Sold for:
$539,500

The Bond Shop Astronomical Regulator No. 396, William Bond & Son, Boston, 1868, with Single Arm Gravity Escapement and Remontoire Invented by Richard F. Bond, 12-inch diameter silvered brass dial signed Wm. Bond & Son, Boston , Escapement Invented by R. F. Bond and No. 396, outer Arabic minutes, seconds dial divided in two-second increments at the top and hours on the lower dial, the two train, six pillar movement with top mounted conical pendulum under a glass dome providing a constant force remontoire, single arm gravity escapement providing impulse to the seconds beating mercury-filled temperature compensated pendulum, break-circuit provision on upper right corner of backplate and marked Break , Close and Break and Close , powered by a lead weight, all housed in a bench made case for use in the Bond shop window and front mounted reverse-painted sign stating, Bond's Standard Time , ht. 71 in. Provenance: William Bond & Son; Suren H. Hekimian by descent to the consignor. Exhibited at the Smithsonian 1982-2000 Literature: The present example is illustrated in the Boston Globe, January 24, 1904 with the principals of William Bond and Son. The Christian Science Monitor, February 16, 1944 illustrates the clock in the window of the Bond shop at 9 Park Street, Boston and gives an excellent history of the Bond business founded in 1793. The present clock is also discussed in: Derek Roberts, Precision Pendulum Clocks, France, Germany, America and Recent Advancements, (2004), pp. 2 Read more…


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Date:
2010-11-20

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