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Histories of The Wfflard Brothers Company

Four of the Willard brothers were clockmakers. Their names were Benjamin (1743-1803), the third child of twelve siblings; Simon (1753-1848), the eighth child; Ephram (life span not available), the ninth child; and Aaron (1757-1844), the tenth child. Very little has been written about Ephram and his activities. He apparently worked for a while in the […]

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Histories of The Eli Terry Company

In 1792 to 1793, Eli Terry, Sr. showed that he was a man with creative ideas. He asked the question, “Why make one clock only?” It was easier to complete parts for several clocks at the same time, and Terry proceeded to do so. The floor clocks he made were originally called long-case or tall-case […]

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Histories of The Lux and Keebler Company

Before establishing the Lux Clock Company in 1917, Paul Lux worked for the Waterbury Clock Company. His family, including his wife and two sons, Fred and Herman, worked together for several years trying to form a clock company that would make novelty clocks. Despite a fire that delayed their project and their sons marching off […]

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An Overview Of Triple-Decker Clock

In the 1830s, during the American Empire Period, Elias Ingraham invented the three-deck, or triple-decker clock. Its tall case accommodated the drop needed for a weight-driven clock, as the springs required for a spring-driven clock could not yet be manufactured in the United States. Within fifteen years, smaller clock cases became more popular, and the […]

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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 Steeple Clock

In the 1840s, Elias Ingraham created this clock with a pointed Gothic-style “roof,” two or four spires, and decorated glass tablet. The clocks used the newly developed brass springs and were tremendously popular; in fact, they are still made today. E. N. Welch steeple shelf clocks; left, rosewood case, 30-hour, time, strike, & alarm, 8 […]

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