This is my latest acquisition, from a local auction this evening. A Samuel Terry 30 hour carved pillar and splat. It appears to have had a troubled past –the repair dates on the back of the dial are: 1883,1886,1887,1891,1892,1900, and 1940. Both the works and the case are marked “Repaired and refinished, Osborn Ayers, 7/1/1940”. There is a lot of “alligatoring” of the finish, but I suspect that the finish is not the original. The tablet was painted, and signed “A. Wathier, 1967, Oneonta” . (The 1940 census lists Angele Wathier, 41 yrs old as Head of household.) You might note that the tablet was installed with vintage 1967 glaziers points. The upper glass is original and has the hard red putty to attach the glass. I have a question concerning two 3/4” dowel pins protruding from the bottom of the case –I haven't seen them before and I don't see any useful purpose. (I'm familiar with the dowel holes in the tops of OG clocks to facilitate packing/crating.) I haven't pulled the works yet, so I'm sure I'll have more questions after that. Ray Rice, whats one more project, in Rifton?