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81.            $50

Terry, Fairbanks & Co. 8-day steeple, ca. 1860. TF&C worked out of Chesterfield, CT (taken from the label) and are listed in Clockmakers & Watchmakers of America, but I can find no clocks by this firm on LiveAuctioneers or the Antique Clocks Identification and Price Guide.  Chesterfield is northwest of New London and is just a crossroads today unless you want to visit The Dinosaur Place theme park.  The case is 19.5 inches tall with rosewood veneer on the front and what appears to be grain painting on the sides.  Both glasses are old but probably not original, the well-preserved tablet is a transfer of the Court House in St. Louis.  A similar lithograph by J.C. Wild was published in 1840 and probably served as the basis for this image.  The replacement dial is steel and has been painted and antiqued; the hands are appropriate.  The 8-day, time-and-strike movement was made by E. Ingraham and appears to be a replacement, along with the Ingraham wire gong and base, and the pendulum.  It is running and striking.  In other words, the only thing here made/sold by TF&C is the case.  $50$250.

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Antique American Clocks                     JULY 2024

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