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Gothic (Ogee) arch-shaped veneered case on a rectangular base. The inset top panel has a round white enameled metal clock face with a painted black dial and trefoil hands. It has a hinged door with round glass over the clock face and a square panel below with a transferred printed image of a village green (possibly the Lexington Green with the tomb of the Lexington Minutemen) with figures in the foreground. There are eglomise painted color accents, a brass bell and coil attached to the inside back wall and a printed label.
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Printed on the paper inside the back wall is: J.J. Beals & Co.'s/Clock Establishment/[left:] In the Circular Building,/Junction of/Blackstone & Union Sts.,/Haymarket Square,/ Boston [right:] Where always may be found/a large assortment of/clocks, and timepieces,/of every variety,/at wholesale & retail./[below left and right of the engraved image:] Directions for Regulating./If the clock...[L] The ball...[R].
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),
J.J. Beals & Co. (Maker)
Boston, MA, USA
18.75 x 10.375 x 3.875 (HxWxD) (inches)
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
Massachusetts (United States)