Federal Banjo Clock with Alarm

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KC0116

Federal banjo clock featuring a rare alarm mechanism, a mahogany case and eglomise paint decorated tablets.
Signed on the dial by Aaron Willard, Jr. (1783-1864), Boston, Massachusetts,
1810 – 1825.
Mahogany with Eastern white pine secondary.

A Federal banjo clock featuring a round enamel dial and an eight day brass movement with a rare alarm mechanism and exterior bell.  The dial and movement are held in a case featuring a round glass door joined to the mahogany veneer case with an exterior alarm bell on top.  The case features a round top over a tapered waist section with an applied eglomise decorated glass tablet and applied cast brass side arms.  The waist section is over a rectangular base with an applied eglomise decorated glass tablet.

Why do we love it?  Despite the lack of a snooze button, it is one impressive alarm clock.

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