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S-I-Tobias, Liverpool, Skeleton Mantle Clock

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Hello - I'll preface by saying I know nothing about clocks, but I am looking to find out more information regarding this gorgeous clock. It is missing the glass and pendulum and has been in our family for 5 generations, however I have no history or details on it. Also, would be interested in repair and value estimates. Thanks! 20201202_151247988_iOS.jpg 20201202_151418451_iOS.jpg
 
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jmclaugh

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Samuel Isaac Tobias of Liverpool is listed there 1811-39. Interestingly there is also a listing for Tobias S.I. & Co. New York 1829.

I couldn't say as to value but it is a very nice quality skeleton clock and a lovely heirloom. Repair is never cheap these days as fewer and fewer are doing it but a skeleton timepiece surely has a head start.
 
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Samuel Isaac Tobias of Liverpool is listed there 1811-39. Interestingly there is also a listing for Tobias S.I. & Co. New York 1829.

I couldn't say as to value but it is a very nice quality skeleton clock and a lovely heirloom. Repair is never cheap these days as fewer and fewer doing it but a skeleton timepiece surely has a head start.
S.I. Tobias was in NYC by 1815.
Regards, P/L
 
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MI Tobias is a well known name in watches imported to the US, but I don’t know what if any the link is to SI Tobias
 

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