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Shelf Clock
ca. 1845
J. C. Brown and Co.
USA: Connecticut, Bristol
Veneered mahogany; glass; paint; metal
overall: 19 3/4 x 12 x 4 in.; 50.165 x 30.48 x 10.16 cm
Gift of Mrs. Willis R. Michael
75.66.13a-g

Shelf Clock; a: clock; case: "Onion top"; round, Gothic, ripple front; twin steeple, etched glass tablet, gilt rose design; dial: painted metal, marked "J.C. Brown / Bristol Ct. US"; circular brass alarm; movement: eight day, twin fusee power; time, strike, and alarum movement; b: winding key; c: pendulum; d-g: four turned wood finials.


Entrepreneur Jonathan C. Brown produced shelf clocks with brass movements at his factory. For a few years in the mid-1800s he produced more brass clocks than any other business in Bristol, the center of clockmaking in Connecticut. "Keeping Time: Clockmakers and Collectors," October 10, 2015 - ongoing (2017)



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