IMPORTANT Pennsylvania Tall Case Clock Jacob Hostetter
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Directory: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Timepieces: Clocks: Pre 1800: item # 1040234
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4th of July Antiques
Silicon Valley, California
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Penn. STATE LEGISLATIVE ... 1797-1802, U.S. HOUSE of REP.1818-1821
Important Clock & Clockmaker !
Jacob Hostetter, CLOCK MAKER
Only 100 clocks are known to have been made by Hostetter
An early Owner created a PAPER DIAL and PASTED it over the original dial
a BLACK LIGHT was utilized on the dial determined it was a
JACOB HOSTETTER of Hanover, Penn.
The Movement, was Restored by Fredrick Bausch, Clocksmith
of San Carlos, California
RESTORATION of the DIAL in 1994 by Debbie Smallwood
of the DIAL HOUSE in Georgia
The ORIGINAL paper dial was carefully REMOVED
And has been saved ...
30-hour clock movement
Solid Wood Case ... Cherry or other hard wood Original wavy glass
Calendar not yet restored ... Movement restored by Fred Bausch, one of top clock masters in U.S.
Clock running accurately
Tall Case Clock
Approximately 84 inches TALL
Top & Base both 17 inches WIDE
Mid Section 12 inches WIDE
DIAL is 17 inches tall & 12 inches in WIDE
In 1994, determining this was a very rare clock, I contacted
Robert C. Eldred Co. Inc. in Dennis, the main auction house
on Cape Cod. He indicated that a Jacob Hostetter is almost
impossible to find ... the last one that came through his auction
house was 5 years ago (1989) ... and it sold for $26,405
Regarding the restored dial - he indicated that the clock would not be worth as much BUT not much less.
Hostetter was one of the best clock makers of the time ...
Two years ago, a Hostetter appeared on a full half page ad in the Maine Antique Digest in a shop in Pennsylvania.I made a phone call
to the shop and their asking price was also, $26,000; 4 weeks later
the clock had sold
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