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Derry Manufacturing Company --
Joseph H. Eastman Banjo Clock

This is a rare clock from an excellent maker associated with an icon
of invention at the height of the Industrial Revolution in America.

Joseph H. Eastman was a watchmaker and manufacturer of clocks, watches, tools, and automated machinery during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Among the companies formed by or associated with Eastman was the Derry Manufacturing Company.

The Derry Company produced fine weight-driven regulators and banjo clocks at the factory located in Derry, New Hampshire, ca. 1908.  The company was short-lived, filing its last tax return in 1909.  Thus, its total production was low.



This Derry banjo clock has a mahogany case.  The finish is original. 

(approx. 34" L, 10" W, 5" D)

(Item #WD-2)



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The eight-day running, weight-driven timepiece movement (at left) is original to the case and retains its original hands, pendulum rod and bob, weight, pulley, eagle finial, and hardware.

The 7-inch diameter dial was repainted on its original zinc pan.

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Both reverse painted panels are original to the clock.  The throat glass reverse painting (below, left) received professional restoration


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The gold leaf decoration is untouched and original.

The lower panel (below) is in its untouched, original state.


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