Lot #1384
Lot #1386

Lot 1385: J. Hall's Patent Clock Gun

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: April 14, 2018

Lot 1385: J. Hall's Patent Clock Gun

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: April 14, 2018

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500
Price Realized:

Unique J. Hall's Patent Pinfire Clock Gun

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Shotgun
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
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Catalog Page: 186
Class: Antique
Description:

This unusual "clock gun" is comprised of 12 pinfire chambered barrels, a wooden block bored with 12 guide tubes that, when readied, held 12 weights suspended by thread and a clock mechanism that is attached to the wooden block. At every hour the clock mechanism cut a thread, resulting in the release of a weight that detonated a blank cartridge waiting below. The metal bar behind the barrels would have kept the cartridges in place. All housed in a metal case, which has "J. HALL'S/PATENT/CLOCK GUN/STATION ROAD WORKS/WICTON, CUMBERBLAND" marked on the front and a large "83" in white paint above "DANCER" on the back. A paper instructions label is pasted to the interior of the lid. The wooden block has a brass maker's plaque. 13 weights are included.

Rating Definition:

Very good. Most of the faded markings remain on the case. One leg is not firmly attached. The clock mechanism is missing the second hand.



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