Clock (Tall clock)

  • Category:

    Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments

  • Creator (Role):

    Simon Willard (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Roxbury, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1790-1810

  • Materials:

    Mahogany; Mahogany veneer; Ebony; Chestnut; Pine, hard; Pine, white ; Brass; Glass; Tinned sheet iron; Sand

  • Museum Object Number:

    1953.0155.064


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1953.0155.064

Object Name

Clock (Tall clock)

Category

Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Charles K. Davis

Creator (Role)

Simon Willard (Maker)
1753-1848
RELATIONS: BENJAMIN WILLARD (OLDER BROTHER); AARON WILLARD (YOUNGER BROTHER); PAUL REVERE (BUSINESS PARTNER); ELNATHAN TABER (APPRENTICE)

Place of Origin

Roxbury, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Date

1790-1810

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Door, inside; "Clock Manufactory./ SIMON WILLARD,/ AT his CLOCK DIAL, in ROXBURY/ STREET, manufactures every kind of CLOCK WORK..." printed on paper
2. Inscription; Dial, front; "Simon Willard." painted in black paint
3. Mark; Iron plate, behind painted dial; "WILSON, Birmingham" cast into plate

Materials

Mahogany; Mahogany veneer; Ebony; Chestnut; Pine, hard; Pine, white ; Brass; Glass; Tinned sheet iron; Sand

Dimensions (inches)

88 (H) , 19.75 (W) , 10.125 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

223.52 (H) , 50.165 (W) , 25.718 (D)

Measurement Notes

OW and OD at feet. W (base of hood) 19.25 in. (48.8 cm); D (base of hood) 9.75 in. (24.7 cm).

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Thesis] LaFond, Edward Francis. 06//1965 "The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum Collection of American Clocks".
Published: pl. XX, pp. 145-48
[Book] Montgomery, Charles F., et al. 1966 American Furniture: The Federal Period, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published: no. 148.