Antique American Clocks                      January 2022


71.       $1000

E.O. Stennes “Experimental Banjo”, 1968.  The truth is that there is nothing experimental to this banjo, Stennes just liked the title.  It is a standard Stennes banjo, 34 inches in length with inlaid banded borders, a convex dial glass, a large brass eagle finial, and reverse painted glasses; the case parts are numbered ‘33’, and the date marked is ‘68’.  The dial shows one spot of peeling.  The 8-day, time-only, weight-driven movement is signed and running. The color scheme here appears to be Carolina blue.  Regrettably, not Kentucky blue.  I found a sale for this model at John McInnis Auctioneers in 2018 for $1200.  $1000-$1200.

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