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Lot 26: Silas Hoadley Tall Mantel Upside Down Clock
23 October 2016
Bristol, CT, USALive Auction
Description: Silas Hoadley, Plymouth, CT, "Franklin Clocks" c. 1835, 30 hour shelf clock with rare ivory bushed upside down woodworks movement with alarm, Very collectible Silas Hoadley ÒFranklinÓ clock, rare movement, good label with ÒTime Is MoneyÓ logo on lower reverse glass painting. Beautiful revserse painted glass tablet with eagle, hand painted dial with open diamond hands, stenciled splat and claw feet. Beautiful label, "Time is Money" "Franklin Clocks with improvement of bushing the pivots with ivory, arranged and manufactured by Silas Hoadley, Plymouth, Conn." This clock is referred to by collectors as upside down woodworks movement clock. Originally this clock was marketed by Silas Hoadley in honor of Ben FranklinÕs famous quote ÒTime Is MoneyÓ. Measures approx. 37" tall x 17" wide x 4" deep.
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