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Holy deja vu, CP! Banjos (20th c.) used to be a passion of mine, but I have moved away from them a bit and have begun letting others have the enjoyment of them. I have had several ST banjos, but now have two remaining. Below is the # 7, with Thomas Jefferson in silouhette and Monticello in the box, rather than the more common Geo. W. and Mt. Vernon (although some have mistaken the figures on my banjo for the latter).clockpoor said:Great looking clock Robert!
These are certainly not very fancy nor real valuable Banjo's, but as a Seth Thomas collector they were of particular interest to me. I picked these up as a complete set off the NAWCC e-mart and just received them yesterday so Robert L's request to see Banjos makes this very timely?
They date to the late 1920's and are relatively small at about 18 3/4" in height and 6" wide. They are from left to right, Blackstone, Redress, Danvers and Grenville. I was aware of and in fact already owned the Danvers model and had seen the Blackstone, but the Redress and Grenville were completely unknown to me. Only the Danvers is listed in Tran Duy Ly.
Bought out of the exhibit? Never hurts to ask, no matter where it is. Great clock!Joeydeluxed said:Here's a Howard # 8 size Figure 8 I recently bought out of the exhibit
at the National in Springfield MO. All original except for the finish.
Willard servant model , restoredEngine said:Attributed Simon Willard see Paul Foleys book page 32 for a similar model. Never any evidence of side arms. Before and after photos. Found this in an auction in Alabama. Has a T bridge with through the plate bolting with original filister screws. Has the round head,heavy iron dial, glass attaches to bezel at 3 and 9. movement 4 3/8 inches high, weight tie off pin, full mahoganey backboard, backboard drilled where movement mounts to match pivots,original weight stop screw, and many other things. Unfortunately the original throat piece and door were missing.