Genuine Aaron Willard Banjo Clock?

tommykat1

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I'm receiving this clock as a gift, and was initially excited about coveting what I expected to be a genuine Aaron Willard banjo clock. However, after reading the detailed information on this great forum, I'm now questioning the clock's validity. As I understand, Aaron Willard didn't make many banjos, nor did he sign his movements, nor does the signature appear to be genuine, from Wikipedia research. Thus, this may be an 1800s "copy clock" to which someone added a signature sometime in its history to hoodwink a future buyer. Yikes! Unfortunately, I can't get inside the case to inspect the movement, as I have not yet received the clock.

Thoughts about value and validity?


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bruce linde

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again, there's no way to assess originality without more detailed photos from all sides, outside and in....
 

c.kugle

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again, there's no way to assess originality without more detailed photos from all sides, outside and in....
I 100% agree with you as more info is needed. I posted the link for general reference for signatures among other nuances.
 

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