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157.           $250

Forestville Manufacturing Co. 8-day double-door OG, 1835-1839. A 30.5-inch case veneered in mahogany with upper and lower doors.  The veneer is beautiful but there are some chips on the back edges of the sides.  The dial glass is a replacement, the lower door and Fenn-style tablet are original, held in with the original putty.  The signed, wooden dial board is proper to this model, but additional dial board mounts (L-turns, screw holes) indicate that other dials have been used in this clock.  The 8-day, time-and-strike brass movement is signed but could not be tested, as there are no weight cords or weights.  If you wish to string the movement, 8-day weights that fit this model can be purchased from me for $50/pair indicate that you want weights on your bid sheet.  The paper label is yellowed but readable, protected by a plastic sheet.  A pretty example.  AAC sold a very similar example last summer for $325.  $250-$400.

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Antique American Clocks                     January 2023

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