Clock (Dwarf tall clock)

  • Category:

    Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments

  • Creator (Role):

    Reuben Tower (Maker)

    Abiel White (Workshop of)

    Benjamin Simons (Probable maker)

  • Place of Origin:

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

  • Date:

    1820-1824

  • Materials:

    Mahogany; Mahogany veneer; Pine, white

  • Museum Object Number:

    1955.0622 A - G


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1955.0622 A - G

Object Name

Clock (Dwarf tall clock)

Category

Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Reuben Tower (Maker)
As per previous cataloguer: Joshua Wilder was Reuben Tower's friend and neighbor.

Abiel White (Workshop of)
1766-1844

Benjamin Simons (Probable maker)

Place of Origin

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

Date

1820-1824

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Signature; Dial, center, above "6"; "Reuben Tower/ Hingham" in black paint in script
2. Signature; Backboard; "Benon [?]on [?] [Simons?] / Hanson / Clock case maker / of all kinds" inscribed in pencil

Materials

Mahogany; Mahogany veneer; Pine, white

Dimensions (inches)

50 (H) , 11.5 (W) , 5.75 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

127 (H) , 29.21 (W) , 14.61 (D)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Sullivan, Gary R. 2009 "Southeastern Massachusetts Dwarf Clocks". Antiques and Fine Art.
Published: Fig. 11, p. 279.
[Thesis] LaFond, Edward Francis. 06//1965 "The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum Collection of American Clocks".
Published: pl. XXVII, 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. 150.