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Adams Brown We specialize in Early American Clocks from the 18th and 19th Century with emphasis on Antique American Tall Case Grandfather Clocks, Weight Driven Banjo Clocks & Wall Regulators, and Shelf Clocks including Wagon Springs, Massachusetts Shelf and Pillar & Scroll Clocks. A sampling of our current offerings are included in the Web Site. At this time we have a number of fine signed New England Clocks as well as examples from Philadelphia, Lancaster, Reading and New Jersey.

We have been in the Antique Clock business for over 45 years and an NAWCC member since 1973. Thanks for looking!
Highlights

The Mahogany case with crotch grain base panel continues to a base molding on ogee bracket feet. The removable bonnet with applied fretwork opens to a painted iron dial coupled to a brass eight day weight driven timepiece. The works are powered by it's original cast lead weight. A pair of white Pine stiles attached to the thick Pine backboard support

This clock is often referred to as a "dish dial" shelf clock due to the surface of the concave painted iron dial. The overall dimensions of the clock are 34 1/2 X 13 inches. The painted iron dial measures 7 7/8" with a 6 3/4 " time track and 3/4" numerals. The base molding and center plinth retain the original stencil decoration which is a nice feature

A nice clean original clock. Wear consistent with age and use, minor dings, scratches in the case. Minor touch up to the dial in a couple of spots otherwise the dial is MINT and untouched. Has the name of the retailer on the dial as well as the "ST" logo. Original Black Seth Thomas paper label in the bottom along with the retailers over-pasted label

Atkins, Whiting & Co. Rosewood Parlor #1 shelf clock Circa 1850-1856. Irenus Atkins formed a company with his nephew George Rollin Atkins and Adna Whiting in 1850. They made a wall clock and a mantel clock under license from Joseph Ives using the lever spring (wagon spring) movement. In 1855 the company was dissolved as a result of a dispute over the

Circa 1845 Birge & Fuller Wagon Spring Steeple-on-Steeple for Daniel Pratt Jr. Corner of Union & Marshall Streets, Boston MA, Warranted if well used. Joseph Ives conceived of the idea of providing power to the gear train of a clock movement using flat steel bars fastened together thereby creating a lever spring. With one end of the bars fastened and

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