Guns can be picked up at our location within 10 business days of the auction. Setting the record straight is bound to upset some people, but, as John Adams famously once said, facts are stubborn things. Very stylish and a fine timekeeper! Was the legendary horse simply the creation of a master promoter? He finally got a chance to race when he was four years old, and he prepared for his racing career by pulling a sleigh on the road the winter before. . The watch is fully engraved on front and back. All functions and settings work well with set button. Before Babe Ruth, before Knute Rockne, and before Muhammad Ali, the rituals of stardom were defined by a horse.
The great champion spent days in his railroad car en route to exhibitions where he raced against the clock--and his own time records--since no trainers would enter their horses to race against him. Savage was unquestionably a master promoter, and his greatest creation was Dan Patch. Triple signed case, dial, and movement. Remarkable 6-Size Pie-Crust 14K Fully Engraved Ladies Hunters Cased Fancy Dial Pocket Watch by Elgin U. A matching high relief 18K pin is included.
Nice teardrop lugs, mint-winding crown, sweep seconds, bumper automatic-screw back waterproof. Soon, no one was willing to race a horse against him. But was Dan Patch the greatest harness horse of all time? Case: The movement is housed in a 20 year yellow gold filled case made by the Philadelphia Watch Case Co. Dwight Eisenhower recalled going to see a Dan Patch exhibition. Hoofcare Publishing supports and champions a diverse worldwide community of professionals via a portfolio of educational and media projects and publications.
The items sold are often of considerable age or used, and will exhibit wear, usage and damage often not listed in the catalog entry. When he reached the hands of his final owner, his fame reached a level unmatched by any other horse, and most other celebrities. Front bezel and back fully engraved. New unused condition of an extra rare watch! The foregoing facts do not diminish the greatness of Dan Patch. Payment will not be considered to have been made full until your check has cleared the bank.
He was foaled in Indiana and rose to prominence by winning race after race, moving up the class ladder to where he was competing against the best. It is the New England Watch Company's version of the Dan Patch Chronograph with the name Dan Patch on the dial and movement and, the image of Dan Patch the race horse on the back cover. Turn left onto Shave Road. Credit card on file will be charged immediately at the end of the live auction for winning bid amount plus 16% buyer's premium and any applicable taxes. To learn more: Do you have a Dan Patch story? An extremely rare erotic automatic pocket watch! Professional team sports were developing and evolving and had not yet usurped public attention. Hoffman Dan Patch was truly an amazing horse, gifted with the manners of a diplomat and the speed of a Ferrari in the Model T age. But what about those shoes? The watch also has a solid gold jewel cups, ultra hi-grade movement with mint double sunk Illinois porcelain dial, Sangamo Special yellow gold-filled screw back railroad cave.
If you have not examined the item, we reccommend you do not bid. He wasn't a trotter, either. Small case repair under crown! When leaving absentee bids, please make sure your bids fall within the proper increments. Clear chimes and runs fine. Back battery disc has been later replaced.
For years, he raced against only the stopwatch in exhibitions, and continued to lower the world record. The front shoes had three calks. Going for great low price! Cady Auction gallery is ½ block on the right. Maybe you have seen some of Dan Patch's shoes or have verified photos of his shoes? See some of the Savage ads The author of The Best There Ever Was: Dan Patch and the Dawn of the American Century is the author of six previous books. It has excellent eye appeal with the only imperfections being a hairline going from the center hole to the 10:30 position and a small chip at the center hole.
Florida Residents: Please add 7% sales tax to total of order, including shipping. All are located on the outer rim of the movement. What a special 5 oz. Dan Patch, as well as most of the people involved in his story, were Midwesterners first and foremost. Original dial radiumed numerals, later touched up radiumed hands, sweep seconds, screwed back waterproof with dust cover over movement. The crest is of a great important family. Please call before arrival to arrange an appointment.
President Theodore Roosevelt treasured his framed souvenir Dan Patch shoes. Disclosure of Material Connection: The Hoof Blog Hoofcare Publishing has not received any direct compensation for writing this post. Maroon with three-color gold trim. The driver, other horses in the race, or spectators might be killed. His interference problems were legendary and it took special shoes -- of several types, over the years -- to keep him from hitting himself. Very Rare New York to Paris Lindberg Spirit of St.
Social media sharing is encouraged and appreciated. With a conventional rig, his leg would hit the axle, or even the spokes of the wheel. With the first push in, the sweep second hand starts. Use the little envelope symbol below to email this article to others. Words cannot describe this wonderful piece, it is the finest Gruen we have ever had. Phenomenal 18K Waltham Chronograph Hunters Case with Private Dial and Enamel Crested Case Pocket Watch U. Case, dial, and movement signed Rolex.