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Tall Case Clock with Masonic Symbols
1829-35
Riley Whiting
USA: Connecticut, Winchester
Pine, iron, paint, pewter
overall: 86 x 16 1/2 x 10 in.; 218.44 x 41.91 x 25.4 cm
Museum Purchase
94.031a-g

Masonic Tall Case Clock; a: movement and hood: broken arch pediment bonnet with three yellow decorated plinths, rondels on arch with plylphots; white painted and gessoed wood dial with Masonic Royal Arch and other Masonic symbols, including: anchor, ladder, beehive, star, sun, all-seeing eye, altar, three lights, square and compasses, ruler, crossed keys, moon, and shovel in the trepanium, floral (roses) spandrels, seconds dial above main arbor with swagged drapery in center; cast pewter hands, simulated winding holes, inscribed on each of main arbor "R.WHITING/ WINCESTER"; Federal eagle painted below the main arbor (in date-dial location); wooden 30 hour pull up movement, countwheel striking train; b: bell: iron strike bell; c: case: red painted pine with black graining; simulated veneer panels on throat, door, and base panel outlined with yellow stringing; quarter round columns; Hepplewhite style feet; d-e: weights: three pound and six pound tin cannister weights; f-g: pendulum with rod: gilded (worn) iron pendulum bob, wire pendulum (Waterbury movement style IV).