Ogee Shelf Clock, c. 1845
Franklin C. Andrews was a partner in the firm of Terry & Andrews (1842-1850). About 1846, Andrews went to New York City where for more than ten years he operated the American Clock Company. This company was a sales depot for clocks that were produced by various manufacturers.
The ogee (OG or s-curve) molding case became extremely popular in Connecticut after Chauncey Jerome adopted it for his thirty-hour "cheap brass" shelf clock. This simple case design was inexpensive to manufacture and became the most poplar case style produced in the 1840s and early 1850's. Some ogee cases were still being offered as late as 1915.
This miniature ogee shelf clock has a thirty-hour, weight-driven, brass movement.
Donated by NAWCC Chapter #55, Central New York; NAWCC Chapter #33, Toronto; and NAWCC Chapter #13, Western New York
October 21, 2005
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