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Masonic Royal Arch Shelf Clock
ca. 1870
John Haley Bellamy (1836 – 1914); E. N. Welch Clock Co.
USA: Connecticut, Forestville
Walnut; glass; brass; steel
overall: 15-1/4"h x 16"w x 4-1/4"d
Special Acquisitions Fund
76.6a-d

a: Masonic Royal Arch Shelf Clock; 30 Hour ; brass with steel spring clock; walnut case carved with Masonic Royal Arch symbols of arch, pillars, square, compasses, "G", ladder, parallel lines, winged hour glass, mallet, chisel, spade, and pick ax; printed label inside reads "Thirty hour / Brass Clock / Springs Guaranteed Not to Fail / Manufactured by the / E.N. Welch Mfg. Co / Forestville, Conn. U.S.A." b: pendulum c: winding key d: wooden washer


Design for clock front comes from patent number 4375 by John H. Bellamy, Oct. 4, 1870.