A rare South Eastern Massachusetts antique patent time piece, attributed to Reuben Tower, Hingham, circa 1830.
This example of an antique banjo clock made by Reuben Tower has round mahogany frames and features a lower glass decorated with a bucolic scene of a shepherdess leading sheep through a gate. Antique banjo clocks of this form are rare from this region and exhibit a number of distinguishing characteristics. Most easily noticed are the distinct side arms with rectangular bar dividers. A similar example can be found in Paul Foley's "Willard's", page 85. The brass movement is of eight day duration and is in fine running condition.
Height overall: 32 5/8"
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