Condition Report For Lot# 1025 :
from the collection of Doug Shaffer, Doug was almost finished the restoration when he died. You will need to make a mini whistle pipe facade to fill in the lower section of the door. (Bottom tablet is original). The bellows have been rebuilt and supply adequate air flow, all 16 pipes are present. We played the clock for half an hour and listened to all the tunes, which sound a bit like carnival tunes. Will need some TLC and adjustment to get it to start playing promptly, but once in motion, it plays along fine. The sister to this clock is in the American Watch & Clock Museum in Bristol, Conn, where you can get a look at the flute facade that goes below the dial; see museum clock pictured in Bailey's TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF CLOCKS AND WATCHES (1975), PG 142. Note that this item must be picked up by you or a blanket wrap specialist, and the organ framework and clock will be wrapped separately from the case. Case has some loose glue joints that will need attention. Original dust cover boards are present, to be shipped loose; they go on last. Ht 40.5: to top of cornice, 41" including top dust cover.