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SKINNER Science, Technology & Clocks Sale 2555M

July 16, 2011

Marlborough


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Collection of Serafino Avella, Lots 1-130 1. Wilson-type Screw Barrel Microscope, England, c. 1740, with ivory handle, including a compass microscope fitting the same handle, with accessories and six slides in early shagreen-covered wood case, case wd. 5 1/4, dp. 3 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

2. Wilson Pattern Screw Barrel Microscope Compendium, 18th century, with simple microscope which attaches with screw threads to one end of barrel, brass barrel with socket for ivory handle, spring loaded stage, the detachable simple microscope has six numbered lenses, four with lens caps, and four-hole brass slide holder, with mahogany box (cracked), barrel lg. closed 2 1/4 in. $300-400

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3. Ivory-handled Brass Compass Microscope, England, c. 1770, brass body with turned handle, sliding and pivoting specimen holder, and three varied eyepieces, shagreen case, lg. 5 in. $800-1,200

4. Ivory-handled Brass Compass Microscope, England, 18th century, the handle continues to a curving arm with support for the sliding and pivoting specimen holder, the eyepiece with brass slide housing four graduated lenses and decorative scroll, lg. 5 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

5. Withering’s Improved Botanical Microscope, England, early 19th century, the mahogany box opens to reveal a folding apparatus with brass arm having a pivoting eyepiece with fitted magnifiers above an adjustable ivory stage, with a knife, a point, and clip to hold the object of study, the inside cover of the box with printed directions, box lg. 5, wd. 2, dp. 1 in. $800-1,200

6. Brass Compass Microscope with Turned Wood Handle, England, early 19th century, three magnifier arms with threaded openings, four-way adjustable specimen holder, with fitted mahogany box, overall lg. 8 1/4 in. $700-900

7. Cased Brass Naturalist Microscope, Netherlands, early 19th century, with faceted wood handle, specimen forceps, brass tweezers, and three eyepieces, in a fitted green-velvet-lined case, body lg. 6 in. $1,000-1,500

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9. Boxed Lacquered Brass and Wood-handled Compass Microscope, France, early 19th century, a thumbscrew adjusts the specimen slide’s distance from the adjustable eyepiece, black-painted turned wood handle, mahogany box contains one bone specimen slide, lg. 5 3/4 in. $500-700

11. Boxed Brass and Wood Compass Microscope, probably early 19th century, wooden body, brass eyepiece, centrally located 90-degree brass arm holds the sliding specimen holder, mahogany box, lg. 5 1/4, box lg. 6 in. $250-450

10. Boxed Compass Microscope, second half 19th century, the carved ivory handle with brass body consisting of two brass arms, one with magnifier, the other with screw-tightened specimen holder, in box with accessories, lg. 8 in. $250-450

12. Three Handheld Microscopes, 19th century, an ivory-handled flea microscope (lacks specimen holder), lg. 3 1/2; a live box-type with turned wood handle, lg. 4 1/2; and a Coddington lens with ivory handle, lg. 3 1/4 in. $500-800

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13. Ivory Stanhope Lens and a Compass Microscope, 18th/19th century, the lens within a turned ivory cylinder, lg. 2 1/8; the microscope having a lens and handle on arms which fold into the brass body with sliding specimen holder, overall lg. 3 1/4 in. $300-500 14. Silver Miniature Microscope, John Browning, London, England, c. 1880, called “Browning’s New Miniature Microscope,” the microscope made of German silver, with stage clips, forceps, and gimbaled mirror, overall lg. 2 in. $800-1,200

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15. Four Small Naturalist Magnifiers, 19th century, including two Coddington lenses, one with turned brass handle the other with pivoting cover; a Stanhope lens with twisted wire handle; and a cased screwfocusing example, lg. to 2 3/4 in. $400-600 16. Ivory-handled Compass-type Simple Microscope, Pritchard, c. 1830, turned handle continuing to brass body signed “Pritchard/312 Strand, with removable eyepiece, in velvet and silk-lined covered board box, lg. 4 in. $800-1,200 17. Group of Five Simple Microscopes or Magnifiers, late 19th/early 20th century, including the “American Agriculturist Microscope” from Orange Judd Company, New York; a wire magnifying glass; a brass loop; a simple microscope on three brass legs; and a boxed small live box microscope. $400-600 18. Brass Rock Crystal Lens, Gaudin, Paris, 19th century, marked GAUDIN/A PARIS on the removable eyepiece with pinprick opening, mirrored stage below, ht. 2 in. $300-500 19. Wooden Simple Microscope, mid-19th century, turned wooden handle, spherical lens in ebony mount, opening fits a glass tube holding specimen, lg. 2 3/4 in. $200-400 20. Four Magnifiers, 19th century, including a three-lens example in horn with slide-lid wooden case, another horn example in cardboard box, a circular glass with handle of black-painted wood, and a folding brass one inscribed “CRESCENT INK & COLOR CO.,” lg. 1-5 1/2 in. $200-400 21. Five Naturalist Microscopes of Varied Form, 19th century, a turned wood magnifier in a threaded wooden case, a hand-held brass example with slide in clip, a cased flower microscope (incomplete), a brass lens in turned wooden box (missing box cover), and an early brass cloth prover, lg. to 4 3/4 in. $700-900

22. Brass “Simple” Microscope on Stand, England, c. 1800, the vertical post supports adjustable eyepieces and the circular stage with integral magnifier and screw slide clamp, all fitting into stand supporting plano/ concave mirror, (lacks pin fixing post to base), ht. 4 in. $1,000-1,500 23. Brass Naturalist’s Microscope, W&S Jones, 30 Holborn, London, England, early 19th century, the square vertical post supports pivoting interchangeable eyepieces, a multi-purpose adjustable stage with sliding specimen holder, all on black-painted oval base inscribed with maker’s name, red paper-covered lined fitted board box houses specimen tweezers, three slides with handwritten paper identifying contents, circular two-sided removable stage platform, and stage-mounted magnifier, microscope ht. 4 1/4 in. $2,000-4,000 24. Brass Naturalist’s Microscope, England, first half 19th century, the post, mounted in the center of the hinged box, supports a fixed arm with interchangeable eyepieces, above the stage with mounted forceps, and gimbaled concave mirror, box contains additional eyepieces, a stage clip, brass tweezers, and slides, ht. 6 1/4 in. $300-500 25. Brass Naturalist’s Microscope, 18th century, the original shagreen case with center mount for the pillar, eyepiece arm with three-way adjustment and removable eyepiece, above the circular stage with specimen holder and convex mirror below, box with additional eyepiece attachments and an ivory slider, ht. closed 5 3/4 in. $400-600 26. Raspail-type Naturalist Microscope, probably France, second quarter 19th century, the brass post is mounted on a mahogany box with drawer and supports a horizontally adjusting eyepiece, rackworkadjusted swing-arm stage, and a pivoting mirror, the drawer holds two additional eyepieces, ht. 7 in. $400-600

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27. Brass Raspail-type Microscope, France, retailed by Paul Roessler, New Haven, third quarter 19th century, the mahogany box with drawer supports a brass post with interchangeable eyepiece, circular stage with rackwork adjustment, and gimbaled mirror, fitted drawer with ebony-handled dissection tool, ht. 8 in. Literature: For a very similar example also retailed by Roessler, see Giordano, Singular Beauty: Simple Microscopes from the Giordano Collection, MIT, 2006, p. 53, catalogue no. 100, illustrated. $300-500 28. Boxed Brass Simple Microscope, France, early 19th century, the circular brass base supports a pillar with adjustable stage, interchangeable eyepiece, and mirror, the box with additional eyepiece, tweezers, and several slides, ht. 4 1/4 in. $300-500 29. Boxed Simple Microscope, 19th century, with large eyepiece which twists to adjust vertically, fixed circular stage below, and gimbaled plane mirror, circular brass base, (lacquer worn), ht. 5, box 3 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. $250-350 30. Cased Brass Naturalist’s Microscope, England, c. 1850, the pillar mounts at the center of the box top and holds a plane mirror, circular swiveling stage, and eyepiece, also includes a live box, (missing elements including objectives), ht. 6 in. $200-250 31. Boxed Naturalist’s Brass Simple Microscope, possibly German, 19th century, the scrolled support mounts to the center of the hinged box and supports the pillar, the eyepiece has height adjustment for focusing with screw mechanism, square stage with clips, substage lens condenser, and pivoting plane mirror, box with two eyepieces, ht. closed 6 1/2 in. $200-400

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32. Raspail-type Simple Microscope, c. 1830-40, the pillar mounts to one side of the box and supports a gimbaled mirror, rackwork-adjusted stage, and objective arm with thumbscrew horizontal adjustment, the fitted drawer houses three objectives and stage accessories, ht. 7 in. $400-600 33. Brass Withering-type Naturalist Microscope, England, late 18th century, with two lenses and integral tweezers, an associated knife and point, and cylindrical cardboard case, ht. 2 1/2 in. $400-600 34. Miniature Drum Microscope, 19th century unsigned, ht. 3, dia. 1 1/8 in. overall, focusing draw tube, with glass slide labeled “Plume de Calibre,” mahogany case. $200-400 35. Cased Brass Simple Microscope, England, early 19th century, the wood base marked “I. ELLIS” and indistinctly marked “W. GOULD,” with square pillar, plane mirror, spring-loaded stage, and eyepiece with three objectives which can be used together or separately, in upright mahogany box with turned ivory feet. $300-500 36. Withering-type Lacquered Brass Botanist’s Microscope, late 18th/ early 19th century, with circular stage sliding on support rods, stagemounted forceps, objective dividing into three sections, live box, and mirror, ht. 3 1/4, in cylindrical grained leather-covered cardboard case, dia. 1 3/4 in. $400-600 37. Three Simple Microscopes of Varied Form, 19th century, a cased Withering-type with tools having a circular stage supported by brass posts, another small microscope with turned wood handle, and a brass and glass eyeloop, ht. to 2 1/4, lg. to 2 3/4 in. $175-225


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38. Three Simple Microscopes, late 19th century, a wooden insect microscope with canted mirror and eyepiece mounted on swing arm, with maker’s label “Chicago Apparatus Company,” lg. 9 3/4; and two simple screw-adjusted microscopes with three brass feet, ht. 2, 1 3/4 in. $300-400

39. Cased Brass Gould-type Compound Microscope and Compendium, England, mid-19th century, with flat-folding tripod, rectangular post with rackwork stage adjustment, pillar-mounted mirror, stage-mounted condensing lens and stage-mounted forceps, arm with objective and barrel attachment, box with additional eyepieces and objectives, and ivory sliders, ht. 11 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

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40. Folding Brass Tripod Microscope, John Browning, London, 19th century, with rackwork coarse focusing, signed by the maker on the barrel surround, single objective, circular stage, and gimbaled concave mirror, all on folding tripod base, in likely associated pine box, ht. closed 11 in. $400-600 41. Cary-type Compound Microscope and Accessories, England, c. 1850, the pillar screws into a corner of the open box and supports a gimbaled mirror, shaped stage which slides vertically, and arm accepting the objectives and barrel, the case includes additional objectives, stage mounting forceps, a live box, tweezers, two ivory sliders, glass disc, and two-sided ivory/black disc. $800-1,200 42. Brass Pocket Compound Microscope, J. Swift, London, England, third quarter 19th century, tripod base with detachable legs on a pillar with pivot which has a dovetail attachment to the barrel, spring stage, concave mirror, one case for the barrel, one case for the remaining parts including three slides and two eyepieces, ht. 4 1/2 in. $700-900 43. Brass Gould-type Compound Naturalist Microscope, Edward Davis, 65 Bold Street, Liverpool, c. 1839-41, with hinged limb case mounting, gimbaled concave mirror, spring stage with vertical rackwork adjustment, and compound tube, the hinged box with removable tray holds additional objectives, a live box, three ivory sliders, ht. 11 in. $400-600

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44. Gould-type Naturalist’s Microscope, Cary, London, second quarter 19th century, the pillar signed “Cary, London” mounts to the edge of the hinged mahogany box and supports the partially tapered body tube above the rackwork-adjusted stage and concave mirror, ht. 7 in. $300-500 45. Brass Cary-type Simple Microscope, England, c. 1880, the hinged box supports a pillar with swivel objective arm, small square rackworkadjusted stage with circular aperture and live box attachment, substage swing arm holds additional magnifier if desired, above the plane mirror, box with three paperboard mounted slides, ht. 7 1/2 in. $400-600 46. Brass Cary-type Microscope, England, c. 1860, the box with centrally mounted post supporting eyepiece arm with threaded eyepieces that can be used singly or together, rackwork adjustment, square stage with circular aperture, substage mounted swivel arm with magnifier attachment, gimbaled plane mirror below, box with live box attachment, ht. open 7 1/2 in. $300-400 47. Brass Gould-type Naturalist’s Microscope, R. Field & Sons, Birmingham, second quarter 19th century, the pillar screws into the lid of the velvet-lined box, the stage adjusts with rackwork, and the objectives screw into a swing-arm signed “R. Field & Son/Birmingham,” which also fits the compound eyepiece, the box contains a plane mirror, slides, and a live box, ht. together 12 in. $200-300


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48. Nuremberg Culpeper-type Microscope, mid-19th century, branded IM in a circle on the underside, with diced paper-covered tube supported by three turned and stained splayed pillars, two-draw focusing, sprung stage, turned eyepiece with threaded dust-cap, circular base with reflector on compass joint, on three turned feet, ht. closed 12 1/2 in. $2,000-4,000

49. Brass Culpeper-type Microscope, England, c. 1850, lacquered brass with rack focusing, circular stage, reflector and scroll supports, in pyramidal mahogany case with storage drawer, ht. 10 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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50. Brass Monocular Microscope, France, c. 1875, with rackwork coarse focusing, condenser mounted on jointed arm, square stage with fourhole diaphragm, plano/concave mirror below, all rotating on a ball and socket joint in circular base, ht. closed 11 in. $300-500 51. Boxed Martin Drum-type Microscope, England, 19th century, with single draw-tube and rackwork focusing, interchangeable objective, circular stage with 1 in. aperture above concave mirror, the box with two eyepieces and six objectives, and stage-mounting mirror, ht. closed 11 in. $800-1,200 52. Four Household Microscopes, late 19th/early 20th century, of varied form including two lacquered brass drum microscopes, ht. to 3 1/2 in. $150-250 53. Three Small Microscopes, 19th/20th centuries, including a small drum microscope with a spring stage, a box-mounted simple microscope “Universal-Instrument” by Max Wolf, and a brass Withering-type microscope with stage-mounted forceps and three objectives, ht. to 4 1/4 in. $300-400

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54. Three Boxed Brass Miniature Drum Microscopes, late 19th century, draw focusing, one with spring stage, ht. to 2 1/4 in. $250-450 55. Folding Dissecting Microscope, retailed by John J. Ogden, Boston, c. 1887, black-painted brass base with steel pillar and mounted mirror, and brass eyepiece arm above square stage, the microscope folds nearly flat, with box containing eyepieces and objectives, ht. 4 1/2 in. $150-250 56. Stainless Steel Dissecting Microscope, Bausch & Lomb Optical, Rochester and New York, New York, early 20th century, with triangular rackwork-adjusted post supporting a swing-arm with three objectives, above the square dissecting stage, on U-foot marked with maker’s name, (missing mirror), ht. closed 6 1/4 in. $250-450 57. Lacquered Brass Solar Microscope, possibly Scotland, mid-19th century, rackwork focus on the tube, on a square brass plate with four drilled screw holes at the corners for mounting, a long rectangular mirror adjusts on a rackwork wheel and endless screw to focus sunlight through the lens and onto a subject, which is projected on a screen or other suitable surface, lg. fully extended 18 in. $400-600


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58. Three Student Microscopes, late 19th/early 20th century, the first a typical German boxed drum-form student microscope with draw tube focus, ht. 6; the second a boxed example with green-painted base and mounted mirror ht. 7 1/4; the third on a blue-painted disc base supporting a ball-and-socket pivot, and brass tube with spring stage, ht. 10 1/2 in. $250-450

59. Five Brass Student Microscopes, England, late 19th/early 20th century, including two boxed, one with offset barrel and ball-and-socket joint, two miniature, ht. to 7 in. $150-250

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60. Three Lacquered Brass Student Microscopes, likely England, late 19th century, of similar design with single-draw tube and pivoting mirrors, one boxed and marked “J.C. Freeman & Co./Worcester,” ht. to 6 in. $200-400

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61. Two Microscopes, late19th/early 20th century, a small student microscope with draw focusing and pillar-mounted mirror, ht. 6; the other a boxed micrometer for thread counting retailed by Charles Lowinson, New York, wd. 3 3/4 in. $200-400 62. Brass Compound Microscope and Compendium, Amadio, London, early to mid-19th century, the single-draw tube on pivot atop the side pillar with rackwork focusing, above the fully adjustable square stage and adjustable attachment-ready substage, large condensing lens on separate pillar, plano/concave mirror, and Y-foot marked Amadio, London, in a locking mahogany case with shelf housing four cased objectives and drawer with seven objectives by various makers including three marked “Amadio/Optician/London,” five eyepieces, an iris diaphragm, a prism box, a spotted lens, an achromatic condenser, and a removable three-part nosepiece, (some accessories by association). $2,000-4,000 63. Lacquered Brass Monocular Microscope, R. & J. Beck, Ltd., London, c. 1880, with rackwork coarse focusing, fine focusing on the pillar, triple nosepiece with three objectives, rectangular stage with clips, substage condenser, plano/concave mirror on swing arm, squared U-base marked with maker’s name and “WILLIAMS BROWN & EARLE/ PHILADELPHIA,” ht. 11 1/2 in. $250-450 64. Lacquered Brass Monocular Microscope, R. & J. Beck, London and Philadelphia, 19th century, single tube with rackwork coarse focusing and fine focusing atop the pillar, square stage with clips, removable substage aperture, plano/concave mirror on swing arm, and tripod foot inscribed “R & J. BECK/LONDON & PHILADELPHIA,” and the number “10475,” ht. 11 1/2 in. $200-300 65. Boxed Brass Compound Microscope, Nachet et Fils, Paris, France, 19th century, with draw tube coarse focusing, screw fine focusing, fixed square stage (missing clips), circular base with adjustable concave mirror, box with additional eyepiece, ht. closed 9 3/4 in. $200-400 66. Lacquered Brass Microscope, E. Hartnack & A. Piarmowski, Paris, France, with draw-tube focusing, vertical pillar, square stage with small circular aperture and two slide clips, substage condenser with attachment to restrict or allow light, plano/concave mirror mounted on swing arm below, U-foot, in box, ht. closed 9 3/4 in. $200-400 67. Brass Compound Monocular Microscope, France, late 19th century, rackwork coarse focusing, rectangular stage with four-hole diaphragm, concave mirror, all adjusts on a ball-and-socket joint, in case containing forceps and an additional eyepiece, ht. closed 10 3/4 in. $200-400

68. Brass Binocular Compound Microscope Model 5511, R. & J. Beck, London, the folding body is supported by a triangular base at one of five points, rackwork coarse focusing on eyepieces and on pillar, fine focusing on the pillar, nosepiece with single objective, fully adjustable circular stage with slide clips and stage-mounted forceps, substage diaphragm with three holes, gimbaled concave mirror, the wooden case with additional eyepieces and objectives, ht. closed 14 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500 69. High Power Binocular Microscope, Watson & Son, Ltd., London, late 19th century, two eyepieces with adjustable width above the rackwork coarse focusing and fine focusing mounted on the side of the curving pillar, triple nosepiece with three objectives, highly adjustable circular stage, rackwork-adjusted substage condenser with iris diaphragm, U-foot, in box with additional eyepiece and objectives, and a later electric lamp. $300-500 70. Lacquered Brass Compound Monocular Petrological Microscope, J. Brown, Glasgow, Scotland, late 19th century, with draw tube coarse focusing and fine focusing on the pillar, circular stage with slide clips and five-hole diaphragm, plano/concave mirror with vertical adjustment, maker’s mark on the gray-painted footed base, in box, ht. closed 10 in. $125-175

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71. Lacquered Brass Petrographic Microscope, R. Fuess, Berlin, Germany, c. 1890, with rackwork coarse focusing, fine focusing with vernier adjustments on the pillar, horizontal sliding adjustments on the barrel, circular stage with vernier bezel, substage condenser and rackwork-adjusted aperture cylinder, and plano/concave mirror on swing arm, U-foot, in custom case, ht. 14 1/4 in. $2,000-4,000 72. Brass Compound Monocular Microscope, E. Leitz, Wetzlar, Germany, late 19th century, rackwork coarse focusing, vernier divided fine focusing on the pillar, triple-nosepiece with two objectives, square stage with circular aperture, substage condenser with iris diaphragm on rackwork horizontal adjustment, and rackwork vertical adjustment joining the stage to the plano/concave mirror below, U-foot marked with maker’s name, box with additional objective and two additional eyepieces, and other accessories, ht. closed 11 in. $300-600 73. Black-lacquered Brass Compound Microscope, O. Himmler, Berlin, 19th century, with rackwork coarse focusing, fine focusing on the pillar, nosepiece with three Himmler objectives, circular stage, substage with condenser and iris diaphragm, plano/concave mirror, and U-foot, ht. closed 12 1/4 in. $150-200 74. Black-painted and Lacquered Brass Compound Monocular Microscope, Ed Messter, Berlin, Germany, early 20th century, with rackwork coarse focusing, fine focusing knob divided 0-25, circular stage, substage condenser and iris diaphragm, plano/concave mirror, U-foot, in fitted box ht. 10 1/2 in. $150-250

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75. Lacquered Brass Monocular Compound Microscope, attributed to Ed Messter, Berlin, Germany, c. 1900, with rackwork adjusted coarse focusing and fine focusing on the pillar, square stage with small circular aperture and two clips, swing arm with plano/concave mirror, U-foot, ht. 10 1/2 in. $150-250 76. Brass Compound Microscope, F. Koristka, Milan, 19th century, with rackwork coarse focusing, fine focusing on pillar, nosepiece with three marked objectives, circular stage with clips, substage with condenser and iris diaphragm adjusts with a knurled thumbscrew, plano/convex mirror mounted on swing arm, flared U-base, with fitted box holding three eyepieces and four objectives, ht. closed 11 1/2 in. $300-500 77. Brass Compound Microscope, C. Reichert, Wien, Austria, late 19th century, with rackwork coarse focus, square stage with slide clips, substage swing arm with condenser, plano/concave mirror with threeway adjustment, U-foot, fitted wooden box, ht. closed 9 1/2 in. $175-225 78. Brass Zeiss Compound Microscope and a Small Slide Collection, late 19th century, the microscope with rackwork focusing, doublenosepiece with two objectives, circular-over-square adjustable stage, substage condenser and plano/concave mirror on swing arm, U-foot, ht. 13 3/4 in.; the 50-slide collection housed in three small containers, together with a group of photomicrograph plates of the rocks of Franklin, Connecticut. $150-250


79. Lacquered Brass Binocular Microscope and Compendium, Henry Crouch, London, second half 19th century, the eyepieces with rackwork adjustment above the rackwork coarse focus, prism box mounted above the single objective, circular stage rotates, movable slide clip, plano/concave mirror below, all pivots on shaped base marked “HENRY CROUCH./LONDON/1794,” in box with three marked objectives, live box, four eyepieces, substage attachment, stage-mounting forceps, brass-based ball-and-socket condensing lens, (main rackwork loose), ht. closed 13 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500 80. Compound Monocular Microscope, R. & J. Beck, London and Philadelphia, late 19th century, with rackwork and draw tube focusing, above the single nosepiece, circular black stage with screw clip, pillarmounted ring divided 0-120-0, substage with rackwork adjustment, two-sided mirror, and three-foot base marked with maker, in box with drawer containing two objectives and an eyepiece, ht. closed 14 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500 81. Lacquered Brass Monocular Compound Microscope Model 1574, Zentmayer, Philadelphia, last quarter 19th century, with long single barrel, rackwork focusing, rectangular sliding glass and brass stage above substage with four-hole diaphragm, plano/concave mirror on dovetailed slide, and tripod foot marked “J. Zentmayer/Philadelphia,” and further “1574,” in box with six slides and mounted drawer containing objectives, eyepieces, stage-mounted forceps, and live box, ht. 15 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500 82. Brass Compound Microscope, 19th century, with rackwork coarse focus and micrometer fine focus on the pillar numbered 0-100 on mount, circular stage (lacking one clip), substage with condenser and iris diaphragm, concave mirror, U-base with tag “46679,” ht. closed 13 1/2 in. $200-400 83. Lacquered Brass Monocular Microscope, Negretti & Zambra, London, 19th century, the long tube with rackwork focusing and fine focusing mounted on the tube, circular stage, substage with adjustable aperture, plano/concave mirror with vertical adjustment, V-base marked “NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA/122 Regent St/LONDON,” ht. 13 1/2 in. $500-700

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84. Lacquered Brass and Black-painted Compound Microscope, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., Rochester, New York, c. 1900, the singledraw tube with rackwork coarse focusing, vernier fine focusing, triple nosepiece with three marked objectives, circular stage with outer bezel divided 0-360, substage with condenser and iris diaphragm, and plano/ concave mirror, U-base with maker’s tag, ht. closed 11 3/4 in. $150-250

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92. Two Compound Microscopes, late 19th century, the first Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, New York, with rackwork coarse focusing, fine screw focusing, triple nose-piece changer with three marked objectives, black-painted square stage and swinging substage with condenser and iris diaphragm, on U-base, ht. 12 1/2 in.; the second Spencer, Buffalo, New York, with rackwork focus, fine screw focusing, double nose-piece changer with one marked objective, square stage with clips and mirror arm below (lacks mirror), on U-base, ht. 13 1/2 in. $200-400

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93. Black-painted Monocular Compound Microscope, Spencer, Buffalo, New York, late 19th century, with rackwork coarse focusing, fine focusing mounted on the side of the curved pillar, triple nosepiece with three marked objectives, square stage with clips, substage condenser and iris diaphragm, plano/concave mirror, U-foot, with box, ht. 12 in. $250-450

87. Lacquered Brass Monocular Compound Microscope, Bausch & Lomb, Rochester and New York City, New York, late 19th century, with rackwork coarse focusing, vernier fine focusing on the pillar, double nosepiece with two objectives, circular rotating stage, adjustable substage, and gimbaled plano/concave mirror, U-foot with maker’s mark (bent), ht. 12 in. $300-500

94. Compound Monocular Microscope, Spencer, Buffalo, New York, early 20th century, rackwork coarse focusing, fine focusing mounted on the curving pillar, triple-nosepiece with three objectives, large square stage with clips, substage condenser with iris diaphragm, plano/ concave mirror, U-foot, in box with additional eyepiece and objective, ht. closed 11 3/4 in. $250-450

88. Black-painted Brass Compound Monocular Microscope, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., Rochester, New York, late 19th/early 20th century, with rackwork coarse focusing, fine focusing on the pillar, double nosepiece with two objectives, square stage with stage-mounted forceps, plano/concave mirror below, U-foot, box with objective drawer, ht. closed 11 in. $200-300

95. Lacquered Brass and Black-painted Monocular Microscope, James W. Queen & Co., Philadelphia, with draw tube focusing, rectangular stage marked with maker’s name, substage with four-hole diaphragm, swinging mirror arm (lacks mirror), Y-foot, with box, ht. closed 10 3/4 in. $150-250

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89. Lacquered Brass Compound Monocular Microscope, Bausch & Lomb, New York and Rochester, New York, late 19th century, rackwork coarse focusing, focusing fine with 0-90 vernier divisions, triple nosepiece with three marked objectives, square stage with substage condenser and iris diaphragm, and plano/concave mirror on swing arm, U-foot marked with maker’s name, in box with drawers for objectives and eyepieces, ht. 12 in. $250-350 90. Black-painted and Lacquered Brass Monocular Microscope, Bausch & Lomb, c. 1880-90, single tube with rackwork coarse focusing and fine focusing on the pillar, circular stage with four-hole diaphragm in the substage, swinging mirror arm (no mirror), and Y-foot, ht. 11 in. $175-225 91. Lacquered Brass Compound Microscope, Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, New York, c. 1880, rackwork coarse focusing, fine focusing on pillar, double nosepiece with two objectives, rectangular stage with iris diaphragm, plano/convex mirror with vertical adjustment, U-base marked “Bausch & Lomb Optical Co,” with box, ht. 12 1/2 in. $200-300

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96. Three Small Brass Compound Monocular Microscopes, late 19th/ early 20th century, the first, boxed, on three-foot base marked “J. ZENTMAYER/PHILA/PAT’D AUG 15 ‘76,” supporting a stage with clips and plano/concave mirror, ht. 11; the second, boxed, on gold-painted U-shaped base supporting a mirror and black-painted stage with clips, rackwork coarse focusing, ht. 10 1/2; the third a Society of Arts pattern example with shaped green-painted base, square stage with clips, rackwork focus, ht. 10 in. $200-300 97. Lacquered Brass Monocular Microscope, E.H. & F.H. Tigue, Detroit, Michigan, late 19th century, with rackwork coarse focusing, fine focusing suspended from the curved pillar, circular stage with condenser and iris diaphragm, plano/convex mirror on swing arm, U-base marked with maker’s name, ht. 12 in. $200-400 98. Brass Monocular Compound Microscope, late 19th/early 20th century, with draw tube coarse focusing, pillar-mounted fine focusing, square stage with clips and circular aperture with interchangeable holes, brass plano/concave mirror below, U-foot, in box with aperture attachments, additional eyepiece and objectives, and apparently unrelated condensing lens, ht. closed 10 1/2 in. $300-500


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102. Small Cased Goniometer by Nachet, Paris, 19th century, damascened brass base lettered “NACHET a PARIS,� brass cylinder topped by silvered ring with 0-360 degree vernier which can be rotated, engaging wheel attached to a clip which holds the object of study, top dia. 2 1/4, base 2 1/2 in. square. $1,000-1,500

100. Spencer Compound Monocular Microscope, Buffalo, New York, 20th century, with rackwork coarse focusing, fine focusing mounted on the side of the curving pillar, triple nosepiece with three objective holders, large square stage with two-way adjustment, substage condenser and iris diaphragm, plano/concave mirror, U-foot, in box with three screwcased objectives and two eyepiece, and box of empty slides, ht. closed 12 in. $150-250

103. Brass Goniometer with Turned Wood Platform, Secretan, Paris, 19th century, the platform supports thumbscrew-adjusted leveling feet, circular base with centrally mounted pillar, wheel coarse adjustment and thumbscrew fine adjustment, with vernier readouts on edge of disc numbered 0-180 in each direction, and folding and screw-adjusted specimen holder, overall ht. with platform 8 1/4 in. $800-1,200

101. Optical Binocular Compound Microscope, Spencer, 20th century, the eyepieces pivot above a rackwork focus, square stage (lacks one clip), and mirror below, all on U-foot, in case with objectives in plastic containers and two additional eyepieces, ht. 11 3/4 in. $150-250

104. Microscopy Lamp, Collins and Bockett, London, late 19th century, with ring-form base and vertical pillar, black-painted height-adjusting tin fluid reservoir, tin chimney with rectangular aperture and glass insert, and gimbaled magnifying condenser mounted on adjustable arm, ht. to top of chimney 10 1/2 in. $400-500

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105. Green-painted Iron and Damascened Brass Dissecting Table, retailed by John T. Ogden, 594 Washington St., Boston, 19th century, the circular brass stage marked “Ogden/Boston” rotates on a post, supported by an iron base of three legs with red paper label reading “From/JOHN T. OGDEN,/594 Washington St./Next Globe Theatre,/ Boston.,” ht. 2 1/4, overall lg. 8 in. $150-250 106. Microscopy Lamp, James Swift, London, with spirit illuminant bottle with stopper on adjustable pillar, lacquered-brass ring-form base, glass chimney and porcelain shade marked James Swift, 48 University St., London. Registered, ht. with chimney 16 in. $300-500 107. Bockett Microscope Lamp, London, early 20th century, brass ringform base, glass reservoir, tin chimney with circular aperture, and adjustable arm with condensing magnifier, ht. 9 in. $400-500 108. Microscopy Lamp, W. Wilson & Sons, London, late 19th century, with ring-form base and brass pillar with height adjustment, glass reservoir with cork stopper, and tin chimney with rectangular aperture, with box, height to top of chimney 11 1/4 in. $150-250

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109. Two Brass and Ceramic Microscopy Fluid Lamps, England, one with brass reservoir and marked Swift & Son, London on the circular ring base; the other with glass reservoir, shade highlighted with red striping, and tin chimney, ht. 12 3/4, 11 1/2 in., respectively. $200-400 110. Black-painted Brass Spectroscope, Fasse, Berlin, late 19th century, the three legs with thumbscrew-adjusted feet for leveling, circular body with vernier divisions at edge and central post with finely adjustable stage, two arms support barrels, one with eyepiece the other with fivehole diaphragm, overall ht. 11, overall lg. 14 3/4 in. $800-1,200 111. Brass and Iron Spectroscope, Heele, Berlin, 19th century with tripod base supporting a barrel with eyepiece, a barrel with adjustable slit opening, and a circular stage centering a triangular prism and an additional barrel, ht. 9, span wd. 14 3/4 in. $200-400 112. Portable Laboratory Kit in Two Mahogany Boxes, A.F. Lingke, Sachsen, Germany, 19th century, the boxes each with brass tags on lid reading “Frederick Prime, Jr.,” one box housing chemicals in glass bottles and turned wood boxes, the other holds test tubes, tools, ceramic plates and other laboratory dishes, ht. 4, 7 in., respectively. $1,000-1,500


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113. Brass Simple Naturalist’s Microscope, Negretti & Zambra, London, late 19th century, the eyepiece screws into an arm supported by a rackwork-adjusted post, on a circular stage with removable glass, swing arm with specimen holder, on two canted brass legs and pillar with vertically adjusted gimbaled mirror, ht. closed 5 in. $250-450 114. William H. Weston Paper-covered Box with Apothecary Items, late 19th century, each of the eighty-nine small cardboard boxes with label “WM. H. WESTON,/Apothecary./UNION SQUARE/Somerville.,” and labeled with contents in pen, box ht. 4 1/2, wd. 8, dp. 5 in. $300-500 115. Brass Simple Dissecting Microscope, J. Zentmayer, Philadelphia, c. 1880, swinging magnifier with threading adjusts vertically on a draw rod above the fixed damascened stage with slide clips and circular aperture, all on a post and circular base with mirror, ht. 4 1/2 in. $200-400 116. Brass Monocular Compound Microscope, Lerebours, Paris, mid19th century, marked on the eyepiece, with draw focusing, magnifier mounted on a swiveling and pivoting arm, oval stage with slide clips, substage diaphragm with five holes, and plano/concave mirror, molded base, ht. closed 10 1/2 in. $200-400 117. Glazed Mahogany Display Cabinet with Twenty-one Drawers and Approximately 200 Slides, late 19th century, each drawer labeled and holding up to twenty-four slides, subjects include insects, echinoderms, mammalian sections, mostly labeled; preparers include Queen of Philadelphia, Walmsley of Philadelphia, and others, ht. 11 1/2, wd. 10 3/4, dp. 12 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

118. Collection of Approximately 180 Microscope Slides, various origins, including a collection of Newfoundland Rocks collected in 1928, a box of varied 19th century slides, and 12 miniature artwork slides, sold together with a miscellaneous box of miniature stereocards. $150-250

119. The Abbe Refractometer, probably Zeiss, Germany, early 20th century, the sector with engraved divisions is joined to the monocular barrel with compensator divided 0-90 in each direction, above the double ABBE prism with swing adjustments, rectangular base with cut corners having an adjustable rectangular mirror, with box housing accessories including a thermometer, ht. 12 3/4 $150-250

120. Cased Brass and Steel Paraboloid Condenser, Carl Zeiss, early 20th century, of typical form with brass eyepiece and steel body, box contains steel plate with two apertures marked 1.0 and 1.1, ht. 1 1/8, lg. of plate 2 3/8 in. $400-600

121. Boxed Brass and Steel Microtome, Carl Zeiss, probably late 19th century, with rectangular base having canted corners and signed by the maker, two steel posts supporting the specimen cylinder and circular work surface, the apparatus with vernier adjustment, ht. 4 1/2 in. $300-500

122. Stainless Steel and Glass Westphal Balance, W.M. Welch Scientific Company, Chicago, Illinois, 20th century, the post supports the arm numbered 1-9, which balances on a fulcrum and suspends interchangeable weights in the glass beaker, in fitted case, ht. 8 in. $100-150

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123. “Dotchin” Gold Scale in Fish-form Box, China, c. 1880, the case swivels on a decorative rivet to reveal an ivory beam from which the brass pan and weight are suspended by string, (cracks to box), box lg. 12 1/2 in. $200-300

126. Three Bakelite Models of Mineral Crystals, America, mid-20th century, the colored spheres mounted on metal rods to demonstrate each crystal’s molecular structure, mounted to wooden bases, including models of anthracene, selenium, and silicon disulfide, ht. to 10 in. $400-600

124. Cased Compass by W. & L.E. Gurley and a Dip Needle Compass by W.S. Darley & Co., America, first half 20th century, the compass set into a hinged box with white card dial, box wd. 3 1/4; the brasscased and glass dip needle compass with stamped card dial, in a lined marked box, compass dia. 3 1/2 in. $150-250

127. Three Bakelite Crystal Models, America, mid-20th century, the colored spheres mounted on metal rods to demonstrate each crystal’s molecular structure, ht. 7 in. $400-600

125. Brass-handled Mining Compass Needle, W.S. Darley & Co., Melrose Park, Illinois, c. 1900, the 3 1/4 in. dia. dial with telescoping brass handle, in fitted case with snap closure, lg. with handle 13 1/4 in. $150-250

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128. Three Bakelite Models of Mineral Crystals, America, mid-20th century, the colored spheres mounted on metal rods to demonstrate each crystal’s molecular structure, two models mounted to wooden bases, including models of scandium fluoride and fluorite, ht. to 8 3/4 in. $400-600


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129. Large Bakelite Model of a Crystal, America, 1957, the colored spheres mounted on metal rods to demonstrate the crystal’s molecular structure, on wooden base, ht. 17 in. $400-600 130. Lot of Microscope- and Scientific Instrument-related Catalogues and Pamphlets, late 20th century, including eight Gemmary catalogues, four Antiquities Scientifiques, six Antiquarian Scientist, and others. $100-200

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132. Charles Spencer Brass Horizontal Microscope, Canastota, New York, c. 1850, signed in script on the body tube which pivots 90 degrees, C.C. & H. Spencer, Casastota, N.U., the “Y” base with pivoting square limb with coarse focus with dual thumbscrews and height adjustment for the dual gimbaled mirror, the square stage with one piece slide clip fits into a dovetailed holder with height adjustment, two bayonet mount objectives and associated mahogany carrying case, ht of instrument, 11 3/4 in. Note: Charles Spencer (1813-1881) was the first American to successfully make microscopes and is known to have also made telescopes. $5,000-7,000 133. Brass Cuff-type Microscope, retailed by Dollond, London, c. 1761, and possibly made by John Cuff (1708-1772), the mahogany box foot with accessories including six objectives, an ivory double-screw top box containing springs, a brush, brass tweezers, and four ivory sliders, supports a composite brass side pillar with thumbscrew-adjusted fine focusing mechanism, single tube with threaded nosepiece for the objectives, quatrefoil stage signed “Dollond, London,” with stagemounted lens for top lighting, cone-shaped substage diaphragm, boxmounted concave mirror, on shaped brass base affixed to the box with screws and embellished with a scroll, all in a pyramidal mahogany box with drawer housing additional accessories including a Bonanni spring stage and additional eyepieces, ht. of box including handle 17 1/2 in. Literature: COLLECTING MICROSCOPES, Gerard L.E. Turner, pp. 52-7. According to Turner, it is possible that Dollond sold microscopes actually made by John Cuff. A copy of the relevant pages from this book accompanies the lot. $2,500-3,500

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134. Box of 128 Microscope Slides, 19th and 20th centuries, mostly labeled, in twelve trays, subjects include marine zoology, zoology, entomology, and diatoms; preparers include Clarke & Page, J.B. Howard, Fred Enock, Arthur King Wood, and Russell, box ht. 3 1/2, wd. 8 1/2, dp. 8 in. $200-300 135. Culpeper-type Compound Monocular Microscope, attributed to Mathew Loft, c. 1750, turned lignum vitae body with leather wrapped single draw tube, brass eyepiece and sliding cover, outer card body covered in ray skin, shaped stage and wheel specimen stage, planar mirror on a replacement mahogany base, ht. 16 in. Literature: For closely related microscopes see Gerard L.E. Turner, The Great Age of the Microscope, pp. 36-7. $10,000-12,000 136. W. Watson & Sons Binocular Microscope and an R. & J. Beck Microscope Lamp, London, 19th century, the microscope of lacquered brass with Wenham-type tube, quadruple nose-piece changer with four engraved objectives, circular stage with rim divided into 1 degree intervals 0-360, X and Y adjustment, plano/concave mirror, shaped base marked “W. WATSON & SONS/313 High Holborn/ London,” ht. 19; adjustable-height oil lamp with chimney, magnifier on swing arm, and circular base marked around the top “R. & J. BECK. Ltd LONDON,” ht. to top of upright 11 in. $1,500-2,500


137. Ernst Leitz Binocular Compound Microscope, Wetzlar, Germany, with dual eyepiece and dioptric adjustment, four objective turret nosepiece, thumbscrew rack focus on pivoting limb, circular stage with perimeter calibrated 0-360 and vernier readout, condenser, planar mirror and U-shaped base together with additional components, ht. 16 in. $100-150 138. Two Laboratory Spectroscopes, including a brass fixed angle example on an iron base, removable lid to access prism, max. tube lg. 6 1/2 in. and another with stippled black finish, circular stage, two sighting scopes and marked Spencer, max. tube lg. 7 1/2 in. $150-250 139. Lumiscope Binocular Microscope, Japan, with four-lens turret, monocular and binocular eyepieces, electric light source, mechanical stage and condensing lens, all in a wooden case with accessories. $75-150 140. Group of Five Microscopes of Varying Design, including a compound microscope with coarse and pull-tube focusing, bodymounted condenser and square stage, mounted by twin pillars to cast oval stand, ht. 9 1/4, in fitted mahogany case with a few slides and specimen tweezers, ht. 9 1/2 in., the rest, comprising a Martinpattern drum microscope, two French-type drum microscopes, and a microscope with cast-iron Y-stand, (two cased). $300-500 141. J. Swift & Son Brass Compound Microscope, London, with U-foot marked J. Swift & Son London, thumbscrew adjustment rack focus, three lens turret, mechanical stage with two way worm gear driven adjustment, condenser, planar mirror and wooden carrying case, ht. 12 in. $300-500

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143. Group of Science Laboratory Measuring Devices, Including a “Precision� Penetrometer on a cast iron stand with leveling feet, rack height adjustment on a single limb and 4-in. calibrated dial, an iron case Milligram Balance by Roller-Smith Company with 6 1/2-in. dia. dial, a type UH hand tachometer calibrated to 50,000 RPM, a nickel case Ashcroft Paper Tester and a Hilger and Watts machinist level. $100-150


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144. Precision Suspended Pantograph, Union Instrument Company, calibrated aluminum arms, tracer assembly and wooden carrying case, lg. boxed 68 in. $150-250 145. Canon EF and T70 35 mm Cameras and Assorted Lenses, the Canon EF serial 343035 with a Canon 35-105mm zoom lens, 50 mm, 1.4, 2X telephoto extender, filter and carrying case, the Canon T70 serial 1111444 with 35-70 zoom attached and Canon 70-210 F.4, polarizing filters, remote shutter release cable and camera bag. $200-250

Navigation & Nautical Instruments 146. John Urings Ebony Backstaff, London, c. 1730-50, two boxwood arcs, one of 60 and the other of 30 degrees at opposite ends of the mortised triangular frame, inset name boss on one arm reads John Urings Fecit and decorative punchwork on serpentine end of large scale, lg. 25 in. Note: Urings is listed in Gloria Clifton’s Directory of British Scientific Instrument Makers, 1550-1851, p. 285, as working from 1730-50 in London. $2,000-2,500

147. H. Edgworth 16 1/2-inch Ebony Octant, Bristol, United Kingdom, mid-18th century, the brass and ebony arm with engraved decoration, bone vernier and thumbscrew adjustment, scale calibrated 0-95 and marked by maker H. Edgworth, Bristol, horizon mirror, sun shades and three turned brass feet. $1,000-1,500 148. 10-inch Radius Ebonized Octant by P.A. Feathers, Dundee, Scotland, brass arm with vernier, thumbscrew lock and adjustment, bone scale and maker’s plate signed P.A. Feathers Dundee the inset arc scale calibrated 0-105, horizon mirror, sun shades and sight all in a walnut keystone carrying case. $500-700 149. J. Hughes 10-inch Ebony Octant, London, with brass arm, bone scale calibrated 0-100 with thumbscrew vernier, maker’s plate engraved J. Hughes. London, three sun shades, horizon mirror and peephole sight all in a walnut carrying case with 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. printed maker’s label stating in part, J. Hughes Manufacturer of Sextants, Quadrants, Compasses and Telescopes...London. $600-800 150. Riggs and Bro. 8-inch Brass Sextant, Philadelphia, c. 1870, bone scale and thumb screw vernier with hinged magnifier signed below scale Riggs & Bro. Philadelphia, sun shades horizon mirror, 3-in. spotting scope, hardwood handle and mahogany carrying case, lg. of instrument 10 1/4 in. $400-600

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151. Troughton & Simms Brass Pocket Sextant, London, c. 1850, 2 3/4 in. dia. brass case with screw-fit cover inscribed Awarded to Gent. Cadet James B. Edwards for proficiency in surveying, RM Academy, December 1852, inset silver scale calibrated 0-140 and magnifier arm, signed Troughton & Simms, London across the top of the scale, thumb screw mirror adjustment and peephole sight. $200-300 152. United States Navy Small Boat Ensign, c. 1900-10, the 13-star flag in a 3-2-3-2-3 pattern, with stitched seams and two brass grommets, lightly stitched to a fabric and held in a wooden frame, 3 x 2 ft. $400-600

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153. Walnut and Brass Ship’s Compensating Binnacle, Lionel Corporation, New York, the brass hood encloses a 9-in. dia. gimbaled compass marked Kelvin White Boston and 110069, cardinal points in bold block letters, adjustable iron correcting spheres side mounted on brass arms, clinometer calibrated 0-40 in two segments and marked with maker’s name, electrified to light compass and hood section, ht. 52 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500 154. Miller-Dunn No. 3 Shallow Water Diving Hood, Miller-Dunn Company, Miami, Florida, the copper and brass hood with three glass ports and protective lattice work, front and rear mounted lead weights, both marked Front (rear) Wt. No. 3 Divinhood, Miller-Dunn Miami Fla., air hose fixture, carrying handle and object left mounted plaque stamped Divinhood Style 3 Navy Standard..., ht. 26 in. $4,000-6,000


155. Brass Signal Cannon, with 10-in. approximately 70 calibre barrel, walnut carriage with brass fixtures and wooden wheels, ht. 6 1/2, lg. 13 in. $150-250 156. 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, (corroded surfaces), ht. 8 1/2, 10 in. $100-200 157. S. Thaxter & Son Dry Card Compass, 125 State Street, Boston, 4-in. dia. card signed S. Thaxter & Son 125 State Street Boston, cardinal points in block lettering, blue painted wooden bowl and brass gimbal all in a poplar box with sliding lid. $200-250

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157A. Brass and Wood Boxed Compass Sundial, J. Long, London, early 19th century, the hinged mahogany box opens to reveal a brass dial marked with the maker’s name, with folding hand having a scrolled support, over the compass with paper dial marled “Martin Fleet” and with a fleur-de-lis, box ht. 1, wd. 5, dp. 5 in. $250-450 158. Kelvin & White Brass Ship’s Compass, Boston, with 7-in. dia. dry compass card marked Kelvin & Wilfred O. White Co. Boston, cardinal points in block lettering set triangular or diamond shaped marks, brass bowl and gimbal mount all on a hardwood block, max. dia. 13 in. $200-400 159. Brass Folding Nautical Compass, with folding lid, sight and compass with needle ring calibrated 0-360, spirit level and blued steel hand, the outer lid with applied “Natural Sine” chart, associated mahogany box, dia. of dial 2 1/2 in. $100-125 160. Assembled Pair of 13-inch Globes on Stands by Wilson, Albany, New York, c. 1834-36, both with twelve gore on plaster orbs, four legged maple and poplar stands, calibrated brass Meridian rings and calottes at the poles, the terrestrial with maker’s cartouche in the Pacific Ocean stating in part Wilson’s New American Thirteen Inch Terrestrial Globe Exhibiting with the Greatest Possible Accuracy the Positions of the Principal Known Places of the Earth...New Discoveries and Political Alterations down to the Present Period, 1836. By Cyrus Lancaster, Albany New York, printed horizon ring with signs of the Zodiac and calendar, the celestial with cartouche stating in part A New American Celestial Globe Containing the Positions of Nearly 5,000 stars...laid down from the Latest & Most Improved Astronomical Tables Reduced to the Present Time, 1834, by James Wilson & Sons, Albany, New York., ht. 18 1/2 in. $10,000-12,000 161. 16-inch Gilman Joslin Library Globe, Boston, Massachusetts, with twelve printed gores with creme background, countries and states in salmon, green and gray tones, Analemma chart, calibrated metal meridian ring with hour circle at the top, turned wooden horizon band marked Manufactured by Gilman Joslin Corrected to Date and Improved Globe. Boston with printed calendar and signs of the zodiac, on a three-legged turned maple stand with stretchers, ht. approximately 24 in. $800-1,200

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162. Trippensee Orrery, Trippensee Planetarium Company, Saginaw, Michigan, chain and gear driven Bakelite Sun, Venus, Earth, and Moon on a moveable arm marked with the maker’s name as above and inset compass, molded circular base with seasonal, monthly and zodiacal calendar, ht. 14, lg. 22 in. $1,000-1,500

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163. Brass Armillary Sphere, probably England, 19th century, with hour circle at the pole, calibrated and adjustable equatorial and meridian rings, the large equatorial ring inscribed with signs of the zodiac, on a turned wooden stand, ht. 20 in. $600-800


164. Murdock & Company 5-inch Globe and Stand, West Boylston, Massachusetts, c. 1835, a wooden sphere with twelve printed gores and polar calottes, maker’s cartouche in Pacific Ocean marked Made by D. C. & A. Murdock, West Boylston, Mass., Europe, North America and New Holland shaded in green with principal continents labeled, the stand with printed horizon ring, signs of the zodiac and calendar all on a three-legged stand. $800-1,200 165. 12-inch Library Globe on Stand by Replogle Globes Inc., Chicago, Illinois, twelve printed gores with countries and states in varying shades of tan, green, yellow, and brown, oceans in green, maker’s cartouche stating 12 Inch Library Globe by Replogle Globes Inc., Chicago, Analemma in Pacific Ocean, calibrated cast meridian ring all on a turned and carved stand with reeded legs and cast brass paw feet, ht. 35 1/2 in. $200-400 166. Kittinger 18-Inch Terrestrial Library Globe, Buffalo, New York, with printed gores with states and countries highlighted in different colors, maker’s cartouche in the Pacific stating 18 Inch Terrestrial Globe, Kittinger Company, Incorporated..., Analemma table or Equation of Time chart, brass hour circle at the pole, paper on wood horizon rings with signs of the zodiac and calendar, all on a turned and carved walnut base with central carved shaft support and four supporting legs, ht. 38 in. $1,000-1,500 167. Hammett’s Planisphere and Celestial Globe, heavy card 12-in. dia. revolving planisphere marked Hammett’s Planisphere showing the Principal Stars Visible for Every Hour in the Year, printed directions for use and for finding the principal constellations on the reverse, the celestial globe with 6 1/2 in. metal orb, printed gores, iron frame with calibrated brass horizon circle and meridian ring, signed on boss, ernst Schotte & Co. $300-500 168. Trippensee Planetarium, Trippensee Manufacturing Company, Saginaw, Michigan, chain and gear driven earth, and planets around a stationary yellow sun, 16-in. arm supporting the earth and marked with manufacturer’s name, cast iron base with calendar and signs of the zodiac, ht. 14 in. $1,000-1,500

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169. Mahogany Decagonal Telescope, probably London, c. 1770, with single brass draw, 35-in. mahogany tube, brass fittings for optics and lens covers, lg. extended 41 in. $700-900

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170. J. Dollond & Son Mahogany Decagonal Reverse Taper Telescope, London, c. 1760, single draw with eyepiece end engraved J. Dollond & Son London, and later inscription, JB 1839, knurled brass fittings supporting the optics and 36-in. mahogany tube. $700-900

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171. 3 1/4-inch Almer Coe & Company Brass Telescope, Chicago, Illinois, c. 1900, with 50-in. main barrel and cast mark on the eyepiece end, Almer Coe & Co. Chicago, 8-in. sighting scope, rack focus, two additional brass draws, one marked Bardou & Son, Paris and GB, the other unmarked, walnut tripod with geared elevation crank and walnut and oak carrying case, cased, lg. 53 in. $800-1,200


172. 3-inch Brass Refracting Telescope by Bardou & Son, Paris, signed Bardou & Son Paris at the ocular end, eyepiece with sliding cover, 38-in. tube with rack focus, thumbscrew tripod attachment and wooden tripod with brass mount. $500-800 173. 3-inch Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co. Refracting Telescope, with 44-in. main tube, two draw eyepiece marked Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co., 63 Farringdon Rd. E.C., rack focus, 12 1/2-in. spotting scope mounted on main barrel, elevation struts and folding walnut tripod with thumbscrew height adjustment, ht. with scope level, 60 in. $2,000-3,000

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174. 3-inch Brass Refracting Telescope, unmarked, with 45-in. main tube, rack focus single draw eyepiece, ebonized folding tripod with iron head mount, ht. of scope level on tripod, approximately 62 in. $800-1,200 175. 10-Power Officer of the Deck Spyglass, US Navy BU. Ships, Serial No. 6411, the  3-in. stippled finish tube with 1 1/2-in. objective, calibrated focus ring at eyepiece and marked as above, in a fitted oak case with identifying plate and US Navy stamp, lg. of box 25 in.

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175A. Pair of Brass British Naval Binoculars, England, World War I-era, with dual focusing on the eyepieces, and adjustable apertures for light, hinged shades for glare attached to the 3 1/4 in. dia. tube, on a folding tripod base, ht. 61, overall lg. of binoculars 19 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000 176. U.S. Navy 16-Power QM. Spyglass, Kollmorgen Optical Corp., serial no. 24366, 1942, 32-in. stippled black finish tapered tube, 2 1/2-in. objective lens ocular lens with calibrated focus and marked U.S. Navy BU Ships, QM 16-Power, MK. I No. 24366, 1942 and oak carrying case with applied maker’s plaque, lg. boxed, 32 1/2 in. $200-400 177. 18-inch Focus Projection Lens, Charles Beseler Co., New York, 3 1/2-in. lens in a brass housing with rack focus and marked with manufacturer’s name. $50-150 178. Zeiss WWII Binoculars, Wetzlar, Germany, stippled black finish, 2-in. objective, focusing ocular lenses, the ocular end marked 7x50 beh 394917 (T), a German Swastika and M Artl., leather ocular cover and carrying case, lg. 9 in. $200-400 179. Two Brass Telescopes and a Wye Level, the first, a 1 1/2-in. threedraw French telescope with lens cap, lg. extended 29 in., the next a one-draw celestial scope, max lg. 6 in., a Wye level marked T. Cooke & Sons, London & New York , and a brass optical device with magnifier and eyepiece. $100-150

180. 1-inch Five-draw Brass Spy Glass, Paris, marked on eyepiece tube Levasseur, Optien, quai de l’horolge, No.53, Paris., decorated with mother-of-pearl and faux rubies at the objective, lg. extended 3 1/2 in. $150-250 181. Group of Optical Scientific Items, including two spyglasses, the first, a five-draw, leather-bound tube with 2-in. objective and sunshade, lg. closed 10 1/2, the next, a three-draw stippled leather and brass tube with 2-in. objective, lg. 7; ivorine opera glasses in original carrying case, an unusual small pair of binoculars with articulated lenses, a military telescope elbow, a table brass three legged telescope stand and a walnut and brass spirit level marked JT, lg. 12 in. $200-300 182. Group of Six Scientific Instruments, including a 10-in. mahogany barrel single draw spyglass, a brass pocket compass with screw-fit lid, printed card and blued steel hand, Thaxter & Son mahogany folding pocket sundial with printed paper label and card (lacking needle), pocket naturalists microscope in a red leather case with gilt decoration, an iron caliper and a watchmaker’s turns. $300-500

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183. Walnut Surveyor’s Compass by John Dupee, Boston, Massachusetts, early 18th century, the 4 1/2-in. printed paper dial with fleur-de-lis at North, cardinal points in a star pattern, the center depicting a two-masted schooner and signed, Made and Sold by John Dupee--North Side Swing Bridge, Boston New Eng, needle ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, delicate blued steel hand, north limb scribed NM and two removable wooden sights, lg. 12 in. Note: According to Charles E. Smart, The Makers of Surveying Instruments in America Since 1700, p. 40, John Dupee is found in Boston Town records in the early 1700s, and two compasses are known in public collections. $1,500-2,500

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184. Newell & Son Walnut Surveying Compass, Boston, c. 1795, 5-in. dia. dial with printed card marked in the center, Newell & Son, Makers, East End of Faneuil Hall, Boston and the engraver Callender scp., cardinal points in block letters, fleur-de-lis at North, silvered needle ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, blued steel hand, sighting vanes and wooden tripod collar, lg. 14 in. $1,000-1,500

185. Thaxter Walnut and Brass Surveying Compass, State Street, Boston, c. 1795, the frame with inset compass, 5-in. printed card marked at the center, Thaxter, Maker. State Street Boston, cardinal points in block letters, fleur-de-lis at North and inscribed on banner Wightman Sculp., at East, a stylized Federal eagle and shield with Masonic symbolism, brass needle ring calibrated 0-90 in Arabic numerals, blued steel hand and brass lifter, detachable brass sighting vanes and brass tripod fitting, lg. 14 in. $1,000-1,500

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186. Thomas Hutchinson Balch Surveying Compass, Newburyport, Massachusetts, c. 1800, the painted birch frame with 5 1/2-in. dia. compass card marked at the center , Thos. H. Balch Maker, State Street, Newburyport, fleur-de-lis at north, cardinal points in block letters, needle ring around the perimeter, steel hand, two sighting vanes and wooden tripod collar, lg. 16 in. $200-300

193. Phelps & Gurley Brass Vernier Surveyor’s Compass, Troy, New York, with 6-in. dia. silvered brass dial engraved Phelps & GurleyTroy, N.Y., cardinal points in block lettering and fleur-de-lis at North, blued steel hand, needle ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, vernier adjustment, sight vanes, dual spirit levels and carrying case with printed paper maker’s label inside lid, lg. of instrument, 16 in. $300-500

187. Unsigned Walnut Surveying Compass, New England, c. 1800, 6-in. dia. card marked by engraver Callender scp., American eagle and Federal shield at North and American Indian at East, cardinal points in block lettering, needle ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, blued steel hand and wooden tripod collar, lg. 15 in. $300-400

193A. Boxed Brass Transit, W. & L.E. Gurley, Troy, New York, mid to late 19th century, with silvered dial marked with the maker’s name, two levels, and thumbscrew adjustment on the vernier readout, in fitted box. $200-400

188. Brass and Wood Circumferentor, American, late 18th century, the 7 1/2-in. dia. maple circle with brass ring around the circumference calibrated 0-45 in eight segments, brass sighting vane with central thumb screw pivot, inset blued steel needle under glass with brass keeper, thumbscrew for keeper function and socket for tripod attachment on the underside all in an associated coopered box, dia. 9 in. $400-600 189. Stephen Dod, Brass Surveying Compass, Newark, New Jersey, c. 1820, with 16-in. telescope and top mounted spirit level and 5 1/2-in. engraved silvered dial signed S. Dod, Newark, fleur-de-lis at North, East and South indicated by block letters, West with needle lifter, blued steel needle, outer ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, inset spirit level, removable sighting vanes and walnut carrying case, lg. boxed 16 3/4 in. Note: According to Drost, Clocks and Watches of New Jersey, p. 104, Stephen Dod (1770-1855) moved to Newark in 1817 where he was in the business of real estate and surveying. His maps of Newark drawn from his own surveys, appear in all Newark city directories from 18471863. $2,500-4,500 190. Brass Transit, unmarked, c. 1900, with 8-in. telescope with silvered elevation scales and magnifiers, centrally mounted compass, 360 degree silvered dial with magnifiers, multiple spirit levels, leveling thumbscrew adjustment and tripod mount, with an associated camphor box, ht. 14 in. $200-300 191. C.L. Berger Transit-Level, Boston, Massachusetts, the black anodized frame with spirit level, applied name plaque, calibrated altitude and horizontal circle with vernier, 10-in. sighting scope, carrying case, brass plumb bob and instruction booklet, ht. of instrument 11 in. $150-250 192. C.L. Berger Surveying Transit, Boston, Massachusetts, the black anodized frame with 4-in. dia. compass with cardinal points in block lettering and signed by maker, spirit levels, silvered and engraved altitude and horizontal scales with vernier read-out, 11 1/2-in. telescope, tripod mount and carrying case with maker’s label, ht. of instrument 15 in. $200-400

194. Boxed Brass Compass, with brass spring-loaded case, 5 1/2-in. glazed opening with stationary dial divided 0-360, cardinal points in block letters and multi-prong needle, box approx. 9 in. square. $100-200 195. Brass Pocket Sextant, unmarked, 20th century, the 3 1/2-in. dia. case with knurled rims, screw thread cap which opens to reveal the silvered dial calibrated 0-120, magnifier, sun shades and internal sighting scope. $200-300 196. Brass Wye Level by W. & L.E. Gurley, Troy, New York, signed in block lettering on the support limb, 20-in. telescope with lens covers, calibrated spirit level, thumb screw adjustments, original walnut carrying case with printed maker’s label inside the lid. $200-300 197. Brass Transit by Kolesch, New York City, anodized frame with 4-inch silvered compass dial signed Kolesch & Co., New York City, blued steel needle, 9-in. telescope, dual spirit levels, vernier scales with thumb screw adjustment and original walnut carrying case with printed shipping and operating instructions, ht. 11 in. $200-300 198. Group of Seven Surveyor Tripods and Four Sticks, of various forms, size and condition. $100-150 199. Three Folding Field Compasses, all with folding lids and sights, needle rings, spirit level and blued steel needle and Natural Sine Chart on the reverse, two in brass, the third, an anodized example marked Stanley London, together with a brass and beveled glass instrument marked C.J. Simmons, London with silvered scale calibrated 0-40 in two quadrants, electrical contacts and coils. $100-150 200. Two Surveyor’s Transits, including a stippled black finish Berger Instruments optical plummet transit level with 12-in. telescope, horizontal circles with vernier read out, vertical arc with locking and tripod mount, the other with gray finish, 14-inch telescope and name plate stating David White Company, Milwaukee. $100-150

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201. Two Brass Pocket Transits, including on example marked Stanley London, the other marked F. Barker & Son Makers London 1917, both with calibrated silver scales, thumb screw verniers with hinged magnifiers, internal mirrors, sighting scopes and leather carrying cases, dia. approximately 3 in. $100-150 202. Four Field Compasses and an Inclinometer, Brinton and Stanley, including two brass folding case compasses marked Brinton Compass Thomas Evans Esquire with paper directional cards, needle lifters and spirit levels, another in a nickel case marked Stanley London, a glasscased example calibrated 0-90 in two quadrants, and a brass-cased beveled glass device with electrical contacts and scale calibrated 0-30 in two quadrants. $100-150 203. C.L. Berger & Sons, Surveyor’s Transit, Boston, Massachusetts, with 11-in. telescope, elevation circle, 4 3/4-in. dia. compass with cardinal points in block lettering and marked with maker’s name and location, vernier adjustment, tripod mound and carrying case with two printed maker’s labels, ht. of instrument 14 1/2 in. $150-250

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204. Boxed Brass and Iron Transit Level by Bostrom-Brady Manufacturing, Atlanta, Georgia, 10-in. telescope supported on iron uprights, brass level, brass and iron frame signed by the maker, fourscrew leveling base, ht. 6 1/2 in. $75-125 205. Type Tu, One-Second Theodolite by Askania-Werke and Tripod, Berlin, Germany, Nr. 580814, the galvanized steel carrying container opens to access to the 1 3/4-in. objective, 7 1/2-in. telescope, thumbscrew adjustments, spirit level and tripod mount, leather carrying case with instrument specific tools and instruction manual, all in a gray, heavy duty outer steel drum marked Iroquois Gun Mart, together with the original tripod, overall ht. 16 1/2 in. $200-400 206. Green-painted Brass Transit Level by Keuffel & Esser, New York, No. 14664, 18-in. telescope supported on rectangular bracket, fourscrew leveling base marked with maker’s name, in box with tags from Buff & Buff Manufacturing inside top, ht. of instrument 7 1/4 in. $150-250


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207. Surveyor’s Level by Dietzgen, Chicago, No. 60920, 18-in. telescope with 2-in. 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. $100-150 208. Cruise Missile Launch Control Center Seat, Fairchild Aircraft Service Division, 1982, the upholstered armchair with adjustable head, arm and leg rests, height and reline levers, four point adjustable seat belt with inertial reel shoulder harness, later retro-fit aluminum base with six rollers and maker’s data plate on the base, ht. 53 in. Note: This relic of the Cold War, one of twenty-four made, was used in a heavily armored mobile trailer designed to launch tactical nuclear cruise missiles in 1982-87. In 1987, the United States and Russia entered into the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and these mobile launch vehicles were deactivated. As Russian observers looked on, the missile hardware was cut up at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson. This seat was retrieved from that military bone yard. $400-600 209. Dr. Byrne’s Medical Examination Chair, F.S. Betz & Co., Chicago, c. 1880, the red-painted steel chair with footrests marked with maker’s name and Model 1901 Prof. A.H. Ferguson, mechanical levers adjust back, leg, and height positions including laying flat for use as an operating table, cushion and stirrups, ht. approximately 56 in. Note: This chair was used by two generations of Hatfield, Massachusetts, physicians, Charles and Robert Byrne, late 19th and early 20th centuries. $400-600

210. Brass Fleam and Carrying Case, unmarked, with sliding cover, springloaded trigger-activated blade and leather-lined wooden carrying case, lg. 2 in. $50-150 211. Glass Bottle Whimsy and a Hourglass Suspended in Fluid, 20th century, the bottle containing small wooden tool and water, the hourglass modern and full of blue sand, bottle ht. 9 1/2, hourglass ht. 9 in. $75-125 212. Holtzapffel & Deyerlein Ornamental Turning Lathe and Accessories, No. 1378, London, c. 1827, the mahogany bench with foot treadle, flywheel and six drawers below the iron bed with traversing mandrel headstock marked Holtzapffel & Deyerlein London and 1378, brass indexing plate with six rows of divisions, 360, 221, 209, 144, 112, and an unmarked row, compound cross slide, tail stock, “Sheperd’s Crook” type overhead crane and pulleys, the two part mahogany tall chest with glazed upper section, shelves fitted for accessory storage including, but not limited to brass chucks, mandrels, faceplates, indexing cross slides, cutting tools and holders, the lower two hinged doors for the storage of thirty-six turning tools marked Holtzapffel with rosewood and other handles, twelve drawers for additional component storage including a small assortment of additional turning tools and other components, ht. of bench excluding overhead 50, wd. 44, dp. 30; accessory cabinet ht. 73, wd. 38, dp. 18 1/2 in. $15,000-25,000

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213. Iron Wheel Cutting Engine Fragment, 18th century, the freestanding engine, largely incomplete, still retains its cutter arbor and gears, (pitted and rust overall), overall lg. 17 1/4 in. $100-200

215. Jarmon Shoe Store Advertisement, early 20th century, a brass and aluminum shoehorn, the handle with cast with inscription Jarmon Shoes for Men and stylized lion’s head wearing a crown, ht. 28 in. $100-150

214. Jensen Stationary Steam Engine, Jensen Manufacturing Company, c. 1950, with nickel-plated steam boiler, 3-in. spoked flywheel, single horizontal piston and wooden base, ht. 6 1/2, lg. of boiler 6 1/2 in. $150-250

216. Marble Base Noon Signal Sundial, England, c. 1850, the 13 1/4in. dia. marble base with Arabic hour numerals and 51 (degrees) 55 (minutes) latitude, 6 1/2-in. brass signal cannon and adjustable magnifying glass used to ignite gunpowder in the cannon at noon. $1,200-1,500

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217. Brass Garden Sundial, 20th century, 11 1/2-in. dial with hours in Roman numerals, raised casting of Father Time and Grow Old Along With Me-The Best Is Yet To Be and stylized bird gnomon. $100-150

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218. Engraved Silver Pocket Perpetual Calendar, probably England, late 17th century, the engraved disc with a nine row, seven column table with Arabic numerals and five rows for a chronological day of the month, zodiac signs and a reverse listing of letters A-G framed on four sides by winged putti, on the reverse, a series of eight concentric circles with outer ring calibrated for moon’s age, 1-29 1/2, others with months listed by name and number, Zodiac signs and others, dia. 48 mm. $800-1,200

219. Pocket Thermometer and Compass, probably England, early 19th century, the 2 1/8-in. dia. bone scale with rope carved perimeter marked in Fahrenheit and Freezing, Temperate, Sumr. Heat and Blood Heat with front mounted circular glass mercury thermometer, the reverse with applied 7/8-in. dia. compass with cardinal points in block letters and a carved bezel all in a hinged red leather case, dia. cased, 2 5/8 in. $200-400

220. Brass Universal Equinoctial Sun Dial, probably London, mid-19th century, with brass plate inscribed with the latitudes of major cities including London, Washington, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Chicago, inset 3-in. dia. silvered dial compass and blued steel needle, hinged needle gnomon and hour circle with calibrated latitude scale, spirit level and three leveling feet, dia. folded 5 in. $250-450

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221. German Octagonal Brass Pocket Sundial, late 18th century, engraved compass dial plate with cardinal points in block letters, engraved surround, latitude scale, needle gnomon and hour ring, and latitudes of major cities engraved on back surface all in a period card box, max. dia. boxed 2 3/4 in. $200-400

222. Brass Navigational Compass, late 19th century, 2 1/2in. dia. silvered dial with cardinal points in block lettering, needle ring 0-90 in four quadrants, outer scale with pointer calibrated to determine inches per yard, blue, adjustable sighting frame and needle lifter all in a velvet-lined leather carrying case. $200-400

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223. Spencer Browning & Co. Brass Protractor, London, c. 1850, 6-in. dia. silvered brass circle with Spencer Browning & Co. London engraved on cross frame, outer perimeter calibrated 0-360 in single degrees and inner circle 0-360 in 10 degree increments, dia. 6 in. $200-400 224. H. Hughes & Son Brass Protractor, London, with arc calibrated 0-90 in two quadrants and signed at the base H. Hughes & Son, LTD, 59 Fenchurch St. London, No. 1202, together with a Union Instrument Arm Protractor No. 155 in a fitted carrying case. $150-250 225. Fred Baker Paper Scale and Case, New York, c. 1900, the nickel instrument calibrated in two scales to 100 pounds, one scale for 300 sheets, the other for 480 sheets, velvet fitted carrying case with base, pillar support and scale, boxed, ht. 1/4, wd. 4 1/4, dp. 6 in. $75-125 226. Beringer-style Wooden Polyhedral Sundial, Germany, the wooden molded base with inset compass, decorative printed card, adjustable cube marked D. Beringer, four printed dials with Roman chapters and brass gnomons, ht. 9 in. $100-150 227. Edison Electric Pen, New Jersey, c. 1876, with two-coil electric motor, 1 3/4-in. nickeled flywheel, cast iron motor frame with faint remains of gilt and red striping, nickeled shaft with threaded adjustment, hatched grip, brass stylus and needle, lg. 5 1/2 in. Note: Introduced to the public in 1876, the Edison Electric Pen was used to make multiple copies of handwritten documents by utilizing a small motor causing a reciprocating needle to perforate specially prepared paper and thus, making a stencil. The stencil and copy paper were then placed in a frame where ink was applied making a copy. The Edison pen was made obsolete by the introduction of the typewriter. $8,000-12,000

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228. Edison Stock Ticker, No. 11886, late 19th century, the lacquered brass plates stamped M’F’D’ by T.A. Edison Inc. and 11886, dual sets of coils and electrical connections, a full roll of original paper ticker-tape and heavy cast iron housing with attached brass plate reading Edison Stock Ticker-This authentic old self winding stock ticker was designed by Thomas A. Edison in 1870. It was used for about eighty years for receiving stock and commodity quotations from the nation’s leading exchanges., all enclosed under a glass dome and original leather mat with gilt Greek key decorative border, ht. 13 1/2 in. $10,000-12,000

229. Wet-Dry Bulb Hygrometer by Huddleston, Boston, early 20th century, the mahogany case with wed and dry thermometer, the wet scale marked with maker’s name, the dry marked Hygrophant, center revolving scale to percent relative humidity, ht. 13 1/2 in. $100-150

230. Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Register, c. 1900, with brass and beveled glass case, applied maker’s plaque stating The Gamewell Company and with multiple patent dates, heavy gearing and paper tape reel all on an iron base, ht. 9 1/2 in. $150-250 231. Foote Pierson Telegraph Key and William Mayer’s American Telegraphy, the c. 1900 brass and steel key stamped by maker, American Telegraphy a 1997 hardbound edition of the 1912 treatise on the subject, 695 pp., 544 illustrations. $100-150 232. Williams Electric Company Oak Telephone, Cleveland, Ohio, with enameled plate marked Manufactured by The Williams Electric Co. Cleveland, O., dual bells, adjustable mouthpiece stamped on brass plate 596473, earpiece and crank, ht. 32 in. $200-300

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233. Brass Pantograph by Heath & Wing, London, c 1760, with calibrated 26-in. arms, center hinge arm engraved Improved by Heath & Wing, London, four casters with ivory wheels, oak carrying case with period hand-written instructions inside the lid, lg. boxed 26 3/4 in. Note: Heath and Wing are listed in Gloria Clifton, Directory of British Scientific Instrument Makers, 1550-1851, p. 131 as instrument makers in London between 1751-1773. $500-800

234. Approximately Twenty Mechanical Drawing Drafting Sets, of various period and manufacture, most are complete with components in good condition, some cases in poor condition. $100-150

235. Cased Eight-piece Drafting Set, 19th century, with hinged brass and steel compass having three attachments, a bone-handled pair of steel tweezers with thumbscrew tightener, a brass protractor, another brass and steel tool, a folding wood ruler and a wood gauge, (case hinge broken), case lg. 7 in. $75-125

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236. Approximately Twenty Engineering Drafting Sets, c. 1900-50, of various age and manufacture, most are complete, many in excellent condition, some cases in poor condition. $150-250 237. Group of Scientific Instruments, including precision thickness gauges, a JKA Feintaster dial calibrated thickness gauge, a Hunter Spring mechanical force gauge, a Zernickow Company hand tachometer with 3-in. dial, a Clinometer Field Mark VI, and others. $150-250 238. Henry Troemner Balance Scale, Philadelphia, with mahogany case, nickel balance pans and calibrated arm, together with a small assortment of brass weights, ht. 8, wd. 14 in. $150-250 239. De Grave Short & Company Balance Scale, London, mahogany stand with drawer, two brass pans, Mylar maker’s plaque, an assortment of related weights and a separate associated brass weights from 20-500 grams, ht. 13, wd. 11 1/2 in. $150-250


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240. “Dark Town Battery” Mechanical Bank, J. & E. Stevens & Co., Cromwell, Connecticut, c. 1885, a pitcher, batter and catcher are perched on a pedestal with cast lattice work and Dark Town Battery, the pitcher tosses a coin towards the batter, batter lifts the bat and the coin goes into the catcher’s glove then into coin trap below, ht. 7 1/2, lg. 9 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000

241. Regina 27-inch Disc Changer Coin-operated Musical Box, No. 30093, c. 1900, the “dragon front” mahogany case with removable balustrade top, glazed door with turned and carved freestanding columns flanking the viewing window, fanciful carved dragons and acanthus leaves cap the arched viewing window with visible monochrome Regina print on the backboard, lower glazed section with compartment for twelve discs awaiting play, iron bed marked Regina and 30093, duplex 11-in. combs, changer and player motors both with cranks, disc selection lever, coin slot, seven period and five reproduction discs, ht. 66 1/4, wd. 40, dp. 25 in. $10,000-15,000


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242. Six-Air Jeu de Flutes Musical Box Attributed to Grenier & Bremond, Switzerland, no. 4083, c. 1859, rosewood cabinet with marquetry inlays, hinged lid with tune sheet on the underside listing selections including Home Sweet Home, La Norma, Luther L’Choral and others, 12 3/4 in. cylinder, 82-tooth comb, 16-note reed section, crank winding with 4083 stamped on handle, and fretted sound cover backed with fabric, ht. 9 1/2, lg. 22, dp. 9 1/2 in. $1,000-2,000

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243. Twelve-Air Organ Musical Box Attributed to Bremond, Switzerland, Serial no. 9094, c. 1866, the rosewood veneered box with marquetry inlay on lid and front, hinged lid with Parkins and Gotto, Oxford Street, London tune sheet listing selections by Rossini, Verdi, Strauss and others inside, 19-in. cylinder, dual 30-tooth combs, 18-note reed section, fret board backed with fabric and lever wind stamped with serial number 9094, ht. 11, wd. 30, dp. 13 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500


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244. Polyphone 19-inch Coin Operated Disc Musical Box, the walnut case with carved cresting, glazed door over the mechanical elements, lower drawer all on bun feet, with iron bedplate with cast name Polyphon and 2371-7, dual 7 1/2-in. combs, coin slots on both sides and with applied plate inscribed Drop a Penny in the Slot, winding key and approximately twenty discs, ht. 39 in. $4,000-6,000

245. Miniature Musical Box by Thorens, Switzerland, 20th century, playing six tunes by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and others, 4 1/4-in. cylinder with single comb, mainspring barrel marked Switzerland, all in a burl walnut veneered and ebonized case with tune sheet, lg. 9 in. $200-400 246

246. Eight-Air Cylinder Musical Box, with 8 1/8-in. cylinder playing All for Joy, Don Caesar, Cricket on the Heath and others, one-piece 56-note comb, lever-wind movement, tune sheet and walnut veneered cabinet with floral inlay and ebonized trim, lg. 16 3/4 in. $200-400

246A. Ideal Soprano Six-Air Cylinder Musical Box, Switzerland, c. 1890, the carved oak case with lower drawer for cylinder storage, celluloid card under lid stating Ideal Soprano--any number of cylinders can be obtained for this box, nickel movement with zither attachment, 14 1/2-in. single comb, “Jacot’s Patented Safety Check,” tune selection dial and three cylinders, wd. 35 in. $1,200-1,800


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247. Ten-Air Cylinder Musical Box by Mermod Frères, Switzerland, No. 71409, with 7 1/2-in. cylinder playing Old Folks at Home, Maryland My Maryland, Coming Through the Rye and others card tune sheet, 41-note single comb, key-wind movement with Jacot’s Patented Safety Check, celluloid plate marked Jacot & Son, 39 Union Square, New York, all housed in a faux painted cabinet with floral decoration on the lid, lg. 19 1/2 in. $300-500

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248. Carved Case Symphonium 12-inch Disc Musical Box, Germany, no. 262823, the oak cabinet is entirely carved on all surfaces including the back with classical scroll work, figures, putti and musical themes, inside the lid against a velour backdrop is marked Symphonium and a lithograph of two young lovers, the movement with dual 4 1/2-in. combs and stamped Made in Germany, start-stop, crank wind and six discs, ht. 12 1/2, wd. 19 1/2, dp. 16 in. $1,000-1,500


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249. Polyphon 19-inch Coin-operated Disk Musical Box, the figured walnut case with flat roof cornice, carved dentils and marked Polyphon in the center, glazed and hinged door, drawer and turned feet, iron bedplate with cast Polyphon, dual 7 1/- in. combs, coin slots on each side, and one disc titled Sweet By and By, ht. 39 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000 250. Imperial Symphonium 15-inch Disc Musical Box, Serial 11204, with carved oak cabinet, religious lithograph inside lid and celluloid maker’s card stating Imperial Symphonium Trade Mark, two combs on an iron bed plate cast with Symphonium and serial number, push button start on front of machine, winding key and twelve discs, wd. 23, dp. 20, ht. 9 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500 251. 17-inch Disc Musical Box by Stella, Switzerland, No. 4088, the mahogany case with hinged lid stating Stella on the underside, carved frieze across the front, lower drawer with eighteen discs, cast iron bedplate with raised name Stella and serial number, 7 1/4-in. single comb, moderator for “Slow-Fast,” nickel maker’s plate and winding key, wd. 29 1/2, dp. 21, ht. 13 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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252. 14-inch Criterion 101 Disc Musical Box, No. 18554, the hinged mahogany case with advertising lithograph inside lid stating Criterion, and Criterion 101 on an applied plate below, key-wound movement with iron bedplate marked with serial number, single comb and approximately 30 discs, ht. 12 x wd. 19 1/2 x dp. 17 in. $1,000-1,500

253. Oak Reginaphone 15 1/2-inch Disc Musical Box, Regina Music Box Company, New Jersey, c. 1910, serpentine-shaped cabinet with raised lid, matching quarter-sawn oak disc storage cabinet below, underside of the lid marked with gilt transfer Reginaphone, dual comb movement with winding key and brass horn together with approximately sixty discs, ht. of box and storage cabinet, 48 in. $1,200-1,800

254. Double Singing Bird Automaton by Botems, France, no. 5414125, two birds in red, yellow and green plumage with moving heads, beaks and tails, in a brass domed cage with fabric lined interior, repoussĂŠ decorated base, going barrel movement and birdsong, ht. 21 in. $800-1,200


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255. Gilt-brass Singing Bird Box, West Germany, 20th century, the cast case with inset paste cabochons, raised lattice work against a matted ground, hinged enameled lid depicting a gentleman and three ladies, the lever-activated singing bird with red feathered body and a blue head emerges from a pierced stage, rotates, flaps the wings, and moves the beak while singing a spirited birdsong, ht. 2 1/4, lg. 4 3/4 in. $500-700

256. Silver and Mother-of-pearl Erotic Automaton, attributed to Thomas Callow, c. 1890, the silver and mother-of-pearl box with underside of the lid marked Callow opens to enameled figures of a man and woman engaged in pleasures of the heart, which when wound, features a rapidly moving male pelvis and genitals, lg. 3 1/4 in. $8,000-12,000

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258. Gun Metal Open Face Digital Dial Watch, Switzerland, c. 1900, silver dial mask with leaf and scroll decoration around the recessed read out with Arabic hours at the top, minutes in the center and seconds dial below, stem-wind and lever-set cylinder escapement movement marked G.T. within a oval, dia. 55 mm. $500-700 259. Triple Calendar Watch and Silver Easel Frame, Switzerland, c. 1900, the enameled dial with burgundy Roman numerals, three subsidiary dials, the top indicating the month, at three, the day of the week and at nine, the day of the month, seconds and moon phases at six, brass hands, unmarked pin-set movement in a gun metal case, and a silver front, leather-backed easel frame, watch dia. 65 mm. $800-1,200 260. LeRoy & Fils Multicolored Gold Watch, Paris, No. 15661, multicolored gold dial with raised Roman numerals, matted and chase decorated center, outer case chased with floral decoration, cuvette engraved LeRoy & Fils, Hglrs. Du Roi Paris, gilt plate cylinder escapement movement with flat balance, dia. 40 mm. $2,000-3,000

257. Cartier Gold Open Face Watch, E.W. & C. Co. Inc., Switzerland, engine-turned dial marked Cartier, Roman numeral chapter ring and outer minutes, stem-wind and -set movement with nickel damascened plates marked, E. W. & C. Inc. Swiss, Eighteen Jewels and Eight Adjustments, lever escapement and two-armed bi-metallic balance, dia. 44 mm. $3,500-5,500

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261. Charles Taylor & Son Gold Hunter Case Watch, London, No. 17200, engine-turned case with vacant central medallion marked, R.T. & Co., 18K and 17200, enameled dial signed, Chas. Taylor & Son, London 17200, Roman numerals and sunk seconds dial, key-wind, key-set three-quarter plate fusee lever-escapement movement marked Chas. Taylor & Son, London and 17200, together with a silk-lined Tiffany box, dia. 50 mm. $2,000-4,000


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262. Silver Watch Hutch, 19th century, in the form of a Dutch bombé tall clock with repoussé decoration, Atlas and flanking trumpeters as finials, hinged and glazed bezel, waist door and bombé base with claw feet, all hall marked JVDH, ht. 10 1/2 in. $400-600 263. French Gutta-Percha Watch Stand and Calendar, c. 1880, the easel stand with delicate raised scroll work, flowers and ribbons, the upper section with a 2-in. recess for hanging a pocket watch, brass inset mercury thermometer, adjustable dials for the month, day of the month and day of the week, ht. 11 in. $1,000-1,500 264. Silver Pair-Case Pocket Watch by Jn. Wontner, London, No. 13849 enameled dial with Arabic numerals, bull’s-eye crystal, 40 mm engraved fusee movement with pierced balance cock and signed Jn. Rentnow, London, 13849. Note: John Rentnow is the London watchmaker John Wontner, who often spelled his own name backwards for an unknown reason. $150-250 265. Dunand 14kt Gold Open Face Quarter Hour Repeater, Switzerland, No. 29695, double-sunk enameled dial marked Dunand with Arabic numerals, red minutes and seconds dial, blued spade hands, engineturned case with cuvette engraved Dunand 29695, stem-wind and -set quarter hour repeating jeweled movement with lever escapement all marked by maker, 50 mm. $1,500-2,500

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269. E. Howard 14kt Gold Open Face Watch, E. Howard Watch Company, Case No. 109982, monogrammed case marked Howard 14K and with serial number, double-sunk enameled dial with Arabic numerals marked Howard, 23-jewel lever-escapement, crown-wind and -set movement, together with the original wooden box with gilt inscription E. Howard Watch Co. and label, dia. 48 mm. $200-400 270. E. Howard Watch Company Open Face Gold-filled Watch, Boston, Massachusetts, no. 1361510 series II Railroad Chronometer with enameled Arabic numeral dial marked Howard, stem-wind, lever-set 21-jewel movement marked with serial number, maker’s name, 21 Jewels, Series II and Railroad Chronometer, in a Keystone Extra plain case marked Howard Watch Co., Boston, dia. 50 mm. $200-400 271. Elgin B.W. Raymond 21-jewel Gold-filled Watch, Model 571, the enameled dial with Roman numerals, sunk seconds and marked BW Raymond and Elgin, keystone 10kt gold-filled case, damascened plate lever-set movement with friction jewels, marked Elgin 571, P802185, 9 adjustments, 21-jewels and BW Raymond, 50 mm. $300-500 272. Elgin White Gold Open Face Watch, Elgin National Watch Company, No. 28597354 with matte silvered dial with raised Arabic numerals and marked Elgin, case back with AEH monogram and marked inside, 14K Keystone, stem-wind and -set 19-jewel movement marked Lord Elgin and with serial number as above, damascened plates and jewels in gold settings, with chain, dia. 44 mm. $200-400

266. John Haywood Silver Pair-Case Watch, London, No. 4386, enameled dial with Roman numerals, gold hands, chain fusee movement marked with maker’s name and number as above, curved balance cock with pierced table decorated with scrolls and a classical urn, outer case with several watch papers marked Jesse Smith, Watchmaker, 262 Essex Street, Salem, dia. 51 mm. $150-250

267. Thomas Earnshaw Silver Consular Case Duplex Watch, London, No. 4512, enameled dial with Roman numerals marked Thos. Earnshaw, London No. 4512, gold spade hands and blued seconds hand, full plate movement marked Thos. Earnshaw, 119 High Holborn, London and No. 4512, ratchet tooth ruby duplex escapement with Earnshaw free-sprung bi-metallic balance, engraved balance cock, fusee barrel with maintaining power, jeweled escape and balance endstone in screwed settings, silver engine-turned case, dia. 50 mm. $5,500-7,500

268. Dent Silver Open Face Watch, 61 Strand and Royal Exchange, London, No. 49002, white enameled dial marked Dent and address as above, Roman numerals, sunk seconds dial, key-wind and -set full plate gilt movement engraved Dent within a triangle, address as in title, No. 49002 and Watchmaker to the Queen, bi-metallic free sprung balance and lever escapement, London hallmarked case numbered 49002, dia. 55 mm. $1,200-1,500

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273. Three Open Face Double-sunk Dial Watches, Elgin National Watch Company and Waltham, a 16 size, 21-jewel Waltham in a base metal case, enamel dial with Arabic numerals and marked Waltham, 21-jewel lever-set movement adjusted to five positions, serial no. 20,002,299; an 18 size coin silver case, B.W. Raymond by Elgin National Watch Company, Roman numeral dial signed by maker and full plate 17-jewel movement serial no. 5782391, and an 18 size gold-filled case, enameled dial with Arabic numerals, three-quarter plate damascened 19-jewel lever-set movement, serial no. 13,047,990. $200-400 274. Three Gold-filled Open Face Watches, Elgin National Watch Company, enameled Roman numeral dial, jeweled movement signed by maker and no. 6989905, worn decorated case, 55 mm; an Illinois with Arabic numeral double-sunk dial, 17-jewel movement no. 2611798, plain monogrammed case, 50 mm; and a Hamilton consular case, raised Arabic numerals and 17-jewel “910” movement no. 1896620 in a Hamilton Watch Company case, 45mm. $100-150 275. Elgin National Watch Company 14kt Gold Open Face Watch, Elgin, Illinois, c. 1900, enameled dial with Arabic numerals, sunk seconds and marked Elgin, case marked AWCCo. 14K, cuvette inscribed From Grandma July 27, 1903, stem-wind and -set 17-jewel movement marked with maker’s name and serial number 6590897, dia. 50 mm. $175-225


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276. Elgin National Watch Company 14kt Gold Open Face Watch, Elgin, Illinois, No. 1466926, enameled dial marked Elgin National Watch Co., Roman numerals, sunk seconds dial, blued steel moon hands, case marked A.P. & Co. and 14K, jeweled lever-escapement stem-wind, lever-set movement signed by maker and numbered, engraved balance cock, patent pinion and micrometer regulator, dia. 52 mm. $250-450

277. Elgin 16 Size “B.W. Raymond� 21-jewel Watch, Elgin Watch Company, no. H 630729, 10kt gold-filled case, enameled dial with Arabic numerals, sunk seconds and marked Elgin, model 571 stemwind, lever-set movement with damascened plates marked Elgin 571, B.W. Raymond, 21 Jewels and 8 Adjustments. $300-350

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278. Waltham 16 Size 23-jewel “Vanguard” Open Face Watch, Waltham Watch Company, no. 32402988, Keystone 10kt gold-filled case, enameled dial with Arabic numerals and marked Waltham Vanguard 23 Jewels, stem-wind, lever-set movement marked as the dial with serial number and 8 Adjustments. $275-375 279. Illinois 18 Size 24-jewel Bunn Special Open Face Watch, Illinois Watch Company, Springfield, Illinois, no. 1504174, with gold-filled case, double-sunk Arabic numeral enameled dial marked Illinois Watch Company, beautifully damascened stem-wind, lever-set movement marked with maker’s name and serial number as above, 24 Ruby Jewels and Bunn Special. $1,700-1,900 280. Hamilton 14kt Gold 23-jewel 16 Size Open Face Watch, Hamilton Watch Company, no. 1575109, with 14kt gold A.W.C. Co. case, initialed back, cuvette engraved To H. J. Burbank from the Quinabaug Co. in appreciation of long and faithful service, 1876-1921, enameled double-sunk dial with Arabic numerals, red minutes and marked, Hamilton, 950 grade stem-wind, lever-set movement signed by maker, marked 23 Jewels, Adjusted 5 Positions, and 950, together with the jeweler’s presentation case. $3,000-3,500 281. Hamilton 992B Railway Special 16 Size Open Face Watch, Hamilton Watch Company, no. C 377252, Hamilton Watch Co. 10kt rolled gold plate case with plain back, enameled dial with Arabic numerals, sunk seconds and marked Hamilton Railway Special, 992B 21-jewel stemwind, lever-set movement marked by maker, adjusted for temperature and six positions. $375-425

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282. Hamilton 18 Size Open Face Watch, Hamilton Watch Company, no. 552878, 20 year gold-filled case, enamel double-sunk dial with Arabic numerals, red minutes, seconds dial and marked Hamilton, damascened plate 19-jewel 944 grade stem-wind, lever-set movement marked with maker’s name, grade, serial number, Motor Barrel and Adjusted 5 Positions. $500-700

283. Hamilton 18 Size Open Face Watch, Hamilton Watch Company, no. 457285, 10kt rolled gold plate case, double-sunk Arabic numeral dial with red minutes and marked Hamilton Watch Company, 21-jewel 940 grade stem-wind, lever-set movement marked on the damascened plates with maker’s name, serial number, adjusted and 21 Jewels. $200-400

284. Hamilton 16 Size Open Face Watch, no. 1398660, with 10kt goldfilled plain case, double-sunk enameled dial with Arabic numerals and marked Hamilton, 17-jewel 956 grade stem-wind lever-set movement marked by maker, with serial number as above and 17 Jewels. $200-250

285. Hamilton 16 Size 17-jewel Open Face Watch, Hamilton Watch Company, no. 724847, Crescent 25 year gold-filled case with engineturned back and cuvette engraved P. T. Murphy from Employees of Street Department, Norwich, Conn., June 1912, enameled dial with Arabic numerals, sunk seconds and marked Hamilton, blued steel moon hands, stem-wind and -set 972 grade 17-jewel movement marked by maker, serial number as above and Adjusted 5 Positions. $225-275


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286. Hamilton 16 Size 21-jewel Open Face Watch, Hamilton Watch Company, no. 2301240, Crescent 25 year case with engine-turned back, enameled double-sunk dial with Arabic numerals and marked Hamilton, 992 grade 21-jewel movement marked with maker’s name, double roller adjusted to five position, stem-wind lever-set movement with gold center wheel. $250-350

290. Burlington Watch Company 21-jewel 16 Size Open Face Watch, Burlington Watch Company, Chicago, no. 3442534 Burlington Watch Company 25 year gold-filled case with scroll decoration on the back, enameled double-sunk dial marked Burlington with Arabic numerals, individual minutes in red and black, 21-jewel double roller stemwind, lever-set movement marked by maker as above, adjusted to temperature and positions. $225-325

287. Hamilton 14kt Gold 12 Size Open Face Watch, Hamilton Watch Company, no. 1924867, with 14kt white gold case, silvered dial with raised brass Arabic numerals, sunk seconds and marked Hamilton, blued steel hands, 900 grade 19-jewel stem-wind, stem set movement adjusted to five positions and marked by maker. $500-550

291. Illinois 16 Size “Supreme” Open Face Watch, Illinois Watch Company, Springfield, Illinois, no. 3966936, 20 year gold-filled case, double-sunk enameled dial with Arabic numerals and marked Illinois, stem-wind, stem set 17-jewel movement marked with maker’s name, Supreme, serial number as above and Adjusted to Four Positions. $225-275

288. Hamilton 14kt Gold 12 Size Open Face Watch, Hamilton Watch Company, no. 3107105, with silvered Arabic numeral dial, sunk seconds and marked Hamilton, 14kt white gold Hamilton case, 12 size 916 grade stem-wind, stem set movement marked by maker with serial number as above and Adjusted 3 Positions. $425-475

292. Illinois 16 Size Elinvar Bunn Special 21-jewel Open Face Watch, Illinois Watch Company, Springfield, Illinois, no. 5496299, 14kt white gold-filled ‘‘Bunn Special Model 29” case, double-sunk enameled dial with Arabic numerals and marked Illinois, stem-wind, lever-set model 161a double roller movement adjusted to temperature and six positions and marked with serial number as above and Elinvar Bunn Special. $1,600-1,800

289. Illinois 16 Size Open Face Watch, Illinois Watch Company, no. 3706343, with SWCo. 20 year gold-filled case, enameled double-sunk dial marked Illinois, Arabic numerals and outer minutes in black and red, model 7, 17-jewel, double roller movement with two tone plates marked with maker’s name and serial number as above. $175-225

293. Illinois 18 Size Coin Silver Hunter Case Watch, Illinois Watch Company, Springfield, Illinois, no. 423204 enamel Roman numeral dial with sunk seconds and marked Illinois Watch Company, model 1 key-wind, key-set 15-jewel movement signed by maker and with serial number as above. $200-275

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294. Illinois 12 Size “Time King” 19-jewel Watch, Illinois Watch Company, Springfield, Illinois, no. 4653100, with 14kt white gold-filled case, silvered dial with Arabic numerals and signed by maker, 19-jewel stem-wind and -set movement signed by maker and adjusted to three positions. $100-175 295. Illinois 12 Size 17-jewel Open Face Watch, Illinois Watch Company, Springfield, Illinois, no. 4052337, 25 year gold-filled case, enameled dial with Arabic numerals and marked Illinois, sunk seconds and trefoil hands, tu-tone double roller movement with maker’s name and serial number as above and marked Adjusted. $250-300

302. Seth Thomas Gold-filled Hunter Case Watch, Thomaston, Connecticut, No. 466821 enameled Roman numeral dial marked Seth Thomas, recessed seconds dial, lever-set stem-wind, 7-jewel movement, finely decorated 14k 20-year warranted Illinois Watch Case Company case, no. 89783, dia. 42 mm. $200-400 303. Southbend 12 Size 21-jewel “Studebaker,” no. 1234614 14kt gold-filled open face case, silvered double-sunk dial with engineturned center and marked Southbend, stem-wind, stem set 21-jewel movement marked Southbend Watch Co., Studebaker, 21 Jewels, and 8 Adjustments. $375-425

296. Illinois 12 Size 14k White Gold Open Face Watch, Illinois Watch Company, Springfield, Illinois, no. 4138851, silvered dial with Arabic numerals and marked Illinois, swing out 17-jewel stem-wind, stem set movement marked by maker and serial number as noted in title. $425-475

304. Gotham Braille 17-jewel Hunter Case Watch, Gotham Watch Company, Switzerland, no.56743, nickel case with geometric designs on front and back, enameled dial marked Gotham 17 Jewels, Arabic numerals and raised dots at the hour with blued steel hands, nickel plate stem-wind and -set movement marked by the maker with serial number as in title. $150-250

297. Illinois 12 Size “A. Lincoln” Open Face Watch, Illinois Watch Company, Springfield, Illinois, no. 4619463, with 14kt Keystone case, Roman numeral chapter ring on a silvered ground with floral decorated center and marked Illinois, 19-jewel motor barrel stem-wind, stem set movement marked with maker’s name, A. Lincoln and serial number as above $450-500

305. New York Watch Co. Hunter Case Watch, movement marked John L. King, Springfield, No. 5350, heavily decorated case with interior marked P.B. & Co., enameled dial marked New York Watch Co., Roman numerals, sunk seconds dial, blued steel spade hands, keywind, key-set three-quarter plate jeweled movement marked as noted above with split bi-metallic balance and engraved table, dia. 53 mm. $250-450

298. Waltham 18 Size Open Face 21-jewel Watch, American Waltham Watch Company, no. 12012346, enameled double-sunk dial with Arabic numerals and marked Waltham, ‘Planet’ gold-filled case, model 845, 21-jewel stem-wind, lever-set movement marked A.W.W.C. Waltham, Mass. and serial no. as above. $375-425

306. American Watch Company 18kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, Waltham, Massachusetts, No. 691182, enameled dial with Roman numerals and sunk seconds, engine-turned and floral decorated case marked P.B. & Co. and 18K, interior lid with shell decoration, crown wind, lever-set jeweled movement marked with maker’s name, serial number and Patent Pinion, together with rope twist chain, dia. 42 mm. $250-450

299. Waltham 16 Size 19-jewel Riverside Open Face Watch, 16048596 American Waltham Watch Company, no. 16048596, with Crescent 25 year gold-filled case engraved on the cuvette Presented by Mother and Father on 21st Birthday, April 13, 1912, enameled double-sunk dial with Arabic numerals and marked Waltham, stem-wind and -set 19-jewel movement adjusted to five positions and marked A.W.W.CO. Waltham, Mass. Riverside 19 Jewel. $200-250

307. Silveroid Open Face Pocket Watch by the Home Watch Company, Boston, Massachusetts, No. 760854, enameled dial with Roman numerals, key-wind, key-set 18 size three-quarter plate movement with decorated balance bridge, steel balance wheel and marked Home Watch Co., Boston, Mass. 760854. $100-150

300. Waltham 12 Size 17-jewel Open Face Watch, Waltham Watch Company, no. 20179286, Bristol 25 year gold-filled case, enamel dial with Arabic numerals and sunk seconds, moon hands, stem-wind and -set 17-jewel movement marked WWCO., 17 Jewels. $100-150 301. Elgin 18 Size 19-jewel “B.W. Raymond” Watch, Elgin Watch Company, no. 11098563, base metal open face case, enameled Arabic numeral double-sunk dial marked Elgin, blued steel spade hands, stemwind, lever-set 19-jewel movement marked by maker, serial number, B. W. Raymond and 19 Jewel. $450-500

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308. Two Gold-filled Watches by Illinois and Hamilton, the Illinois in a plain, approximately 6 size hunter case, enameled Arabic numeral dial marked Illinois, and a 15-jewel movement serial no. 1,995,534; the Hamilton 910, an open face Arabic numeral dial 12-size watch with 17 jewels, serial no. 1,917,460. $150-250 309. Two Hampden Watch Company Open Face Watches, the first with warranted 20 year gold-filled case, double-sunk enameled dial, Arabic numerals and marked Hampden Watch Company, 21-jewel threequarter damascened plate stem-wind, lever-set movement serial no. 2198970 and marked The Dueber Watch Co. Canton O., 55mm., the last with ore silver case, Roman numeral dial marked Hampden Watch Co., red minutes and sunk seconds, damascened three-quarter plate 16-jewel stem-wind lever-set movement with micrometer regulation and numbered 937533, 55 mm. $200-400


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310. Two American Waltham Watch Company 18 Size Open Face Watches, Waltham, Massachusetts, both with gold-filled engraved and decorated cases, double-sunk enameled dials with Arabic numerals marked Waltham, and stem-wind movements, the first, serial no. 16037280, marked A.W.W. Waltham, Mass 845, 21-jewel movement adjusted to five positions, the other serial no. 7822556, a 17-jewel movement marked with maker’s name. $250-450 311. Lambert Bros. Gold-filled Hunter Case Watch, New York, with 16 size engine-turned CWC Trade Mark case, double-sunk Arabic numeral dial marked Lambert Bros. New York, blued moon hands, lever-set three-finger bridge gold set 17-jewel movement serial no. 1592953. $200-400 312. Patek Phillippe & Co. Chronograph Register 18kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, Geneva, Switzerland, No. 65214, 1882, the bassine 18kt rose gold case with PPC mark opens to reveal the enamel dial marked M. Scooler, New Orleans, No. 65214, central minutes and chronograph, minute counter, subsidiary sunk hour and seconds dials, the inside rear lid engraved Presented by Friends Dec. 25, 95, the cuvette engraved No. 65214 Made to Order for M. Scooler, 105 Canal Street, New Orleans La, by Patek Phillippe & Co. Geneva, bridge-type jeweled movement signed and numbered by maker as above, finely finished steel chronograph components, gold screw compensation balance, ruby endstone on lever and escape wheel, dia. 50 mm. Note: This lot is accompanied by an “Extract from the Archives� from Patek Phillippe dated December 11, 2009, providing the details of date of manufacture. See back cover for additional detail view

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313. J. Aitchison 18kt Gold and Enameled Hunter Case Watch, Edinburgh, No. 3285, the front and rear enameled lids with enameled quatrefoil design on a green ground, the front with and entwined SI, the rear with heraldic lion surmounting a banner inscribed Avito Viret Honore, enameled double-sunk dial marked J. Aitchison, Edinburgh and 3285, Roman numerals, sunk seconds and UP-DOWN indicator, three-quarter plate key-wind and -set fusee movement with free-sprung balance, lever escapement and marked with maker’s name and serial number as above with the address, 23 Princes St., Edinburgh, also Watchmaker Appointment by Special to HM Emperor of Austria and HM Emperor of Brazil, in the original jeweler’s presentation case, dia. 52 mm. $7,000-9,000

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314. R.F. Cowderoy 18kt Gold Consular Hunter Case Watch, London, No. 3780, c. 1865, the case marked John H. Welsh, 271 Greenwich Street, 18 and 3780 depicting the “Washington Market” on the front within an engraved border terminating in a Federal shield at the bottom, the reverse of the case with a portrait of George Washington enclosed within a broad garland of leaves with a tied ribbon at the bottom marked GW, the cuvette beautifully engraved in part Presented to Mathew G. Chase by the Members of the Washington Market Social Club as a Token of Their Esteem, Feb. 22, 1865, enameled dial inscribed R. F. Cowderoy, London with Roman numerals and sunk seconds, movement dust cover engraved with maker’s name and serial number, gilt plate fusee lever-escapement movement with maker’s name and 27 Charringtons Euston Road, London, engraved balance cock with bi-metallic balance and diamond endstone, dia. 50 mm. $3,500-5,500


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315. American Watch Company 18kt Gold Watch Presented by Abraham Lincoln, Waltham, Massachusetts, No. 32133, c. 1862, the finely chased scroll decorated hunter case marked A. T & Co., 9274 and 18, inside the crystal bezel is inscribed To David Dudley Field (space) Abraham Lincoln 1862, enameled double-sunk dial with Roman numerals, seconds and marked Dudley Field, key-wind, key-set model 1859 movement marked American Watch Co., Waltham, Mass., 32133 and Reversible Center Pinion, Patented Nov. 30, 1858, screw-set, 15-jewel, engraved balance cock and lever escapement in the original rosewood box, dia. 54 mm. Note: David Dudley Field (1805-1894) met Abraham Lincoln in Chicago 1847 while a member of the “Barnburner� Democratic party. By 1856 Field and Lincoln had both become Republicans. A member of a distinguished family, Field was often on opposite sides of the political discourse with Lincoln, but obviously highly respected as an advisor and frequent visitor to Lincoln at the White House. $30,000-50,000

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316. Waltham Watch Company Chronometer Watch, Waltham, Massachusetts, No. 17406025, mounted in a three-tiered mahogany brass-bound box with inset plaque marked Waltham and brass gimbals, the 2 1/4-in. silvered dial signed with maker’s name, Arabic numerals, Up-Down indicator and marked 8 Days, three-quarter nickel damascened plate movement marked with serial number, maker’s name and 15 Jewels Adjusted, compensated balance and lever escapement. $700-900

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317. Hamilton Model 22 Chronometer Watch, Hamilton Watch Company, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with three-tiered box with Hamilton name plaque, 2 1/2-in. dia. Arabic numeral dial signed by manufacturer, UP-DOWN indicator and seconds dial, screw-fit bezel and brass gimbal mount, box approximately 6 in. square. $1,000-1,500 318. Zenith One Day Chronometer Watch, Switzerland, no. 2067721, c. 1900, the 3-in. dia. dial marked Chronometre and Zenith, seconds dial, UP-DOWN indicator, jeweled lever-escapement movement all in a hinged mahogany box with label on the underside of the lid stating Exact Time--Chronometer--Zenith, Grand Prix Paris 1900. $600-800


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319. Elgin Box Chronometer Watch, Elgin, Illinois, the three-tiered brassbound mahogany box with gimbal mounted Elgin chronometer watch, 2 1/4-in. dia. double-sunk white dial marked Elgin National Watch Company , UP-DOWN indicator and seconds, brass gimbal mounting, box, approximately 5 in. square. $2,000-2,500 320. Norman M. Saati “One-Wheeled” Chronometer and Components, Geneva, c. 1895, with 4 1/8-in. dia. silvered brass dial signed N. Saati & Co., Geneva, Roman numerals, Arabic numeral twelve-hour dial, blued steel hands and center seconds, going barrel one wheel train with worm gear power transmission to a recessed center mounted escape wheel, split bi-metallic balance wheel with two weights and four timing screws and jeweled lever escapement all in a brass bowl with screw-fit glazed bezel, max. dia. 4 3/4 in., other components include another similar silvered dial with maker’s signature in script, two unfinished back plates, one with steel main plate and balance bridge, the other with only a brass balance bridge, a going barrel and arbor and a poising tool. Note: An excerpt from the June 23, 1897 issue of the Jeweler’s Circular and Horological Review on the Pan-American Exposition in Providence states, the “this timepiece will revolutionize the entire system of horology. By an entirely new mechanical device the inventor has constructed a watch and clock movement which he claims is strong, durable and accurate...there is no gearing and no pinion in the movement nor under the dial and by this means all friction is avoided...” $7,000-10,000

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321. Robert Roskell Eight-Day Marine Chronometer, Liverpool, no. 64231, with 4 3/4-in. dia. silvered brass dial engraved Rob’t. Roskell, Maker to the Admiralty, Liverpool, No. 1751 and 64231, Up-Down indicator, seconds dial, gilt spade hands, three-quarter plate spotted movement with chain drive fusee, maintaining power, spring detent escapement, bimetallic balance with round weights, adjustment screws and helical hairspring, all in a gimbaled bowl engraved in script, Warwickshire and rosewood brass bound carrying case with single lid and carrying handles, $2,000-4,000

324. Two-Day Marine Chronometer T.S. & J.D. Negus, New York, No. 2095, 4-in. silvered brass dial signed T.S. & J.D. Negus, New York, No. 2095, Roman numerals, Up-Down indicator, seconds dial, gold hour and minute hands, blued seconds and indicator, three-quarter damascened plate movement with jeweled escape and balance, chain fusee, maintaining power, helical hairspring, two-arm bi-metallic split balance wheel with circular weights and spring detent escapement, all mounted in a gimbaled bowl and three-tiered mahogany box with carrying handles and vacant ivory name plate, ht. boxed 7 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

322. Two-Day Marine Chronometer by H. Frodsham, Liverpool, England, No. 2328, 3 1/2-in. silvered brass dial with Roman numerals, Up-Down indicator, seconds and signed H. Frodsham Liverpool and 2328, gold spade and blued-steel subsidiary hands, 2 1/4-in. dia. three-quarter plate movement with two-arm bi-metallic balance, brass balance screws and trapezoidal balance weights, helical hairspring, chain fusee with maintaining power and spring detent escapement mounted in a brass gimbaled bowl and three-tiered, brass-bound mahogany box with Frodsham Liverpool and 2328 on bone plates inset in the case, box ht. 7, wd. 6, dp. 6 in. $1,500-2,500

325. Two-Day Marine Chronometer by Bliss & Creighton, New York, No. 2240, 3 3/4-in. silvered brass dial signed Bliss & Creighton, New York, No. 2240, Roman numerals, Up-Down indicator, seconds dial with Arabic numerals and inscribed Patent, gold hour and minute hands, three-quarter damascened plate, chain fusee movement with 2240 stamped inside front plate, maintaining power, two-arm bi-metallic balance with wedge shaped weights, helical hairspring, jeweled escape and balance and spring detent escapement all mounted in a brass gimbaled bowl and three-tiered brass-bound mahogany box with carrying handles and vacant name plate, ht. boxed 7 in. $2,000-3,000

323. Two-Day Marine Chronometer by French, London, No. 6182, 4-in. dia. silvered brass dial signed French, Royal Exchange, London, No. 6182, Roman numerals UP-DOWN indicator, seconds, brass hands, 3-in. dia. full plate fusee movement signed French, Royal Exchange, London, No. 6182, two-arm split bi-metallic balance with keystoneshaped weights, helical hairspring and detent escapement, brass bowl mounted in gimbals and all in a brass-bound two-tiered box marked 6182 with carrying handles and tipsey key, box ht. 7, wd. 6 1/2, dp. 6 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

326. Mahogany Gimbaled Chronometer Watch Box, probably England, mid-19th century, the brass bound outer box with carrying handles and single lid opens to the inner mahogany felt-lined watch box with 2 1/8-in. round dial opening and hinged lid, suspended in a wooden and brass gimbal mounted felt-lined holder, outer box 7 in. square, watch compartment approximately 2 3/8 in. dia. $200-400

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327. A.S. & J.A. West Mahogany Stick Barometer, Rochester, New York, c. 1850, 6 1/2 x 2 1/2-in. silvered and engraved dial with maker’s name, thermometer and calibrations for barometric pressure and status needle, flat cornice case with ripple molding on all front surfaces and molded base with oval looking glass, ht. 36 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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328. D. Balerna Mahogany Wheel Barometer, Dundee, Scotland, c. 1870, with upper thermometer, lower 7 1/2-in. engraved silvered dial signed by maker and calibrated around the perimeter 0-31, blued steel and brass hands, all with scrolled case form and raised half round molded edge, ht. 36 1/2 in. $300-500


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329. Mahogany Stick Barometer by Taronet & Company, the engraved and silvered dial marked with maker’s name, thermometer and barometer scale with vernier read-out, pitched pediment case, single brass finial and banded and line inlay, ht. 38 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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330. Mahogany Wheel Barometer by Abraham & Company, Liverpool, with 10-in. dia. engraved and silvered dial signed by retailer, brass and blued steel hands, slivered calibrated thermometer scale mounted above and all cased in and Empire case with applied carved leafage and raised scrollwork, ht. 40 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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Clocks 331. E. Howard Ninety-Day Wall Regulator with Fay’s Escapement, E. Howard & Co., Boston, c. 1858, the walnut case of No. 12 form with full-length glazed door, 12 1/2-in. dia. silvered brass engraved dial marked E. Howard & Co. Boston and Patented May 11, 1858, outer minutes, upper hour and lower seconds indication, 90-day duration movement enclosed by three brass dust covers, outboard mounted great wheel barrels with attached covers, Fay’s patented escapement mounted on the front, all powered by two compound hung lead weights and regulated by a four glass vial mercury temperature compensated pendulum in a damascened frame with lower regulation calibration and silvered beat scale, ht. 56 in. Note: Henry C. Fay of Troy, New York, patented his “walking pawl” or “silent” escapement on May 11, 1858. The present clock remains as the only known 90-day duration wall clock and the only known wall clock with Fay’s escapement. For a discussion of a floor clock with Fay’s escapement see: Derek Roberts, Precision Pendulum Clocks, pp. 233-37. See inside back cover for additional detail view

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332. Charles Fasoldt Table Regulator, Albany, New York, c. 1870, the brass and beveled glass case with interior mirror, base mounted 5 1/2-in. dia. pierced brass dial with raised Roman numerals, recessed seconds and blued steel hands, the shaped plates with great wheel front roller bearing and outboard mounted rear plate, maintaining power, Geneva stop work, double wheel dead-beat escapement and top mounted pallet fork providing impulse to two steel rollers at the base of the pendulum, 3-in. long steel mercury vial bob, removable case top for pendulum suspension and regulation, rear suspended lead weight with brass pulley backed by a tin baffle, ht. 23 in. Note: For the only other known closely related table regulator also attributed to Fasoldt, see, Sotheby’s Masterpieces From the Time Museum, part IV, vol. III, October 14-15, 2004, lot 1136. For additional information on Fasoldt and other rare examples of his unique work, see: Derek Roberts, Precision Pendulum Clocks, pp. 208-223. $80,000-100,000

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333. Curtis & Clark Early Spring-Powered Shelf Clock, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1825, mahogany case with carved columns flanking the painted iron dial signed Curtis & Clark, Plymouth, Conn, Arabic numerals, seconds dial and red and gilt border around the chapter ring, reverse-painting on glass of a Greek revival dwelling and meadow and trees, printed maker’s label inside stating in part Eight-Day Brass Clocks, Made by Curtiss and Clark, Plymouth, Con.. This Clock combines advantages over any other Clock made in this country, for convenience. It is made of the best materials, the springs imported from Geneva..., eight-day spring-powered brass movement with recoil escapement, rack and snail strike and pendulum, ht. 22 3/4 in. Note: According to Chris H. Bailey in “Heman Clark and the ‘Salem Bridge’ Shelf Clocks,” NAWCC Bulletin Supplement No. 13, 1980, pp. 22-26, Heman Clark undoubtedly designed and made the prototype for the Connecticut spring-powered shelf clock. An 1824 contract extant outlines the production of 200 of these clocks and few survive today. The present clock is illustrated on p. 25. It is suggested that the painted iron dials were supplied by Boston dial painter Samuel Curtis, maker’s labels printed by P.B. Goodsell of Hartford and cases supplied by Alfred Platt of Waterbury. The present example was owned by the late Kenneth Roberts and was displayed for many years at the American Clock and Watch Museum, Bristol, Connecticut during his tenure as Director. $15,000-25,000

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334. Lucius B. Bradley Mahogany Pillar and Scroll Shelf Clock, Watertown, Connecticut, c. 1823, with scroll top, brass urn finials, painted iron dial inscribed by retailer, J. W. Cortelyou, Morris-town, Roman numerals, seconds bit, painted shell spandrels and raised gesso dots in the “Boston dial” manner, printed maker’s label inside backboard, all on French feet, eight-day time and rack strike movement with compound weights and brass-faced pendulum bob, ht. 33 1/4 in. Note: William Drost, Clocks and Watches of New Jersey, pp. 61-2 pictures another Salem Bridge shelf clock marked with the same retailer’s name and confirms Cortelyou’s status as a merchant. See also, Chris H. Bailey, “Heman Clark and the ‘Salem Bridge’ Shelf Clocks,” NAWCC Bulletin Supplement No. 13, 1980, pp. 28-9 for additional information on Lucius B. Bradley. $8,000-12,000

335. Mahogany Shelf Clock Attributed to Sylvester Clark, Salem Bridge, Connecticut, c. 1830, with carved top, full-length door with looking glass in the lower section flanked by flat pilasters and Corinthian capitals, wooden dial with Roman numerals, gilt chapter ring and spandrels, seconds bit, eight-day time and strike brass movement with brass pulleys, pendulum and iron weights, ht. 31 1/2 in. Note: For a closely related example see the definitive work on this form, Chris H. Bailey, “Heman Clark and the ‘Salem Bridge’ Shelf Clocks,” NAWCC Bulletin Supplement No. 13, 1980, p. 40. $1,500-2,500

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336. Spencer Hotchiss Miniature Mahogany Eight-Day Timepiece, Salem Bridge, Connecticut, c. 1835, with bevel molded flat top, freestanding maple columns with acanthus leaf capitals flanking the wooden dial with Roman numerals and raised gilded decoration, reverse-painted rural scene with two houses and a stream, lower stenciled glass with a basket and leafage, eight-day brass weight-powered movement with strap recoil escapement, two pulleys in the top of the case to redirect weight fall, lead weight with internal pulley and pendulum, ht. 26 in. Note: While this clock is unlabeled, the movement is identical to a labeled example illustrated and discussed in Chris H. Bailey, “Heman Clark and the ‘Salem Bridge’ Shelf Clocks,” NAWCC Bulletin Supplement No. 13, 1980, pp. 49-52, figs. 72-74. $3,000-5,000

337. Silvester Clarke Mahogany and Tiger Maple Timepiece, Salem Bridge, Connecticut, c. 1830, half-round tiger maple sides and line inlay flanking the painted wooden dial with Roman numerals and gilt spandrels, looking glass and lower painted scene of a rural countryside, 9 x 11 1/2-in. printed label on the back stating S. Clarke’s Improved Brass Clocks; Warranted if Well Used. Salem Bridge. Conn., eight-day brass movement with strap recoil escapement, pulley mounted in the top of the case, iron weight and pendulum, ht. 24 in. Note: For a related example see Chris H. Bailey, “Heman Clark and the ‘Salem Bridge’ Shelf Clocks,” NAWCC Bulletin Supplement No. 13, 1980, pp. 43-4. $1,500-2,500

338. Spencer, Hotchkiss & Company Miniature Brass Timepiece, Salem Bridge, Connecticut, c. 1828, the mahogany case with stenciled splat and turned half columns flanking the wooden dial with Roman numerals and raised gilt decoration in the spandrels and lower looking glass, printed maker’s label stating Eight-Day Brass Timepiece Manufactured by Spencer, Hotchkiss & Co., Salem Bridge, Conn. Warranted if Well Used, eight-day brass time-only movement with compound lead weight and pendulum, ht. 21 in. $3,000-5,000


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339. “Topsey” Blinking Eye Clock, attributed to Bradley and Hubbard, Meriden, Connecticut, c. 1870, the cast iron case in the form of a black woman with green V-neck blouse, brown skirt with red trim and red shoes, thirty-hour lever-escapement movement and paper on zinc dial with Roman numerals mounted just above the hemline, mechanical connection provides automaton motion to the eyes which move up and down with the escapement action, all on an oval base, ht. 16 1/2 in. $2,000-4,000 340. J.C. Brown Iron Front “Circus Tent” Shelf Clock, Forestville, Connecticut, c. 1870, the cream-colored iron front case with pagoda top, gilt tassels and scroll work surmounting the paper on zinc dial with Roman numerals, the lower section with formal pulled draperies, central column capital with brass bezel and glass pendulum aperture flanked by fanciful paintings of buildings, eight-day time and strike springpowered movement stamped J.C. Brown, Forestville, CT. U.S.A. and pendulum, ht. 20 1/2 in. $1,000-2,000 341. J.C. Brown Mother-of-pearl Shelf Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, the case with hand painted, gilt and mother-of-pearl decoration, painted zinc dial with Roman numerals and signed J.C. Brown, Bristol, Ct. U.S., lower transfer decorated glass depicting and marked J.C. Brown Manufacturer, printed maker’s label stating Forestville Manufacturing Company, J.C. Brown, Bristol, Connecticut, eight-day time and strike movement stamped with maker’s name, ht. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: Anthony Sposato Collection, retains the collector’s label on the back. $600-800

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342. Botsford’s Improved Patent Lever Marine Timepiece, Jerome Manufacturing Company, New Haven, Connecticut, c. 1845-55, with gilt, paint and mother-of-pearl decorated front, 3 1/4 in. enameled dial with Roman numerals, spade hands, printed maker’s label on the back with maker’s name and operating instructions, thirty-hour spring-powered patent lever-escapement timepiece on a painted and decorated pedestal with brass ball feet and glass shade, ht. 12 3/4 in. $2,500-3,500

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343. J.C. Brown Ripple Front Ogee Gothic Shelf Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1845, painted zinc dial with Roman numerals and signed J. C. Brown, Bristol, Ct. US, the four spire rosewood veneered case with ripple front frames, the lower enclosing an etched tablet, printed maker’s label on backboard, eight-day time strike and alarm movement, ht. 20 in. $400-600

344. Mahogany Ripple Front Beehive Clock by E.N. Welch, Forestville, Connecticut, painted zinc Roman numeral dial, frosted transfer decorated tablet, maker’s label inside on backboard, eight-day, time and strike, spring-powered movement with gong strike, ht. 19 in. $300-500

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345. E.C. Brewster Mahogany Beehive Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, No. 4492, c. 1840, wooden dial with glass center, gilded chapter ring and Roman numerals, etched glass tablet of floral design, green paper dust cover on backboard, eight-day brass detached fusee movement stamped No. 4492, springs enclosed within an iron frame, Geneva stops, between the plate rack strike and pendulum, ht. 19 in. Literature: Thomas Grimshaw, “Fusee Beehive Clock-Please Identify Yourself,” NAWCC Bulletin, August 1980. $1,500-2,500 346. E.C. Brewster & Company Mahogany “Sharp Gothic” Shelf Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1840, painted zinc dial with Roman numerals and floral decoration, spires with ball finials flanking half round moldings flanking the door with etched tablet in a floral pattern, green paper dust cover on backboard with business card label tacked in stating E. C. Brewster & Co., Manufacturers of Patent Spring Eight-Day Repeating Brass Clocks, Bristol, Conn., eight-day time and rack and snail strike, iron back plate and spring barrels, front plate stamped E. C. Brewster & Co. Bristol, Ct. U.S.A., pendulum and lyre-shaped gong stand, ht. 21 in. Note: Exhibited at the American Clock and Watch Museum, Bristol, Connecticut. According to Chris H. Bailey, sharp gothic shelf clocks with wider cases and spires with ball finials are believed to be the earliest production model of the Sharp Gothic or “Steeple” clock designed by Elias Ingraham. The Sharp Gothic became one of America’s most successful case styles. $5,000-7,000


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349. Birge & Fuller Mahogany Double Steeple Wagon Spring Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1845, with painted zinc Roman numeral dial, transfer and painted decorated tablets on top and lower doors, printed paper label on backboard stating J. Ives Patent Equalizing Lever Spring, Eight Day Brass Clocks...Birge & Fuller, Bristol Conn., eight-day time and strike movement powered by an iron leaf spring mounted in the base, ht. 27 1/2 in. $2,000-4,000

348. Mahogany Ogee Gothic Shelf Clock by Brewster and Ingrahams, Bristol, Connecticut, painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, frosted and cut glass lower tablet, four columns and finials flanking the case, printed maker’s label inside backboard, eight-day time, strike and alarm, brass spring-powered movement with gong strike and maker’s name stamped on front plate, ht. 19 1/2. $250-450

350. Birge & Fuller Double Steeple Wagon Spring Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1845, painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, transfer and paint decorated tablets on the top and lower doors, printed maker’s label inside back board stating in part, J. Ives Patent Accelerating Lever Spring Thirty-Hour Clocks Made for Sale Wholesale and Retail by Birge and Fuller, Bristol, Conn., thirty-hour time and strike movement powered by an iron leaf spring mounted in the base, ht. 24 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

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351. Welch, Spring & Company “Patti V.P.” Rosewood Shelf Clock, Forestville, Connecticut, c. 1880, the “Baby Patti” case form with turned finials and three-quarter columns on a molded base, printed paper Roman numeral dial with moon hands, gilt transfer decoration of glass, thirty-hour dual-wind time-only movement with pendulum, ht. 10 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

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352. E.N. Welch Mahogany Sharp Gothic Shelf Clock, Forestville, Connecticut, c. 1870, painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, zinc dial surround and alarm disc, silver leaf transfer design on glass, printed maker’s label on the back stating Sharp Gothic Visible Pendulum, Manufactured by the E. N. Welch Mfg. Co., Forestville, Connecticut, U.S.A., eight-day time and gong strike movement with pendulum, ht. 20 1/4 in. $200-300

353. Rolling Verge Cottage Clock Attributed to Atkins, Whiting & Company, Bristol, Connecticut, 1850-55, the glazed flat bevel door over the painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, lower door with transfer decorated tablet depicting the U.S. Capitol Building, brass serpentine-shaped plate, thirty-hour movement with 28-tooth escape wheel, roller pallets and countwheel strike, ht. 11 1/2 in. Note: For additional information on these interesting clocks, see Kenneth D. Roberts, The Contributions of Joseph Ives to Connecticut Clock Technology, 1810-1862, revised 2nd edition 1989, pp. 328-30. $800-1,200

354. Silas B. Terry Mahogany Reverse Ogee Cottage Clock, Terryville, Connecticut, blue and gilt reverse-painted dial surround over the wooden dial with Roman numerals, lower glass with transfer and painted decoration depicting two colorful birds and a nest, printed maker’s label inside backboard Spring Brass Clocks! Made, Warranted and Sold by Silas B. Terry, Terryville, Conn., thirty-hour time and strike movement with internally mounted countwheel, ht. 14 3/4 in. $2,500-3,500


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358. “Fashion” No. 4 Walnut Calendar Clock, Southern Calendar Clock Company, St. Louis, Missouri, with painted zinc dials, the 7 1/2-in. time dial with Roman numerals and marked Patented Dec. 28 1875, recessed seconds marked Patented April 16, 1878 within a nickelplated bezel, lower calendar dial inscribed Southern Calendar Clock Co. St. Louis Missouri, rolling drums for day and month, central hand for day-of-the-month, printed directions inside backboard, glass marked Fashion in gilding and eight-day time and strike spring-powered movement, lacking pendulum, ht. 32 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

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359. Harvard Clock Company Silvered Brass Mantel Clock, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1880, enameled Roman numeral dial with Harvard faintly visible, central opening to reveal the lever escapement and balance wheel against a damascened front plate, eight-day brass tandem wind, time and strike movement with rack and snail gong strike, ht. 11 1/2 in. $200-400 360. William L. Gilbert “Orleans” Mantel Clock, Winsted, Connecticut, c. 1910, molded glass case with patinated spelter trim, front and rear bezels, enameled dial with Arabic numerals, visible escapement and Gilbert logo, eight-day time and strike movement with two-jar faux mercury pendulum, ht. 11 in. $500-700


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361. Ansonia Crystal Palace No. 1 “Extra” Mantel Clock, Ansonia Clock Company, Brooklyn, New York, printed paper on zinc dial with Roman numerals enclosed in a cast brass bezel, figures flanking the lower looking glass, eight-day time and bell-strike movement with faux two-jar pendulum, all on a walnut base and under the original glass dome, ht. 18 1/2 in. $700-900

362. E. Ingraham Walnut Calendar Clock, E. Ingraham & Company, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1880, applied carved crest over the paper on zinc dial with Roman numerals and day-of-the-week indication, B.B. Lewis patent calendar in the base, inside stamped E. Ingraham & Co., Bristol, Conn., eight-day time and strike movement with pendulum, ht. 22 in. $300-500

363. Mahogany Banjo Clock by the New Haven Clock Company, New Haven, Connecticut, silvered Arabic numeral dial marked with maker’s name, transfer decorated tablets, the waist flanked by brass side ornaments and eight-day time-only weight-powered movement with pendulum and lead weights, ht. 40 in. $200-300

364. The Teeny Tiny Clock Shop, Jacques and Mary Deveaux, New York, c. 1970, a dollhouse-like scale model of a clock shop with watchmaker’s bench and electric lathe, fifteen miniature clocks of various descriptions including a girandole, acorn, lyre, Massachusetts shelf clock, pillar and scroll., patent timepiece, lighthouse clock, and others, all with working watch movements and handmade cases, max. ht. of clocks 5 in. $150-250

365. 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. approx. 6 1/2 in. $400-800

366. Walnut German Wall Clock, with turned and carved decorated case, celluloid on brass dial with Arabic numerals and pierced steel hands, two fully turned columns flanking the pressed brass pendulum, eightday spring-powered movement, ht. 33 in. $200-300

367. Seth Thomas Off-Center Mahogany Pillar and Scroll Shelf Clock, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1818, scroll-top surmounting the painted wooden dial with Arabic numerals, inner minutes, gilded and painted decoration in the spandrels, a stylized beehive in the center and exposed escapement, freestanding columns, reverse-painting on glass of a garden scene and offset pendulum aperture, thirty-hour strap wooden movement with center mounted countwheel strike, off center pendulum and two lead weights and wooden pulleys, ht. 29 in. $15,000-25,000


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368. Butler & Henderson & Company Pillar and Scroll Shelf Clock, Clement, Nova Scotia, c. 1829-30, with scroll-top case, freestanding turned columns flanking the painted wooden dial with Arabic numerals, floral and raised gilt decoration, lower reverse-painted tablet with starburst pattern border on a green ground, classical garden scene and pendulum aperture, printed maker’s label inside stating in part Patent Clocks Made and Sold at Clement Nova Scotia by Butler Henderson & Co., thirty-hour time and strike wooden movement with pendulum bob and two iron weights, ht. 31 1/2 in. Note: According to Spittlers and Chris H. Bailey, American Clockmakers and Watchmakers, p. 55-6, Butler & Henderson were in partnership 1829-30 selling clocks purchased from Samuel Terry. $2,000-4,000

369. Eli Terry & Sons Mahogany Alarm Shelf Clock, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1825, full-length door with looking glass in the lower section, wooden dial with Arabic numerals, raised gilt spandrels, center with basket of flowers and gilded garland, engraved silvered brass alarm setting disc, printed maker’s label inside backboard stating Patent Clocks invented by Eli Terry Made and Sold at Plymouth Connecticut by E. Terry & Sons, thirty-hour time, countwheel strike and “window shade” alarm mounted on the bottom board of the case, ht. 22 1/2 in. Provenance: Donald C. Dean Collection. Literature: The present clock is illustrated in Brooks Palmer, Book of American Clocks, plate 190; this rare form is illustrated and discussed in Kenneth D. Roberts and Snowden Taylor, Eli Terry and the Connecticut Shelf Clock, 2nd revised edition, pp. 110-12. $5,000-8,000

370. Silas Hoadley “Upside-Down” Mahogany Pillar and Scroll Shelf Clock, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1825, the scroll-top case with turned columns flanking the full-length glazed door, painted wooden dial with Arabic numerals, painted fruit spandrels and country scene inside the chapter ring, lower reverse-painted tablet with gilded border and pendulum aperture, printed maker’s label inside stating Franklin Clocks with the improvement of bushing the pivots with Ivory, Arranged and Manufactured by Silas Hoadley, Plymouth, Conn., thirty-hour wooden “upside-down” movement with countwheel strike, pendulum and two weights, ht. 29 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000


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371. Erastus Hodges Mahogany Pillar and Scroll Shelf Clock, Torrington, Connecticut, the scroll-top crest and brass urn finials over the painted wooden dial with Arabic numerals and colorful painted spandrels, lower reverse-painting depicting a large formal residence and yard, printed maker’s label inside stating in part, Patent Improved Clock, Made and Sold by Erastus Hodges, Torrington, Conn. Warranted if well used., thirty-hour time and strike weight-powered “Torrington-type” movement with two cast iron weights and pendulum, ht. 29 in. $5,000-8,000 372. Seth Thomas Off-center Pillar and Scroll Shelf Clock, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1818, the scroll-top case with three brass urn finials, freestanding columns flanking the painted wooden dial with Arabic numerals, seconds bit, minute marks inside the chapter ring, gilt decorated center and spandrels, reverse-painted lower glass with off-set pendulum aperture and gold leaf border, printed maker’s label inside stating Patent Clocks, Made and sold by Seth Thomas and Warranted if Well Used..., thirty-hour time and strike strap wooden movement with center mounted countwheel, brass escape wheel and pendulum, ht. 30 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000 373. Eli Terry & Sons Mahogany Pillar & Scroll Shelf Clock, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1825, scroll-top case, freestanding columns flanking the wooden dial with Arabic numerals and floral spandrels, reverse-painted tablet with formal dwelling on a lake, French feet and scalloped apron, thirty-hour time and strike weight-powered wooden movement, ht. 33 in. $300-500 374. Forestville Manufacturing Company Miniature Triple Decker Shelf Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1850, the mahogany case with carved and gilded eagle splat, smoke grained and gilded half columns flanking the painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, painted floral spandrels, the lower section with similar columns, flat bevel frame door with reversepainted tablet of a Greek Revival dwelling, printed maker’s label inside stating in part Patent Brass Clocks Made and Sold by the Forestville Manf’ Co. Bristol, Conn., thirty-hour time and strike movement with countwheel strike, two iron weights and pendulum, ht. 29 in. $1,500-2,500 375. Birge, Mallory & Co. Miniature Triple Decker Shelf Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, painted wooden dial with Roman numerals capped by a carved, gesso and gilt fruit basket and flanked by faux grained half columns with gilded capitals, midsection with reverse-painted country scene flanked by gilded freestanding columns, the lower section with faux grain half columns, lower door and stenciled glass all on ball feet, thirty-hour weight-powered strap brass movement stamped BM&CO, countwheel strike, pendulum and two iron weights, ht. 26 3/4 in. $1,500-2,000 376. Jeromes & Darrow Miniature Mahogany Empire Shelf Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1835, with flat crown molded top, freestanding columns flanking the wooden dial with Roman numerals, painted tin alarm disc and gilt decoration, reverse paintings on glass on the top and lower doors, both depicting English country scenes, printed maker’s label inside stating Timepiece Manufactured and Sold by Jerome’s and Darrow, Bristol, Conn., sleigh front in the lower section and carved paw feet, thirty-hour wood time and alarm movement with dual bells mounted on top of case, iron weights and pendulum, ht. 26 1/2 in. Provenance: From the Collection of the late Amos G. Avery, this clock is illustrated in Distin and Bishop, The American Clock, p. 137. $2,500-3,500


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377. Birge, Mallory & Company Miniature Triple Decker Shelf Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1838-43, mahogany case with carved gesso and gilded fruit basket splat, turned, gilded and smoke grained columns flanking the wooden dial with Roman numerals, gilt spandrels and center, midsection reverse-painted tablet flanked by freestanding gilt columns, lower section with half columns and door framing a reversepainted tablet of floral design, printed maker’s label inside with name as in title, thirty-hour strap brass movement stamped BM&Co, brass-faced pendulum bob and two iron weights, ht. 26 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500 378. Silas Hoadley Mahogany Miniature Alarm Timepiece, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1835-40, solid scrolled splat, freestanding stenciled columns flanking the wooden dial with Arabic numerals and looking glass below, paper dust cover and printed maker’s label inside stating, First Quality Timepieces with Alarm, Pivots bushed with Ivory, Manufactured by Silas Hoadley, Plymouth, Conn., thirty-hour time and alarm movement with two weights and pendulum, ht. 25 1/2 in. Note: Formerly in the Irving Cooperman Collection. These rare clocks are illustrated and discussed in Bryan Rogers and Joseph Arvay, “The Hoadley Alarm Timepiece,” NAWCC Bulletin, August 1996, pp. 501-04. $1,500-2,500

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379. Silas Hoadley Mahogany Miniature Alarm Timepiece, Plymouth, Connecticut, 1835-40, stenciled eagle splat and carved pineapple finials, stenciled freestanding columns flanking the painted wooden dial with Arabic numerals, raised gilt and painted decoration and lower looking glass, paper dust cover and printed label stating, First Quality Timepieces with Alarm, Pivots bushed with Ivory, Manufactured and Sold by Silas Hoadley, Plymouth, Conn., thirty-hour time and alarm wooden movement with two weights and pendulum, ht. 26 in. Literature: These rare clocks are illustrated and discussed in Bryan Rogers and Joseph Arvay, “The Hoadley Alarm Timepiece,” NAWCC Bulletin, August 1996, pp. 501-04. $1,500-2,500

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380. Jeromes & Darrow Carved Miniature Mahogany Alarm Timepiece, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1830, painted wooden dial with Roman numerals, gilt spandrels, floral center and black and gold alarm disc, carved eagle splat, carved half columns flanking the full-length door with looking glass, printed paper label inside backboard stating, Alarm Timepiece, Manufactured and Sold by Jeromes’ & Darrow, Bristol, Conn. Warranted if Well Used, all on carved paw feet, thirty-hour wooden alarm timepiece with two original cast iron weights, ht. 25 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500

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381. Hiram Welton Alarm Timepiece Shelf Clock, Terrysville, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1840, the grain-painted pine case with stenciled splat, stenciled and smoke grained half columns flanking the painted wooden dial with Roman numerals, gilded spandrels and center and tin alarm disc, lower William B. Fenn stenciled and painted glass depicting a Federal eagle and marked E. Pluribus Unum, printed maker’s label stating in part Improved Time Pieces by Hiram Welton, Made and Sold at Terrysville, Plymouth Con., thirty-hour time and alarm wooden movement with pendulum and two cast iron weights, ht. 24 in. $2,500-3,500

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382. Mitchell & Atkins Miniature Carved Column Shelf Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1835, the mahogany case with carved cornucopia splat and pineapple finials, carved half columns flanking the painted wooden dial with Roman numerals and floral decorated spandrels, lower reverse-painted tablet with Greek revival building, heart-shaped pendulum aperture and stenciled border all on carved paw feet, printed maker’s label stating Improved Clocks Made and Sold by Mitchell & Atkins, Bristol, Conn..., thirty-hour time and strike wooden movement with pendulum and two cast iron weights, ht. 27 in. $2,000-4,000

383. Seth Thomas Miniature Mahogany Shelf Clock, Plymouth Hollow, Connecticut, c. 1850, the molded top supported by four freestanding columns flanking the painted zinc dial with Roman numerals and lower reverse-painted glass with a colorful fruit bowl and flowers, printed maker’s label on backboard, eight-day time and strike serpentine plate movement marked S. Thomas Plymouth Conn. U.S.A. powered by two brass springs, ht. 19 in. $200-300

384. Henry Terry Miniature Mahogany Ogee Clock, Plymouth, Connecticut, painted wooden dial with Roman numerals, lower glass depicting a formal domestic setting, printed label inside stating, Brass Clocks Made and Sold by Henry Terry, Plymouth, Conn. Warranted, brass thirty-hour time and strike weight-powered movement with pendulum and two cast iron weights, ht. 19 1/2 in. $400-600

385. Silas B. Terry Miniature Mahogany Alarm Timepiece, Terryville, Connecticut, c. 1845, the ogee case style, wooden dial with Roman numerals and signed J.J. Beals, Boston, transfer decorated tablet depicting and marked Croton Fountain N.Y., over paste label inside backboard with maker as above and Alarm Timepiece Movement Made by Hiram Welton, thirty-hour time and alarm weight-powered brass movement with pendulum and two iron weights, ht. 18 3/4 in. $800-1,200

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388. Hotchkiss & Benedict Mahogany Empire Shelf Clock, Auburn, New York, c. 1835, painted wooden dial inscribed Warranted by Hotchkiss & Benedict, Roman numerals and stenciled gilt flowers in the spandrels, lower section with tapered flat columns and carved capitals flanking the door with looking glass, printed maker’s label inside stating A. Munger’s Patent Eight Day Brass Clocks, Made, Warranted and Sold Wholesale and Retail by Hotchkiss & Benedict, Auburn, N.Y., eight-day weightpowered movement stamped No. 2689, finger pointing seconds hand, compound hung weights and eagle pendulum bob, ht. 38 in. Note: Clark B. Hotchkiss and Thaddeus Benedict succeeded A. Munger & Co. These brass eight-day clocks were made by contract labor at the Auburn, New York, State Prison. $800-1,200 389. Eli Terry & Sons Carved Column and Splat Shelf Clock, Plymouth, Connecticut, the carved fruit basket crest over the painted wooden dial with Roman numerals, raised gesso and gilt decoration, carved half columns flaking the full-length door with looking glass and lower painted tablet of the rural New England town center, printed label inside stating in part, Eight Day Clocks Invented by Eli Terry, Made and Sold in Plymouth Conn. by Eli Terry & Sons, Warranted., eight-day time and strike mahogany plate movement with pendulum, ht. 38 1/2 in. $800-1,200 390. Eli Terry & Sons Eight-Day Mahogany Shelf Clock, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1825, with elaborately carved fruit basket with acanthus leaves cresting, stenciled full-length half columns flanking the wooden dial with Roman numerals, seconds dial, and raised gilded gesso decoration in the spandrels, the lower section with reverse-painted tablet depicting a cathedral and a Greek revival building within a stenciled border, printed label inside backboard stating in part Eight-Day Clocks Invented by Eli Terry, Made and Sold at Plymouth, Connecticut, Eli Terry & Sons., eight-day time and strike mahogany plate movement with countwheel strike, two iron weights and pendulum, ht. 36 in. Note: This clock is illustrated in Dworetsky and Dickstein, Horology Americana, p. 124. $1,500-2,500

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391. Jeromes & Darrow Stenciled Column Mahogany Shelf Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1830, with carved basket and acanthus leaf crest, full-length stenciled columns flanking the wooden dial with Arabic numerals and gilt decoration, looking glass and stenciled fruit basket at the bottom, printed maker’s label stating Eight-Day Clocks Manufactured and Sold by Jeromes and Darrow, Bristol, Conn., replacement thirty-hour wooden movement with two weights and pendulum, ht. 40 in. $200-250

392. Mark Levenworth Carved Column Shelf Clock, Waterbury, Connecticut, c. 1830, the mahogany case with carved eagle perched on a scrolled banner with twenty-three stars, carved half columns flanking the painted wooden dial with Arabic numerals, gilt and painted spandrels and vase with flowers in the center, lower diptych glass with Greek revival buildings and central pendulum aperture, printed maker’s label advertising Improved Clocks Made and Sold by Mark Levenworth, Waterbury, Conn., thirty-hour time and strike wooden movement with two iron weights and pendulum, ht. 30 in. $2,000-2,500

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393. Chauncey Jerome Empire Mahogany Shelf Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1850, the painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, flat column with turned rosettes in the corners flanking the transfer decorated lower tablet depicting and marked President’s House, printed maker’s label inside backboard stating in part, Extra Brass Clocks made and sold by Chauncey Jerome, Bristol, Conn., thirty-hour time and strike movement with pendulum and two cast iron weights, ht. 21 in. $800-1,200 394. Bloomer and Sperry Mahogany Portico Shelf Clock, New York, c. 1845-46, with four columns flanking the wooden dial with Roman numerals and floral spandrels, transfer and paint decorated tablet, printed maker’s label inside backboard, thirty-hour weight-powered brass movement with pendulum and two 4 3/4 x 1-in. iron weights, ht. 25 1/2 in. $200-400 395. Crane’s Patent Eight-Day Torsion Pendulum Clock, J.R. Mills & Company, New York, c. 1846-48, the case with rosewood trim, flat bevel to the printed paper dial with Roman numerals and marked J. R. Mills & Co. New York. and A. D. Crane’s Patent, printed maker’s label inside backboard stating in part Patent Eight-Day Clocks Manufactured by the Year Clock Company 35 Cortlandt Street, New York. Warranted Superior Timekeepers, etched glass tablet and eight-day time and strike movement with two cast iron weights and three-ball torsion pendulum, ht. 20 1/2 in. Literature: This clock is pictured in Horology Americana, p. 156. For the definitive study on these innovative clocks see Frederick Shelley, “Aaron Dodd Crane An American Original,” NAWCC Bulletin Supplement 16, Summer 1987, pp. 71-3. $2,000-4,000

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397. Chauncey Jerome Mahogany “Ogee Proto-type” Shelf Clock, New Haven, Connecticut, c. 1839, the flat cornice top with half round sides flanking the zinc dial with Roman numerals and open center for movement viewing, painted dial surround, looking glass, blue dust cover and printed business card label inside stating Chauncey Jerome, Manufacturer of Brass Clocks, Eight Day and Thirty Hour of Every Style and Description, New Haven, Conn., thirty-hour weight-powered brass movement with countwheel strike, two weights and pendulum, ht. 22 in. $100-200 398. Forestville Triple Decker Mantel Clock, Forestville Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Connecticut, wooden dial with Arabic numerals, painted tablets, the middle depicting a country home with coach and horses, the lower a garland of flowers, printed maker’s label and eightday time and strike movement, ht. 34 1/2 in. $300-500 399. Walnut Wall Regulator, Connecticut, c. 1890, painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, carved and incised decorated cornice and pediment, unmarked eight-day time-only spring-powered movement with pendulum, ht. 44 1/2 in. $400-600 400. Birge, Peck & Company Mahogany Sleigh Front Shelf Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, with molded cornice, turned half columns flanking the wooden dial with Roman numerals and floral spandrels, transfer and paint decorated tablets, the top depicting and marked View in Rome Italy, the lower a Gothic cathedral, printed maker’s label inside backboard stating Extra Eight Day Rolling Pinion and Steel Pivot Brass Clocks Manufactured by Birge, Peck & Company, Bristol, Conn., eightday strap brass movement with rolling lantern pinions and countwheel strike with pendulum and two iron weights, ht. 32 1/2 in. $400-600 401. New Haven Rosewood Wall Clock, New Haven, Connecticut, c. 1890, with mother-of-pearl decoration around the paper on zinc dial with Arabic numerals, lower drop with carved side ornaments flanking the pendulum aperture, eight-day time and strike spring-powered movement stamped New Haven, ht. 28 in. $200-300 402. Oak “Regulator” Calendar Wall Clock, attributed to The Sessions Clock Company, printed paper dial with Roman numerals, Arabic calendar chapters, lower glass marked Regulator, pressed oak case and eight-day time-only movement with calendar attachment and pendulum, ht. 38 in. $200-400

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403. Seth Thomas Thirty-Day Oak Wall Clock, Thomaston, Connecticut, 12-in. painted zinc dial with Roman numerals and marked Seth Thomas, seconds dial, blued spade hands, the reeded and carved case with lower glass for access to pendulum regulation, thirty-day time-only dual spring-powered movement with pendulum, ht. 38 in. $400-600 404. J.C. Brown Mahogany Wall Acorn Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1845, painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, reverse-painted lower glass depicting and marked State House, Hartford, inside backboard with green paper dust cover and 4 3/4 x 2 3/4-in. printed label card stating Eight Day Spring Timepiece Manufactured by J. C. Brown Bristol Conn. and eight-day spring-powered, ladder time-only movement stamped Forestville Mfg. Co., Bristol, CT USA, ht. 28 1/4 in. $5,000-8,000 405. Brewster and Ingraham Miniature Gallery Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1850, the turned mahogany hinged bezel opens to the 7 1/2-in. dia. convex painted zinc dial with Roman numerals and faintly signed Brewster & Ingrahams, Bristol, Conn., printed paper label on backboard stating Patent Spring Eight-Day Gallery and Office Clocks, Brewster & Ingrahams, Bristol, Conn., eight-day spring-powered timepiece with rear hung pendulum, overall dia. 11 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500 406. Brewster and Ingraham Mahogany Gallery Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1845, 9 1/2-in. convex wooden dial with Roman numerals, hinged wooden bezel opens to reveal printed maker’s label on backboard and eight-day time-only movement powered by a large brass spring, (lacking pendulum bob), dia. 13 1/2 in. $600-800

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407. Chauncey Jerome Mahogany Fusee Gallery Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1845, the pine and turned mahogany case with 12-in. painted zinc Roman numeral dial, hinged brass bezel, and removable lower segment for pendulum access, hinged rear door with printed maker’s label stating Chauncey Jerome, Manufacturer of Eight and One Day Brass Clocks, Timepieces and Marine Levers, New Haven, Conn. USA, eight-day time-only brass movement with going barrel and fusee, lantern pinions, recoil escapement and pendulum hung from the top of the case, max. dia. 15 in. $1,000-1,500

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408. Kirk’s Patent Marine Timepiece, New Haven, Connecticut, c. 1850, turned mahogany bezel opens to the 6 1/2-in. zinc dial with raised chapter ring and inscribed Kirk’s Patent Marine Timepiece, New Haven Ct. US., paper label below the dial reads Patented by Charles Kirk, April 1847 U.S.A., eight-day brass spring-powered movement with Kirk’s patented balance iron back plate and a worn 3 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. printed maker’s label on the reverse of the backboard, max dia. 9 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500

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409. Chauncey Jerome Miniature Keyhole Drop Octagon Wall Clock, New Haven, Connecticut, c. 1850, with faux rosewood-grained case, painted dial mask over the zinc dial with Roman numerals, transfer decorated lower tablet in black and bronze paint, printed maker’s label on backboard stating, Clocks and Timepieces, of All Kinds, Manufactured by Chauncey Jerome, New Haven, CT., to whom all orders may be addressed and which will receive prompt attention., eight-day time-only spring-powered movement with pendulum, ht. 16 in. $1,000-2,000

410. Oak Advertising Wall Clock by the Baird Clock Company, Chicago, Illinois, pressed tin Arabic numeral dial stamped U.S.G. Harness Oil* Blackens, Softens, Preserves.* and with maker’s name at the center, lower door with pressed tin stating E. Schmidt & Co. Manufacturers, Baltimore MD., dual-spring, time-only Seth Thomas fifteen-day movement stamped ST and Baird Clock Company, Plattsburg, N.Y., ht. 29 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500


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411. Oak Regulator No. 25 by Seth Thomas, Thomaston, Connecticut, 12-in. dia. zinc dial with Roman numerals and signed with maker’s name, eight-day, time-only movement with dead-beat escapement, maintaining power, wooden pendulum rod, brass-faced bob and brasscased weight, ht. 36 in. $1,500-2,000 412. Harvard Clock Co. Wall Regulator, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1880, with Howard No. 59 case form, turned finials on the crest, full-length glazed door over the painted iron dial with Roman numerals and inscribed Harvard Clock Co., Boston, bird’s-eye maple weight guard, lower pedestal with three carved and turned finials, eight-day time-only movement powered by an iron weight and regulated by a silver gilt pendulum rod and damascened nickel bob, ht. 46 in. $3,000-5,000 413. F. Kroeber No. 30 Walnut Wall Clock, New York, c. 1880, the walnut and burl walnut veneered case with turned and carved columns flanking the 7-in. paper on zinc dial, printed maker’s label on backboard stating Eight-Day Regulator No. 30, Manufactured by F. Kroeber No. 8 Cortlandt Street, New York, lower pedestal and strawberry finial, eight day time-only Seth Thomas no. 10 spring-powered movement with nickel cylindrical pendulum, ht. 37 in. $1,500-2,000 414. Seth Thomas Oak #2 Regulator, Thomaston, Connecticut, c. 1890, painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, seconds bit and marked Seth Thomas, glazed lower door and remains of printed maker’s label inside base, eight-day time-only, dead-beat escapement movement with maintaining power, pendulum, and cylindrical brass-cased weight, ht. 38 in. $1,000-1,500

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415. Oak No. 70 Regulator by the E. Howard Clock Company, Boston, Massachusetts, with painted zinc Roman numeral dial marked E. Howard & Co., Boston, lower painted tablet, eight-day time-only movement stamped with maker’s name, weight and pendulum, ht. 32 in. $800-1,200 416. Waltham Oak Wall Regulator No. 33, Waltham Clock Company, c. 1900, with pitched pediment crest, full-length glazed door, 12-in. painted zinc dial with Arabic numerals and marked Waltham Clock Co., eight-day time-only movement with damascened plates stamped, Waltham Clock Co. USA and 7254, dead-beat escapement, maintaining power, Geneva stop and compound pulleys with one brass-cased weight, ht. $600-800 417. Wall Regulator Attributed to E. Howard, Boston, Massachusetts, painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, moon hands, half round frames enclosing black, gold and maroon glasses, eight-day weight-powered timepiece with pendulum and iron weight with “5� cast on the front, ht. 28 1/2 in. $800-1,200 418. E. Howard Walnut No. 70 Regulator, E. Howard & Co., Boston, c. 1875, with 12-in. dia. painted iron dial with Roman numerals and marked E. Howard & Co., Boston, lower painted tablet in red, black, gold and maroon, eight-day timepiece movement stamped E. Howard & Co. Boston, iron weight with 70 cast on front and pendulum, ht. 32 in. $800-1,200 419. E. Howard No. 4 Regulator, E. Howard & Co., Boston, c. 1875, the rosewood grained case with half round frames enclosing painted tablets in black, gold and maroon, 8-in. dia. painted iron dial signed E. Howard & Co., Boston, eight-day brass timepiece stamped E. Howard & Co., Boston with pendulum and iron weight, ht. 31 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000 420. Walnut Wall Regulator Attributed to George Jones, New York, c. 1880, with pitched pediment and turned finial crest, full-length glazed door over the 8 1/2 in. enameled dial with sunk center, Roman numerals and center seconds, eight-day time-only movement with club foot dead-beat escapement, maintaining power grid iron temperature compensated pendulum, ht. 56 in. $4,000-6,000 421. Waterbury No. 7 Oak Regulator, Waterbury Clock Company, c. 1890, with carved cornice and pedestal, 12-in. dia. enameled dial with Roman numerals, full-length glazed door and sides, eight-day timepiece with dead-beat pin wheel escapement, maintaining power, sweep seconds, grid iron temperature compensating pendulum rod and brass-faced bob powered by a cylindrical brass weight, ht. 82 in. $5,000-7,000 422. Waterbury Oak Wall Regulator, Waterbury Clock Company, Waterbury, Connecticut, c. 1900, with carved crest and finials, silvered brass Roman numeral dial with pierced steel hands, full-length glazed door and carved lower pediment, eight-day trapezoidal-shaped timeonly movement with dead-beat escapement and maintaining power, brass-cased cylindrical weight, seconds beating pendulum and cast beat scale marked Waterbury Clock Co., ht. 70 in. $5,000-7,000 421


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424. Seth Thomas Regulator No. 19, The Seth Thomas Clock Company, Thomaston, Connecticut, c. 1910, the oak case with carved crest, fulllength glazed door and lower veneered and molded pediment, 12-in. painted zinc dial with Roman numerals and marked Seth Thomas, eight-day timepiece movement with trapezoidal shaped plates marked ST, dead-beat escapement, maintaining power, bracket mounted rear hung pendulum with beat adjustment, two-faceted-jar mercury temperature compensated pendulum, cylindrical brass weight and engraved beat scale, ht. 75 in. $20,000-25,000

425. Seth Thomas Regulator No. 16, Thomaston, Connecticut, c. 1880, the walnut case with carved crest, full-length glazed door, lower veneered and molded pediment, 12-in. painted zinc dial marked Seth Thomas and Arabic numerals, eight-day timepiece movement with center seconds, trapezoidal-shaped plates, dead-beat escapement, maintaining power, wooden seconds beating pendulum rod with damascened nickel-faced bob, cylindrical weight and silvered beat scale, ht. 75 in. $15,000-25,000

426. Atkins “Extra� Rosewood Thirty-Day Wall Regulator, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1870, 18-in. painted zinc dial with Roman numerals, Maltese hands and seconds dial below the center, glazed lower door and molded base pedestal, thirty-day two-weight brass movement with dead-beat escapement mounted at the bottom of the movement, lantern pinions, seconds beating gilded pendulum rod and brass-faced bob, ht. 56 in. Note: This clock hung in the Bowman Technical School, a vocational school for the jeweler’s trades including watch and clock making in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. $2,500-4,500

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429. Federal Butternut Tall Clock, probably Dracut, Massachusetts, c. 1810, the hood with pierced fret and brass finials, brass stop fluted freestanding columns flanking the arched and glazed hood door over the “Osborne” painted iron dial with Roman numerals and bird in the arch, waist door flanked by brass stop fluted quarter columns and bracket foot base, eight-day time and strike movement powered by iron weights and regulated by a wooden pendulum rod and brass-faced bob, ht. 88 1/2 in. Note: A January 6, 1864 handwritten note by J.P. Varnum states that this clock was owned by Jonas Varnum of Dracut, a soldier in the American Revolutionary War and a combatant at Bunker Hill. The clock stood in the dining room of Varnum’s house for seventy years and descended in his family. $4,000-6,000 430. Mahogany Hall Clock, Germany, c. 1890, with scroll-top hood, carved tympanum, fluted freestanding columns flanking the arched and glazed hood door over the composite brass dial with raised Arabic numerals, silvered and engraved center, brass spandrels and moon’s age dial in the arch, glazed waist door, classically carved base and eight-day time and gong strike movement with dead-beat escapement, two brasscased weights and pendulum, ht. 100 in. $1,500-2,500 431. Waltham Nine Tubular Bell Mahogany Chime Clock, Waltham Clock Company, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1911, the scroll-top case with freestanding columns flanking the composite brass dial with Arabic numerals and marked Waltham Clock Company, subsidiary dials for tune selection and chime silent, moon’s age in the arch, glazed waist door and ogee feet, eight-day time and quarter-chiming movement on nine tubular bells, pendulum and three brass-cased weights, ht. 95 in.; together with the original bill of sale dated January 16, 1911 for this and a No. 31 “Willard” clock, accompanied by the original cashed check totaling $325. Note: See lot 488 for the “Willard” clock mentioned in this invoice. $2,000-3,000

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432. Mahogany Tall Clock by Thompson, Woodbridge, England, c. 1800, freestanding stop fluted columns with Corinthian capitals flanking the sheet brass silvered and engraved dial with Roman numerals signed Thompson, Woodbridge., lancet-shaped waist door with stop-fluted quarter columns, molded fielded panels of crotch mahogany all on a raised pediment base, eight-day time and strike movement with pendulum and two brass-cased weights, ht. 92 in. $2,000-4,000

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433. Mahogany Quarter-Chiming Floor Clock, retailed by Tilden Thurber Company, Providence, Rhode Island, the carved case with bow front glazed waist door, brass composite dial with Arabic numerals, “ChimeSilent” and gong selection subsidiary dials in the upper spandrels, retailer’s name engraved above numeral 6, moon’s age dial in the arch, eight-day time, strike, and quarter chime on four or eight gongs with pendulum and three brass-cased weights, ht. 96 1/2 in. $2,000-4,000

434. Waterbury “Hall” Clock, The Waterbury Clock Company, Waterbury, Connecticut, c. 1915, with carved pagoda top, freestanding columns flanking the arched and glazed hood door over the composite brass dial with Arabic numerals and applied brass spandrels, glazed waist door, carved base and feet, eight-day time and strike movement with lantern pinions, two brass-shelled weights and pendulum, ht. 95 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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435. E. Howard No. 81 Oak Tall Clock, E. Howard Clock Company, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1880, the fret top case with three brass finials, freestanding columns flanking the composite brass dial with name plate inscribed E. Howard & Co., Boston, Roman numeral chapter ring, cast brass spandrels, damascened center and moon’s age in the arch, glazed waist door and ogee feet, eight-day time and hour strike with two brass-cased weights and pendulum, ht. 98 1/2 in. with center finial. $6,000-8,000

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436. Honeybone Mahogany Longcase Clock, Brentford, c. 1815, with solid wave fret and three finials, painted iron dial with Roman numerals and signed, Honeybone, Brentford, waist door for pendulum and weight access, molded panel in the base all on low pad feet, eight-day time and strike movement with pendulum and two cast iron weights, ht. 86 in. $1,000-1,500

437. Mahogany Quarter-Chiming Tall Clock, Elite, Germany, c. 1900, the decoratively carved case with beveled glass over the brass composite dial with Arabic numerals and marked by retailer Bawd & Dotter, New York, subsidiary dials for Chime-Silent and Whittington and Westminster Chime selection and moon’s age in the arch, glazed waist door, and stylized acanthus leaf feet all housing an eight-day time, strike and quarter-chiming nine-tubular-bell movement stamped Elite Germany on the back plate, brass-faced pendulum and powered by three brasscased weights, ht. 95 in. $2,000-4,000

438. W. Drew Mahogany Longcase Clock, Glasgow, Scotland, c. 1830, brass bezel over the 14-in. dia. painted and gilded dial with Roman numerals and signed W. Drew, Glasgow, rectangular waist door with banded and string inlay and flame mahogany veneer, base with similar treatment all on ball feet, eight-day time and bell-strike movement with two weights and pendulum, ht. 87 in. $1,800-2,200

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439. James Collins Mahogany Tall Clock, Goffstown, New Hampshire, c. 1820, the unusual Sheraton-style case with carved finial plinths, pierced fret, gilt wooden finials, turned columns flanking the painted iron dial signed James Collins, Goffstown, Roman numerals and gilt urn in the arch, twist columns flanking the rectangular waist door, three-quarter twist columns and turned feet at the base, eight-day time and strike movement with wooden pendulum rod, brass-faced bob and two iron weights, ht. 88 in. Note: Few clocks are known by Collins, but his career of a watchmaker, clockmaker, and jeweler are well documented in Charles S. Parsons, New Hampshire Clocks and Clockmakers, pp. 306-7. This interesting and well made case stands as a testament to the wide variety of cases found on New Hampshire clocks. $6,000-8,000

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440. Benjamin Willard Mahogany Tall Clock, Roxbury, Massachusetts, No. 209, c. 1790, hood with pierced fret, fluted freestanding columns flanking the silvered brass engraved dial signed Benja. Willard, Roxbury and No. 209 with rococo scroll spandrel decoration and phoenix and Latin inscription Ab hoc Momento Pendet Eternitas in the arch, arched waist door flanked by fluted quarter columns and ogee feet, eight-day time and strike movement with strap iron pendulum rod, brass-faced bob and two lead weights, ht. 93 in. Literature: This dial is illustrated on the facing title page of Brooks Palmer, Treasury of American Clocks. $12,000-18,000

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441. Aaron Willard Mahogany Tall Clock, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1790, the case with pierced fret, plinths, and three wooden finials, fluted columns flanking the painted iron dial signed Aaron Willard, Roman numerals, floral decorated spandrels and moon’s age in the arch, fluted quarter columns, tombstone door and two-stage molded base, eightday time and strike movement with two iron weights and pendulum, ht. 94 in. $20,000-30,000

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442. Group of Three American Watch Papers, Joshua Wilder, Jacob Sargent, and J.D. Custer, all 2-in. dia. line engravings, the first, inscribed Joshua Wilder, Watch and Clock Maker, South Parish, Hingham and features a storefront window with watches hanging and a Massachusetts shelf clock, the next, inscribed Jacob Sargent, Clock and Watch-Maker, Eight rods north of the State House, Hartford and capped by a perched eagle with banner stating Watches for Sale, the last, inscribed J.D. Custer, Clock and Watch Maker, Norristown, Montgomery County with a stylized border. $500-800

443. Aaron Willard Watch Paper engraved by Paul Revere, c. 1785, 2-in. dia. line engraving on paper inscribed A. Willard Watch & Clock Maker Boston, within stylized border, angel blowing a trumpet, Father Time, rooster, flower, and leaves, the reverse is marked in pen, John Col...(?), cleaned $1.00, Jan. 28, 1809. Note: For additional information on Aaron Willard watch papers, see Clarence S. Brigham, Paul Revere’s Engravings, pp. 122-3. $5,000-7,000

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444. Benjamin Franklin Willard Handwritten Document, Roxbury, February 10, 1820, addressed to a Mr. Humphries and states If you will be so kind as to lend by your widest chisell and give me a small piece of sand paper, you will oblige yours, Benj. Willard. NB. the chisell shall be returned tomorrow., 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. $300-500

446. Mahogany Patent Alarm Timepiece or “Lighthouse” Clock, probably Boston, c. 1825, the blown glass dome houses the painted iron dial, with eight-day brass weight-powered alarm movement, engraved brass alarm disc, the alarm raps on a steel rod, the case with hinged door and applied molding at base, ht. with dome 20 1/4, case wd. 8, case dp. 8 1/4 in. $5,000-8,000

445. Simon Willard Mahogany Tall Clock, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1795, with pierced fret top, arched and glazed hood door flanked by brass stop fluted freestanding columns with Corinthian capitals, 16-in. painted iron “Osborne” dial signed Simon Willard, Roxbury, Roman numerals and painted spandrels depicting the four seasons, inlaid rectangular waist door flanked by brass stop fluted quarter columns, remains of Simon Willard label printed by Joseph Russell pasted on backboard, inlaid base with ogee feet, eight-day brass time and strike movement with recoil escapement and seconds beating pendulum all powered by two tin-cased weights, ht. 97 in. (without a central finial).

447. Mahogany Quarter-chiming Longcase Clock, unsigned, scroll-top case with satinwood string and oval mahogany inlays, flat reeded columns flanking the arched and glazed door, over the unsigned composite brass dial with silvered chapter ring and Roman numerals, engraved center, applied spandrels and moon’s age dial in the arch, gothic waist door and inlaid base with chamfered corners on short bracket feet, eight-day time and eight-bell quarter-chiming movement with three weights and pendulum, ht. 91 in. $2,500-3,500

Note: Large dial Simon Willard tall clocks are exceedingly rare and possibly intended for use in public assembly rooms. A related example now at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is illustrated in Husher and Welch, A Study of Simon Willard Clocks, p. 228. For the other known example see Christie’s Fine American Furniture, October 21, 1989, lot 394. Dial also illustrated with lot 453

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448. William Carter Eight-Day Longcase Clock Movement and Dial, Cambridge, England, c. 1750, the 11-in. square brass composite dial with Roman numeral chapter ring engraved Wm. Carter, Cambridge along the lower edge, quarter and half hour marks, decoratively engraved and matted center with ringed winding holes and seconds, applied cast spandrels and engraved borders on the four quadrants, eight-day weight-powered five-ringed pillar movement with countwheel mounted on the greatwheel and anchor escapement, pendulum and weights. $500-700


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449. Walter Chrichton Mahogany Longcase Clock, Haddington, Scotland, c. 1790, with scroll top and brass rosettes, fluted columns flanking the silvered sheet brass engraved dial signed in the arch Walter Crichton, Haddington, Roman numerals and engraved scrollwork throughout, rectangular waist door inlaid with banding and central paterae, bracket feet, eight-day time and strike movement with pendulum and two iron weights, ht. 85 1/2 in. $2,000-4,000 450. Samuel Denton Oak Cottage Longcase Clock, Oxford, United Kingdom, c. 1785, the flat top case with pierced sound fret, engaged fluted columns flanking the glazed door over the composite brass dial with silvered chapter ring and Roman numerals, applied cast spandrels, center engraved Saml. Denton. Oxford. and pierced steel hands, rectangular waist door and molded base, thirty-hour posted frame, endless chain movement with weight and pendulum, ht. 75 in. $800-1,200

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451. Dutch Burl Walnut BombÊ Tall Clock, unsigned, c. 1770, detachable pagoda top with fretted sound vents, three carved and gilded figures, the hood cornice with pierced sound vents, arched and glazed hood door over the composite brass dial with Roman numeral arcaded chapter ring, recessed day-of-the-week, day-of-the-month, seconds dial, and moon’s age in the arch, serpentine shaped waist door with marquetry inlay and cast brass pendulum aperture mount, inlaid bombÊ base on scrolled feet, eight-day time and Dutch striking on two bells, side-mounted alarm movement all powered by two brass-cased weights, strap pendulum rod and brass-faced bob, ht. with central finial 118 in. $8,000-12,000


452. William Dutton Mahogany Astronomical Longcase Clock, London, c. 1800, the case in the form of a stylized classical fluted column with Corinthian capital, waist door, and freestanding columns flanking painted iron dial signed Wm. Dutton, London at the bottom, recessed painted scene of London and rise and fall tidal shutter in the arch, revolving painted day-of-the-month and day-of-the-week indication, central chapter ring calibrated I-XII in two quadrants flanked by Sun’s Meridian and Length of Twilight dials, central high water, moon meridian, and age indication against revolving discs and brass pointers, lower spandrels with month and day recessed dials, traditional eightday time and rack strike movement with additional front plate for mounting astronomical wheelwork, pendulum and two weights, ht. 92 in. $20,000-30,000

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453. Tainsh Mahogany Miniature Longcase Clock, Crieff, Scotland, c. 1815, 7-in. painted iron dial signed Tainsh, Crieff, Roman hour numerals and Arabic days on the inner chapter ring, painted scenic arch and spandrels, the scroll-top hood with turned rosettes and finial, arched and glazed hood door with alternating light and dark veneers and flanked by freestanding columns, rectangular waist door flanked by inlaid chamfered corners and molded base with similar treatment, eightday time and bell-strike movement with two lead weights and 20-in. pendulum, ht. 47 in. Note: Shown with the dial of the Simon Willard, lot 445. $20,000-30,000

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454. John Smith Mahogany Longcase Clock, Chester, England, c. 1785, the elaborately carved case with conforming cornice hood, stop-fluted freestanding columns flanking the arched and glazed hood door over the composite brass dial signed in the arch John Smith Chester, silvered chapter ring and Roman numerals, engraved center and cast brass spandrels, serpentine shaped waist door flanked by stop-fluted quarter columns, raised panel base and chamfered corners, original ogee feet and blocking accompany the lot, ht. 96 in. $2,500-4,500

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455. Markwick Markham Turkish Market Musical Bracket Clock, London, c. 1765, the ebonized case with ormolu mounts, gilt-brass sound frets backed with fabric, carrying handle and acanthus leaf feet, 6-in. brass composite dial engraved on the recessed boss Markwick Markham London, silvered chapter with Turkish numerals, matted center, tune selection in the arch with A March and A Sonata, cast spandrels and blued steel hands, eight-day time, strike and two-tune musical eight-bell fusee movement with verge escapement, rack strike and fully engraved backplate with central cartouche engraved Markwick Markham, London, ht. 19 in. $10,000-15,000

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456. Mahogany Tavern Clock, United Kingdom, c. 1825, removable hood section with segmented turned wooden bezel over the 12-in. painted iron dial with Roman numerals and Finnemore backplate, line inlay decorated waist door and rounded base, eight-day time-only movement with recoil escapement, brass strap pendulum rod, brass-faced bob and lead weight, ht. 45 in. $3,000-5,000 457. Morath Brothers Mahogany Fusee Wall Clock, Liverpool, England, c. 1860, with turned and carved case, glazed opening for pendulum viewing, 11 3/4-in. painted iron dial with Roman numerals and signed Morath Bros. Liverpool and eight-day fusee time-only movement with anchor escapement and strap brass pendulum rod and brass bob, ht. 30 in. $600-800 458. E. Gübelin Mahogany and Ormolu Wall Clock, Lucerne, c. 1880, the case in the form of a wheel barometer with applied ormolu in swags, figures, classical garlands and central frieze with putti using navigational instruments, 6 1/2-in. dia. enameled dial with Arabic numerals and signed E. Gübelin Lucerne, pierced and gilt hands, eight-day time and strike movement with 4 1/2-in. pendulum, upper thermometer mounted on enameled plate and calibrated in centigrade, ht. 38 1/2 in. $5,000-7,500 459. Mahogany “Anglo-American Clock” Signed Beaty & Co., Deptford, c. 1860, the painted zinc dial with Roman numerals and signed as above, satinwood lining and inlay, carved side ornament, lower hinged door with printed maker’s label stating, Superior 8-Day Anglo American Clock fitted with the Standard American Movement, eight-day time and strike movement, ht. 28 in. $100-200

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460. “Merlin”-type Skeleton Clock, 20th century, possibly by Charles Ruddick, with five turned pillars supporting the eight-day fusee movement with maintaining power, the larger central pillar supporting an hour and minutes “band” chapter ring read against a fixed cursor, traditional hour chapter ring with single blued steel hand and rear mounted date ring set vertically, the crown wheel with silvered seconds calibration around the perimeter driven by a steel worm gear, steel verge and 10-in. pendulum, all on a wooden pedestal with brass plate engraved Charles Ruddick, Basingstoke and glass dome, ht. 16 1/2 in. Literature: For a discussion and illustrations of an 18th century John Joseph Merlin skeleton clock see Derek Roberts, British Skeleton Clocks, pp.14-21. $3,000-5,000

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461. Brass Skeleton Clock, England, c. 1870, with pierced Roman numeral chapter ring, skeletonized brass plates with five pillars, vertical mounted time train, chain drive fusee movement, recoil escapement and brassfaced pendulum, all on a marble base, (lacking glass dome), ht. 15 1/2 in. $600-900 462. Gothic Oak Table Clock by Simmons, Cheltenham, c. 1880, the Gothic case with pitched pediment and carved foliage, blind frieze along the base and buttressed corners, 9-in. painted iron dial signed Simmons Cheltenham. and with Roman numerals and spade hands, eight-day time and strike fusee movement with pull repeat on command striking on a coiled gong and pendulum, ht. 29 1/2 in. $800-1,200


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463. C. Haley Mahogany Bracket Clock, London, c. 1820, with reeded carved top, brass inlay, lattice side frets, carrying handles and ball feet, 8-in. painted iron dial with Roman numerals and signed C. Haley London, eight-day time and strike, chain fusee movement with anchor escapement and pendulum, ht. 20 in. $2,200-3,200 464. Rosewood Regency Bracket Clock, English, c. 1820, serpentine top with carved frieze, brass inlay, side frets and lion’s head carrying handles, nickel bezel with beveled glass over the 8-in. dia. painted iron dial with Roman numerals, eight-day time and strike cord fusee movement with anchor escapement and pendulum, ht. 17 1/2 in. $600-900 465. Black Forest Picture Frame Clock and Automata, Germany, mid19th century, the glazed and hinged door opens to reveal a gilded picture frame with 4 1/4-in. enameled Roman numeral dial, painted tin portrait of a man in Turkish garb smoking a pipe with moving eyes with the swing of the pendulum, thirty-hour posted frame wood and brass chain-driven weight-powered time, strike and alarm movement, (lacking weights and pendulum), ht. 13 x 10 1/2 in. $400-600

466. Austrian Grande Sonnerie Picture Frame Clock, c. 1840, with 5-in. dia. Arabic numeral enameled dial with brass center and alarm disc, cast brass dial surround, moon hands, three day spring-powered time, strike, alarm and grand sonnerie movement with sunburst pendulum, all set in a gilded carved gesso frame with lower pendulum aperture, ht. 20, wd. 16, dp. 6 in. $1,000-1,500 467. Carved Black Forest Clock and Musical Box, Lenzkirch, c. 1880, in the form of a gothic cathedral, the clock flanked by two turrets with open belfries and gothic windows backed with pierced fabric, the dial with bone Roman chapters and hands, mounted behind, a round French movement with back plate stamped with German retailer Lenzkirch, rack and snail strike and pendulum with linkage to the six tune, 8 1/2 in. cylinder musical box with seventy-four teeth marked on governor bridge J.H. Heller, playing selections including “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,� all enclosed within a raised architectural pedestal, ht. 30 in. $3,500-4,500

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468. Emilian Wehrle Four-horn Trumpeter Mantel Clock, Germany, c. 1860, the burl walnut veneered case with pierced Gothic crest, turned dial with raised Roman numerals, fluted pilasters flanking the entrance door for the emerging trumpeter and two stage molded base, eightday spring-powered timepiece movement with pendulum and springpowered movement to activate a single bellow mounted above, wooden pin barrel and four brass trumpets, on the hour a trumpet hunting song plays while doors open and a red-coated trumpeter appears, ht. 34 1/2 in. $2,000-4,000 469. Carved Walnut Black Forest Cuckoo Clock, c. 1870, elaborately carved case with perched eagle at the top, the bone Roman numeral and turned wooded dial framed by carved oak leaves, acorns, and nesting bird with eggs at the bottom, eight-day time and strike springpowered movement with cuckoo automaton and bellow activated sound on the hour and half, ht. 38 in. $2,000-2,500

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470. Rosewood Veneered Vienna Regulator, unsigned, Germany, c. 1890, case with full-length glass door, marquetry and brass inlay, 7-in. dia. enameled dial with Roman numerals, seconds bit and pierced steel hands, eight-day time and strike movement with pendulum and two brass-cased weights, ht. 38 in. $150-250 471. Gustav Becker Quarter-Hour Vienna Regulator, Germany, c. 1890, with carved case decoration, fluted columns flanking the full-length glazed door, 7-in. brass dial with silvered chapter ring and Arabic numerals, eight-day time and quarter-striking movement stamped with maker’s name on the back plate regulated by a pendulum and powered by three brass-cased weights with raised decoration, ht. 50 in. $400-600


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472. Gustav Becker Walnut Vienna Regulator, Germany, c. 1890, with carved case, full-length glazed door, 7-in. dia. dial with enameled chapter ring and Arabic numerals, eight-day time and strike movement stamped with maker’s name, wood pendulum rod, pendulum bob and two repoussé brass weights, ht. 55 in. $400-600 473. Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock, Massachusetts, c. 1830, painted iron dial with Roman numerals, moon-type hands, beveled frames enclosing reverse-painted glasses, the lower of a grist mill, the waist with gilt scrolls and flanked by brass side ornaments, eight-day, weight-powered time-only movement with pendulum and iron weight, ht. 35 in. $600-1,200

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474. Simon Willard & Son Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1825, the case with half round frames enclosing mahogany veneered panels, 8-in. painted iron dial with Roman numerals and faintly inscribed ...Willard & Son, eight-day time-only movement with through bolt attachment to the case, lead weight and pendulum, ht. 33 in. $2,000-4,000 475. Joseph Nye Dunning Mahogany Wall Regulator, Burlington, Vermont, c. 1835, 10-in. painted iron dial with Roman numerals, steel spade hands, tapered and serpentine-shaped waist section, concave lower door and pedestal below, eight-day brass time-only movement with brass-faced pendulum and iron weight, ht. 34 in. Literature: A closely related example can be found in Paul J. Foley, Willard’s Patent Timepieces, p. 104. $10,000-12,000

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476. Simon Willard & Son Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo� Clock, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1825, painted iron dial with Roman numerals and faintly inscribed Simon Willard & Son, half round stenciled frames with reverse-painted glasses, the waist glass inscribed Patent, the lower in yellow, mustard, red, green, and gold with garland pendulum aperture, stenciled pedestal and gilded carved eagle finial, eight-day brass movement with through bolt case attachment, recoil escapement and lead weight, ht. 43 in. $15,000-25,000

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477. Miniature New Hampshire Mirror Clock, probably New Hampshire, c. 1825, the pine case with painted turned half columns with brass rosettes at the corners, reverse-painted glass over the painted iron dial with Roman numerals, looking glass in lower section, thirty-hour brass weight-powered movement with solid wheels and recoil escapement, 14-in. pendulum and associated weight, ht. 20 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500 478. New Hampshire Mirror Clock Attributed to Samuel Abbott, Dover, New Hampshire, c. 1825, turned, painted and gilt columns with gesso rosettes in the corners frame the full-length door with looking glass and reverse-painted glass over the slightly concave painted iron dial with Roman numerals, eight day time-only “grand piano’ type movement with recoil escapement, pendulum and iron weight descending behind two iron guide wires, ht. 30 1/2 in. Note: Samuel Abbott (1791-1861) was a clock and watchmaker in Dover, New Hampshire, Montpelier, Vermont and Boston. He made a variety of forms and is noted for his “grand piano” style movements. For more information see Paul J. Foley, Willard’s Patent Timepieces, p. 207. $1,000-1,500 479. James Corliss Mahogany Mirror Wall Clock, Weare, New Hampshire, c. 1825, with scroll top, flat tapered columns flanking the full-length door, the top with reverse-painted stenciled tablet on a red ground, the lower a looking glass, eight-day brass “wheel-barrow” movement with side hung pendulum and iron weight, ht. 30 in. $1,000-1,500

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480. Timothy Chandler Mirror Clock, Concord, New Hampshire, c. 1820, with turned, painted and gilded half columns and brass rosettes in the corners framing the full-length door with stenciled painted tablet and looking glass, the wooden dial inscribed Thimothy [sic] Chandler, Concord N.H., eight-day time-only weight-powered movement with lead weight and pendulum and seating board stamped T. Chandler, ht. 30 in. $800-1,200

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481. Benjamin Morrill Mirror Clock, Boscawen, New Hampshire, c. 1830, the pine case with turned gilt and smoke grained half columns flanking the painted iron dial with Roman numerals inscribed B. Morrill, Boscawen reverse-painted dial surround with fanciful foliage and looking glass below, eight-day time-only movement with recoil escapement and iron weight, ht. 30 in. Note: The “New Hampshire mirror clock” was produced by many makers during the first half of the 19th century and are found with a puzzling array of movement variations. Morrill was perhaps best known and no doubt sold his movements to other makers. See Charles S. Parsons, New Hampshire Clocks and Clockmakers, p. 363 for an identical movement to the present example marked “J. Chadwick.” $3,000-5,000 482. Waltham Mahogany Banjo Clock, Waltham, Massachusetts, c. 1920, with Arabic numeral painted iron dial marked Waltham, brass rope molded frames with reverse-painted tablets, the lower depicting and marked Lake Erie, Perry’s Victory, Sept. 10, 1813, the waist with Federal shield and flanked by brass side ornaments, eight-day timeonly movement marked with manufacturer’s name, lead weight and pendulum, ht. 40 in. $1,000-1,500


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483. Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock, probably E. Howard, Boston, c. 1880, with painted zinc Arabic numeral dial, gilded rope moldings enclosing reverse-paintings on glass, the lower in a geometric pattern, brass side ornaments flanking the waist, lower pedestal, eightday time-only weight-powered movement with pendulum, ht. 41 in. $2,000-2,500 484. Waltham Banjo Clock, Waltham, Massachusetts, c. 1920, the mahogany case with brass bezel over the painted iron dial with Roman numerals and signed Waltham, brass rope molded frames enclosing reverse-paintings on glass, the lower depicting Mt. Vernon, the waist glass, a portrait of Washington, eight-day, brass weight-powered movement with pendulum and lead weight, ht. 41 in. $1,000-1,800 485. Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock Attributed to Samuel Abbott, Boston, c. 1825, gilded rope molded frames enclosing reverse-painted tablets, the lower depicting two warships and marked Hull, iron dial with Roman numerals and moon-shaped hands, brass eight-day movement with pendulum, ht. 30 in. Literature: For a related movement by Samuel Abbott see Paul J. Foley, Willard Patent Timepieces, p. 64. $800-1,200

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486. Seth Thomas Mahogany Banjo Clock No. 1, Thomaston, Connecticut, heavy brass bezel over the painted zinc dial with Roman numerals and marked Seth Thomas, brass side ornaments flanking the waist section with American eagle and shield, lower transfer decorated glass depicting sailing ships in battle, eight-day spring-powered no. 41 movement with Geneva stop, strap recoil escapement and pendulum, ht. 36 1/2 in. $750-1,000 487. Mahogany New Haven “Willard” Banjo Clock, New Haven, Connecticut, silvered dial with Arabic numerals and marked New Haven Clock Company, New Haven, Connecticut USA, reeded frames enclosing painted and etched tablets, the lower with two ships in battle, eight-day time-only weight-powered movement with lantern pinions, maintaining power, pendulum and lead weight, ht. 46 in. $900-1,100 488. Waltham Mahogany “Willard” No. 31 Banjo Clock, Waltham Clock Company, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1911, painted iron dial with Arabic numerals and marked Waltham Clock Co. Waltham, Mass., flat frames enclosing reverse-painted tablets, the waist depicting Washington, the lower Mt. Vernon, gilded pedestal, eight-day time-only movement stamped Waltham Clock Co. USA, Geneva stop, maintaining power, lead weight and pendulum, ht. 43 in. Note: This clock is noted in the original bill of sale dated January 16, 1911 together with lot 431 and listed as a No. 31 Willard Clock. $800-1,200

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489. Elmer Stennes Mahogany Girandole Clock, Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1972, with gilded frames enclosing reverse-painted tablets, the lower depicting and marked Aurora and dated on the reverse 1972, the waist marked Patent, painted iron dial with Roman numerals and signed Elmer O. Stennes, Weymouth, Mass, eight-day time-only weight-powered movement with front plate and lead weight stamped with maker’s name, ht. 45 in. $3,000-5,000

490. Elmer O. Stennes Mahogany Massachusetts Shelf Clock, Weymouth, Massachusetts, c. 1970, painted iron Arabic numeral dial signed Elmer O. Stennes, Weymouth, Mass., molded and fret-top case, lower section with banded inlay trim and French feet, eight-day timeonly movement with lead weight and pendulum, ht. 40 1/2 in. $2,000-4,000

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491. Elmer Stennes Tiger Maple Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock, Weymouth, Massachusetts, c. 1970, with painted iron dial inscribed Elmer O. Stennes, Weymouth, Mass., flat frames enclosing reversepainted tablets, the waist marked Willard’s Patent, the lower, a country scene with stenciled border, eight-day time-only movement with lead weight and pendulum, ht. 34 in. $1,000-1,500

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492. Foster Campos Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock, Pembroke, Massachusetts, c. 1970, painted iron dial with Roman numerals and signed Foster S. Campos, Pembroke, Mass., crossbanded mahogany frames enclosing reverse-painted glasses, the lower depicting and marked Sept. 10, 1813, Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie, the waist glass with eagle and Federal shield, eight-day time-only weightpowered movement stamped Foster S. Campos, Pembroke, Mass and brass-faced pendulum, ht. 44 in. $3,000-4,000

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493. Walter H. Durfee Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock, Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1920, painted iron dial with Roman numerals and marked by retailer, Shreve, Crump and Low, Boston, “Concord-style” rope molded frames enclosing reverse-painted tablets, the lower depicting and marked The Boston State House, 1830 and signed by the artist D.J. Steele, eight-day weight-powered time-only movement with dead-beat escapement, maintaining power, Geneva stop, and front plate stamped Walter H. Durfee, Providence, ht. 44 in. Note: The artist of these painted glasses, Daniel J. Steele, was an early authority on Simon Willard and the patent timepiece and wrote “The Clocks of Simon Willard” for The Magazine Antiques, February 1922. For additional information on Steele, see Andrew Dervan, “Daniel J. Steele’s Legacy,” NAWCC Bulletin, June 2011. $4,000-5,000

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494. Marble French Portico Clock, c. 1870, the marble case with applied fire-gilt ormolu, four columns supporting the cornice and flanking the 3 1/2-in. dia. enameled dial with Roman numerals and cast brass center, eight-day brass bell-strike movement with decorative faux temperature compensating pendulum, ht. 17 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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495. French Ebonized Portico Clock, late 19th century, with four columns supporting the silvered brass dial with Roman numerals and cast dial surround, applied ormolu mounts, gilded wooden pedestal and original glass dome, eight-day time and strike movement with decorative cast brass pendulum, ht. with dome 28 in. $200-250

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496. French Enameled Classical Urn Mantel Clock, the cast brass case with foliate base and side ornament flanking the blue enameled urn decorated with putti, the enameled dial with Arabic numerals and a cat in a basket and gilt hands, eight-day time and strike movement with pendulum, ht. 22 1/2 in. $300-500

498. Ebonized French Portico Clock, c. 1860, the ebonized wooden case with ormolu and four columns with cast brass capitals supporting the cornice and flanking the 3 1/2-in. silvered brass dial with Roman numerals within a cast brass dial surround, eight-day time and bellstrike movement with decorative brass pendulum, ht. 18 in. $600-800

497. French Marble Statuary Mantel Clock, c. 1860, the marble base with applied cast brass trim and mounts, supporting the silvered brass dial with Roman numerals and eight-day time and bell-strike movement with silk thread suspension, countwheel strike and pendulum, all surmounted by a seated shepherd and dog, ht. 23 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

499. Brass French Capucine Clock, unmarked, late 18th century, 3 1/2in. dia. enameled dial with Roman numerals, moon hands and alarm pointer within engine-turned bezel, top-mounted bell, carrying handle and four finials, brass back and side doors open to the eight-day time, strike and alarm movement with anchor escapement, silk thread suspended short pendulum, dual rack for hour and two minute past hour strike, starwheel and snail and pull wind alarm train with crown wheel, ht. 11 3/4 in. $700-900

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500. Enameled Three-piece French Clock Garniture, c. 1880, the bronze temple-form case with Arabic numeral and decorated dial, enameled panels on three sides depicting colonial India with male and female figures against architectural backdrops, the matching urns with tusked elephants capping enameled decoration, eight-day spring-powered petite sonnerie movement with two gongs and pendulum, max. ht. 18 in. $3,000-5,000

501. Junghans Elephant Swinger Timepiece, Germany, early 20th century, the patinated brass elephant with outstretched trunk supporting the swinging timepiece with 2-in. dia. Arabic numeral dial and Junghans logo, lower faux grid iron pendulum and brass ball, ht. 11 in. $500-700

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502. Year-Duration Equipoise Pendulum Mantel Clock for the Russian Market, attributed to Henri Pons, Paris, c. 1890, the gilt-brass and beveled glass case with enameled time dial with Roman numerals in the lower section, sunk center with “Up-Down� indicator calibrated 0-400 with indicator hand and small seconds dial, in the upper section an aneroid barometer with visible mechanism and enameled dial inscribed in Russian, brass spring-powered year-duration movement stamped on back plate Brevete, with equipoise pendulum mounted above and dead-beat escapement, ht. 15 in. $3,000-5,000

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503. Mahogany Sedan Clock by J. Inman, London, dated 1822, the 3 1/2in. dia. Roman numeral dial signed by the retailer, Maspoll Montl & Co., Sandwich, set in a mahogany case with applied mounts, freestanding columns and paw feet, the brass back door opens to reveal a thirtyhour, brass, verge escapement fusee movement with pierced balance cock and signed J. Inman, London, AD 1822, ht. 12 1/2 in. $800-1,200 504. French Crystal Regulator Mantel Clock, c. 1900, with brass and beveled glass case, enameled dial with Arabic numerals, eight-day time and strike movement with two-jar mercury pendulum, ht. 9 in. $300-400 505. French Ormolu Figural Mantel Clock, probably Paris, c. 1830, with seated classical figure surmounting the 3 3/4-in. dial with silvered chapter ring and Roman numerals, applied mounts and case decoration along the base and eight-day time and countwheel strike movement with silk thread suspension, ht. 16 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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506. French Mantel Clock Depicting Sir Walter Raleigh, Perret Beauchamps, Angouleme, c. 1880, enameled dial with Roman numerals and signed Perret Beauchamps, Angouleme, Belgian slate case with brass bead trim and standing figure of Sir Walter Raleigh on the top in full battle dress with swords, halberd, helmet, and gloves, eight-day brass movement with countwheel and bell-strike, ht. 23 in. $400-600 507. Tiffany & Company Brass and ChamplevĂŠ Crystal Regulator, French, c. 1890, the case with six beveled glass sections, the front door opens to reveal the 4-in. dia. Roman numeral dial with ormolu center and pierced brass hands, the dome top, dial perimeter, glass sections, floor and base frieze all with champlevĂŠ decoration, eight-day time, hour and half hour strike movement stamped Tiffany & Co., two-jar mercury pendulum, all on four cast bun feet, ht. 20 1/2 in. $3,500-4,500

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508. Paul Rimbault Brass Urn Clock, London, c. 1780, of classical urn form with phoenix finial, scrolled handles, swags and ram’s heads, silvered Roman hour and Arabic numeral minutes dials, all on a pedestal with rear door for access to the eight-day time and bell-strike movement with rear plate signed Paul Rimbault, London, “Strike-Silent” dial, 4-in. brass pendulum and hour repeat on command, ht. 19 in. $18,000-22,000

510. LePine Gilt Ormolu Figural Mantel Clock, Paris, c. 1880, the gilt case with seated figure surmounting the 4 1/2-in. porcelain dial with Roman numerals and inscribed Lepine, Paris flanked by fanciful swan fountains, patinated foliage and central peacock with full plumage, the base pedestal with applied serpents and four turned feet, eight-day brass time and bell-strike movement with pendulum, ht. 18 1/4 in. $8,000-12,000

509. French Bronze and Ormolu Mantel Clock, probably Paris, c. 1830, the patinated case with standing allegorical robed figure holding a tablet with named works by Virgil, 4-in. dial with enameled chapter ring with Roman numerals, engine-turned center and ormolu spandrels, the base with twin floral garlands and musical themes on a scrolled foot base, eight-day time and strike movement with silk thread suspension, countwheel strike, pendulum and unusual weighted automatic beatsetting attachment keeping the pallets centered by gravity on the pallet arbor, ht. 18 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000

511. French Bronze Lady Liberty Clock, c. 1880, twin kneeling statues of Atlas supporting the stylized weight of the world with cast Roman numerals, acanthus leaves and gilt-brass hands, surmounted by a stylized “Lady Liberty” with outstretched arm and banner, eight-day time and bell-strike movement with platform escapement, all on a marble base, ht. 23 in. $4,000-6,000

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512. Belgian Slate Mantel Clock with Barometer, LeRoy & Fils, Paris, c. 1880, dome top with variegated marble moldings and trim, enameled dial with Roman numerals and marked with maker’s name, Brocot outside escapement, moon hands, lower 4 1/2-in. dia. aneroid barometer with enameled dial, eight-day time and bell-strike movement marked with maker’s name and No. 5886 ht. 16 in. $800-1,200 513. French White Marble and Figural Mantel Clock, late 19th century, with gilt-brass classical figures surmounting and flanking the 4-in. dia. enameled dial with Arabic numerals, the marble base with raised convex frieze all on button feet, eight-day time and strike movement with bellstrike and pendulum, ht. 13 in. $250-350

514. Brass Miniature Table Clock, France, late 19th century, with stylized pagoda top, serpent carrying handle, 3 3/4-in. dial enameled Arabic numeral dial, gilt-brass hands, all on paw feet with eight-day time and strike lever-escapement movement, ht. 7 1/2 in. with handle lowered. $400-600 515. French Marble Balloon Clock, retailed by MacKay & Chisholm, Edinburgh, the variegated gray marble case with pink marble highlights and incised decoration, enameled dial with Arabic numerals, floral decoration and marked by retailer, eight-day time and strike springpowered movement by Marti with pendulum, ht. 12 1/4 in. $200-250

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516. Henri Robert Belgian Slate Perpetual Calendar Mantel Clock, Paris, 1839, top-mounted turret-type brass two-week duration movement engraved on the brass floor Robert Horloger Boulevard St. Denis 19 Exhibition 1839, half seconds beating pendulum with top rating nut, jeweled dead-beat escapement, countwheel strike and open center silvered brass dial with Roman numerals and blued steel Breguet-type hands, all enclosed under a glass shade, the lower silvered perpetual calendar dial with outer day-of-the month, middle month-of-the year and inner day-of-the-week rings with three concentric hands in the same form as the timekeeping dial, round plate calendar movement visible through the center of the dial with steel levers and springs to perform the perpetual calendar functions, ht. 20 1/2 in. Note: According to Paul M. Chamberlain, It’s About Time, p. 363, Henri Robert (b. 1794-1874) was greatly influenced and probably worked for the renowned horologist, Abraham Louis Breguet (1748-1823) of Paris and was known to have made exquisite clocks and watches. A copy of Henri Robert, Etudes sur Diverses Questions D’ Horlogerie published in Paris in 1852 and extensive archive accompanies the clock. According to research conducted on this archive by clock and watch conservator John Kovacik, Little Falls, New York, the clock was likely exhibited at the Exposition des Produits de L’Industrie Francaise in 1839 and is related to a similar example sold at Christies London, December 9, 2010, lot 229. The present clock is illustrated and discussed in F. B. Royer-Collard, Skeleton Clocks, p. 72. $20,000-25,000

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517. French Crystal Regulator, late 19th century, the brass and beveled glass case with enameled Arabic numeral dial, champlevĂŠ decoration on dial and case components, eight-day time and strike movement with two-jar mercury pendulum, ht. 11 1/4 in. $400-600 518. French Crystal Regulator, late 19th Century, with brass and beveled glass case, floral decorated enameled dial with Roman numerals, freestanding columns flanking the case front, eight-day time and strike spring-powered movement with two-jar mercury pendulum bob, ht. 11 3/4 in. $400-600

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518A. French Hour-Repeating Carriage Clock, with brass and beveled glass case, enameled Arabic numeral chapter ring on a brass mat, fluted columns with Corinthian capitals at the corners and eight-day springpowered time, strike and hour repeat on command movement with platform escapement and unusual rear-mounted rack and snail, ht. with handle extended 8 1/2 in. $200-300 519. French Carriage Clock, retailed by C.E. Gifford & Co., Fall River, Massachusetts, the enameled Arabic numeral dial signed by retailer, applied brass scroll work on case frieze and base, eight-day time-only movement with platform escapement and original leather carrying case, ht. with handle extended 6 1/2 in. $300-600 520. Henry Capt Grande Sonnerie Brass Carriage Clock, Geneva, c. 1880, the brass and beveled glass case with carrying handle, gilt-brass dial signed Henry Capt, Geneva, Roman numerals, Maltese hour and spade minute hand, center seconds, painted moon’s age dial on a blue background, lower subsidiary dials, left to right, day-of-the-week, alarm and day-of-the month, eight-day time, strike and alarm movement with silvered platform lever-escapement marked H.C., the case underside engraved Henry Capt., Geneva and a selection lever for silent, grande or petite sonnerie, original leather carrying case with hinged lid and glazed opening, ht. with handle raised 10 in. $4,000-6,000


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521. Gilt-brass and Porcelain Hour Repeating French Carriage Clock, c. 1880, the gilt-brass case with chased and applied decoration along the top, frames of the beveled glass and lower molded base, porcelain dial with Roman numerals, raised gilded dots against a red ground, lower scene with mother and daughter in the countryside, porcelain panels on both sides depicting a young woman in seasonal dress, eight-day time, strike, and hour repeating movement with platform escapement, ht. 8 in. $6,000-8,000 522. French Enameled Hour Repeating Alarm Carriage Clock, c. 1890, the bamboo style case with beveled glass front and rear, gilt-brass and enameled dial with Roman numerals, flowers, butterflies and birds with the enameled sides fully decorated in a similar manner, eight-day time, strike, and alarm movement with hour repeat on command and platform escapement, ht. 8 in. $6,000-8,000 523. French Gilt Hour-repeating Carriage Clock, c. 1900, the gilt-brass and beveled glass case with freestanding columns at the corners, porcelain dial with Roman numerals, a floral garland within the chapter ring and a coastal scene with castles below, raised pagoda viewing port for the escapement and pierced lattice work with four finials, eightday time, strike, and hour repeating movement with lever platform escapement, ht. including handle 8 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

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524. French Grande Sonnerie Carriage Clock, Achille Brocot, c. 1900, the gilt-brass and beveled glass case with carrying handle, four gilt decorated columns with Corinthian capitals at the corners, silvered brass chapter ring with Roman numerals, brass and silvered-brass decoration on dial mask depicting swans and scrollwork, eight day time, strike and grand sonnerie movement marked with Brocot’s logo, AB within a five-pointed star and 790, ht. including handle 8 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000 525. Brass Marine Wall Clock by the Waltham Clock Company, Waltham, Massachusetts, c. 1920, 8-in. dia. silvered brass dial marked by the retailer, William Bond & Son, Boston, seconds dial and regulation aperture, spade hands, hinged bezel, heavy cast brass case stamped on the reverse Waltham Clock Company, eight-day time-only leverescapement movement, all mounted on a turned walnut back, max. dia. 11 in. Note: William Bond & Son, Boston founded by William Bond, the first director of the Harvard College Observatory in 1793, was once was the oldest jewelry store in America. For more information on this important firm, see Skinner, Science, Technology and Clocks, November 20, 2010, lot 500. $2,500-3,500 526. Chelsea Brass and Bronze Yacht Wheel Clock, Chelsea Clock Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1919, with 6-in. silvered brass dial with Arabic numerals and marked Chelsea Ship’s Bell and the retailer, Shreve Crump and Low Co., Boston, hinged bezel, heavy cast brass case marked on the reverse with maker’s name and 149009, eight-day ship’s bell-striking lever-escapement movement, ht. 15 in. $1,200-1,500

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527. Chelsea U.S. Lighthouse Nickel Case Timepiece, Boston, Massachusetts, no. 59544, screw-fit bezel over the 4-in. silvered dial with Roman numerals and marked Chelsea Clock Company, Boston USA and U.S. L. H. Estab., regulating dial and seconds, eight-day timeonly lever-escapement movement, dia. 6 in. $800-1,200

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528. Seth Thomas Ships Bell Clock, Thomaston, Connecticut, c. 1870, the zinc case with bayonet fit bezel over the 5 3/4-in. dia. silvered dial with Roman numerals, seconds bit and marked Seth Thomas, U.S.A., thirty-hour lever-escapement ship’s bell-striking movement with bell mounted below and printed maker’s label on the reverse, ht. 10 1/2 in. $400-600 532

529. Chelsea Commander Brass Ship’s Bell Clock, Boston, Massachusetts, no. 126035, 1918, brass case on a mahogany base with screw-fit bezel over the 4 1/2-in. silvered dial with Arabic numerals and marked Chelsea Ship’s Bell and the retailer, Negus, New York, eight-day ship’s bell-striking lever-escapement movement, ht. 8 1/2 in. Note: A certificate of authenticity from the Chelsea Clock Company accompanies the lot. $400-600 530. Chelsea Bronze “Vanderbilt Ship’s Bell Clock, Chelsea Clock Company, no. 579231, c. 1952, ship’s wheel easel type case, 3 3/4-in. dia. silvered dial with Arabic numerals and marked Chelsea Ship’s Bell, eight-day lever-escapement ship’s bellstriking movement, ht. 7 1/2 in. $600-800

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531. Brass Wall Clock by the Chelsea Clock Company, Boston, Massachusetts, with 7 3/4-in. dia. engraved silvered dial with Arabic numerals and marked with maker’s name, 10-in. dia. brass case with screw-on bezel and eight-day time-only, leverescapement movement with center seconds, overall dia. 10 in. $200-400


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532. Chelsea Ship’s Bell Clock, Boston, Massachusetts, 6-in. Arabic numeral dial signed “Chelsea Ship’s Bell,” screw-on glazed bezel, eightday lever-escapement ship’s bell-striking brass movement all mounted in a mahogany desk stand, ht. 9 1/2 in. $300-500 533. Chelsea Ship’s Bell and Carriage Clock, Chelsea Clock Company, Boston, Massachusetts, the brass-cased Chelsea with 4-in. Arabic numeral silvered dial marked Ship’s Bell and by the retailer, Wm. Wise and Son, Brooklyn, screw-fit bezel and eight-day time and ship’s bell striking lever-escapement movement, ht. in frame 9, the carriage clock with Arabic numeral enameled dial, eight-day time-only movement marked Chelsea Clock Company, eight-day time-only movement with lever escapement, ht. with handle extended 6 in. $200-300 534. Chelsea Brass Ship’s Bell Clock, Chelsea Clock Company, Boston, Massachusetts, with screw-fit bezel, 5 1/2 in. dia. silvered dial with Arabic numerals and marked Chelsea Ship’s Bell, moon hands and eight-day lever-escapement ship’s bell-striking movement in a mahogany base, ht. 9 in. $200-250 535. Chelsea Ship’s Bell Clock, Chelsea Clock Company, Boston, Massachusetts, with hinged bezel, 3 1/2-in. silvered dial marked Chelsea Ship’s Bell, Arabic numerals and spade hands, eight-day time and ship’s bell-strike lever-escapement movement in a mahogany stand, ht. 6 in. $100-150

536. Two Seth Thomas Brass Ship’s Clocks, Thomaston, Connecticut, both with 5 1/2-in. silvered brass Roman numeral dials marked Seth Thomas, brass hinged bezels, lower bell and thirty-hour leverescapement ship’s bell-striking movements, one with printed maker’s label on the back, ht. 10 1/2 in. $400-600 537. Gent Walnut Master Clock, with full-length glazed door, painted dial with Arabic numerals and marked reliance and electrically controlled master clock movement on an iron backplate and regulated by a steel pendulum rod and cylindrical weight, ht. 51 1/2 in. $100-150 538. International Time Recording Co. Master Clock, Endicott, New York, with 14-in. Arabic numeral dial marked with manufacturer’s name, dia. 20 in.; together with a copper cased slave clock, 8-in. painted zinc dial with Arabic numerals and marked International Time Recording Co., Endicott, NY, dia. 10 1/2 in. $200-300 539. Standard Electric Time Company Oak Master Clock, Springfield, Massachusetts, c. 1900, 11 1/2-in. painted zinc dial with Roman numerals and marked with maker’s name as above, full-length glazed door, multiple zinc cased subsidiary dials, the top an Electric Gauge, the lower two, traditional dials, tape mechanism, electro-mechanical movement with seconds beating pendulum and beat scale, ht. 64 in., together with a square cased oak slave clock with Roman numerals and spade hands, ht. 15 1/2 in. $600-800

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540. Stromberg Electric Model 45 Oak Master Clock, with cornice top, 13 1/2-in. painted zinc dial with Roman numerals and marked Stromberg Electric Co., Chicago, USA, beveled glass door, electro-mechanical brass movement with two jar temperature compensating pendulum, ht. 64 in., together with a slave clock in a faux grained metal case, 12-in. dia. dial with Arabic numerals and signed by maker, spade hands and electro-mechanical movement, dia. 18 in. $600-800 541. Bulle Electrique Oak Wall Clock, with 15 1/2-in. square case with top hinged bezel, Arabic numeral dial marked Bulle-Clock Electrique, and electric movement mounted behind the dial. $100-125 542. Self-Winding Clock Company Oak Wall Clock, New York, the molded cornice, 14 1/2-in. painted zinc dial with Roman numerals and signed by maker as noted above, brass movement stamped with maker’s name, electrical contacts and self-winding mechanism and pendulum, ht. 32 in. $200-300 543. Self-Winding Clock Company Oak Wall Clock, New York, the carved cornice with applied brass plaque stating Stronberg Electric Chronograph, 14 1/2-in. painted zinc dial with Roman numerals and signed by maker as noted above, brass movement stamped with maker’s name, electrical contacts and self-winding mechanism and pendulum, ht. 32 in. $200-300 544. Four Eight-Day Time and Strike French Mantel Clocks, late 19th century, a rosewood case portico clock with four inlaid columns and marquetry inlay, 3-in. enameled dial with Roman numerals and decorative pendulum, ht. 16 1/2; a brass case clock with classical urn at the top, enameled Roman numeral dial, paw feet and side carrying handles, ht. 17; a black Belgian slate figural clock with seated female figure at the top, black dial and raised Roman numerals; and a Buell clock on stand with faux tortoiseshell, brass ornament, enameled dial with Roman numerals, ht. 15 1/2 in. $300-500 545. Institutio Astronomica by Pierre Gassendi (1582-1655), London: Jacob Flesher, 1653, Institutio Astronomica...cui accesserunt Galileo Galilei Nuntius Siderius et Johannis Kepleri Dioptrice...secunda editio..., Gassendi, in this first work by Galileo printed in England, drew on the work of Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler in this refutation of the terrocentric universe. $1,500-2,500 546. Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage, William Edward Parry (1790-1855), London: John Murray, 1821, xxix + 310 plus appendix of 179 pp. with folding charts, etching and aquatint illustrations by William Bury Westall, A.R.A. (1781-1850) from sketches by Lieutenant Frederick William Beechey (1796-1856), contemporary full calf with blind stamping and gilt ruling, marbled end papers; bookplate of John Bacon Sawrey Morritt of Rokeby Park inside front cover, small signature bookplate of William Rhinelander pasted on front and etching “The Habits of the Esquimaux” pasted on back of t.p. $1,000-1,500

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547. G. Webster & Co. (London, England, 19th Century), Publishers The Commencement of Action Between His Majesty’s Ship Shannon and the United States Frigate Chesapeake off Boston Light House, by John Theophilus Lee, artist (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 along with a complete leather-bound volume of the Federalist Boston weekly newspaper the Columbian Centinel for 1811. $1,000-1,500 548. Seventeen Titles on Tools, Horological Tools, and Technology, mostly 20th century, including a reprint of Moxon’s 1700 Mechanick Exercises, 1970; Crom Horological Wheel Cutting Engines 1700 to 1900, 1970; Hopkins Experimental Science, 1890; Nagyszalanczy Tools: Rare and Ingenious, 2004; and Knight’s American Mechanical Dictionary, Vols. I-III, 1876. $200-250 549. Large Lot of Clock- and Watch-related Books, 20th century, including Klaus Maurice Die deutsche Raderuhr, Band I and II, 1976; Bender, Die Uhrenmacher des hohen Schwarzwaldes und ihre Werke, Band I; Grotzsch Dresden Mathematisch-Physiakalischer Salon, 1978; Kaltenbock Die Wiener Uhr, 1988. $200-250 550. Twelve Books on the Subject of Pocket Watches and Makers, mostly France, 20th century, including Cardinal L’Horlogerie dans l’histoire, les arts et les sciences: Chef’s-d’oevre de Musee international d’horlogerie de La Chaux-de-Fonds Suisse, 1983; Cardinal La Montre des origines au XIXe siecle, 1985; Chapiro La Montre Francaise du XVI siecle jusqu a 1900, 1991; Chapiro Jean-Antoine Lapine: horloger (1720-1814), 1988; Meis Taschenuhren, 1979; Herkner Glashutte und seine Uhren, 1978; and Camerer Cuss The Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches, 1976. $300-500 551. Group of Fifteen Books on the Subject of French Clocks and Watches, France, 19th and 20th century, including Traite du Rhabillage & de la Fabrication de L’Horlogerie Actuelle, 1861; Jacquet Les Cabinotiers Genevois; Belmont, La Bulle-Clock Horlogerie Electrique; Three copies of Maitzner and Moreau La Comtoise, including an unbound boxed copy; Chavigny Les Brocot: une dynastie d’horlogers, 1991; Baillod La Mesure de Temps, 1979; Tardy French Clocks The World Over, Part Two: From Louis XVI style to Louis XVIII-Charles X period, 5e edition, 1981; and Schoppig L’Horlogie Francaise a Poids, 1re partie: Sa periode artisanale du XVIe siecle au debut du XIXe siecle, Tardy, 1984. $200-250 552. Nine Books on Horological and Timekeeping History, 20th century, including Cunynghame, Time and Clocks: A Description of Ancient and Modern Methods of Measuring Time, 1906; Leopold, The Almanus Manuscript, 1971; and Cowan, Time and its Measurement, 1958. $50-100


553. Eight Pamphlets and Books Related to European Clock and Watch Trademarks and Manufacturers, 20th century, including three Tardy titles including Poincons d’Argent, 6th edition; Clock and Watch Trademarks, European Origin: Over 1000 Names Index, Antique Clocks Publishing, Concord, California; and Gold-Stempel by Jan Divis. $100-150 554. Lot of Books and Catalogues of Private and Public Horological Collections, 20th century, nineteen total including Maddison and Turner, Museum of the History of Science Catalogue 2: Watches, 1973; Todd and Shayt, Stabroek Market and the Public Clocks of the Co-Operative Republic of Guyana, 1991; Hagans Clock Manor Museum Catalogue, 1964; Les Montres de musee du Louvre, Tome I: La collection Olivier, 1984; Horlogerie et instruments de precision: du debut du XVIe au milieu de XVIIe siecle, 1989; Edey, French Clocks in North American Collections, 1982; and Musee International D’Horlogerie: Catalogue of Selected Pieces, 2002. $100-150 555. Lot of Various Tool and Hobby Catalogues and Magazines, mostly 20th century, including Sears Roebuck & Co. (1908), Keen Kutter, Jennings, and other publications. $100-150 556. Twenty-five Clock and Watch-related Books and Pamphlets, 19th and 20th century, including Baines History, Directory, and Gazetteer, of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Vols. 1 and 2, 1825; Prasteau Les Automates, 1968; Savage-Smith Islamicate Celestial Globes: Their History, Construction, and Use, 1985; Baillie, Lloyd, and Ward The Planetarium of Giovanni de Dondi, translated from a 1397 manuscript, 1974; and von Bertele, Marine-und Taschenchronometer, 1981. $150-250 557. Antiquarian Horology Journals, and the proceedings of the Antiquarian Horological Society, comprising a complete set of volumes from 1-25 (December 1953-December 2000) except vol. 6, first five volumes bound, remainder unbound, each with index. $400-600 558. Fourteen Titles on Clock and Watch Repair, including John Wilding, Machining and Constructing a “Castle” Clock, Laurie Penmann, Practical Clock Escapements, Gazely, Watch and Clock Making and Repairing, DeCarle, Practical Watch Adjusting, Levin, Practical Benchwork for Horologists, Britten’s Watch and Clock Maker’s Manual and others. $100-150 559. Three Titles on English Clockmaking, including R.W. Symonds Thomas Tompion, His Life and Work, Cescinsky and Webster, English Domestic Clocks (1968 reprint), and Ernest L. Edwards, The Grandfather Clock. $200-300

560. Four Horological Titles by Eric Bruton, including The Longcase Clock, The History of Clocks and Watches, Antique Clocks and Clock Collecting and Clocks and Watches. $100-200 561. Three Biographical Reference Books on Clocks and Watches, Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World Vol. 2 and Britten’s Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers (7th edition, 1956). $100-150 562. Thomas Tompion, His Life and Work, by R.W. Symonds, (B.T. Batsford LTD, 1951) the definitive study of Thomas Tompion with 320 pp., 272 black and white illustrations, four color plates and dust jacket. $200-300 563. Two Regional Studies on Antique Clocks, Edward E. Chandlee, Six Quaker Clockmakers, (The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1943), 260 pp., 163 illustrations, signed by author, (torn spine, well used); and William E. Drost, Clocks and Watches of New Jersey, (Engineering Publishers, New Jersey, 1966), 291 pp. of comprehensive biographical information on New Jersey clockmakers with numerous illustrations, (Mylar cover over dust jacket, good condition). $200-300 564. Japanese Clocks, by N.H.N. Mody, reprinted by Tuttle Publishers, 1967 from the limited edition of 1932, pages not numbered, 135 plates and dust jacket, (excellent condition). $150-250 565. No lot. 566. Official Court Dress Coat, English, c. 1880, the wool coat with satin lining, gold embroidery flanking the front opening with nine brass buttons marked on the reverse Firmin & Sons Ltd. London, raised embroidered collar lined with blue satin, embroidered cuffs and tails at the back with center vent and four matching buttons. Note: Official court dress also included wearing a ceremonial sword, white breeches and buckled court shoes. These formal coats for the highest level royal events were made of red wool with gold embroidery. $400-600 566A. Wool and Velvet Reproduction Revolutionary War Uniform, c. 1876, comprising a blue wool jacket with white trim and brass buttons, a matching white vest, brown velvet pants, and a sling with buckle reading “Worcester Continentals 1876.” $200-300 567. 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). $75-125

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568. 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. $200-300 569. Steel Two-handed Sword, with undulating double-edged blade, faceted quillons, leather and wire-wrapped grip, and faceted pommel, lg. 47 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

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570. 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. $200-300 571. 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. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300


572. 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 hilt and guard, and similar pommel, (wear, minor pitting to blade), lg. 43 1/2 in. Provenance: Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. $200-300

573. 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

574. Steel Armor Breast Plate and Similar Back Plate, the breast plate 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

575. 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

576. 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.” $100-150

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

578. Flintlock Musket, France, late 18th century, 41 1/2-in. round barrel, steel furniture including lockplate marked with an American eagle, walnut stock with worn mark reading “UNITED STATES,” steel ramrod. $1,000-1,500

578A. Percussion Conversion Long Gun, Springfield, mid-19th century, round barrel and steel furniture including the lock marked “SPRING/ FIELD/1838” and engraved with an eagle over US, (ramrod missing, scattered minor rust). $300-500 578B. Percussion Rifle, E. Whitney, New Haven, 1854, the round barrel joined to the walnut stock by brass straps, steel lock, and brass patchbox in the butt. $400-600 579. 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. $100-150 580. Steel Engraved Pepperbox Percussion Pistol, Stocking & Co, Worcester, Massachusetts. c. 1848-54, with 3 7/8-in. six-shot rotating barrel marked indistinctly “Stocking & Co Worcester/Warranted Cast Steel, percussion hammer marked “Patent Secured 1848,” and pistol grip inlaid with oval escutcheons. $250-350 580A. Tooled Leather Rifle Carrying Case, 20th century, the two-part case with sheepskin lining and decoration of eagles and a tiger. $300-500 580B. Two Flintlock Guns, 19th century, the first a long gun with a shortened barrel, the lock with an indistinct mark; the other a pistol with possible maker’s mark on the lock near the pan. $200-300 581. 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. $200-400 582. 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 31 in. $300-500 583. Dragoon Saber, late 18th century, with ribbed bone handle, brass hilt and guard, blade lg. 32 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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584. Officer’s Saber, early 19th century, with rope-carved bone handle, brass hilt and eagle head pommel, lg. of blade 29 1/2 in. $400-600 585. 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. $200-400 585A. Two Rifles, late 19th century, including an English example with engraved lockplate, dolphin-form percussion hammer, crosshatchcarved stock, and wooden ramrod; and a breech-loading rifle marked “PAT MAY 30 98.” $600-800 586. Gilt-brass and Engraved Steel Naval Presentation Sword Enterprise, c. 1852, America, 28 1/4-in. single-edged tapering blade having one side with decorative motifs including knotted tassels, an anchor, and an eagle surmounted by sunburst, and lettered “USN” and “THE/ENTERPRISE/NEWPORT/R.I.,” the obverse similarly decorated and further embellished with a union shield and trophy of war, cast pierced and gilt-brass hilt lettered “USN,” guard terminating in a dolphin, wire-wrapped grip, pommel with an embossed eagle, scabbard with brass mounts incorporating knots and dolphin at tip. $600-800 587. Early “Wavy Blade” Dirk, probably 18th century, with 4-in. steel blade, engraved fleur-de-lis guard, tortoiseshell handle with paste stone and engraved sides reading Draw Me Not Without Reason and Sheath Me Not Without Honor, lg. 7 1/2 in. $700-900 588. Cedar-lined Rectangular Storage Box and Two Military Bladed Weapons, America, first half 20th century, the box with brass handle and nickel closure, ht. 7 3/4, wd. 25, dp. 5 1/2 in.; the first weapon a wood-handled Springfield Armory bayonet saber with 15 3/4-in. blade dated 1914 and marked “SA” above the “flaming bomb” mark and “US/608590” on the obverse, the leather scabbard painted green; the second a steel dagger with 8-in. blade and leather scabbard with decorative sword knot. $200-300 589. World War I Wood-handled Iron Military Entrenchment Tool, America, early 20th century, the wide, flat blade marked “US” within a diamond, with curving point and lip on one side, and ring-turned hardwood handle incised “US,” with original sheet metal leather-covered and brass-mounted scabbard, overall lg. 13 in. Note: During World War I, where a trench (even a shallow one) could provide invaluable and improvised cover, soldiers were provided with a variety of digging tools, of which the present lot (a hybrid of a bladed weapon) is likely an example. $100-150 589A. Two Metal Military Helmets, 20th century, one German with eagle over swastika decal, the other a green-painted helmet with stenciled lettering “JAY.” $200-300

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590. Brass and Steel Officer’s Sword, Solingen, Germany, c. 1820-50, the blued and gilded 31-inch single-edge blade indistinctly inscribed near hilt “P. Hulb,” with embossed lion guard, sword knot of gilt threads with the letter “M,” mother-of-pearl grip with embossed brass mount having a crown surmounting the letter “M,” with lion’s head pommel, leather and brass scabbard with damage. $500-700 590A. Bone-inlaid Flintlock Rifle, possibly Turkey, 19th century, with steel mechanisms, the butt with bone inlays in varied shapes, brass trigger guard, and engraved metal strapping on the barrel. $300-500 591. Two Bladed Weapons, a Moroccan Jambiya or Koumaya dagger with 8 1/4-in. curving double-edged blade, and engraved mounts on wooden handle with similarly engraved scabbard; and a South Philippine Barong sword with 19 1/2-in. blade, with carved pommel and scabbard of figured wood. $300-500 592. Two Wood-handled Krises with Scabbards, Southeast Asia, of typical form with 13 3/4-in. wavy steel blades and carved wooden handles, each with a sheet brass and carved wood scabbard. Note: The kris is an ancient and traditional weapon of Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. It has great cultural significance to the area, plays a key role in several folk tales, and can be a predictor of good fortune for its owner. $300-500 593. Steel Tanto or Short Sword, Japan, with very slightly curved 12 1/4-in. steel blade, thread-wrapped grip, the red-banded scabbard conceals a smaller engraved knife with 4 1/4-in. blade and cloisonné handle showing a rabbit, all in an embroidered cloth case. $300-500

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MARLBOROUGH AREA RESTAURANTS

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Coral Seafood Restaurant 29 S. Bolton St. Marlborough, MA 508.460.3474

Boston Market 185 Boston Post Rd. West Marlborough, MA 508.229.2525 Panera Bread 197 Boston Post Rd. West Marlborough, MA 508.281.6161 Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub 32 Boston Post Rd. West Marlborough, MA 508.480.8899 Linguini’s Italian Eatery 350 Boston Post Rd. West Marlborough, MA 508.481.9747 China Taste 197 Boston Post Rd. West Marlborough, MA 508.229.2882 Yoong Tong Thai Cuisine and Sushi 278 Main St./Rt. 20 Northborough, MA 508.393.7714

MODERATE Guiseppe’s Grille 35 Solomon Pond Rd. Northborough, MA 508.393.4405 Allora Ristorante 139 Lakeside Ave. Rte. 20 Marlborough, MA 508.485.4300 Wildwood Steakhouse 189 Boston Post Rd. East Marlborough, MA 508.481.2021 Longhorn Steakhouse 191 Boston Post Rd. Marlborough, MA 508.481.4100 Tandoori Grill 197 H Boston Post Rd. West Marlborough, MA 508.357.6551

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MARLBOROUGH HOTELS Courtyard by Marriott 75 Felton St. (exit 24B off 495) Marlborough, MA 508.480.0015 Embassy Suites 123 Boston Post Rd. West (exit 24B off 495) Marlborough, MA 508.485.9500

Hampton Inn 277 Boston Post Rd. West (exit 24B off 495) Marlborough, MA 508.787.9888

Holiday Inn and Suites 265 Lakeside Ave. (exit 24A off 495) Marlborough, MA 508.481.3000

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel 181 Boston Post Road West (exit 24B off 495) Marlborough, MA 508.460.0700

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Ultimate Livery To Logan Airport $46.00 each way for one $56.00 each way for two Private car and driver $147.50 one way Servicing all Marlborough hotels 80 Northborough Rd East Marlborough, MA 01752 508.481.7300

Enterprise Car Rental Hotel Pick-up and Delivery 364 Maple Street (Rt. 85) Marlborough, MA 508.480.0221 Hertz Car Rental 410 Maple Street (Rt. 85) Marlborough, MA 508.229.2756

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