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65.            $350

Brewster & Ingrahams sharp gothic (steeple) with Kirks backplate, 1843-1846.  This is a rare example of one of B&Is steeples with the early Kirks cast iron backplate and lyre gong base.  You can see several near-identical examples in Lys book on Ingraham clocks on pages 49-50.  The 20-inch case is veneered in flame mahogany on the front and plain mahogany on the sides and has a clean finish.  Both glasses are likely original, with the typical cut-glass tablet.  The painted dial holds the original paint with chipping and wear; note the stamped signature at the bottom of the dial.  The hands are likely original.  The 8-day brass movement with a rack and snail repeating strike is mounted on a cast iron base with the brass springs enclosed in cast iron cups.  The click stops are weak and it is difficult to wind; I cannot get it running but it will strike.  There is a good green label inside behind plastic.  These clocks are uncommon and especially so with the large lyre base for the gong.  $350$700.

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Antique American Clocks                     JULY 2024

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