General electric clock dating
However, like most mantle clocks, this one features regulation from the front, and short pendulum mounted to the back of the movement.
An additional interesting feature of this clock is a fiber fly pinion in the strike train to make it more quite.
Seth was apparently a man of few words with great energy and perseverance in all that he did; thus, he paid strong attention to the duties of this apprenticeship.
Subsequently, he became a skilled woodworker and built houses and barns in the nearby towns around Farmingbury/Wolcott (incorporated 1796).
Connecticut, incidentally, was an important and expanding hub in the American clockmaking trade.
Seth Thomas Childhood Home, 36 Peterson Ln (photo above c.1984 - link to c.2005 photo) He was born in this house and lived there until about 1810.
Like the New Haven clock above, this one uses the strike train for both hours and halves.
Let us know what numbers are on the side of the rotor.
When I first started my antique clock collection, the first thing I noticed was how little I knew about the clocks I had.
There are so many styles and types of clocks, made by so many clock makers and from so many countries, that I was totally lost. I’m still a long way from knowing everything though.
Like most mantle clocks, it can be regulated from the front without stopping the pendulum. Chauncey Jerome Thirty Hour Ogee clock circa 1841-1842 This is the oldest clock in my collection, and appropriately, one that changed American clockmaking.
Chauncey Jerome began his career in clockmaking under Eli Terry.