Simon Willard & Son Banjo Clock
circa 1825
the mahogany case with reverse painted tablets, the brass 8-day time only weight driven movement was likely made by Elnathan Taber for them as it has the typical shaped click with finger latch, dial signed "Simon Willard & Son, No. 4689"
32 x 10 x 3 1/4 inches

Literature: Foley, Paul J. Willard's Patent Time Pieces: A History of the Weight-Driven Banjo Clock, 1800-1900. Roxbury Village Pub., 2002, p. 46.

    Condition:
  • Completely original. The cast iron dial dirty with minor flaking, small rub mark to throat glass, duck bill lead weight and wood finial, small repair to side of case by lower door hinge, runs a few minutes before stopping.

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October 23, 2021 11:00 AM EDT
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