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

Tower Clocks

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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Lot#: 45

DESCRIPTION: Europe, tower clock, time only, weight driven movement with double three legged gravity escapement in a green painted cast iron frame, mounted on wooden cradle.
CONDITION: sold "as is". The frame has been repainted. There is no pendulum or weights. The unusual escapement appears complete and in good condition.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $1800
PRICE SOLD: $800
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 18in x 16in x 23in

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Lot#: 46

DESCRIPTION: Tower clock, birdcage model of the late 18th century, time and strike, weight driven movement with pinwheel escapement in a cast iron frame
CONDITION: sold "as is". Pendulum and rope on winding drums included.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $1100
CIRCA: 1780
DIMENSIONS: 27in x 33in x 15.5in

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Lot#: 47

DESCRIPTION: England, tower clock, time and strike, weight driven movement signed "CHANCELLOR" on green painted cast iron frame
CONDITION: sold "as is". The frame has been repainted. There is no pendulum or weights. This is an interesting low profile English designed tower clock.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1200
DIMENSIONS: 12in x 19.5in x 36in

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Lot#: 48

DESCRIPTION: England, tower or street clock, time only, weight driven movement with anchor escapement signed on both blue painted cast iron plates W.H. BAILEY & CO LTD, MANCHESTER
CONDITION: sold "as is". It has been repainted and is in good condition. No weights nor pendulum are included. W.H. Bailey & Co. is a well listed British maker.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $700
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 16.75in x 13.25in x 10.25in

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Lot#: 49

DESCRIPTION: J.F. Weule, Bockenem, Germany, tower or street clock, time and strike, weight driven movement with an anchor escapement in a painted cast iron frame, signed by maker and dated 1909
CONDITION: sold "as is". The frame has been repainted. The barrels have cable. There is no pendulum or weights.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1500
CIRCA: 1909
DIMENSIONS: 22in x 23in x 12in

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Lot#: 50

DESCRIPTION: Midland Clockworks, J. Smith & Sons, Derby, England tower or street clock, time only, weight driven movement with pinwheel escapement in blue painted cast iron frame
CONDITION: sold "as is". The frame has been repainted and the clock is in good condition. The pendulum is included. No weights. J. Smith & Sons is still in existence and active.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $475
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 15.5in x 16.5in x 17in

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Lot#: 51

DESCRIPTION: European, tower or street clock, time only, weight driven movement with anchor escapement in painted cast iron frame with transmission parts attached
CONDITION: sold "as is". The frame has old paint. The pendulum, cable and pulley are included. The suspension spring, pallet holders and verge lead are not original and crudely made. No weights.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $650
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 19in x 14in x 14in

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Lot#: 52

DESCRIPTION: Friedrich E. Korfhage, KG, Neue Turmuhren und Maschinenfabrik, Buer Bez. Osnabruck, Germany, tower clock, time and strike on two separate cast iron frames, electrically wound movement also in its own cast iron frame
CONDITION: sold "as is". Pendulum is included. Suspension spring needs repair. No weights.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $1100
CIRCA: 1900

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Lot#: 53

DESCRIPTION: Tower or Street Clock Movements- 2 (Two) small with deadbeat escapement in green paint: (1) Time only; (2) Time and strike
CONDITION: sold "as is". Both are oxidized in spots and need restoration. No pendulum or weights included. (1) 14in x 7.5in x 10.75in; (2) 18.5in x 8in x 12.75in
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $750
CIRCA: 1900

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Lot#: 54

DESCRIPTION: European, tower clock or street clock, time only, weight driven movement with deadbeat escapement in painted blue cast iron frame with pendulum
CONDITION: sold "as is". The frame has an old painted surface. The pendulum rod and bob are included, without suspension spring or weights.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $700
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 10in x 20in x 11in

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Lot#: 55

DESCRIPTION: J. Iml. Perrot, Calw, Germany, tower or street clock, time only movement with anchor escapement in a cast iron frame
CONDITION: sold "as is". Appears to be converted from weight driven to electrical winding or direct drive. Perrot is still in existence and active in Germany. Neither weights nor pendulum are included. Spare suspension spring is included.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $550
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 20in x 10in x 26in

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Lot#: 56

DESCRIPTION: J. Neher, Schne, Munchen, Germany tower clock, time, strike and chime, weight driven movement with pinwheel escapement and wooden drums on painted cast iron frame, dated 1928
CONDITION: sold "as is". The unusual movement has hinged pendulum with escapement built into the top. There is older paint on frame. The maker's signature is embossed on frame as well as printed on white enamel indicator dial.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $1700
CIRCA: 1928
DIMENSIONS: 28in x 37in x 13.5in

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Lot#: 57

DESCRIPTION: Stephen Hasham, Charlestown, New Hampshire, 2 (Two) tower clock motion works, wooden frames, brass gears and steel bridge along with 2 (Two) wooden and beveled geared linkage pieces.
CONDITION: one motion works has the minute hand gear absent with some rust and the other is complete and covered with some bird droppings. The linkage pieces retain their original black paint. Please see the article "The Amazing Stephen Hasham" by Frederick Shelley and Donn Lathrop in NAWCC Bulletin of December 1993, #293. Stephen Hasham was an eccentric and inventor, born in 1764, who lived until 100 years old. These items are from the collection of David Proper of Keene, NH a renowned clock collector, historian and author.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $225
CIRCA: 1820
DIMENSIONS: 53.5in x 8.75in x 4in

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Lot#: 58

DESCRIPTION: Early Seth Thomas / Hotchkiss tower clock pinwheel escapement fork, fabricated of brass
CONDITION: it retains a good original patina. Some of the steel parts have oxidation. The polished steel escapement pallets look to be in good condition.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $50
CIRCA: 1870
DIMENSIONS: 7.5in x 3in x 2in

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Lot#: 59

DESCRIPTION: Tower clock cable pulleys- 23 (Twenty-three) plus cast iron of various sizes and dates, from late 18th century to 20th century including one signed "WARDEN KING & SON LTD MONTREAL" with outer fender
CONDITION: sold "as is".
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $140

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Lot#: 60

DESCRIPTION: Tower clock parts including 3 (Three) fiberglass 5 foot dials, two white and one black, two large cast iron bells, E. Howard hands including a pair from center arbor 6.5" minute and 4.75" hour, and a pair 11.25" minute and 8.25" hour probably for a street clock, large set of ornately hand-cut wooden hands 20" minute and 14.5" from center arbor, E. Howard round top bell hanger and iron parts, universal joint linkage
CONDITION: sold "as is". The bells weigh over 250 pounds each. Both dated around turn of the 20th century. This lot must be removed from the auction hall by Sunday afternoon, May 20th. No absentee or online bids will be accepted on this item unless pickup is prearranged with the auctioneer.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $110
CIRCA: 1870-1910
DIMENSIONS: 5' Diamete x x

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Lot#: 61

DESCRIPTION: Tower clock parts including disassembled movement with cast iron frame, several cast iron count wheel, fly, winding drum, several bell hammers, couplings, pinwheel escapement, verge assembly, several motion works, snail and drive gear, striking rack assembly, several reduction boxes, etc.
CONDITION: sold "as is". Must remove items from auction hall the day of the sale. No online bidding unless prearranged to have items removed.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $600

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Lot#: 62

DESCRIPTION: Tower clock transmission parts including 9 (Nine) ring and pinion assemblies, 2 (Two) worm drive assemblies, 2 (Two) long shaft two gear drive assemblies probably for a universal joint, drive section with counter weight, drive section with two gear reduction as well as several miscellaneous pieces
CONDITION: sold "as is". Well over 80 pounds total weight.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $350
CIRCA: 19th Century

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Lot#: 63

DESCRIPTION: Tower clock winding cranks- 8 (Eight) fabricated of iron or iron and brass, many with wooden handles. The cranks will fit arbors that measure 3/8" to 5/8".
CONDITION: Sold "as is".
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $50
CIRCA: 19th Century

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Lot#: 64

DESCRIPTION: Tower clock winding cranks- 9 (Nine) fabricated of iron or iron and brass, many with wooden handles. The cranks will fit arbors that measure 3/8" to 9/16". Includes a crank for a round 3/8" arbor with pin and a crank for a round 1/2" arbor with a flat oblong end.
CONDITION: sold "as is".
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $140
CIRCA: 19th Century

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Lot#: 65

DESCRIPTION: Tower clock parts including 12 (Twelve) universal joints between 3/8" and 1/2", 13 (Thirteen) couplings between 3/8" and 1/2", 2 (Two) worm drive units and ring gears on shafts, etc.
CONDITION: sold "as is".
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $300

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Lot#: 66

DESCRIPTION: Tower clock parts including cast iron framed ring and pinion, motion works, ram's horn mounting brackets and counter weight, three cast iron bell cranks, framed ring and pinion with couplings for four dials
CONDITION: sold "as is".
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $190
CIRCA: 19th Century

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Lot#: 67

DESCRIPTION: Tower clock chapter ring and numerals for dial fabricated of brass and iron, folds in half for storage
CONDITION: sold "as is".
ESTIMATE: $100 - $200
PRICE SOLD: $70
CIRCA: 20th Century
DIMENSIONS: 49.5 diame x x

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