Column & Cornice Shelf Clock, c. 1838
John Birge, Ransom Mallory, Sheldon Lewis, Thomas Fuller and Ambrose Peck formed a partnership in 1837 and for six years continued to manufacture clocks using brass movements designed by Joseph Ives of Bristol. This firm mostly commonly used the Empire "column & cornice" top case for their clocks and made thousands of this style of clock between 1838 and 1843.
This example gas an eight-hour, weight-driven brass movement with riveted strap plates and rolling pinions.
Donated by Mr. & Mrs. Jules Weinberg, FNAWCC #14925 & #24798
October 21, 2005
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