Clock (Tall clock)

  • Category:

    Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments

  • Creator (Role):

    Peter Stretch (Clockmaker)

    John Head (Possible maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1730-1745

  • Materials:

    Mahogany; Tulip poplar; Iron; Brass; Paint; Textile

  • Museum Object Number:

    2004.0051 A-J


  • Complete Details



Object Number

2004.0051 A-J

Object Name

Clock (Tall clock)

Category

Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments

Credit Line/Donor

Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle, the Centenary Fund, Mrs. C. Lalor Burdick, Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Chilton, Jr., Mrs. Robert N. Downs III, Mr. William K. du Pont, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Fiechter III, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Herdeg, The Hohmann Foundation, Family of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords, Jr., Kaufman Americana Foundation, Mrs. George M. Kaufman, Mr. and Mrs. Barron U. Kidd, Charles Pollak, Peter A. Pollak, Suzanne W. Pollak, Mr. and Mrs. P. Coleman Townsend, Jr., anonymous donors (2), and numerous friends

Creator (Role)

Peter Stretch (Clockmaker)
1670-1746

John Head (Possible maker)
1688-1754

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1730-1745

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Signature; Dial, on oval plate; "Peter Stretch" engraved in script
2. Inscription; Case backboard; "6157" is written in black crayon

Subjects

Armorial device

Materials

Mahogany; Tulip poplar; Iron; Brass; Paint; Textile

Dimensions (inches)

96 (H) , 18.5 (W) , 9 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

243.84 (H) , 46.99 (W) , 22.86 (D)

Measurement Notes

OW at cornice, OD at cornice. Clockworks front plate: 11 7/8 inches wide at bottom and shoulder, 16 3/8 inches high overall.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Hohmann, Frank L., et al. 2009 Timeless: Masterpiece American Brass Dial Clocks.
Published: No. 66, pp. 244-245; pp. 354-355.
[Book] Fennimore, Donald L. & Hohmann, Frank L. 2013 Stretch: America's First Family of Clockmakers.
Published: No. 60, pp. 240-243.