Lighthouse clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1820-1825

GUSN

GUSN-38564

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

Descriptive Terms

clocks
timepieces
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
steel (alloy)
Mahogany
Brass
Steel
CLOCK

Inscription

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.""

Maker

Willard, Simon, 1753-1848 (Maker)
Simpson, Josh (Maker)

Location of Origin

Roxbury, MA, USA; Shelbourne Falls, VT, USA

Accession Number

1936.453

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Vermont (United States)