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Histories of The Seth Thomas Clock Company

Seth Thomas Clock

Seth Thomas (1786-1859) became an apprentice in the cabinetmaker-joiner trade in the early 1800s. He worked with Silas Hoadley around 1808 to 1810, under the supervision of Eli Terry near Waterbury, Connecticut. Eli Terry needed help to fulfill a contract for four thousand wooden hang-up clocks, including their movements, pendulums, dials, and hands. Thomas, as […]

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An Overview Of Carriage Clock

Carriage Clock

Carriage clocks were designed to hang inside coaches and were often covered with leather cases to protect them. They typically feature a rectangular brass case with glass front and sides, a porcelain dial, and a bailtvpe handle on top. Many also have a smaller subsidiary alarm dial below the main dial. Ansonia carriage clocks; left, […]

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Histories of The E. Howard Clock Company

E. Howard Clock

In the early 1800s, Edward Howard (1813-1904) served as an apprentice clockmaker under the supervision of Aaron Willard Jr., while David P. Davis served as a fellow apprentice. After completing their apprenticeships, Howard and Davis formed a partnership with Luther Stephenson. They opened the firm Stephenson, Howard ScDavis in Boston and practiced their trade until […]

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An Overview Of Papier-mache Clock

Papier mache clocks were introduced in the mid-i8oos when manufacturers were experimenting with new designs. After mashed paper was mixed with glue and other adhesives, the easily molded product was pressed onto the clock, sometimes with added decorations such as mother-of-pearl. Later, manufacturers used a method of painting and gilding on cast-iron cases to create […]

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An Overview Of Wall Regulator Clock

A regulator is a clock with exceptional accuracy, made possible by the invention of the deadbeat escapement in 1715. Regulators were called such because they were used to regulate less accurate clocks and watches. For example, they were used in train stations and jewelry stores, where great accuracy was essential. Over time, however, less accurate […]

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An Overview Of Cabinet Clock

Cabinet Clock

The term “cabinet clock” is a rather broad one, referring to a 12- to 24-inch tall, highly polished, shelf clock whose case has been built by a skilled cabinetmaker. Cabinet clocks have hidden pendulums, typically feature oak, ash, walnut, ebony, or mahogany cases, and are eight-day time-and-strike models. Ansonia “Cabinet C” oak shelf clock, brass […]

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