Sargent & Greenleaf, Rochester, New York - 4 movements, Model O

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Model O, (later no. 6403), c. 1893. The distinguishing feature of this example is the color of the case finish. This is the only OEM S&G case that has the surface jewelling done in silver this author has seen. I am convinced this is an original from S&G as I have taken a small excavation to see if there was a lower layer done in their standard gold finish and it is not there. The silver is covering over the original 'free form' damascene jewelling as originally applied to the base bronze case. The quality of the work also indicates an OEM source. While this may have been made as a display piece by the firm, there is wear around the door lock aperture consistent with normal use. Perhaps this was a special order made for a custom installation. These four movement locks were fitted to large vaults. Due to their great expense, the Model O was rare even in its day. Less than 300 are thought to have been made and about 10 are known today. 5"h x 8 3/4"w x 2 7/8"d. Case and bolt #O-26, Consecutively numbered, 'L' - sized, movements #4622, 4623, 4624, 4625. file 218

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B. Model O, (later no. 6403), c. 1895. These four movement locks were fitted to large vaults. Due to their great expense, the Model O was rare even in its day. Less than 300 are thought to have been made and about 10 are known today. Case and bolt #O-124, 'L' - sized, movements #8189, #8190, #8191, #2356. file 3

C. Model O, (later no. 6403) but of later manufacture, c. 1900. Case and bolt #O-248, 'L' sized movements #15054, #10615, #12171, #13175. file 24

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