58.              $250

Brewster & Ingrahams round gothic with cast iron backplate, 1843-1846.  A 19-inch “beehive” case again with Kirk’s patent cast iron backplate with the brass springs housed in cast iron cups.  The flame-mahogany case has a clean finish with a chip out of the top back right and a hole of undetermined origin on the lower left side.  The dial glass is modern, the cut-glass tablet likely original.  Note that the dial bezel is broken and warped at the bottom; the door latch is missing.  The iron dial was repainted by The Dial House, the hands are original with a repair to the hour hand.  The brass movement with a rack and snail repeating strike is running and striking on a wire gong mounted on a brass lyre base that often was used with these second-generation movements.  The brass pendulum hanger is not typical.  It appears that there was a green label over the wallpaper background.  For additional information see Ly, Ingraham Clocks & Watches, pages 43-47.  AAC sold a similar example in 2022 for $750.  $250–$400.

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Antique American Clocks                     JULY 2024

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