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John Hallifax Musical Bracket Clock

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
246
Sold for:
$8,610$7,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3230M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 12, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

John Hallifax Musical Bracket Clock, London, mid-18th century, ebonized sarcophagus top brass-trimmed case with pierced gilt circular sound frets on the side, composite brass dial with moon phase in the arch, matted center, silvered roman numeral chapter ring with quarter- and half-hour markings, calendar and false pendulum apertures, name boss engraved "John Hallifax/London," and chime/silent and tune-selection subsidiary silvered dials, eight-day, fusee, time, strike, and musical movement on a nest of eight bells with fourteen hammers playing hourly and on command with fully engraved back plate and verge escapement, ht. 24 in.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

clean movement, appears to be recently overhauled, operating as intended including music and hour and half hour strike


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Keywords

London, Ancient Greek technology, Clock, Escapement, Fusee, Hallifax, Measurement, Time, Timekeeping, Verge escapement