Empire Mahogany Shelf Clock by Silas B. Terry, Plym

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Empire Mahogany Shelf Clock by Silas B. Terry, Plymouth, Connecticut, circa 1840, with full-length 3/4 columns flanking the door, 11 1/2 in. painted wooden dial with Roman numerals, second’s bit with exposed escapement, reverse painted tablet depicting an urban setting along a river, eight-day time and strike brass movement with solid back plate, wooden winding drums, internal rack and snail strike, maintaining power, recoil escapement, pendulum and two compound hung lead weights, ht. 27 1/2 in.

For a related clock at the American Clock and Watch Museum, see Chris Bailey, A Story of Silas B. Terry, Horologist, NAWCC Bulletin, June 2008, Figure 17, page 294.

Condition report

Condition: Case refinished, missing thin roof board over wooden pulleys, tablet repainted, dial undisturbed, movement needs cleaning.

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