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Lot 17

Attr. Elnathan Taber Banjo Clock

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Attr. Elnathan Taber Banjo Clock

Description: Attr. Elnathan Taber Banjo Clock, Roxbury, Massachusetts, circa, 1825, patent time piece attributed to Elnathan Taber, 8-day brass movement with lead weight and a finger latch click mounted with diagonal thru bolts, mahogany case with one-piece pine backboard, half-round frames and reverse painted tablets, original gilt wood finial, case stamped "25," unsigned iron dial may have been repainted, case finish rubbed down with several replaced glue blocks, tablets are older repaints (lower with lifting paint on the interior), running, 34 x 10 x 4 inches.

Literature: Paul J. Foley, "Willard's Patent Time Pieces: A History of the Weight-driven Banjo Clock, 1800-1900," p. 40.

  • Condition: The absence of a condition report does not imply there are no condition issues with the lot. Please inquire for a detailed condition report.

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