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Banjo Clock. Mahogany and mahogany veneer, light and darkwood inlay, glass, brass. a) Simon Willard type; eight day movement; circular head; trapezoidal waist; rectangular plinth, conforming mahogany tablets with light wood stringing and mahogany cross banding; pierced brass brackets flank the waist; cast eagle finial. b) Shelf supported by a cavetto moulded base; incised linear design.
Written in pencil on back, ""Case repaired and refinished/and dial repainted/ By G.P. Fernald, Portsmouth, N.H./-June 1913-."" ""1155"" ""4950"" ""6351."" ""P"" (illegible). Handwritten ballpoint note inside, ""This cat gut weight cord';was replaced with/woven nylon on August/10, 1974 by Charles/Lennon, summer clockman, j.g.""
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
AFTER Willard, Simon, 1753-1848 (Maker)
Roxbury, MA, USA
33 x 9 5/8 x 3 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May
Massachusetts (United States)