January 2015 Archives
Minnesota is having a cultural moment. Proponents are pushing to have the state redesignated as part of “the North,” a region separate from the Midwest, whose hardy and industrious inhabitants are molded and inspired by its extremely cold weather ...
January 2, 2015
E. Howard & Company No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator soars to a ...
A rare and unusual French industrial animated torpedo clock, mounted on a green onyx base alongside a compass and barometer, fetched $39,325.00. The clock's silvered torpedo-shaped case had gilt brass trimmings and a 2 ½ inch silvered dial with black ...
December 5, 2014
From April 8th through the 15th, the state will host the the Association of Writers and Writing Programs ( AWP ) conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It’s the first time the conference has ever been held in Minnesota, and as the largest literary convention in North America, it is expected to draw 12,000 attendees. Minnesota-born writers, especially children’s book authors, are plentiful. The Minnesota Authors and Illustrators project lists over 150 contemporary, traditionally published children’s book authors and illustrators, from Nancy Carson to Kelly Barnhill. ” I started out in my career as an archivist and manuscripts curator, but my interest in rare books was kindled while working as the University Archivist in the John Hay Library at Brown University, with its amazing collection of incunabula, a... One of the reasons I was so interested and excited to come to Swem Library was to be more involved with rare books and the full spectrum of special collections. Not only do special collections preserve and make accessible the primary sources for research, but with every library, with the right resources of course, having the ability to get access the same e-books, e-journals, and databases, it is the rare...
Howard & Company No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator clock – one of only three examples known and so rare it doesn’t even appear in the E. Howard catalog – soared to a record price of $356,950. 00 at a clock and watch auction held Nov. 22-23 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s showroom at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. The previous record for an E. Howard clock (set about a year ago, also at Fontaine’s), was $277,300. 00, for a No. 68 astronomical floor clock. In the end, the clock (listed in the E. Howard archives, as clock #122, a “No. 47 wall hanging”) approached the high end of the estimate. The two-day, three session auction kicked off on Saturday morning, Nov. 22, with a 100-lot discovery auction, followed by a cataloged sale dedicated entirely to more than 425 antique and collector clocks. In all, more than 700 lots came up for bid in a sale that grossed over $1. 5 million. Fontaine’s often holds successful antique clock & watch auctions. The auction was packed with rare examples by makers such as Seth Thomas, Ansonia, Ithaca, Elmer O. Stennes, Foster Campos, Chelsea, Atkins, Walter Durfee, J. J. Elliot, Waltham, William Gilbert, F. Kroeber, New Haven, Waterbury, Eli Terry, E. N....
Old Modern Handicraft Gimbaled Compass On Tristand
This is a fully functional gimbaled compass. It is made of high quality brass with a silver tinted finish. Each component is crafted with the finest craftsmanship. Compass, body, and tri stand is made of solid brass while other parts are made of brass strip.
December 10, 2013
Old Modern Handicraft Gimbaled Compass
This is a fully functional gimbaled compass. It is made of high quality brass tinted with a golden glow. Each component is crafted with the finest craftsmanship. Available in shiny brass finish. This compass is a great addition to any nautical collection.
December 10, 2013