AUCTION : 0518

Instruments 

Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 
 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Lot#: 44

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas Clock Co., Thomaston Conn., “No. 15 Hour Strike Tower Clock”, time and strike, weight driven movement with Graham deadbeat escapement in green, black and gold painted cast iron frame, serial #1343, dated March 19, 1906 including including 4-way differential, motion works, one wooden 30in dial and hour hand, hand forged weight hooks, pulleys, transmission, distribution linkage, 10” weights and crank
CONDITION: the black and green paint with gold pin striping is original on the mechanism. The legs appear repainted. Many iron parts have surface rust. Brass parts have dark patina. The strike mechanism governor fan ratchet gear has a pulley welded to it and the fan is missing one blade. The winding shaft for the strike mechanism is absent. The pendulum bob and several other minor parts are absent. Many of the Seth Thomas accessories listed above in the description are original including the dial. These parts are listed on the factory document included in the photos. This desirable small American striking movement was removed from the Jackson County Court House in Edna, Texas in 1954. Acquired by Elmer Carter in the 1950’s and stored in a Texas barn for 60 years untouched. Jackson County court house was the site of a famous case in 1954, Hernandez vs. Texas, disputing the case where a Mexican American was denied the right to a jury “of his peers." Dimensions of mechanism only, 24in x 30.25in x 17.5in
ESTIMATE: $4000 - $6000
PRICE SOLD: $3000
CIRCA: dated 1906
DIMENSIONS: 55in x 40in x 27.75in

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