Tag Archives: Banjo Clock

Banjo clock

Approx. 28″ H Images Click on thumbnails to see larger images:

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

Gilt Presentation Banjo Clock

Gilt Presentation Banjo Clock, ca 1830, replaced painted tin dial with Arabic numerals signed Aaron Willard/Boston, 8-day presentation banjo, with restorations. The throat tablet is original, and has gilt scroll work at top with crossed flags above field cannon with stacked shells, eagle surmount with ribbon banner in beak on white ground, the lower tablet […]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

An Overview Of Banjo Clock

Simon Willard patented his wall clock in 1802. While he called it his “Improved Timepiece,” it became known as the banjo clock because of its shape. It featured a pendulum that could be screwed down so the clock could be easily moved without damaging its suspension. Unlike many clocks of that day, the banjo clock […]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )