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Banjo Clocks6 of 22Closer pics of clock. Front of clock. Picture has the writing in the lower right hand corner.Willard School Patent Timepiece "Banjo Clock" (c.1815-20)
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    Posted 5 years ago

    Bulldog2013
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    This tag on back says Willard no.13.
    Does anyone know what year about?
    Could this tag be auction tag?
    Would like to know if this is Willard .
    Quote on Picture on bottom says:
    1125 For Its Always Fair Weather When Goodfellas Get Together

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    1. shawnicus shawnicus, 5 years ago
      well Willard stopped making clocks in 1848 so its at LEAST that old,..very sought after banjo clocks like that were the first commercially successful clocks in the us think he made the first 8 day movements ,..very cool how much did you snag it for?
    2. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      At least one American Clock Manufacturer honored the Willard family by naming Banjo Clock models after the family name. The lyric is from a "Stein Song" by Richard Hovey. As near as I can tell, the song was written in 1919 but I'm not certain of that. http://www.bartleby.com/104/31.html. That may, or may not be original to the clock. Can you provide measurements along with well lit photos of the clock's movement and any other distinguishing marks or characteristics.

      I don't collect Banjo Clocks and I'm certainly no expert but it doesn't look like most Willard Banjo Clocks I've seen. Also, there is usually some type of Finial on top of the clock. This one doesn't have one, or it is missing.

      More detailed photos might help us.

      Thanks for sharing.
    3. Bulldog2013, 5 years ago
      Here are some better pics. I'll get a pic of the movement parts when I get the courage to remove the back panel, it's got a wooden panel that the movements are attached to.
    4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      What you have here Bulldog is a Waterbury "Willard No. 13" from circa 1927. The Tablet is original and the subject is said to be "Good Fellowship". The clock should have an Eagle Finial on top. Hope this solves your Mystery. If so, please indicate "Mystery Solved" in all posts related to this clock. If you have additional questions, please ask away! Thanks again for sharing with us.
    5. Bruce99 Bruce99, 5 years ago
      You can view examples of Waterbury Willard Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 here: http://www.antiquewaterburyclocks.com/Waterbury-Model-Names.php

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