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Lighthouse clock

Description

Mahogany octagonal base rests on brass ball feet; works have eight day movement; weight powered; alarm attachment; pendulum (now bent); dead beat escapement; under reproduction glass bell.

Details

Maker
Willard, Simon, 1753-1848 (Maker)
Simpson, Josh (Maker)
Date
1820-1825
Inscriptions
On dial: Brass incised(?): ""Simon/ Willard"" Key inscribed: ""S.W./ 1782"" 5/13/2002 Charles Wilson examined the clock and observed that it is inscribed on the back of the works in two places. One inscription seems to read ""Chas. Runster / July 19, 1813"" and the other ""S. Ham / Sept. 11, 1830.""
Location of origin
Roxbury, MA, USA; Shelbourne Falls, VT, USA
Material
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Vermont (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
CLOCK
clocks
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Steel
steel (alloy)
timepieces
Accession Number
1936.453
GUSN
38564

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