquetry inlaid lid, handwritten tune sheet inside, 8 3/8-inch cylinder, single comb (77th tooth gone), and fly bridge marked with maker’s logo, wd. 17 3/4 in. $250-450 679. Eight-air Cylinder Musical Box, marked H. Metert, walnut veneered box with marquetry inlay on top, handwritten tune sheet inside lid, key-wind movement with 13 1/8-inch cylinder, 94-tooth comb and 1978 stamped on bedplate, wd. 20 1/2 in. $200-400 680. Eight-air Cylinder Mandoline Musical Box by Paillard Vaucher et Fils, c. 1885, the cherry case with Mandoline tune sheet listing the eight airs inside the lid, 13-inch cylinder, single 92-tooth comb and lever crank wind, wd. 24 1/2 in. $1,000-2,000

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681. Walnut Eight-air Cylinder Musical Box, Switzerland, c. 1890, walnut veneered and ebonized case with a harvest basket on the lid, bird’s-eye maple interior (lacking tune sheet), nickel movement, 92-tooth single comb, 13-inch cylinder, zither attachment and bridge marked 6412, playing eight airs including “The Wedding March,” wd. 24 in. $700-900

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682. Six-air Cylinder Musical Bell Box, Switzerland, walnut veneered case with inlaid floral designs and lining, the six-bell movement with 8 1/4-inch cylinder, 58-tooth single comb, bridge stamped 3267, wd. 19 1/2 in. $700-900


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683. Eight-air Forte Piccolo Cylinder Musical Box, Switzerland, walnut veneered case with inlaid musical themed inlay, handwritten tune sheet inside lid listing Ta-Ra-Ra-Voom-De-Ay! and America, nickel movement with 8 1/4-inch cylinder, 58-tooth comb, tune selection and crank wind, wd. 17 in. $400-600

684. Oak Forte Piccolo Changeable Musical Box and Table, c. 1895, the oak cabinet with ogeeshaped drawer for additional cylinders, colorful tune card listing six airs for each cylinder, nickel plated movement with three 11-inch cylinders, double spring barrels, tune indicator and zither attachment, “anchor� logo on cylinder arbor, together with an oak table with reeded legs and carved decoration, box, wd. 33 7/8, ht. 11 3/4, dp.17 5/8 in. $1,500-2,000

685. Bakelite Roll Monica, c. 1925, the faux tortoiseshell Bakelite case with compartments for perforated paper music rolls, hand cranks, mouthpiece, and eight original rolls, wd. 4 in. $150-200

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686. Griesbaum Brass-cased Singing Bird Automaton, Germany, with scroll-decorated brass case, oval hinged lid opens to reveal the singing bird with green, gray, and black plumage, moving perch, wings and beak, going barrel movement marked Splendid Germany on the bottom, wd. 4, dp. 2 3/4, ht. 1 3/4 in. $600-800

687. Singing Bird Automaton, probably by Griesbaum, with celluloid case, brass lid opens to reveal the singing bird automaton with green, gray, and red plumage, moving perch, wings and beak all set on a pierced brass stage, small watch movement and dial with Arabic numerals mounted in the front of the case and hinged back for storage of the key, wd. 3 3/4, dp. 2 1/2, ht. 1 3/8 in. $600-800

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All property is sold “as is,� and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability. 3. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale. 4. All merchandise purchased must be paid for and removed from the premises the day of the auction. Skinner Inc. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly interest charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or item lot not paid for within thirty-five (35) days of the date of sale. Skinner, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage or loss to property left on its premises for more than three (3) days from the date of sale. If any property has not been removed within three (3) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. (a) Skinner Inc., may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed within the three days, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser. 5. Skinner accepts cash or check for payment. Personal checks will be acceptable only if credit has been established with Skinner, Inc. or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. Skinner, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner, Inc. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. Please contact Accounting for additional payment methods. Skinner does not accept payment by credit card for merchandise purchases. 6. 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Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department of Corporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston. 10. Except for property purchased via on-line Live Auctions, a premium equal to 18.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus 10% of the final bid over $200,000, will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the Buyer as part of the purchase price. The buyers premium on property purchased via on-line Live Auctions will be in the amount equal to 22.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus 15% of the final bid over $200,000. 11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid. 12. Skinner, Inc. and its consignors make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Skinner, Inc. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalogue. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Skinner, Inc. relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalogue, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Skinner, Inc. and shall not be used by the purchaser, nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent. 13. These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or choice of law). 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SKINNER, INC. Auctioneers and Appraisers of Antiques and Fine Art 63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116 617.350.5400 Fax 617.350.5429 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752 508.970.3000 Fax 508.970.3100 www.skinnerinc.com

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Chairman of the Board - Nancy R. Skinner Richard Albright Barnet Fain Stephen L. Fletcher Karen M. Keane

President/Chief Executive Officer - Karen M. Keane Chief Financial Officer - Don Kelly Executive Vice President - Stephen L. Fletcher Vice Presidents- Gloria Lieberman, Carol McCaffrey, Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Stuart P. Whitehurst

American & European Paintings & Prints - Robin S.R. Starr Assistants: Kathy Wong, Elizabeth C. Haff American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stephen L. Fletcher, Martha Hamilton Assistants: LaGina Austin, Karen Langberg, Chris Barber American Indian & Ethnographic Art - Douglas Deihl Asian Works of Art - James F. Callahan Assistant: Tianyue Jiang Books & Manuscripts - Stuart P. Whitehurst Assistant: Sara C. Wishart Bottles, Flasks & Early Glass - Stephen L. Fletcher Ceramics - Stuart G. Slavid Classic Automobiles & Motorcycles - Jane D. Prentiss Couture - Kerry Shrives Discovery Sales - Kerry Shrives Assistants: Garrett J. Sheahan, Harry B. McNabb, Melissa Riebe European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stuart G. Slavid Assistants: Stuart P. Whitehurst, Sara C. Wishart Fine Wines - Marie Keep Jewelry - Gloria Lieberman Assistants: John Colasacco, Julie Khouri Judaica - Kerry Shrives Modernism: 1896–Present: Art Glass, Pottery, Metalwork & Furniture Jane D. Prentiss Museum & Collections Services - Martha Hamilton Musical Instruments - David Bonsey Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Gary Richards Science, Technology & Clocks - Robert C. Cheney Assistant: Chris Barber Silver - Stuart G. Slavid Assistant: Sara C. Wishart Toys & Dolls - Kerry Shrives Auctioneers - LaGina Austin, David Bonsey, Robert C. Cheney, Stephen L. Fletcher, Karen M. Keane, Marie C. Keep, Gloria Lieberman, Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Robin S.R. Starr, Laura V. Sweeney, Stuart P. Whitehurst


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Marlborough: Warehouse Manager - Jonathan Dowling, 508.970.3280 Property Manager - Samuel Combs, 508.970.3262 Boston:

Kerryn Murphy, 617.874.4329

Property Distribution Manager - Jessica R. Lincoln, 617.874.4308

Marlborough: Accounts Receivable - Denise Johnson, 508.970.3269 Accounts Payable - Kathleen Hayes, 508.970.3268 Credit Supervisor - Joe Monteyro, 508.970.3266

Marlborough: Karen Skinner, 508.970.3240

Appraisal & Auction Services - Patricia Walker King, Beth Zwicker, Katharine Holtman, Leah Skowron Advertising Production - Pamela Van de Houten Boston Gallery Director - Laura V. Sweeney Assistant Gallery Director: Paige Lewellyn Gallery Assistant: Katharine E. Hampson Catalogue Production - Pamela Van de Houten, Kristina Harrison Consignment Services - Megan J. Blomgren, Carol Zeigler Customer Relations - Carol McCaffrey Institutional Relations - L. Emerson Tuttle Human Resources - Carol McCaffrey Information Technology & Internet Auctions - Kerry Shrives Assistants: Timothy Shaughnessey, Melissa Riebe Managing Director - Marie C. Keep Marketing & Public Relations - Catherine Riedel, Karen Skinner, Katherine Gargolinski Photographers - Stanley P. Bystrowski, Jeffrey R. Antkowiak Receptionists - Marlborough: Carol Tran Boston: Hadley Dinardo Transportation - Eric Jones Assistants: Mark McCaffrey, John Williams

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DIRECTIONS TO THE MARLBOROUGH GALLERY

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From Boston and Points East: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) West to Route 495 North at exit 11A. Proceed on Route 495N to exit 23C, Simarano Drive. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. At the bottom of the exit ramp take a left at the lights onto Simarano Drive. Take a right at the next light on Cedar Hill Street. Skinner is at #274 on the left. From Points North: Take Route 495 South to exit 23C, Simarano Drive. Stay left at the fork in the ramp, and turn left onto Simarano Drive. Take a right at the next light on Cedar Hill Street. Skinner is at #274 on the left. From Points West: Take 290 East toward Marlborough. Merge onto Route 495 South via exit 26A, toward Cape Cod. Take the Simarano Drive exit, 23C. Stay left at the fork in the ramp, and turn left onto Simarano Drive. Take a right at the next light on Cedar Hill Street. Skinner is at #274 on the left. From Points South: Take Route 495 North to exit 23C, Simarano Drive. At the bottom of the exit ramp take a left at the lights onto Simarano Drive. Take a right at the next light on Cedar Hill Street. Skinner is at #274 on the left.

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American & European Paintings & Prints

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Fine Jewelry

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20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts

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Asian Works of Art

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American Indian & Ethnographic Art

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Fine Books & Manuscripts

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Fine Ceramics

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Fine Musical Instruments

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Science, Technology & Clocks

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