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Tall Case Clock with Masonic Symbols
1930-1953 (case); 1800-37 (face)
James Walter McKean (1896-1953), case; Simon Forrest, face
USA: Pennsylvania, Beaver County; Scotland: Lanark, Kirkfieldbank
a: wood, metal, varnish, paint; b: wood, metal, varnish; c-f: metal
overall: a: 85-1/2"h x 19-1/4"w x 13"d; b: 36-3/4"h x 1-1/8w x 3/16"d; e,f: 7"h x 2-5/16 dia; overall: d: 7/16"h x 1-3/8"w 1/8"d; c: 5-3/8"dia. x 1/4"d
Gift of James, Robert and Joseph McKean, Jr. in loving memory of their grandfather, James Walter McKean, 32°, Lodge 672, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and of their father, Joseph Walter McKean, Sr., also a loyal Mason
2016.007a-f

a: Tall case clock in brown varnished wood with Masonic symbols on face. Along semi-circular face top, these include Jachin and Boaz on an altar with a portrait in between; a square, compasses, and level to PR side, and a square and three towers to PL side; a sun and moon above; and an all-seeing eye at top; red bunting surrounds scene at top. Around clock face, there are four angels, one in each corner; on it, in black letters, "Simon Forrest" to PR and "Kirkfieldbank" to PL. Face has a glass door over it that features two hinges at top and a central clasp at bottom. On mid-section, in center of door, a hand-carved square and compasses with the letter G in center. Scottish Rite double-headed eagle on base. b: Pendulum stick made of brown varnished wood (was a yardstick) has gold-colored metal hook at one end and three holes at other. c: Pendulum bob made of gold-colored metal (likely brass). Flat disk shape, with four holes on one side which are surrounded by silver metal soldering. d: Bracket to attach bob to stick made of grey colored metal. Thin columnar shape with bolt through one end and bracket on other. e-f: Two weights, both columnar-shaped, brown-colored metal with round metal eye at one end for attaching to strings inside clock.



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