Silver dollar clock
Lot 4
A remarkable desk clock made from United States silver coinsInscribed and dated 1878, presented to Theodore Cuyler and his wife Annie on their 25th wedding anniversary.
Sold for US$ 5,625 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A remarkable desk clock made from United States silver coins
Inscribed and dated 1878, presented to Theodore Cuyler and his wife Annie on their 25th wedding anniversary.
On a rectangular silver plinth and formed from eight 1878 Trade Dollars, eight 1877half dollars, six 1877 quarters and ten 1877 dimes, surmounted by a star finial, fitted with a Waltham Model 1870 18-size 15-jewel gilt Crescent Street movement, white enamel dial with arabic chapters, gilt hands, subsidiary seconds. 24.5 cm high

Footnotes

  • Inscribed:

    "1853 – 1878
    Theodore and Annie
    From
    A.F. Cross. Joseph Fahys. R. S. Middleton. J.P. Durfey."


    Theodore Ledyard Cuyler (1822-1909) was an important Presbyterian minister, religious writer and political activist in the New York area. Born in Aurora, New York, Cuyler graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1846 and eventually worked his way through many area churches including the Market Street Dutch Reformed Church in Manhattan before later being appointed as pastor of the Park Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn. Cuyler's sermons and writing promoted many radically conservative political ideologies, as Cuyler was a staunch opponent of women's suffrage and was a firm believer in the temperance movement, which advocated a government ban on drinking alcohol.
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