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    Default Re: Patent Timepiece/Banjo Questions (By: Jim DuBois)

    Jim,

    Thanks to you also for your kind offer. I'll contact you off the boards to see about those two books.

    In the meantime, your explanation of the tiny hole in my pendulum bob makes perfect sense, and once again, I am humbled by your thoroughness and abilities in solving my mysteries! I always enjoy your humor as well!

    Many thanks,

    George
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick C View Post
    George,

    Unfortunately I cannot reproduce what I am about to reveal as it is in a book.

    However, if you can find a copy of American Banjo Clocks by Steven Petrucelli and Kenneth Sposato you will find on Page 6, Figure 4 the label that you are displaying.

    It appears to be yours.

    They reference another book, A Study of Simon Willard's Clocks by R. W. Husher and W.W. Welch which has a label on Page 95. It is not yours; however, a few of the same words.

    Perhaps another starting point for your research.

    Regards,
    Dick
    I had these reversed. The Husher book shows a label; however, with the name Cummings and yours shows Curtis. The Petrucelli/Sposato book shows the one found on the Internet.

    I think I have it in the correct order now.

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    Default Re: Patent Timepiece/Banjo Questions (By: George Nelson)

    Beautiful clock George looks great hanging on your wall, nice history that goes along with it.

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    Default Re: Patent Timepiece/Banjo Questions (By: sylvester12)

    Thanks, Sylvester12! I appreciate your comments. Congratulations to you on your two recent clocks. I well know the anticipation and excitement of waiting for new purchases to arrive!

    Best,

    George
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    Default Re: Patent Timepiece/Banjo Questions (By: George Nelson)

    Hello George,

    Paul J. Foley's book on Timepieces is the most thoroughly researched and documented.

    The Ela, Husher, and Petrocelli books have issues; they are nice books to have in a collection, but I always turn to Paul Foley's book for answers to questions.

    Andy Dervan

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    Default Re: Patent Timepiece/Banjo Questions (By: Andy Dervan)

    Thanks, Andy. Foley's book is the one I have purchased and have started reading. I'm really glad to have it. So much wonderful information!

    Best to all,

    George
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